Paula Rooney

Paula Rooney has covered the software and technology industry for more than 20 years, starting with semiconductor design and mini-computer systems at EDN News and later focused on PC software companies including Microsoft, Lotus, Oracle, Red Hat, Novell and other open source and commercial software companies for CRN and PCWeek. She received a silver award from the American Society of Business Publication Editors in 2005 for her profile on Linus Torvalds and edited and co-authored "Partnering With Microsoft," a book about Microsoft's channel published by CMP Publishing in 2004. Rooney graduated from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in 1997. In her off time, she enjoys scuba diving, sailing, sun worshipping, running, reading, surfing (the net) and hanging out with her family. She resides on the shores of Scituate, Massachusetts.

Paula Rooney owns no stock in the companies that she covers. She holds a 401K that is managed by Morgan Stanley.

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Terracotta buys Quartz

Terracotta buys Quartz

Open source Java clustering software developer Terracotta announced its intent to buy an open source job scheduler known as Quartz.The integration of Quartz into Terracotta's platform will ease high availability job scheduling and scaling applications to multiple nodes, the company said.

November 18, 2009 by in CXO

Citrix dazzles market -- and Microsoft -- with new Xen products

Citrix dazzles market -- and Microsoft -- with new Xen products

Citrix is putting some dazzle into its expanding virtualization and application delivery software portfolio -- and its relationship with Microsoft.At its annual conference known as Synergy 2009, the Ft Lauderdale, Fl company launched a series of new products and upgrades of its Xen virtualization software and Netscaler network acceleration software and launched a new enterprise licensing program.

May 5, 2009 by in CXO

Oracle: Our full virtualization stack beats VMware

Oracle: Our full virtualization stack beats VMware

Oracle took a pre-emptive strike at VMware this week, maintaining that its integrated and expansive virtualization portfolio is far superior to the "point" solution offered by the No 1 virtualization company.Oracle -- which claims to provide full stack support for virtualization from application to disk, and for cloud computing needs  --  detailed its strategy just weeks before VMware's annual VMworld conference.

August 19, 2010 by in CXO

Oracle ships VDI 3.2

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 in CXO