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October 7, 2011  9:37 PM

Looking at, and through, clouds: A check of key vendors’ cloud strategies



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Alcatel-Lucent, Amazon, Amazon EC2, Apple, appliances, Cloud computing, cloud computing services, cloud ecosystem, cloud provider, Cloud Services, Ericsson, Google, networking market, networking vendors, Oracle, Oracle Public Cloud, Sony

There are signs that the networking industry is doing a bit more weaving and bobbing as it looks for a position that sustains revenue and profit growth. One big item is the story that Sony...

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September 29, 2011  12:16 PM

Kindle Fire launched as media cloud appliance with EC2 links, not mere tablet



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Amazon, Amazon EC2, Apple, Cloud computing, e-readers, iPad, tablets

Well, Amazon finally announced its tablet. The event itself might have offered some clues because Apple would have done this in the Superdome, and Amazon had something that looked more like a high-school auditorium. Bezos set the tone for the launch with a long...


September 16, 2011  12:39 PM

Cloud sweeps the field in new survey, while benefits questions arise



Posted by: Tom Nolle
CIMI Corp. survey, Cisco, Cloud computing, HP

I sent out the survey material for our fall strategy sweep, and as usual I asked both service providers and enterprises to respond quickly with the answers to the following questions; “What’s the hottest network issue”, “What’s your...


August 31, 2011  10:54 PM

Dell’s major cloud move; Networks make cloud presence known



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Cloud computing, cloud networking, Dell, HP, IBM, Microsoft Azure, Virtual Extensible LAN, VMware

Dell has used a couple of software conferences as bully pulpits for some of its own cloud announcements. The company is making a major cloud move, one it obviously hopes will elevate them to the...


August 26, 2011  1:02 PM

Verizon’s CloudSwitch buy: Important Tier 1 move but not a panacea



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Cloud computing, cloud provider, CloudSwitch, hybrid cloud, Microsoft Azure, PaaS, public cloud, Verizon

Verizon has taken what may be a very important and evocative step toward maturing its enterprise cloud strategy with the purchase of privately held CloudSwitch....


August 8, 2011  1:55 PM

Brocade cuts guidance over Ethernet uptake, economy, cloud



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Brocade, Cloud computing, content delivery, Ethernet, metro networking, Video

With Brocade’s cut in guidance on its earnings call, the company joined what seemed a parade of network equipment vendors who’ve called the future of network spending into...


July 18, 2011  4:23 PM

VMware’s new pricing strategy; who’s driving the cloud?



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Cisco, Citrix, Cloud computing, HP, IBM, Microsoft, Open source, Virtualization, VMware

In yet another price change that angers customers, VMware announced a new pricing strategy for its vSphere 5, and the new pricing could create significant...


June 7, 2011  1:54 PM

Apple’s WWDC — iMessage interest beats iCloud announcement



Posted by: Tom Nolle
app developers, Apple, Cloud computing, Google, iCloud, iMessage, Microsoft, streaming

Well, Apple had its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) and Steve Jobs was there, and for the Apple aficionados it was pure love. For the less indoctrinated, it was a bit of a yawn. The iCloud -- Apple's online...


May 18, 2011  10:12 PM

Chromebook launch a self-sabotaging fiasco for Google?



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Android, Apple, Chrome, Chrome OS, Chromebook, Chromebooks, Cloud computing, Cloud Services, Google, Google Docs, Linux, thin clients

Google's developer conference generated a flood of news, which was a bit of news itself. There was a time when big announcements were linked to industry events like trade shows, but the new trend to link them to developer meetings shows a new dynamic in the industry. Actually, it shows a...


May 18, 2011  1:51 AM

Cloud players: Who gets the highest marks?



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Amazon, AT&T, Cloud computing, Cloud Services, IBM, Microsoft, Verizon

Among cloud players, IBM and Microsoft get the highest marks on practical cloud strategies, and the second-highest go to the common-carrier cloud services, even though AT&T's cloud offerings are still developing and Verizon's (via Terremark) are only recently branded by the carrier. The reason...


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