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Here's an important reminder for cloud service providers: character counts. Ethics, Values, and Trust are table stakes – for anyone who wants to succeed in business long term – but especially for cloud service providers. As a cloud customer, I am not simply buying/renting your ha...
Red Hat has open sourced SPICE, the proprietary Simple Protocol for Independent Computing Environment hosted virtual desktop protocol that it got when it bought the Israeli KVM start-up Qumranet last year. SPICE is a key to Red Hat’s Virtualization for Desktops product now in private b...
We are standing on the threshold of a new transition in information technology and communications; a radical departure from current practice that promises to bring us new levels of efficiency at a vastly reduced cost. Cloud computing is full of potential, bursting with opportunity and ...
Red Hat Enterprise Linux running on Intel® processor-based servers helps your customers reduce TCO, while providing a better foundation for growth. This white paper provides a guide to planning and conducting a strategic and successful transition.
With its ability to provide users dynamically scalable, shared resources over the Internet and avoid large upfront fixed costs, cloud computing promises to change the future of computing. However, storing a lot of data creates a situation similar to storing a lot of money, attracting m...
Henry David Thoreau once wrote: "The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation". Much the same can be said of the multitude of users struggling with open source reporting and analysis tools like Mondrian or Jaspersoft. The difference, of course, if that those folks happen to be prett...
It’s Thursday morning, you’re the CEO of a large, publicly traded company, and you just called your executives into the conference room for the exciting news. The board of directors has approved the acquisition of a key competitor, and you’re looking for a call-to-action to get everyon...
I'm proud to announce that representatives from Lockheed Martin, SAIC, and Unisys will join me in a "Tactical Cloud Computing" Panel at SYS-CON's 1st Annual Government IT Conference & Expo in Washington DC on October 6, 2009.As Technical Chair of this conference, my goal has been ...
Diffie makes a good point: taken as a whole, the benefits of commodity air travel are so high that it allows us to ignore the not insignificant negatives (I gripe as much as anyone when I travel, but this doesn’t stop me from using the service). In the long term, will the convenience o...
Making the right choices around technology is critical to the success of your business. Finding out becomes a lot easier when you know the right questions to ask. This brief provides tips to get you started and how Red Hat can help.
IBM has sold its very first mainframes in Namibia to the First National Bank of Namibia, two z10s Business Class machines. The bank was under government instructions to get its systems out of neighboring South Africa. Big Blue says the mainframe’s next frontier is emerging markets. It ...
In many cases we as the industry talk about the cloud computing being a new and optimized approach to delivering IT services. From the point of view of application developers, cloud computing offers dynamic platforms that equip them with the capability to deliver their application in a...
As virtualization-lite creates swarms of increasingly dense VLANs in the data center, the IT industry appears to be responding by consolidating into coalitions, including Arcadia (EMC, VMW, and CSCO); HP/COMS; and IBM/JNPR. Each coalition will likely produce its own "branded container"...
Christian Brothers Investment Services (CBIS), a leader in socially responsible investing (SRI) for Catholic institutions, announced that a majority of shareholders voted in support of its "say on executive pay" proxy resolution at the Cisco Systems' annual meeting of shareholders. F...
In these times of VC austerity and penury, Greylock Partners in the space of four weeks raised a new, over-subscribed $575 million early-stage software, services and infrastructure investment fund – its first new fund in four years – and enticed Linkedin co-founder Reid Hoffman to join...
Hitachi has joined Red Hat’s year-old Advanced Mission-Critical Program and offer high-end to mission-critical workloads on Linux to customers in Japan. The program is meant to mimic the kind of workloads, services levels, support and long lifecycles previously thought to be supported ...
In the wake of the financial crisis and its attendant repercussions across the global economy, the U.S. Congress stands poised to address the issue of patent reform. Much debated and long anticipated, patent reform legislation is back under consideration with the bill possibly coming u...
The company says “extensive collaboration with large enterprise beta customers, such as Comviva, Host Europe, NTT Communications, Qualcomm and Swisscom, resulted in enhanced product capabilities designed to meet enterprise requirements for deploying and managing heterogeneous virtualiz...
3Tera®, the leading provider of cloud computing technology and utility computing services, announces Peter Nickolov, President and CTO, 3Tera will be participating in two speaking sessions at the 2009 Cloud Computing Conference and Expo (http://cloudcomputingexpo.com) on November 2...
