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 scoffs at VMware's open cloud claims

Red Hat scoffs at VMware's open cloud claims

Red Hat's Cloud VP Scott Crenshaw dismissed Vmware's claims of cloud openness and said that its own DeltaCloud -- which will be included in the company's forthcoming CloudForms platform -- has been elevated to a top level project at Apache

February 15, 2012 by in VMWare

OpenStack consortia to rival Citrix, VMware, Microsoft as VDI hits tipping point

OpenStack consortia to rival Citrix, VMware, Microsoft as VDI hits tipping point

One open source consortia will announce plans this month for an OpenStack VDI stack to rival those of Citrix, Microsoft and VMware. Citrix last month unveiled Project Avalon based on CloudStack. Those plans, along with Dell's acquisition of Wyse this week, and VMware's acquisition of Wanova last month, signify a tipping point in the growing virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) market.

June 7, 2012 by in VMWare

Microsoft to launch 2 VDI licenses

Microsoft to launch 2 VDI licenses

Microsoft has announced plans for two new virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) licenses.At the recent worldwide partner conference, the software giant said it would offer two VDI suite licenses beginning in the fourth quarter of 2009 that will integrate its various virtualization technologies at discount.

July 21, 2009 by in VMWare