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March, 2011

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March 22, 2011  6:00 AM

rPath X6 relieves software config management headaches

JoMaitland Jo Maitland Profile: JoMaitland

Software configuration management is one of those topics that gives me an instant ice cream headache, and I'm not even doing it! Pity the poor admin whose job it is to keep track of all the versions of operating systems, applications and firmware and the interdepencies between them all, so as...

March 21, 2011  9:25 PM

Microsoft points to Target for private cloud but gets it embarassingly wrong

CarlBrooks Carl Brooks Profile: CarlBrooks

Microsoft Management Summit 2011 has a theme this year. Naturally it is cloud computing. The premise is that advanced systems management tools for Hyper-V and Windows Server will lead all down the primrose path into private clouds and your data centers, once sprinkled with enough powdered unicorn...


March 15, 2011  12:37 AM

Is HP hiding cloud software in its labs?

JoMaitland Jo Maitland Profile: JoMaitland

SAN FRANCISCO --– Hewlett-Packard CEO Leo Apotheker outlined his vision for the company today and the message was loud and clear, it’s all about the cloud. But as always at these big events, the CEO was long on vision, short on detail. Central to his plans is a Platform as a Service (PaaS) ...


March 8, 2011  9:11 PM

Poor man’s VCE? Rackspace Cloud Builders wants to sell you OpenStack

CarlBrooks Carl Brooks Profile: CarlBrooks

Has hosting and cloud leader Rackspace found a way into the private cloud fray? A new service offering by Rackspace Cloud Builders will come to you,...


March 3, 2011  11:05 PM

Verizon and SAP: still two old guys at a rave?

JoMaitland Jo Maitland Profile: JoMaitland

Verizon is taking another run at selling SAP CRM as a service, this time with SAP's Rapid Deployment Solution (RDS) on real cloud infrastructure. A year ago the two companies were selling the full SAP CRM package on traditional hosting. Imagine two old guys at a rave and you've got the picture....


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