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Rackspace: OpenStack threatens VMware

OpenStack is to cloud computing as Linux is to the client operating system, and it will enjoy a similar level of success, according to Rackspace's chief strategy officer Lew Moorman.Moorman told ZDNet UK on Tuesday that OpenStack, or an equivalent open-source infrastructure system like it, will be picked up to drive cloud services as it eliminates the software cost of running a basic cloud service.

August 4, 2011 by

Opening up the cloud

The cloud isn't just about commercial software and enterprise systems. The open-source world has its services too. Linode has been offering virtual Linux servers for years. Now the OpenStack project provides open source, open standards software for building reliable cloud infrastructure.

September 26, 2010

Oracle ships VDI 3.2

Oracle's patent infingement case against Android Linux made all the big headlines last week yet the company also stepped up its attack on VMware with the release of Virtual Desktop Infrastructure 3.2.

August 16, 2010 by

RIM and Google: The Perfect Storm?

A "Perfect Storm": The Linux-based Android OS, and tight integration with Google's web services, running on  BlackBerry hardware and connected to RIM's corporate messaging/calendar syncing infrastructure would be an unstoppable mobile enterprise device platform that not even Apple's iPhone, Windows Mobile or Palm webOS could dare to challenge. But could the marriage ever be consummated?

May 27, 2009 by

Hardcore virtualization - VMware ESX 3.5/Infrastructure - Part 1

This will be my first in a series (an "X = X +1" sort of series) where I'll be looking at virtualization. However, rather than look at the kind of virtualization where you install and OS like Windows, Mac OS or Linux and then install an application that allows you to create virtual machines, I'm going to be looking at virtualization at a much lower level using VMware's ESX 3.5 and Infrastructure applications. I'm going to start off by looking at VMware ESX and taking you through the install process.

May 29, 2008 by

Virtualization discussion with Oracle

I recently had a chance to chat with Oracle’s vice president of Linux engineering, Wim Coekaerts, and senior director of product marketing, Monica Kumar, about Oracles virtualization efforts and a bit about the philosophy behind the company's efforts. In summary, Oracle sees virtualization technology as just another tool organizations can use to increase the performance, reliability, scalability, agility and/or manageability of their IT infrastructure.

May 7, 2008 by

Microsoft runs its datacenters on 'Autopilot'

There are lots of components beyond just the racks of Windows Server boxes that are keeping Microsoft's online properties up and running. Microsoft's cloud infrastructure is comprised of many evolving parts. How well will it mesh with the Linux-powered Yahoo back-end infrastructure, if Microsoft's proposed bid for Yahoo goes through?

February 5, 2008 by

Are thin clients the solution to all your security woes?

Our UNIX/Linux blogger Paul Murphy posted an interesting link to an article entitled: Information Security: 7 Data Leaks you can’t Ignore written by Matt Roedell.  Unfortunately, I think Paul missed the point of it by attributing the issue to "Wintel infrastructure" and claiming the solution is to go thin client with Sun Rays.

October 3, 2007 by

There's little chance Eclipse will suffer the same mistakes as Java

Now, don't get me wrong, the JCP (increasingly going to newer GPL licenses) still fulfills its role beautifully. It's performs a mostly non-commercial oversight function of an essential legacy environment. Make your fixes, contributions, and updates -- but take your new code contributions elsewhere. Java plus Eclipse plus Apache plus GPL Linux is what makes today's savvy enterprises, SaaS vendors, service providers, and internal development powerhouses (like Google) what they are: Lean, mean, agile, and low-cost infrastructure innovation machines.

March 12, 2007 by

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