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Announcing Third Brigade Deep Security Virtual Appliance, the Industry’s First Coordinated VMware VMsafe Solution

Third Brigade Software Uniquely Combines Network and Host-based Security Techniques to Deliver Coordinated Virtualized Security and Compliance to Private and Public Cloud Environments RSA Conference, Booth #538 — On the eve of the anticipated launch of VMware vSphere 4, Third Brigade (, experts in server and application protection, today announced the newest component of the […]

Microsoft To Amazon: We’ll Fix Windows Licensing

In a surprising admission, Microsoft president Bob Muglia says Microsoft’s licensing arrangements with Amazon Web Services and other cloud service providers are both too complicated and too expensive. "We’ll fix that," Muglia promises. The subject came up in a recent 90-minute interview in InformationWeek’s New York offices. I asked Muglia, president of Microsoft’s Server and […]

Amazon says no to Open Cloud Computing Manifesto

Cloud computing giant Amazon Web Services has become the latest big name to say it will not be joining up to the controversial Open Cloud Manifesto set to launch this week. The manifesto, which is supported by IBM and others, is intended as “a call to action for the worldwide cloud community”, and aims to […]

Amazon and Microsoft Improve Their Cloud Computing Game

Amazon has introduced EC2 Reserved Instances" which allow you to obtain a reduced hourly fee for an upfront payment that varies according to which level of EC2 server you use. So, for example, with an upfront payment of $325, the hourly fee of $.10 is reduced to $.03 for a year. With a payment of […]

Amazon Web Services Introduces “Reserved Instances” – a New Amazon EC2 Pricing Option That Lets Businesses Realize Lower Compute Costs Than Ever Before

For the past three years, Amazon Web Services LLC, a subsidiary of, Inc. has helped businesses ranging from startups to large enterprises pay for only the compute and storage capacity they actually consume. Today, AWS is introducing Reserved Instances, an additional pricing option for Amazon EC2 that extends the current On-Demand pay-as-you-go pricing by […]

RightScale’s New Education Program Promotes Research and Innovation Through Cloud Computing

Harvard Medical School Among First to Participate in Program that Provides Free Access to RightScale’s Cloud Management Platform RightScale®, Inc., the leader in cloud computing management, today launched the RightScale Education Program, a new program that provides qualified educational institutions with the RightScale Cloud Management Platform free of charge to foster research and innovation. With […]

VMware Hails New ‘vCloud API’

VMware has developed a new API aimed at offering service providers a means of improving their connection to private clouds. The move is part of the vCloud initiative announced yesterday, aimed at bridging the gap between public and private clouds. The VMware vCloud API, which has been released privately to several service providers, is due […]

Incomplete Thought: Separating Virtualization From Cloud?

I was referenced in a CSO article recently titled "Four Questions On Google App Security." I wasn’t interviewed for the story directly, but Bill Brenner simply referenced our prior interviews and my skepticism for virtualization security and cloud Security as a discussion point. Google’s response was interesting and a little tricky given how they immediately […]

Will Cloud Become the Escape Valve for the IT Bottleneck?

It used to be the case that lines of business had no choice but to wait in line to deploy applications into production. Waiting weeks, months or longer caught in this “deployment gap” has never been a particularly welcomed fate, but it has become the accepted reality for lack of better alternatives. But this is […]

Microsoft Blows Into Town With Azure Cloud Computing Show

Microsoft Corp. has been taking its cloud computing road show around the country, and today it reaches Boston, where local software developers will learn about the Redmond, Wash.-based giant’s latest over-arching product, the Azure cloud operating system. The Sheraton Boston is the site of a day-long Developer’s Conference put on by the Microsoft Developer’s Network […]

Will Cisco Unify Computing?

Cisco’s public blog recently announced an architectural approach they call “Unified Computing”. There’s been a lot of speculation about Cisco moving into the blade server business and so forth. I think Cisco just made clear that in their view the network may be at the center of IT, but “unifying” it with computing and storage […]

Cloud Computing Reality Check: Microsoft Servers Crushed By Windows 7 Downloads

You could consider this a positive sign for Microsoft (MSFT): Interest in the recently announced public availability of Windows 7 Beta has been so strong that Microsoft’s servers failed under the load, leaving Windows engineers scrambling to add capacity. Microsoft has been actively stoking interest in Windows 7 Beta, and they must have known interest […]

Microsoft’s 2009 To-Do List Includes Services, Virtualization

Microsoft has a lot on its plate for 2009, including establishing Windows 7, Windows Azure, and Hyper-V for Windows Server 2008 It has been a year of transition for Microsoft in 2008, with the biggest being co-founder and company icon Bill Gates stepping aside and Ray Ozzie assuming the role of chief software architect. On […]

What’s New with Microsoft Virtualization, and Cloud Computing Podcast with Microsoft’s David Greschler

In episode 66, Douglas Brown interviews David Greschler, Director of Virtualization Strategy at Microsoft.   Doug and David discuss what’s new with Microsoft Virtualization and Microsoft Cloud Computing!   David and Doug also discuss the following subjects: What’s New with Microsoft Virtualization, App-V, and Hyper-V System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization (formally known […]

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