Dana Gardner

Dana Gardner is president and principal analyst at Interarbor Solutions, an enterprise IT analysis, market research, and consulting firm.

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Citrix makes bold virtualization move with XenSource acquisition, muddies waters with Microsoft

The acquisition also sets the stage for Citrix to move boldly into the desktop as a service business, from the applications serving side of things. We've already seen the provider space for desktops as a service heat up with the recent arrival of venture-backed Desktone. One has to wonder whether Citrix will protect Windows by virtualizing the desktop competition, or threaten Windows by the reverse.

August 15, 2007 by Dana Gardner


6th Sense Analytics gathers unique view into aggregate developer behaviors, preferences

6th Sense Analytics has opted to make some of their data available to an open community, and yet even more data open to subscribers and users of its products that gather visibility into globally distributed software development activities. Subscribers can gain breakdowns on specific use of tools, technologies, types of development effort and "flow," as well as work-types of activities. Custom queries are also available, so that development managers can distinctly determine what works and what does not.

August 13, 2007 by Dana Gardner


SOA Insights analysts discuss 'Future of SOA' at Open Group conference

Part of a SOA success trajectory would be the ability to consume, as an enterprise, services in a marketplace ... and drive for lower costs and higher benefits. ... My sense is that what has to come of all this is not just a random coupling. There are going to be partnerships. We were starting to talk the other day about semantic integration, but behind every successful semantic integration is a successful human partnership.

August 13, 2007 by Dana Gardner


Red Hat beta release of Developer Studio sports Exadel tools, Seam integration

The beta releases sees the merger of products that were contributed to Red Hat by Exadel in March and introduced under open source in June. The Exadel products contributed to the project included Exadel Studio Pro, RichFaces, and Ajax4jsf. The new release combines these with such JBoss middleware software as JBoss Seam and Hibernate, providing a development environment for enterprise Java, Ajax, and SOA applications.

August 13, 2007 by Dana Gardner


Ruling on Novell's Unix assets bolsters OSS, binds Novell and IBM

So like the days when Unix was the infrastructure law in the core corporate datacenter (and Windows was only hype-ware there), we may be back to a period where the major transitions have little to do with Microsoft's rate cards. Microsoft will be at an ongoing disadvantage in the commercial-OSS transitional disruption march across back-end servers as long as it has no OSS strategy (other than FUD). And that FUD strategy has just come up wanting.

August 11, 2007 by Dana Gardner


SOA Insights analysts explore SOA appliances, BPEL4People and GPL v3

For the latest BriefingsDirect SOA Insights Edition podcast, our panel of IT analysts and experts are joined by someone who knows appliances inside and out, Jim Ricotta, vice president and general manager of appliances within IBM’s software group. Jim offers some hints that IBM is betting big on appliances across more aspects of IT solutions.

August 9, 2007 by Dana Gardner


Look for more Linux-based mobile devices in a Palm near you

Without having made a formal debut, the Foleo is receiving mixed notices from the reviewer community. ZDNet's George Ou, thinks that, while it needs some tweaking, it poses a threat to the laptop. On the other side of that fence, Alice Hill from Real Tech News thinks it's going to bomb, and gives five reasons why it will fail.

August 6, 2007 by Dana Gardner


OpenSpan report card: Plays well with others

According to Carden, the idea of digging into applications and objects at the operating system level was something that was always able to be done by what he calls "rocket scientists." The only problem, he says, is that it was a time-consuming process and was basically a one-off effort. OpenSpan is a way to productize the process and make it available to non-rocket scientists.

August 3, 2007 by Dana Gardner