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Red Hat has announced the availability of Red Hat Network Satellite 5.3, the latest version of Red Hat's on-premises systems management solution that provides software updates, configuration management, provisioning and monitoring across both physical and virtual Red Hat Enterprise Lin...
In its second purchase in two days EMC said late Tuesday that it was buying eDiscovery shop Kazeon Systems Inc, whose software is used by corporations, law firms, government agencies and legal service providers. Terms were not disclosed and are too immaterial to impact EMC’s result...
After winning cross-industry adoption including financial services, healthcare, education, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, telecoms and the public sector, VMware View - with more than 1 million seats estimated across 7,000 customers - is establishing itself as the standard of choice to...
"We've turned our full attention to helping ensure this kind of event doesn't happen again," wrote Ben Treynor, self-described 'VP Engineering and Site Reliability Czar' at Google, in an official blogged explanation last night of the 100-minute Gmail outage yesterday, which Treynor con...
Tod Nielsen and Paul Maritz hosted the Keynote yesteday at VMworld 2009 speaking to 12.488 attendees. Maritz painted the history of virtualization and presented the idea of the Virtual Datacenter where VMware allows you to manage your virtual datacenter – regardless whether depl...
Waving around a new benchmark run by the Taneja Group, VMware claims that vSphere 4 offers the highest consolidation ratios in the business and that that could translate into hundreds of thousands of dollars in savings for some customers. Seems vSphere 4 can run twice as many appli...
Red Hat has announced the North American launch of the Red Hat Catalyst Program, aimed at leveraging all of Red Hat's routes to market through a collaborative and innovative marketing program that plans to include an interactive web portal to facilitate the formation of a community aro...
At last week’s SAN’s virtualization security summit some 120 security managers, newly tasked with protecting their expanding virtualization environments, were eager to learn how to establish control and achieve compliance. Whether the representatives came from the DOD and civilian a...
While so much of the buzz around Web 2.0 has focused on the business-to-consumer market, the greatest opportunity today for vendors is in the business-to-business collaboration space.
Queplix Corporation, a start-up that just got a $1.5 million A round from Javelin Venture Partners, has rolled out its QueCloud platform, meant to goose legacy enterprise applications into moving quickly to private and public cloud infrastructures. Besides tickling legacy migration...
Pentaho Corporation is upgrading its commercial open source business intelligence alternative with a completely new report authoring environment along with technical and packaging changes so OEMs and SaaS providers can embed the widgetry into third-party applications. It says the r...
According to a new report by Forrester Research, despite a long-term future marked by commoditization, enterprise spending on Web 2.0 technologies will surge over the next five years, growing 43 percent each year to reach $4.6 billion globally by 2013. The 5-year enterprise Web 2.0 for...
There is little doubt that cloud computing is big news, but who is gaining your mind share? Amazon, NetSuite, and Salesforce.com, have been in the news recently with a number of announcements. So many that I've been attempting to track them by creating specific journals for each. ...
There are clouds, and then there are storage clouds. A Florida outfit called Zetta, which thinks it can capitalize on the “Perfect Data Storm” currently lashing everybody, claims to have the first enterprise cloud storage service and claims to have altered the cloud storage landscap...
Arista Networks, the so-called “cloud networking” start-up that began life by challenging Cisco with an ultra-fast network switch that cost a tenth the price of a Cisco switch, is closing in on the problem of redesigning the network to support large data centers and cloud computing tha...
In an increasingly competitive market and wearing a target on its back, Amazon Web Services LLC, the company’s cloud arm, went into the hybrid cloud business Wednesday when it announced Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC). Still in limited beta and only in Amazon’s Eastern US Availabili...
One of the major denominators of Web 2.0 is ‘online collaboration’. As Don Tapscott puts it in his book ‘wikinomics’: ‘The old notion that you have to attract, develop, and retain the best and brightest inside your corporate boundaries is becoming null. With the cost of collaboration f...
"We have been listening very closely to the real requirements that our customers have and have worked closely with many...CIOs and their teams to understand what solution would allow them to treat the cloud as a seamless extension of their datacenter," writes Amazon's VP & CTO, Werner ...
“We built Amazon VPC for this purpose - to allow any company to seamlessly connect their existing resources to the AWS cloud as if it were a part of their own datacenter,” said Andy Jassy, Senior Vice President of Amazon Web Services, as Amazon Web Services LLC - an Amazon.com company ...
Oracle said late Thursday that its $7.4 billion acquisition of Sun was okay with the Justice Department. That leaves the European Commission, which has until September 3 to decide whether it’s going to give the deal a green light too or launch a Phase II investigation that would ruin O...
