I’ve blogged before about a very cool project my colleague and fellow blogger Peter van den Bosch is working on: The vHeroes Interviews.
vHeroes is about individuals who played a significant role and made (and probably still make) a difference in the virtualization industry. The growth of virtualization as a concept and the growth of VMware and the entire ecosystem is just a couple of years, changed the way we think about infrastructures and prepares us for the next step: the cloud.
Since the beginning of the vHeroes project, Peter has interviewed three vHeroes and one vHero company. Here’s the list:
- The one and only Scott Herold – Scott played a major role at Vizioncore, one of the first vSphere integrated backup solutions available. He was also involved in the vFoglight project, The VESI and co-author of one of the first books about virtualization with VMware. Read the full interview with Scott Herold here.
- The second vHero interviewed by Peter was super geek and virtualization evangelist Richard Garsthagen – Richard worked in various roles for VMware and was responsible for the VMware TSX events held in Paris and Nice. Richard recorded some very cool videos together with Jeremy van Doorn and was together with Esther Westerweele responsible for the first editions of VMworld Europe. Read the interview with Richard Garsthagen here.
- After two vHero interviews Peter wrote an article about a vHero company: Platespin. Platespin had some really nice tooling, their most popular solution is Platespin Powerconvert; which is nowadays sold as NetIQ Platespin Migrate. Some famous Platespin employees are Mark Round and Patrick van der Veen. Peter together with his colleague Folker van ‘t Hoff migrates thousands of virtual machines using Platespin tooling.
- The third vHero interview was with mister Vizioncore himself: David Bieneman – David founded Vizioncore. Together with Jason Mattox, David Feathergill the worked on the first version of esxRanger….later renamed to vRanger. David is a very nice person who has always ‘too much to tell’ :)….resulting a part 1 – part 2 and part 3 of this very cool interview. After David sold Vizioncore to Quest he started a new company: Liquidware Labs (after a 2 year sabbatical). A lot of the former Vizoncore employees are working again for David on the success of Liquidware.
The question for now is…who’s the next vHero to be interviewed? Well, that’s the best kept secret…do you have a suggestion?
Check Peter’s vHeroes.com on a regular basis to see what’s coming up in the world of the vHeroes!