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October 12, 2011  9:59 PM

Clouds and on-ramps: Tying cloud services to the devices, networks



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Apple, cloud ecosystem, HP, iCloud, mobile cloud

HP is now "officially" reviewing its decision to shed its PC unit, and I’ve got to admit that I’m not convinced here. As I’ve blogged before, the PC market is commoditized...

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...


September 14, 2011  12:00 PM

Cisco continues Juniper criticism in attempt to control the dialog



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Cisco, data center fabric, HP, Huawei, Juniper

Cisco held its investor meeting yesterday, and the Street view of the event was considerably more favorable than its view of rival Juniper. Analysts appear to...


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 20, 2011  9:02 PM

HP exits the PC biz; other vendors orbit on data center/PC positions



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Brocade, Cisco, data center, Extreme, F5, HP, IBM, Juniper, Oracle, PCs

Well, revolutions are interesting at least, and we certainly have one now.  HP is exiting the PC business, spinning off its PC unit and doing some M&A to boost itself as a player in the...


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 16, 2011  6:23 PM

IBM at 100: Vendors and competitors should take a lesson



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Cisco, ecosystem, HP, IBM, product line

IBM, a company now known for computers but once in the more pedestrian business of time-clocks and scales, turns 100 years old today. If you consider this for a moment you’ll see that makes IBM perhaps the longest-standing tech success in all of history. Considering the tumult that it’s...


March 16, 2011  2:58 PM

Vendors/operators weighing necessary cloud strategies



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Cisco, cloud, Cloud computing, Cloud Services, HP, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SMBs, XO

HP’s CEO is promising a more cloud-engaged HP, which seems a smart move given that it’s clear that cloud computing will in some way be the driver of virtually all...


February 14, 2011  2:59 PM

HP Palm-based products — still placeholding after all this time



Posted by: Tom Nolle
HP, Palm OS, WebOS

HP finally made an announcement of WebOS-based products derived from the Palm DNA, but the announcement was hardly earth-shaking. A small Pre-like cellphone/smartphone and a 9-inch tablet were announced, but no pricing or release dates or carrier deals were firm. Thus, the whole thing


December 7, 2010  1:37 PM

Oracle ramps up server/networking IT connections for 2011



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Cisco, data centers, database networking, HP, IBM, Microsoft, Networking, Oracle, servers, software

Oracle has rolled out a new high-end Sparc-based cluster server, a 16-core T3 version that seems to close off any...


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