Paula Rooney

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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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Red Hat buys Gluster storage company, OpenStack support included

Red Hat buys Gluster storage company, OpenStack support included

Red Hat's $136 million acquisition of Gluster gives the company a next generation storage solution for enterprises' private and public clouds and hybrid storage needs. Red Hat said Gluster's OpenStack support will continue and noted that its own Fedora Linux project is also actively packaging OpenStack in Fedora 16.

October 4, 2011 by in Storage

VMware sheds light on vCenter services planned for 2009

VMware sheds light on vCenter services planned for 2009

I listened to a VMware “sneak peek” briefing on new products for 2009 today but all I got was mostly a rehash of the laundry list the company outlined at its annual conference last fall.Most disappointing: VMware would not disclose expected dates of release or pricing for the products , which include a virtual datacenter operating system, application services including fault tolerance and data recovery, and new vStorage, vNetworking and vCloud Services.

January 13, 2009 by in Storage

Red Hat's KVM play should give Citrix and VMware pause

Red Hat's KVM play should give Citrix and VMware pause

When I heard last week that Microsoft and Red Hat would cooperate on Xen virtualization, I knew the Linux leader's long awaited KVM strategy would be right around the corner.It's no secret that Red Hat has chosen KVM in the Linux kernel over Xen as its long term virtualization engine.

February 24, 2009 by in Storage