ZL Technologies, Inc., the leader in e-mail and file archiving in large, complex environments, today proudly announces the industry’s first fully searchable billion-record e-mail archive consolidated in a single repository. ZL is equally proud to announce that its search performance ac...
"Microsoft is pleased to be working with Sybase to enable custom tools such as PowerBuilder," said Matt Carter, Microsoft's Group Product Manager for Visual Studio, as Sybase yesterday announced the beta availability for PowerBuilder 12, a new generation of Sybase’s proven development ...
You can probably feel my pain, when I say that one of the worst things to do when you have such a great mobile device at hand, is to rely on a larger heaver device aka the laptop, to do things that are day to day necessities. For the average mobile worker, email and access to PIM data ...
The PowerBuilder 12.0 beta has officially started (http://response.sybase.com/forms/WW09JULPB12beta1). It’s pretty hard to overstate the magnitude of the changes that are taking place within PowerBuilder for this version. As a result, it’s more important than ever for as many people as...
NetSuite, the cloud ERP outfit, is aping Washington's "Cash for Clunkers" incentive program by offering any new customer who trade in its "Stone Age" legacy software a 10% discount on every $5,000 they spend on NetSuite. The offer, good until the end of October, could see on-premise...
Wanova, Inc. today announced Distributed Desktop Virtualization (DDV) - an entirely new architecture that transforms how companies manage, support and protect desktops and laptops, particularly remote and mobile endpoints.
Wanova, Inc. has exited stealth mode and launched a new era in desktop virtualization with $13 million in A-round funding from Greylock Partners, Carmel Ventures, and Opus Capital. Founded by experienced entrepreneurs, the company has launched an entirely new architecture called Distri...
At the Black Hat Briefings, researchers described how secure socket layer (SSL), or transport layer security (TLS), encryption using digital certificates may in fact be vulnerable to crackers. Comodo explains that its SSL certificates protect Internet users and site owners against Nul...
Terracotta and Ehcache, two promising open source companies, expect to register a slight tremor on the Richter scale today when the industry, particularly the Java contingent, finds out that Terracotta bought Ehcache last week. The move, after Ehcache reportedly rejected three other of...
A big reason for the recent surge among large enterprise organizations has been the release of XenServer 5.5 in June, adding a wide range of new enterprise-class capabilities. The Burton Group, in fact, recently certified Citrix XenServer 5.5 and its Citrix Essentials™ 5.5 management a...
Sam Gross is Vice President of Global IT Outsourcing Solutions at Unisys Corporation, where he leads the vision, strategy, technology development and implementation for Unisys innovative global IT outsourcing solutions. He is a recognized industry expert and thought leader in business ...
Enterprises large and small are drawn by the advantages of cloud computing - pay-for-use, self-service, elastic scalability and the elimination of hardware management – resulting in very low barriers to entry and exit and high agility. However, enterprises are also concerned about secu...
CA has been elected to the Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF) Open Cloud Standards Incubator Leadership board and its VP of industry standards and open source Paul Lipton has gotten the job. DMTF president Winston Bumpus said the election reflects CA’s role in the DMTF’s efforts ...
While many organizations have adopted server virtualization, their return on investment has varied dramatically. Marathon Technologies is explaining three straightforward steps best practice organizations are taking to achieve aggressive cost savings with its live webcast, "How to Get ...
Want to know what gets my blood pressure up? It’s when there’s both a huge shift in thinking around how we should do computing, namely cloud computing, and at the same time, there’s a bunch of information out there that causes confusion. As cloud computing hype spikes to a frenzy, so d...
A recent press release by CPA firm Templeton offered some interesting data on poor CRM adoption rates by accountants. Using a strong CRM solution is a critical strategy for any firm of size that considers its relationships important to the long term success of the company. It's interes...
Many have discussed and commented on Cloud computing’s benefits, as well as its risks, though I have heard few discussions on Cloud computing’s impact on business process re-engineering, and how to get from the existing internal business processes to a Cloud computing model. For sm...
At times, do you think you're a Superman or Wonder Woman? Pitted in a daily struggle between the IT department and the business units? We all know that IT managers juggle a number of hats and scramble to put out dozens of fires, and truly can be a superhero to their organizations. B...
Texas-based Convey Computer Corporation, a pioneer in hybrid-core computing – a technology designed to help high-performance computers run faster on less energy – has gotten $24.15 million in Series B financing. The round was led by new investor Braemar Energy Ventures. The Series A cr...
In a recent post to the CCIF mailing list, Bob Marcus outlined the coming opportunties and challenges facing what he described as "Government Cloud Storefronts". In the post he described Vivek Kundra's (US Federal CIO) vision for the creation of a government Cloud Storefront. This Stor...