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Salesforce.com wannabe NetSuite, Larry Ellison's other company, has bundled up a bunch of widgetry much like Salesforce's Force.com platform-as-a-service and dubbed it the SuiteCloud Ecosystem.
The racks and racks and racks of commodity servers that make the Web 2.0 world and now the cloud possible are really lousy at it. They're slow, underutilized, don't scale worth a hoot, eat power and space, and now they're multi-core. They need extensive data partitioning, application-l...
Cloudera, the start-up that going to commercialize Hadoop, the Google-inspired, Apache-fostered open source software that powers the data processing engines behind some of the biggest and most popular web sites - sites like Yahoo, Facebook, Amazon and Google itself - even Microsoft - p...
Sun's board rejected a formal IBM offer for the company Saturday as too low, according to the Wall Street Journal. Apparently the price IBM offered was $9.40 a share or less, down from a reported $9.55 late last week. IBM pulled its roughly $7 billion offer off the table on Sunday, acc...
Microsoft and IBM, estranged over IBM’s high-handedness in dictating a seemingly innocuous Cloud Manifesto that’s read as Big Blue’s attempt to stamp itself the ultimate leader of the cloud movement met Monday and parlayed at the Cloud Computing Expo in New York.
Satyam, the corrupt Indian outsourcer whose founder lied about its revenues for years, has changed the rules of the redemptive sale of a majority 51% stake in the company. It was supposed to be a sealed bid auction, winner take all. Now it says – evidently trying to wring every dime ou...
The Wall Street Journal, flourishing its unidentified sources, said Thursday afternoon that the price IBM is willing to pay for Sun had drop from between $10 and $11 a share to between $9 and $10 and that Sun is willing to accept the cut - yeah, like it wouldn't - provided IBM gives it...
In the end, it’s all about money – how much do you spend for just maintaining the status quo, and how much on supporting truly differentiating business initiatives. This drives an imperative for dynamic infrastructures, increasing resource utilization and reducing labor costs, and for ...
HP has come up with widgetry such as its so-called Sea of Sensors, 32 observations posts that track thermal activity and adjust fans, memory and I/O for cooling and efficiency. Users can also pick from four power supplies to match their workload, a technique that promises 92% or better...
FreedomOSS brings an elaborate expertise in Cloud Computing and SOA to your business. As a services organization, Frredom OSS collaborates with customers to design a SOA blueprint coupled with Cloud Computing solution to fit the customer's needs. When you have a SOA problem and a solut...
Red Hat's earnings dropped 30% to $16 million, eight cents share, in its fourth quarter ended in February. Revenue was up 18% year-over-year but up only 1% sequentially to $166.2 million. The company's 22-cents-a-share non-GAAP income was two cents better than expected thanks to cost c...
SYS-CON Events announced today that leading Virtualization, SOA, and Cloud Computing technology provider Mosso was named "Silver Sponsor" of SYS-CON's 2nd International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo, colocated with 5th International Virtualization Conference & Expo, March 30 - Apri...
In a completely uncharacteristic and counter-culture move – the recession has slashed a lot of dividends – Oracle is going to pay out its very first dividend. It’s going to pay five cents a share starting in May at the cost of about a billion a year. No, it’s not coming out of Larry’s ...
Michael Dell claimed Tuesday that simply the talk of a Sun-IBM tie-up is an "enormous opportunity" for Dell servers since it creates an air of uncertainty around the future of Sun's Solaris-based boxes and accelerates the move to x86 Linux machines. According to reports Dell's CEO said...
There was a flurry of activity in Red Hat stock Monday - up 17% at one point - on what were called "widely published" rumors Oracle might buy it. Remember how Oracle copped Red Hat's Linux for its own six years ago and how it was going to eat Red's lunch? There's been Oracle-Red Hat sp...
From Apache Hadoop and Google App Engine to Web-Scale Computing and Web Services in action, a round-up of the Cloud Computing themes & topics being discussed March 30-April 1, 2009, in New York City by the world-class speaker faculty at the 2nd International Cloud Computing Conference ...
Red Hat announced that U21Global migrated to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 with integrated virtualization to implement a solution that could scale with growing business needs. It selected Red Hat Enterprise Linux to leverage its built-in virtualization technology in order to reduce its ha...
Heidrick & Struggles, the big headhunter, says it's seeing "clients in need of immediate access to top talent who can step into short-term situations and solve problems quickly, or provide operating insights and advise" so it's setting up what it calls a Chief Advisor Network to fill t...
Red Hat, which is coming from behind and has to mange a change in strategic direction, moving its followers from Xen to KVM virtualization, is putting together a new portfolio of virtualization products that’s supposed to break down the existing barriers to virtualization adoption and ...
