The Troposphere:

July, 2011

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July 18, 2011  4:54 PM

Is VMware’s new vRAM licensing private cloud poison?

CarlBrooks Carl Brooks Profile: CarlBrooks

It's now clear that VMware did the math on their customers and the new vRAM+socket licensing scheme. But did they unintentionally screw themselves on a booming trend among their own customers? Survey data from TechTarget's Data Center Decisions questionnaire, which may be the industry's largest...

July 12, 2011  7:05 PM

VMware pricing changes add cost to cloud

JoMaitland Jo Maitland Profile: JoMaitland

VMware's controversial licensing and pricing changes in vSphere 5, leaked today are positively uncloud-like when it comes to cost, casting a shadow over the new features and functions in the product. Offering pooled...


July 12, 2011  1:41 PM

Citrix acquires Cloud.com- will it be enough?

CarlBrooks Carl Brooks Profile: CarlBrooks

Citrix will acquire platform startup Cloud.com to bolster its private cloud product line. Cloud.com is a three year old software startup that makes a cloud computing platform: management and messaging software to turn a commodity hardware stack of servers and...


July 6, 2011  5:51 PM

vFabric Hyperic plugin surfaces for Cloud Foundry

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau

A new plugin has been developed that connects part of VMware's vFabric middleware to its Cloud Foundry Platform as a Service (PaaS) offering, according to a post last week on the SpringSource Hyperic blog. vFabric Hyperic,...


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