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June, 2011

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June 30, 2011  11:01 PM

OpSource exit shows the power of the platform



Posted by: CarlBrooks
cloud platforms, cloud providers, Dimension Data buy, MSPs doing cloud, NTT, Opsource acquisition

OpSource has been bought by ICT and IT services giant Dimension Data. This tells us several important things about the cloud computing market when we look at some of the details. It's mostly positive unless you're a private cloud cultist or one of the vendor giants enabling private cloud cargo...

June 28, 2011  8:34 PM

What the heck is Office 365?



Posted by: CarlBrooks
BPOS by any other name would smell like hosted Exchange, Microsoft cloud, What is Office365, What Office365 is not.

Office 365 is live. Read the fluff here, or

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June 22, 2011  8:48 PM

The FBI is coming to get your cloud (or not)



Posted by: CarlBrooks
Amazon Web Services, cloud, cloud risks, Core IP, data center seizures, FBI, legal affairs, LulzSec, Matthew Simpson and Mike Faulkner

Hooray! Another "public cloud is ridiculously dangerous and will eat your babies" news item. Or not. Maybe both. Don't worry but lock up your babies, is more or less what I'm saying. Lets break it out. In conjunction with the


June 15, 2011  10:22 PM

LexisNexis throws hat in big data ring



Posted by: CarlBrooks
big data, Hadoop, HPCC Systems, LexisNexis

Premier data analysis and records search firm LexisNexis has dropped a large rock into the next generation database pond: it’s releasing the core of its own data management and search technology as an open source software (dual license: free/community edition and paid-for pro edition).


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