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Do We Need CloudNAPs? It’s A Virtually Certain Maybe

Allan Leinwand from GigaOm wrote a really interesting blog the other day titled: “Do Enterprises Need a Toll Road to the Cloud?” in which he suggested that perhaps what is needed to guarantee high performance and high security Cloud connectivity is essentially a middleman that maintains dedicated aggregate connectivity between “…each of the public cloud […]

As If By Cloud Magic…

Since my last post where I discussed the Microsoft Azure cloud service and highlighted that I felt companies competing in the cloud space such as VMware are now diversifying past the Hypervisor to reach aspirations of Cloud, and then Vmware go and do me a favor and make me look like i’m a visionary and […]

Microsoft: Azure Enterprise Licenses Will Be Simple

Microsoft has not made clear how it will incorporate Windows Azure pricing into the long-term contracts it signs with its enterprise customers, but a company executive said this week Microsoft intends to make it as simple as possible for them to take advantage of the new cloud-computing service. At its Worldwide Partner Conference this week, […]

Will Microsoft Azure Promote Efficient Software Development?

Microsoft’s announcement of Windows Azure pricing confirmed a lot of speculation about the nature of Azure and its target audiences. First, Microsoft plans to compete directly with infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) vendors, especially market pioneer and leader Amazon Web Services. As CNET’s Ina Fried reported:   On a pure consumption basis, Microsoft said it will charge 12 […]

Microsoft Announces Cloud Computing (Azure) Pricing Details

Microsoft’s Bob Muglia announces Microsoft’s Windows Azure plans at last year’s professional developer conference. On Tuesday, Microsoft announced how it will charge for the service and what level of guarantees it will provide. Microsoft on Tuesday announced how much it will charge companies that want to use its Windows Azure cloud computing service when it […]

Clouds or Fog: it is your choice!

I recently gave a presentation on this Thornton May’s IT Value Studio. My feeling is that the concept of private vs public clouds, one virtualization flavor vs another, really will hamper the idea of cloud providers. Today’s cloud service providers are giving out virtual machines that are configured with particular application infrastructures. Not ideal for […]

IT Seeks Greater Accountability And Transparency Around Service Delivery, Says Centrix Software

Centrix Software survey shows that 79% of IT decision-makers in mid-market and large enterprises are looking to improve how they charge for IT services and report to the business Over three quarters of IT decision-makers in mid to large enterprises want a more accurate view of how IT resources are being used and consumed to […]

Centrix Workspace 4.0 Drives Virtualization Adoption And Brings New Chargeback Capabilities To Enterprise IT Environments

Centrix Software announced the launch of Centrix WorkSpace 4.0, a universal application aggregator that delivers access to web-based, virtualised and local applications and IT resources to users via a rich browser-based interface. The new release introduces service metering and chargeback features that enable IT organisations to develop consumption-based pricing models for IT services and transition […]

DABCC Radio: Microsoft Virtualization Podcast with David Greschler from Microsoft – June 14, 2009 – Episode 81

In Episode 81, Douglas Brown interviews David Greschler, Director of Integrated Virtualization and Management at Microsoft.   In this special episode Doug sits download with David at Citrix’s Synergy conferences to discuss what’s new with Microsoft Virtualization, Windows Azure cloud computing, Microsoft’s application virtualization for server apps, Hyper-V vs. VMware vSphere, and much more.  Click to […]

Red Hat Sees Strong Demand For Cloud Computing

As many as 50 of its customers have begun building private compute clouds using Red Hat Linux, says Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst. A few are investigating "semi-private clouds," in which they plan to share IT resources with trusted partners. Speaking at the recent Federal IT on a Budget Forum in Washington, Whitehurst said Red […]

How to Build a Hybrid Cloud Computing Strategy

Cloud infrastructures are a highly efficient evolution of server virtualization and the scale-out deployment model-but companies should note this evolutionary path isn’t a fit for all applications. That being said, cloud computing platforms are more than just shared, multi-tenant infrastructures on the public Internet. Three infrastructure-as-a-service cloud deployment options are available to enterprises today, each […]

Citrix-Amazon Partnership To Provide Cloud Computing ‘Sandbox’

Citrix is partnering with Amazon in an effort to entice corporations to trial — and potentially migrate to — cloud computing. Called the Citrix C3 Lab, the newly launched service gives users access to Citrix’s cloud computing products in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) environment.   The service runs on a set of virtual machines […]

GoGrid and Tap In Systems Partner to Bring Cloud Management Services to GoGrid’s Cloud Infrastructure

GoGrid customers enjoy enterprise-level monitoring for their cloud and hybrid IT environments GoGrid, the cloud computing division of ServePath, LLC, and Tap In Systems, developers of a new cloud-based systems management service, announce a partnership to implement Tap In’s Cloud Management Service (CMS) into the GoGrid cloud infrastructure. Using Tap In Systems’ technology within the […]

Stratus Supports VMware vSphere 4 to Offer Industry’s Leading Virtualization Technology with Assurance of Continuous Availability

Hardware fault tolerance plays critical role in high-impact operations Stratus Technologies, Inc., a VMware global alliance partner, today announced support for VMware vSphere(TM) 4, highlighting the increasing customer reliance on virtualization for their critical applications, which Stratus(R) ftServer(R) fault-tolerant systems are uniquely capable of supporting. VMware vSphere 4 is the industry’s first operating system for […]

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