Allow Me to Introduce Myself: Adam Hawley, Director of Product Management, Oracle VM

First, I join Monica in welcoming you to our new Virtualization Blog and I look forward to maintaining a dialog with you on topics relating to virtualization in the industry, at Oracle, and with Oracle VM in particular. We'll be doing our best to post new entries frequently...at least weekly if not more often, so please check back often.

For my first entry, I wanted to introduce myself so you can understand my perspective. I'm the Director of Product Management for Oracle VM in Oracle's Corporate Architecture Group and while I've been working on Oracle VM only for about the last 15 months, I have been working on virtualization and large-scale system management in the industry for quite some time: since about 2000. Prior to this, I worked on the core framework for Oracle's premier system management product Enterprise Manager Grid Control for a couple of years, but I also spent about 8 years at Sun Microsystems with half of that time devoted to virtualization in the Solaris organization. My product management group at Sun introduced Solaris Containers and I went on to eventually be responsible for all product management and marketing for Sun's so-called N1 initiative that was on the cutting-edge of the "dynamic data center" initiatives that swept through the industry several years ago. Those initiatives were far from perfect, but they were about data center level virtualization and, in many ways, were a pre-cursor to current thinking around cloud computing.

So I've been working in this area a bit and always focused on enterprise server workloads and that makes Oracle, and Oracle VM, a great place for me. But enough about me! I've got a number of blogs planned starting today with the HA discussion below and other topics down the road including virtual appliances with Oracle VM Templates, some thoughts on Xen and KVM, and a host of other things so stay tuned!

Comments:

Adam It's good to see Oracle weighing in on the virtualization frontier with the new blog. As one of the leaders in enterprise software, it important to see that Oracle is active in the virtualization arena and recognizes the value of customer-driven Virtual Datacenters (VDC's). As more organizations are expanding their current VDC's from test/dev, Tier 2 and 3 workloads to enterprise-level, mission-critical apps, it's important to see vendors other than the "market leader", give their two-cents on the subject to validate this proliferation. I look forward to technical and meaningful entries over the months as your post attracts the virtualization community.

Posted by ToddB on March 27, 2009 at 12:32 AM PDT #

Hi Todd, Thanks for commenting. We're looking forward to keeping this active and useful so we like to see those comments. Adam

Posted by Adam Hawley on March 27, 2009 at 03:06 AM PDT #

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