Be even smarter with virtualization

It took a bit of unplanned procrastination, but we finally got to the second and third parts of our in-depth investigation of virtualization as it relates to IBM Rational products.


Part two is now published here as Be smart with virtualization: Part 2. Best practices with IBM Rational Software.

Part three lives on the deployment wiki here as Troubleshooting problems in virtualized environments.

Part two presents two further case studies and a recap of the principles explored in Part 1. We took a stab at presenting the tradeoffs between different virtualization configurations. Virtualization is becoming more prevalent because it’s a powerful way to manage resources and squeeze efficiencies from hardware. Of course there are balances and Part two goes a bit deeper.

Part three moves to the deployment wiki and offers some specific situations we’ve solved in our labs and with customers. There are also screen shots of one of the main vendor’s tools which can guide you to identify your own settings.

The Fall VoiCE Jam is ON

Every year we gather IBM Rational technical experts and customers to talk about product features and futures. This year we’re trying something a bit different this fall, which we’re calling a VoiCE Jam. Basically, we’re hosting several online discussion forums for you to suggest ideas and comment on others.

I’m working in the Deployment theme area (no surprise there). The topic is “Deployment  for Administrators: Improving the Deployment experience of your IBM Rational products and solutions.” There’s topics on performance, deployment and install.

It would be great if you could take a few minutes to collaborate with the community and your peers on your ideas for simplifying the deployment and maintenance of Rational products and solutions.  You can enter your own ideas. You can vote on others. You can also lurk without commenting or voting, but where’s the fun in that.

The VoiCE Jam is open until Friday, October 12, 2013. It costs nothing to register.

See you there!