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  • Cloud Computing: A Perfect Fit for Midsized Companies

    I often hear a debate about exactly who is using cloud computing - especially the IaaS variant. Many times I hear people aver that cloud computing is mostly being used by SMB companies. Others assert that cloud computing will really pick up when really large companies make the move. I dissent from both of those perspectives. I believe over the next couple of years it will be midsize companies that really leverage IaaS cloud computing.

    Written by Bernard Golden27 Aug. 10 03:20
  • Red Hat offers its cloud APIs as industry standard

    As the industry call for cloud interoperability grows more fervent, open-source enterprise software company Red Hat has submitted its cloud platform, Deltacloud, to the DMTF (Distributed Management Task Force) as a potential standard for cloud interoperability, the company said Wednesday.

    Written by Joab Jackson26 Aug. 10 04:02
  • The Web is Dead: Long Live the Cloud

    The tech world is all a-twitter (literally!) about an article in this month's Wired Magazine which announces "The Web Is Dead. Long Live the Internet". The article recites a litany of problems that are choking the Web: the rise of apps that replace use of a Web browser; the growth of uber-aggregation sites like Facebook that are closed platforms; the destruction of traditional advertising and replacement by Google, the semi-benevolent search monster; and even the move away from HTML and use of port 80-based apps.

    Written by Bernard Golden20 Aug. 10 02:03
  • Dell buying 3PAR for $1.15 billion

    Dell on Monday announced it has agreed to acquire virtualized storage provider 3PAR for about US$1.15 billion, a move that will boost its capabilities for building public and private cloud computing environments. The deal is expected to close later this year.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus17 Aug. 10 04:34
  • Virtualisation shakes up how servers are sold

    If certain server and virtualisation vendors get their way, end-user companies will be buying many fewer individual servers in a few years, and many more integrated packages of infrastructure.

    Written by Kevin Fogarty12 Aug. 10 03:42
  • Oracle provides Sparc road map, but questions remain

    Oracle has sketched out a five-year road map for Sun's Sparc-based servers, hoping to reassure customers about the future of the platform and reverse a pattern of declining sales.

    Written by James Niccolai11 Aug. 10 05:57
  • Microsoft's 2010 software 'most complicated lock-in decision in years'

    Microsoft's 2010 software suites present "the most complicated lock-in decision in years," and many customers will be justified in sticking with the 2007 versions of Office, Exchange and SharePoint, Burton Group analysts said this week at the Catalyst conference.

    Written by Jon Brodkin30 July 10 07:33
  • Canonical bundles Linux, IBM database for the cloud

    Canonical is offering enterprises a chance to try cloud computing via a virtual appliance that bundles Ubuntu Linux with the IBM DB2 Express-C database running on the Amazon EC2 (Elastic Compute Cloud) public cloud platform.

    Written by Paul Krill21 July 10 20:07
  • Virtualization ROI Rises, Cloud Confusion Steals Spotlight

    While the newest version of VMware's vSphere virtualization suite represents a big step toward practical cloud computing, virtualization technology continues to spread based on the same basic benefits that made it popular in the first place, analysts say.

    Written by Kevin Fogarty22 July 10 02:48
  • VMware beats forecast with strong Q2 results

    VMware on Tuesday reported a 48 percent jump in revenue for the second quarter, a greater increase than expected, and raised its outlook for the full year on strong demand for its virtualization software.

    Written by James Niccolai21 July 10 07:18
  • Cloud Computing: Two Kinds of Agility

    A key benefit often discussed about cloud computing is how it enables agility. This benefit is real and powerful. However, the term agility is used to describe two different kinds of benefit; both are real, but one of them will, ultimately, be seen as offering the greatest impact. This post will discuss the two types of agility and provide some examples of how compelling the second type is.

    Written by Bernard Golden17 July 10 01:39
  • How the Cloud Changed World's Oldest Newspaper

    Recently I was in London, speaking at the Cloud Computing World Forum. From my perspective, it was an ideal event: large enough to have a critical mass of interesting vendors and attendees, and small enough to support quality conversation. If you've been to any of the large U.S. cloud shows, you'll know how hard it is to accomplish the latter quality at them - they're packed and conversations are reduced to sound bites. Of course, the conference being located in Britain, there was less tolerance for over-the-top claims and marketing hype, which was also a refreshing relief.

    Written by Bernard Golden07 July 10 01:09
  • Dell gains virtualization muscle with Scalent buy

    Dell is purchasing Scalent, a provider of server-virtualization management software, Dell announced on Thursday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

    Written by Joab Jackson02 July 10 07:13
  • VMware co-founder tackles virtualization at Cisco

    The five visionary tech executives who created VMware and launched the x86 virtualization market have kept low public profiles in recent years, with four leaving VMware as the company gets remade by owner EMC.

    Written by Jon Brodkin29 June 10 09:24