This weeks waggie is Andi Mann of CA Technologies. You can find his personal blog here: http://pleasediscuss.com/andimann/ I first met the guy at last years VMworld in
Copenhagen. We were on a photography based walking tour – and at the end the guys all gathered
around table to rest our weary feet and sup a few beers and discuss all matters cloud and
Here’s a bit more about Andi culled from his company profile page:
Andi Mann is vice president of Strategic Solutions at CA Technologies. With over 20 years’
experience across four continents, Andi has deep expertise of enterprise software on cloud,
mainframe, midrange, server and desktop systems. Andi has worked within IT departments for
governments and corporations, from small businesses to global multi-nationals; with several large
enterprise software vendors; and as a leading industry analyst advising enterprises, governments,
and IT vendors – from startups to the worlds’ largest companies. He has been widely published
including in the New
York Times, USA
and more. He has presented around the world on virtualization, cloud, automation, and IT
management, at events such as Gartner ITxpo, VMworld, CA World, Interop, Cloud Computing Expo,
SAPPHIRE, Citrix Synergy, Cloud Slam, and others. Andi is a co-author of the popular handbook, ‘Visible
Ops – Private Cloud’; he blogs at ‘Andi
Mann – Übergeek’ (http://pleasediscuss.com/andimann), and tweets as @AndiMann.
Andi’s work recently has taken him to writing a short form book (i.e. its digestible and easy to
read) about the private cloud.
Andi and I covered a wide range of questions – and we simple didn’t have enough time to cover every
topic. These are the questions we DID manage to get through in our time!
Folks used to talk about VM Sprawl, now their talking about VM stall. What is VM Stall, and what
I see you took a side swipe at the “the software mainframe” analogy for virtualization – go on let
So you have just published a new book on virtualization and private cloud – what is that all
There’s a lot of talk on both sides about whether or not ITIL can coexist with virtualization and
cloud. What is your take on that?