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December 11, 2008  3:48 PM

Overheard – IBM backing the World Community Grid distributed supercomputer

Posted by: Margaret Rouse
IBM, supercomputer, Technology, World Community Grid

stanley-litow.jpg "Forget about aliens, let’s cure AIDS." Stanley Litow,  quoting a commenter after the launch of the...

December 11, 2008  2:15 PM

Overheard – End of the IT department

Posted by: Margaret Rouse
Cloud computing, future of IT, Technology, Utility computing

nicholas_carr.jpg In the long run, the IT department is unlikely to survive, at least in its familiar form. It will have...

December 11, 2008  1:09 PM

Overheard – All we are saying…is give clouds a chance

Posted by: Margaret Rouse
Cloud computing, LAMP, Technology

kyle_rankin.jpg If you can increase your capacity simply by adding another twenty nodes to your infrastructure (such as with...

December 10, 2008  4:44 PM

Overheard – Key to cloud is an old-fashioned SLA

Posted by: Margaret Rouse
Cloud computing, Service Level Agreement, Technology

cloud_dollars-sm1.jpg "Cloud computing" is an apt name for a technology that is many things to many people. Although...

December 9, 2008  11:23 PM

Overheard – A hybrid cloud is not a cloudburst

Posted by: Margaret Rouse
Cloud computing, hybrid application hosting, Jeff Barr, Technology

jeff-barr.jpg Cloudbursting is an application hosting model which combines existing corporate infrastructure with new,...

December 9, 2008  2:51 PM

Overheard: Cisco steering towards video

Posted by: Margaret Rouse
Cisco, MPLS, Technology

suraj-shetty.jpg Earlier performance-enhancing technologies, such as MPLS, helped support video as one of many applications....

December 8, 2008  8:24 PM

Overheard: How does anomaly-based monitoring fit into tomorrow’s security picture?

Posted by: Margaret Rouse
anomaly detection, Malware, network security, Technology

We knew that the volume of new attacks and the vectors used were only going to increase, so we chose to stay ahead of the curve with a...

December 8, 2008  7:12 PM

Overheard – Facebook Connect is like Beacon without the marketing sleeze

Posted by: Margaret Rouse

om_malik.jpg Facebook Connect, which was announced in May and is being rolled out this week, allows you to use your Facebook...

December 3, 2008  1:42 PM

Overheard – Virtual port technology provides user with reliable wired-like experience

Posted by: Margaret Rouse
Technology, virtual port, Virtualization

radio-wave.jpg With the introduction of virtual port technology, the common pooled resources of virtual...

December 1, 2008  5:49 PM

Overheard – IBM takes a page from Apple when building Blue Business Platform

Posted by: Margaret Rouse
Apple, IBM

thomas_yung.jpg The model we tried to emulate in the project codenamed Blue Business Platform was to think just like the...

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