Wow, virtualization, organization, and management of systems are not only on the rise, but continue to converge, as I thought they would. The latest announcement is Cisco’s foray into managing and orchestrating network and datacenter resources.

Not to mention Opsware was acquired by HP (a big backer of virtualization) for a cool 1.6B, XenSource acquired by Citrix for $500M on $3M revenue, and of course the stellar IPO of VMware.

All of this leads me to believe the timing on the startup I’m involved with, CloudScale Networks couldn’t be better.

I’m really looking forward to this new frontier. Virtualization and the requirement for finding new ways to manage more and more virtualized systems is going to have a dramatic effect on the way we build and run operational infrastructure.