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January, 2009


January 22, 2009  8:10 PM

VMware touts benefits of private cloud computing, VDC-OS

Posted by: Bridget Botelho
Amazon EC2, cloud computing, Cloud computing security, internal cloud computing, vCloud, VMware

VMware, Inc. is on a mission to show companies that they can get the benefits of cloud computing without handing their mission critical applications over to an outside provider; with the upcoming

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January 19, 2009  7:53 PM

Cloud hype extends to NIC cards

Posted by: JoMaitland
cloud computing, cloud utilities, Hifn, NIC, optimized for the cloud

Hifn says its new Express DS4100 NIC card is "optimized for the cloud". What's next? Cables? Batteries? My desk? The problem with the cloud is speed in terms of uploads and downloads, says Hifn's PR person. "Try uploading a terabyte to the cloud and see how long it takes." He has a point...

January 8, 2009  2:57 AM

Sun buys Q-Layer a tad early

Posted by: JoMaitland
cloud computing, NephOS, Sun Microsystems, The451 Group, VMware, Xen

Sun Microsystems snapped up a key piece of cloud-enabling technology via its acquisition of Belgium-based Q-Layer this week, but it's way ahead of most enterprise IT shops that are not ready for private clouds just yet. Data from The451 Group, published in October, 2008, showed that 84% of...


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