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September 30, 2009  8:59 PM

Why is Larry Ellison afraid of the cloud?



Posted by: Jhurwitz
IaaS, Infrastructure as a Service, integration, Larry Ellison, middleware, Oracle and cloud computing, PaaS, Platform as a Service, SaaS, Software as a Service, Sun Microsystems

I just finished watching Larry Ellison’s conversation with Ed Zander at the Churchill Club, a Silicon Valley business and technology forum. While these type of dialogues are not rare in the industry, I found this one to be particularly insightful. I think we will...

May 29, 2009  6:56 PM

Sun evacuee Mickos lands at cloud start-up RightScale



Posted by: CarlBrooks
cloud managment, Marten Mickos, MySQL, RightScale, Sun

Open source ringleader Mårten Mickos and former windmill-tilter-in-chief at developer darling MySQL, apparently couldn't bear the gilded cage of Sun's "Senior Vice President" offices. He fled Sun in February and now he's signed on the Board of Directors at


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...


December 4, 2008  3:17 PM

Should Amazon EC2 follow Moore’s Law?



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Amazon EC2, cloud computing, DataCenter

According to the economical side of Moore's Law, processing power gets cheaper every year due to vendors being able to pack more of it in the same amount of space. Should cloud computing follow Moore's Law? Let's take a look at Amazon's computing offering in the cloud -- the Elastic Compute...


November 3, 2008  2:54 PM

Rackable Systems CloudRack designed for cloud computing



Posted by: Bridget Botelho
cloud computing, Cloud storage, CloudRack, DataCenter, Rackable Systems

Fremont, Calif.-based Rackable Systems, Inc. is catering to cloud computing environments with a new server rack designed specifically for cloud environments called Systems CloudRack,...


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