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VMworld Analyst Day 1 - VMware is working to make their vision a reality

VMware hosted an analyst track at its VMworld bash in Las Vegas. A number of the company's heavy hitters were there to present to a room full of skeptical …

VMware product announcements on day two of VMworld

Here is a quick summary of VMware's announcements on day two of its VMworld.

Today at VMworld 2011, VMware unveiled new products and cloud-based services …

Paul Maritz looks into his crystal ball at VMworld

Why is it that suppliers, such as VMware, think that their keynote addresses will be better received if they present a light show and deafening music …

VMware's enterprise hybrid cloud announcements from VMworld

VMware and a number of its partners made a number of announcements on the first day of VMware's VMworld. These companies are hoping that these products …

Tim Cook takes the helm at Apple, speculation about virtualization plans

I'm sure you read the news that Steve Jobs has stepped down as Apple CEO. The board took Mr. Jobs' recommendation and appointed Tim Cook CEO of Apple. …

Oracle reenforces its hypervisor position with Oracle VM 3.0

The battle over the virtual machine software market, also known as the hypervisor market, has just heated up a notch. Oracle has leaped onto the field …

FalconStor launches V7 of its storage virtualization and data protection products

FalconStor recently updated its line of storage virtualization and data protection products. It appears that the goals for this release are to better …

Trusted Enterprise Cloud

Harris Corporation, Sendmail, and BMC have teamed up to present a service that they're calling the "Trusted Enterprise Cloud." Their goal is to address …

Global bank uses Netuitive predictive analytics

Please introduce yourself and your organization?

I'm a vice president of virtualization management for one of the ten largest banks in the world with …

What is a cloud operating system? Nimbula claims Nimbula Director V1.5 is a cloud operating system

Nimbula announced Nimbula Director V1.5 and with it the claim that they were offering "the First Cloud Operating System Able to Run Geographically Distributed …

Reflex Systems - comprehensive management for physical, virtual and cloud systems

I recently had the opportunity to speak with the folks over at  Reflex Systems about their product family. Their goal is providing a comprehensive and …

Playing the Gmail message game

I've been going round and round trying to deal with a Gmail configuration issue. It appears that the issue I'm facing has something to do with the fact …

Thoughts on Oracle's handling of Sun's open source and virtualization assets

I was reading a post Mark Hurd Descends into Hell written by Roger Kay, an old friend and former IDC colleague. It struck me as interesting that Roger …

SnapLogic helps The Advisory Board Company use cloud computing

Speaking with a supplier's customers tells me a great deal about the supplier, how products are being used and the suppliers customer service. This time, …

ElasticStack enters the battel over open cloud computing platforms

ElasticStack has been working on an open stack of software to help service providers and organizations start up their own clouds since 2008. The company …

Arkeia Software's view of what's needed for a good backup/disaster recovery solution

Arkeia Software is in the business of providing back up and disaster recovery solutions for networked systems. The company's PR group reached out to …

Pano Logic Customer: Broward County Water and Wastewater Services

From time to time, I have the opportunity to communicate with someone actually using a vendor's technology and learn a bit about how the decision was …

Agentless Windows Endpoint Management - Promisec

I recently had the chance to work with Promisec, a company offering agentless Windows endpoint management technology. Microsoft's Windows has been a …

OpenStack and the battle to create the universal open system


RackSpace's Chief Technology Officer, John Engates, took a few moments out of his busy day to bring me up to date on one of his more interesting projects,

IBM's Rod Adkins reviews the progress of the Systems and Technology Group during the first half of 2011


Rod Adkins, IBM's Sr.  VP of the Systems and Technology Group (STG), presented a mid-year review to independent analysis showing how the group was …

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