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TASC, a UC4 Customer Profile

Talking with suppliers offers an opportunity to learn the overall features and functions of a software product. Talking with a customer offers the …

Virtual Computer offers free NxTop licenses to introduce IDV

Virtual Computer

wants users of server-hosted virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) to know about what it thinks is a better way to offer secure, managed …

IBM SmartCloud and BladeCenter for Cloud offerings

IBM recently announced a set of software products to enable organizations to build their own private clouds and highlighted a previously announced a …

ServiceMesh - Everything as a Service

I had an interesting conversation with Dave Roberts about his role of Vice-President, Strategy and Marketing at ServiceMesh. I've spoken to Dave on many …

Ncomputing offers desktop virtualization based upon operating system virtualization/partitioning

Ncomputing recently announced vSpace Server 6.5, a virtual desktop implementation based upon operating system virtualization and partitioning rather …

Zerto business continuity for VMware-based environments

Ziv Kedem, CEO of Zerto, reached out to me to discuss his company's efforts to reduce or eliminate the impact of disasters through the use of hypervisor-…

Quantum vmPRO 4000 family protects VMs and their data

Virtualized environments, that is environments using some form of virtualization technology, often have grown organically without an overall plan or …

Mirantis' Boris Renski comments on OpenStack

Back in August, I published a piece summarizing a conversation I had with John Engates, RackSpace's CTO. The piece was cleverly called "Conversation …

EPAM Systems discusses using Nimbula

I recently had the chance to communicate with Eli Feldman,Vice President, Cloud Solutions and Services at EPAM Systems about his organization's use of

VMware doing the pricing, licensing, terms dance

I've been receiving comments from VMware's customers about the company's recent pricing, packaging and licensing moves. This comment from a Virtually …

Serena Software customer profile - Kutxa

Recently, I had the opportunity to communicate with Miren Alvarez Picos, Technical Office Director, Kutxa about the company and its use of Serena Software. …

Certeon says cloud storage needs network virtualization for improved performance

Donato Buccella, CTO of Certeon, stopped by to discuss how network virtualization can improve the performance of both virtual and cloud computing environments.

IBM buys Platform Computing to enhance its "Smarter Computing" products and services

IBM announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire one of the pioneers in processing virtualization, Platform Computing. This move will …

SANRAD V-SWITCH XL - is this the next step in storage virtualization and acceleration

Oded Ilan, CEO of SANRAD, introduced me to one of his company's new products, the SANRAD V-SWITCH XL. SANRAD has taken the step of moving storage acceleration …

MokaFive an efficient, simple approach to desktop virtualization

A while ago, I had the opportunity to speak with Purnima Padmanabhan, MokaFive's Vice President of Products and Marketing, about MokaFive, its approach …

Symantec launches version 6 of its processing and storage virtualization products

Symantec, a long time provider of storage virtualization and application availability products, launched quite a number of product updates. Including …

Memories of Steve Jobs

As I'm reading through the outpouring of comments about Steve Jobs, I'm reminded of a time that a team of IDC analysts visited Steve Jobs at NeXT computer. …

Cloud computing and virtualization markets are seeing a catch-phrase arms race

Over the years, I've watched several attempts to brand products with a new catch phrase that shows a frantic rush for suppliers to look bigger than they …

Dollar General uses 1010data to gain operational insight from a retail big data database

1010data introduced me to one of their customers, Dollar General, so that I could see a demonstration of a tool Dollar General makes available to its …

Linux use is growing rapidly on Mainframes due to platform scalability, reliability, virtualization and management

IBM presented an update on Linux on its mainframe line of computers. It was refreshing to learn about the success Linux has been having outside of the …

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