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VSM Podcast: Blade Servers and Virtualization

Virtual-Strategy Magazine speaks with Barb Goldworm, founder and president of Focus Consulting, chair of the 2007 Summit on Blades and Virtualization, and author of a new book "Blade Servers and Virtualization: Transforming Enterprise Computing While Cutting Costs".

  1. Introduction
  2. Barb Goldworm background
  3. Why Blades?
  4. Virtualization on Blades
  5. Topics covered in the book
  6. Handbook for virtualization
  7. Server Blades Summit
  8. Other resources
  9. Closing

Barb Goldworm is the president and chief analyst of Focus Consulting a research, analyst and consulting firm focused on systems, software, and storage. Barb has spent thirty years in the computer industry, in various technical, marketing, sales, senior management, and industry analyst positions with IBM, Novell, StorageTek, Enterprise Management Associates, and multiple successful startups. A frequent speaker at industry events worldwide, Barb currently chairs the Server Blade Summit conference, created and chaired the Storage component of Networld+Interop, and has been one of the top three ranked analyst/knowledge expert speakers at Storage Networking World. She has also been a regular analyst speaker for TechTarget and Ziff Davis, as well as a regular expert columnist for publications including NetworkWorld, ComputerWorld, Storage Networking World Online, and currently TechTarget SearchServerVirtualization. She has authored numerous business and technical white papers on systems, storage, storage networking, and enterprise management, and has just released a book entitled “Blade Servers and Virtualization: Transforming Enterprise Computing While Cutting Costs” published by Wiley (available on Barb can be reached at

Listen to the Podcast, here.

Published Friday, March 23, 2007 5:45 AM by David Marshall
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