Red Hat announced its virtualization agenda and roadmap for 2009, including confirmation that its ecosystem of applications tested and certified to run on Red Hat Enterprise Linux are also certified to run in a Red Hat virtualized platform with no modifications. With this news, Red Hat...
The cloud computing meme continues to billow as Juniper and IBM announce a cloud management partnership rumors swirl about heavy petting between VMware and shareholder/partner Cisco. A few months ago it seemed like every cloud discussion included Google and/or Amazon; now it appears t...
As SOA moves from the project level to the enterprise, SOA architects and practitioners quickly realize the need to consider common services and data management issues. Today we seek the right approaches and the proper enabling technology and standards to provide our enterprises with a...
Steve Albrecht, Associate Dean of the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University, has resigned from Red Hat’s board, effective June 30, to go on a three-year Mormon mission to Japan. Albrecht chairs the board’s audit committee and is a member of its compensation committe...
Red Hat and Microsoft, about as virulent a pair of enemies as has ever existed, threw a leash over their fire-breathing dragons long enough on Monday to announce a cooperative pact forced on them by their mutual users - folks who may be holding back from committing to virtualization ah...
Open source solutions firm, Red Hat's JBoss releases Enterprise Portal Platform 4.3, developed as an integrated and standards-based open source platform for hosting and portal based applications and rich web presences. Craig Muzilla, Vice President of Red Hat's Middleware business rema...
Red Hat has signed reciprocal agreements with Microsoft Corporation to enable increased interoperability for the companies’ virtualization platforms. Each company will join the other's virtualization validation/certification program and will provide coordinated technical support for th...
Red Hat got JBoss Application Server 5.0 out in December and is now revving its engine. It says to expect three modular, supported point releases of the widgetry this year meant for everything from web serving to a full enterprise-class battery. The componentization comes compliments o...
Red Hat, together with its JBoss Solution Partners, has announced the formation of a new open source community project focused on enterprise-class middleware migrations. The JBoss MASS (migration assistance) community will focus on the creation of migration tools and a migration resour...
Red Hat has announced the global availability of JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform 4.3, an integrated and standards-based open source platform for hosting, portal-based applications, and rich web presences. JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform 4.3 has improved server performance, high avail...
Red Hat announced the global availability of JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform 4.3, an integrated and standards-based open source platform for hosting and portal based applications and rich web presences. JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform 4.3 maintains its focus on enterprise needs with ...
Open source software development in Russia is one of the most important directives for Igor Schegolev - the Head of the Ministry of Information Technologies and Communications of the Russian Federation. Schegolev met with Werner Knoblich, Red Hat Vice President for EMEA at the Ministry...
The US Defense Department has created forge.mil, its own Red Hat-based security-defended knockoff of Sourceforge accessible only with smartcards for those who would edit or contribute open source code and a DOD, CAC or ECA certificate. It’s reportedly only got information on three proj...
Red Hat announced that Bank of New Zealand, a subsidiary of the National Australia Bank Group, has deployed Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 on IBM System z mainframes to solve environment, space and cost issues related to its datacenter. With Red Hat and IBM solutions, Bank of New Zealand h...
Eight months after version 1.0 was originally released, Red Hat has released Red Hat Enterprise MRG 1.1, its Linux platform for time-critical applications. The Grid capabilities in the 1.0 release were still experimental. However, Red Hat says that they are now fit for use in productio...
Acxiom Corporation has selected Red Hat Enterprise Linux as the standard operating system for its grid processing environment. Acxiom’s grid infrastructure is designed to improve efficiency, maintain consistency across its systems and logically partition resources to meet its clients’ ...
Over the last 5 years, the open community has turned its attention to virtualization. In this session from Virtualization Conference & Expo 2009 West, Brian Stevens discussed what has been achieved and what is under development, and most important why open source is critical when build...
Red Hat announced that CQUniversity, an Australian university with ten campuses and more than 21,00 students and staff, has migrated its critical IT systems to Red Hat solutions. CQUniversity offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses on-campus and through distance e...
Ingres Corporation and Red Hat are teaming up in a joint keynote presentation at the upcoming “Open Source Meets Business” congress for CIOs, CTOs, and IT decision makers. The event is scheduled for January 27 – 29 in the CongressCenter Nuremberg. Tom Berquist, CFO at Ingres, will co-h...
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.3 is out. It adds 150 updates and enhancements, including enhanced virtualization scalability, increased scalability of virtualized x86-64 environments, support for Intel’s quad-core 45nm Core i7 Nehalem processors, OpenJDK, the open source implementation of ...
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Advanced Platform provides dramatic capabilities beyond basic Enterprise Linux 5. Integrated server and storage virtualization technologies in a single, easily managed product, with a complete and highly functional environment. Included in Red Hat Enterprise Li...