There is now a thing called EuroCloud, for the moment a French-based SaaS and cloud community whose 70-odd members include IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, Salesforce.com, France Telecom and SAP and whose 30 supporters include Amazon. The object of the name is to share best practices and expand...
Red Hat said Wednesday that its KVM hypervisor, its pet virtualization scheme, can talk to Microsoft’s Windows Server and that customers can now deploy jointly supported server virtualization environments that combine Windows Server and Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). The two companie...
VMware: I already have the most popular virtualization software and I will integrate Spring Source and create the best PaaS offering. Amazon EC2: I am extending my cloud facility to a virtual private environment so that you security concerns are taken care. Microsoft: I am giving you a...
If the trend of the first six months of 2009 holds, the overall number of M&A deals this year will have plunged to a level last witnessed in 2004. That is the painful truth, according to a report published today by The Boston Consulting Group (BCG). Conventional M&A strategies must be ...
Red Hat did slightly better than the Wall Street pundits supposed it would in its last quarter, the dreaded summer months of June through August in the midst of an awful year. Boosted by a tax benefit, earnings were up 29% to $27.5 million, or 15 cents a share or 16 cents (non-GAAP), o...
With IP networks taking on many new challenges from VoIP, rich multimedia and other high-bandwidth consuming and high-priority applications, SMBs need to be sure the network connectivity between their business and Cloud Computing provider is protected with controls for reliable Interne...
I happy to announce my appointment by SYS-CON to be the Technical Chair of the 1st Annual Government IT Conference & Expo. This event is a 1-day deep dive into how cloud computing is changing the way that Federal agencies leverage, procure and utilize IT. GovITExpo, which is being ...
On yet another application review with a prospective client the issue of potentially troublesome data entity relationships came up. A number of our clients are existing QuickBase users who have made an initial attempt to design their applications and find that some assistance is neede...
Build Release Management (BRM) is truly the next generation of IT Change Management. With BRM, you can get compliant and implement total process automation while continuing to work with whatever version control tool, testing application or IDE you are currently using. Download this ess...
Founder and former Satyam Computer Services CEO Ramalinga Raju, 54, the admitted bad boy of India who overstated the company's revenues by a billion dollars more or less, suffered a reported heart attack Monday afternoon while in the calaboose awaiting imminent trial. He's in the hospi...
Yesterday a friend of mine was asking me what I've been doing lately in my spare time. When I mentioned that I'd been doing a lot of messing around with Windows Azure, he was naturally curious. After explaining what Azure is, he asked me what the difference was between Windows Azure, a...
ESB products emerged around 2002 from message-oriented middleware (MOM). Faced with market domination by IBM, MOM vendors were the first to jumpstart the ESB concept with the aim of developing a unique selling proposition. They added Web service and EAI capabilities on top of existing ...
Eucalyptus Systems, the creator of the eponymous open source private cloud platform, has pushed out its first commercial product, the Eucalyptus Enterprise Edition (EEE), which will let customers implement an on-premise cloud using VMware’s virtualization widgetry, including vSphere, E...
During my RichFaces session at JBoss World 2009, I showed three small examples of using Ajax with RichFaces 3.3, JSF 2, and RichFaces 4. I thougth it would be a good idea to show you the difference or more correct the similarities between the three. I will be blogging more about Rich...
Often, estimates are initially made with an incomplete understanding of requirements. Estimation is done at the beginning of the lifecycle before the requirements are defined and thus the problem understood. How can you accurately estimate unless you know what the problem we intend to ...
In competition with VMware this week Red Hat trotted out Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4, the commercial point upgrade that includes its Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) mojo, which is integrated into the Linux kernel, a factor that should give it operating efficiencies like the 16 virt...
Red Hat Thursday unveiled Deltacloud, a new open source project aimed at enabling an ecosystem of developers, tools, scripts and applications that can interoperate across the public and private clouds complements of a common REST-based API that developers can write to once and manage a...
Red Hat has delivered on its JBoss Open Choice strategy and announced availability of JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 5.0. This core middleware product represents next generation Java application platforms and will be integral to Red Hat's cloud foundation. JBoss Enterprise Appli...
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...
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...
Cloud computing is becoming a ubiquitous concept. It has mass-market implications for the technology industry, and it is advancing at speeds rarely seen with any major technological evolution. As a business leader, do you know why cloud computing is important to you? What parts of y...