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Dana Gardner is president and principal analyst at Interarbor Solutions, an enterprise IT analysis, market research, and consulting firm. Gardner, a leading identifier of software and cloud productivity trends and new IT business growth opportunities, honed his skills and refined his insights as an industry analyst, pundit, and news editor covering the emerging software development and enterprise infrastructure arenas for the last 18 years.Gardner tracks and analyzes a critical set of enterprise software technologies and business development issues: Cloud computing, SOA, business process management, business intelligence, next-generation data centers, and application lifecycle optimization. His specific interests include Enterprise 2.0 and social media, cloud standards and security, as well as integrated marketing technologies and techniques.Gardner is a former senior analyst at Yankee Group and Aberdeen Group, and a former editor-at-large and founding online news editor at InfoWorld. He is a former news editor at IDG News Service, Digital News & Review, and Design News.

Dana Gardner is president and principal analyst at Interarbor Solutions, LLC, a New Hampshire-based IT analysis and new media content production and consultancy firm that he founded in 2005. He produces a series of podcast/videocast/transcript/blog content shows, called BriefingsDirect[tm/sm], some of which are sponsored and which he blogs on. Such sponsored shows are declared individually as such and by what organization or company. When Dana blogs on ZDNet on companies that he does have, or has had, consulting and/or sponsorship relationships, he declares that in each blog entry. There is no connection between the negotiation of such sponsorships and the opinions expressed by Dana here on ZDNet. The following organizations/companies are active sponsors, or have consulting relationships with Dana: Ariba/SAP, Akamai Technologies, BMC Software, Dell Software, Embarcadero Technologies, GigaOM Research, Hewlett-Packard, Kapow Software, The Open Group, VMware, and Workday. As a matter of CNET Networks and Interarbor Solutions policies, when Dana covers an organization that is also a sponsor of a BriefingsDirect-produced podcast, videocast or any other content, a disclosure will be included with the coverage. Updated (4/11/2013): Instead of providing a disclosure on just those editorials (blog posts, etc.) that intersect the above listed companies, we have changed the policy to include a link to this full disclosure at the end of every one of Dana's blog posts. In the case of audio or video-based coverage, such disclosures will be provided within the editorial content itself.

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Red Hat buys Qumranet, adds gasoline to the spreading VDI bonfire

Red Hat buys Qumranet, adds gasoline to the spreading VDI bonfire

VDI, somewhat ironically, may also work well for market mover Microsoft as it seeks to slow the momentum to outright web-based and OSS/LAMP-supported applications and services for large businesses. Microsoft must realize that enterprises have had it with the high cost of maintaining and managing the traditional Windows OS in all its client-side permutations.

September 5, 2008 by in Linux

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

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 in Linux

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

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 in Linux

Red Hat ramps up virtualization drive for RHEL 5

Red Hat ramps up virtualization drive for RHEL 5

The team's blog pushes the idea of "para virtualization," a technology that offers high performance, but doesn't require special processor capabilities. The team feels this will help drive the adoption of virtualization more pervasively, so that para-virtualization will become the default deployment for Linux 4 or 5 applications.

July 31, 2007 by in Linux

Red Hat takes SOA modeling tool concept to open source development

Red Hat takes SOA modeling tool concept to open source development

he modeling tool as defined to date targets technical analysts so they can create a business-centric design of services, or containers of services, that combine to provide a business process or processes. The tool helps conceptualize and refine an inventory or blueprint of services, to then set the stage for the actual creation or acquisition of the requisite services, explained Erl. Managing multiple inventories also becomes easier via the tool's design.

July 24, 2007 by in Linux

Microsoft ups ante on GPLv3 in apparent challenge to license's reach

Microsoft ups ante on GPLv3 in apparent challenge to license's reach

We can go from here only to more obfuscation and FUD. Let's say FSF vigorously challenges Microsoft, and Microsoft, of course, aggressively resists. Or let's say FSF does nothing and Microsoft, of course, aggressively resists. Or let's say Microsoft double-downs and not only aggressively resists but also ups the challenges in legal mumbo jumbo press release volleys.

July 6, 2007 by in Linux

JBoss takes Exadel tools to Eclipse open source

JBoss takes Exadel tools to Eclipse open source

Developers can now download the plug-ins from JBoss Tools to compile a powerful IDE with rich tooling for Java EE and Ajax development. Eventually, developers will be able to subscribe to Red Hat Developer Studio, which integrates JBoss Tools into a tested and supported IDE for development on all Red Hat runtimes, including JBoss Enterprise Middleware and Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

June 27, 2007 by in Linux

Mainsoft gives latest .NET developers a means to deploy widely without knowing Java

Mainsoft gives latest .NET developers a means to deploy widely without knowing Java

Mainsoft is offering a pragmatic approach to gaining a wide choice of deployment environments, including C/C++. The approach helps open C# developers to Java, and vice versa. It extends the utility of Visual Studio. And if provides flexibility in both runtime and design time. There's a portals-specific benefit too in that developers can attach back to portals in many environments: mainframes, Unix, Linux, and Windows.

June 6, 2007 by in Linux

Survey says: Microsoft's patent might worries few, angers many more

Survey says: Microsoft's patent might worries few, angers many more

If I were a large enterprise or ISV or service provider or telco I would take Microsoft's implied threats seriously. And I would seek direct, specific relief ... in writing. It could be quite simple, something like, "As I buy these products from Microsoft, it then promises not to sue me for the use of GPL v 1, v 2, or v3 licensed code and goods forever."

May 17, 2007 by in Linux

Red Hat regains mischief-maker role with metadata vendor acquisition

Red Hat regains mischief-maker role with metadata vendor acquisition

Red Hat also announced that it will be increasingly bundling products and services to make a platform-like acquisition mode for its wares, moving away from the ala carte approach. I've been expecting this since Red Hat acquired a slew of the old Netscape server components several years ago -- and then double-downed on by the acquisition of JBoss last year.

April 27, 2007 by in Linux