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August 6, 2013  1:26 PM

The battle for enterprise cloud takes shape among AWS, OpenStack, VMware

Posted by: Mark Szynaka
aws, cloud, cloud computing, VMware

Most enterprise IT managers have been watching the public cloud race as a proof of concept and a way to shake out the contenders. Amazon Web Services has clearly been the winner with majority market share -- and at the rate the company is spending money, it would be difficult for any one company to...

February 9, 2012  6:30 PM

VMware claims three-fold jump in ‘vCloud Powered’ clouds

Posted by: Stuart Johnston
vCloud, vCloud Director, vCloud Integration Manager, Virtualization, VMware

VMware has dominated the server virtualization marketplace since the early days -- so why is it still so far behind in the cloud computing space?

September 14, 2010  8:07 PM

Verizon/VMware hybrid cloud missing key feature

Posted by: JoMaitland
hybrid cloud, Verizon, VMware, VMworld 2010

Is anyone else amused by Verizon’s puffed up claims to dominance in the cloud computing market? In the wake of the

June 4, 2010  12:57 AM

VMware wants the whole private cloud software stack- and it may get it

Posted by: CarlBrooks
cloud infrastructure, infrastructure, VMware

Details of VMware's Project Redwood have been unearthed, and it’s a telling look at where VMware sees itself in the new era of cloud computing: in charge of everything. While Redwood is...

June 8, 2009  1:35 PM

Product release round-up

Posted by: CarlBrooks
application virtualization, cloud computing, CSC, IP Services, ParaScale, REDPLAID, Terracotta, TIBCO, VMware

What follows is a semi-regular exposition on all the products announcements we can't cover in longer form, kids. They're all interesting technology, really neat in some cases, strategically interesting in others, but really needs to show how real people are using...

January 22, 2009  8:10 PM

VMware touts benefits of private cloud computing, VDC-OS

Posted by: Bridget Botelho
Amazon EC2, cloud computing, Cloud computing security, internal cloud computing, vCloud, VMware

VMware, Inc. is on a mission to show companies that they can get the benefits of cloud computing without handing their mission critical applications over to an outside provider; with the upcoming

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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 8, 2008  3:34 PM

Gartner VP predicts thousands of clouds

Posted by: Bridget Botelho
Amazon EC2, cloud computing, Hyper-V, Microsoft Azure, VMware, Xen

Gartner’s Vice President and distinguished analyst Tom Bittman spoke with us about the IT industry evolution led by virtualization and cloud computing, and why big...

October 22, 2008  9:18 PM

Rackspace: From managed hosting to cloud hosting

Posted by: Alex Barrett
cloud computing, Mosso, Rackspace, Storage, Virtualization, VMware, VPS, Xen

In an effort to wrap my mind around this cloud computing stuff, I watched the webcast of Rackspace’s cloud computing launch today, where the company laid out its plans to move from simple managed hosting provider to cloud provider...


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