The Troposphere:

July, 2011


July 18, 2011  4:54 PM

Is VMware’s new vRAM licensing private cloud poison?

Posted by: CarlBrooks
expensive cloud, hey look some data, high density systems, licensing hell, private cloud, VMware cloud, vRAM license changes

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

Posted by: JoMaitland
bend over, licensing, VMware license hell, vRAM license, vSphere 5

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 will it be enough?

Posted by: CarlBrooks
Citrix buys, cloud acquisitions, fifth cloud wheel, M&A, nice exit

Citrix will acquire platform startup to bolster its private cloud product line. 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

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Cloud Foundry, Hyperic, vFabric, VMware PaaS

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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