Breaking news: vWire discontinued and Stephen Beaver available

Just a few minutes ago I received the really sad tweet that Tripwire has decided to discontinue the vWire product. Tripwire has been highly successful in security and compliance and wants to focus all of their efforts on this in 2010. To read more, click here. I’m very sad to hear this news for a couple of reasons. First and all because of the consequence this has for the great team that worked for vWire. Personally I have mostly been in contact with Stephen (Steve) Beaver and Karen Hepner and I loved working with them.

Secondly I’m sad because a great product like vWire is going to stop. I’ve written a review on vWire a few months back and was really convinced about the value of vWire and the potential that was still growing. A shame to see a product like this to be discontinued. I wonder what will happen to it.

Now the only positive point I can see in this is for the companies in the Orlando area that now have the opportunity to hire Stephen. If you get the chance, do it !!! I know Stephen as a really great guy who knows an awful lot about virtualization and is always ready to help you out in case you need him.

Stephen is co-author of two books on virtualization, “Essential VMware ESX Server” and “Scripting VMware Power Tools: Automating Virtual Infrastructure Administration” and contributing author on two other books, “How To Cheat At Configuring VMware ESX Server” and “Mastering VMware vSphere 4”. In addition, Stephen was a Technical Editor of “VMware ESX Server: Advanced Technical Design Guide“, “VMware VI3 Implementation and Administration” and “VMware vSphere and Virtual Infrastructure Security: Securing the Virtual Environment.”

Stephen has had the wonderful opportunity speak at venues such as VMworld, the VMware Virtualization Forum and the VMware Healthcare Forum. He is contributor in the VMTN weekly, “Community Round Table Podcast,” and an active participant and moderator on the VMware Community forum. He was recently named and honored to be a 2009 VMware vExpert, an award given to individuals who have significantly contributed to the community of VMware users and helped spread the word about virtualization over the past year.

If you have a virtualization problem and no one else can help you and if you can find him, maybe you can hire Stephen!!!

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