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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rPath to OEM Novell's SUSE Linux to reduce legal worries

rPath to OEM Novell's SUSE Linux to reduce legal worries

rPath has entered a pact with Novell that makes creating a virtual appliance easier for developers – and corporate lawyers.As part of the deal, which was announced yesterday, rPath will OEM Novell’s SUSE Linux Enterprise Server beginning in August, said Bill Marshall, the company’s CEO, and former Red Hatter.

April 21, 2008 by in Hardware

Citrix launches OpenStack-based cloud platform

Citrix launches OpenStack-based cloud platform

Citrix announced this week its OpenStack-based cloud platform including a Citrix-certified version of OpenStack and a cloud optimized version of XenServer, enhancements to its HDX technology for cloud environments as well as two new Netscaler-branded products dubbed Cloud Gateway and Cloud Bridge

May 27, 2011 by in Hardware

VMWare launches six new vCloud products

VMWare launches six new vCloud products

VMWare is turning up the heat on its competitors with a host of new virtualization products for the cloud.There are six new products that will be officially introduced at VMWorld today, and they are VMWare vCloud Director and the vShield security products portfolio, including VMware vShield Edge, VMware vShield App and VMware vShield Endpoint.

August 30, 2010 by in Hardware

VMware's Maritz virtually pronounces death of Windows

VMware's Maritz virtually pronounces death of Windows

It could not have been easy for former Microsoft exec Paul Maritz to pronounce the death of the operating system today.Maritz, who is CEO of VMware, said during his keynote today that virtualization and new application frameworks combined represent the de facto operating system for the IT-as-a-Service era since the two layers of the new stack handle all of the hardware and application services once provided by operating systems.

August 31, 2010 by in Hardware

Leostream's Connection Broker 7 integrates with VMware View and Apple's iPad and iPhone

Leostream's Connection Broker 7 integrates with VMware View and Apple's iPad and iPhone

Leostream has launched an upgraded version of its VDI connection broker that offers support for VMware View as well as Apple's iPad, iPhone and iTouch devices.Connection Broker 7, which was officially announced at the beginning of VMWare's VMWorld, also offers new policy-based provisioning, refined cluster services, enhanced OpenLDAP support (eliminates requirement for Active Directory deployment), local user access management, enhanced reporting capabilities and better failover.

August 30, 2010 by in Hardware

Novell delivers SUSE Linux Enterprise 11

Novell delivers SUSE Linux Enterprise 11

As the other Linux provider, Novell goes to great lengths to differentiate its offering from rival Red Hat.The company's expansive version 11 platform is no exception, and is said to promise unique advances in virtualization, management, interoperability, high availability and desktop computing.

March 24, 2009 by in Hardware