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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...

July 12, 2011  11:49 AM

It’s Groundhog Day in the networking biz, Google+ and all



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, Facebook, Google, Huawei, IMS, Microsoft, networking revenue, Skype, Social networking, voice services

As some things change, others stay the same. That’s about how I see things fresh from two weeks in Brazil.  We’re seeing changes in the networking business space as Google vies anew with Facebook and Twitter, and yet the moves raise the same issues we’ve faced all along. In the economic...


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 27, 2011  7:26 PM

Can enterprises offer database management as a service?



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Amazon, cloud databases, Cloud Services, Database as a Service, Database.com, DBMS in the cloud, IBM, Microsoft, Salesforce.com, Verizon, Virtella

We’re continuing to see more developments in the cloud space that go beyond the hype and address some of the important issues. One in particular -- the “Database.com” offering from Salesforce.com -- is also demonstrating some important facts about the cloud and cloud services. Cloud...


May 18, 2011  10:41 PM

Embedded control and top-flight appliances: How Intel can face the future



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Android, Android OS, Apple, appliance, appliances, embedded control, embedded control device, embedded system, Intel, iPad, iPad 2, iPads, Microsoft, Phone 7, smartphone, smartphones, tablet devices, tablets, Windows Phone 7, Wintel

Intel has embarked on what might be the biggest battle of its corporate life—the battle to become relevant in the embedded system and appliance space. While Intel has a license to produce ARM chips, it realizes...


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...


May 10, 2011  4:01 PM

Microsoft’s $8.5 billion for Skype: The road to an ecosystem?



Posted by: Tom Nolle
IMS, IP voice, LTE voice, Microsoft, Skype, TDM, Verizon

Skype and Microsoft? There have been rumors...

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May 9, 2011  1:04 PM

Red Hat OpenShift cloud platform highlights cloud-enabled apps



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Cloud computing, IBM, Infrastructure as a Service, Microsoft, platform as a service, Red Hat

Red Hat is releasing a beta of its OpenShift cloud platform. What’s interesting here is that OpenShift is a Platform as a Service (PaaS) framework that’s designed to support development of cloud-enabled apps,...


May 3, 2011  12:53 PM

Microsoft financials: Servers and Office shine



Posted by: Tom Nolle
data center, Google Docs, Linux, Microsoft, Office, tablets

Microsoft reported its numbers, and the results are interesting for what they say about the computer market overall. The entertainment side was very strong, thanks to Kinect, but Windows licenses were lower and this trend worried investors. In the middle, the server and Office franchises both...


April 19, 2011  10:00 AM

Microsoft’s cloud-based Office beta tries to reverse losing roll



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Apple, cloud computing services, Google, Microsoft, Office 365, Phone 7, tablets

Microsoft made its Office 365 available as a public beta. The “cloud-based” version of Office is targeted at reducing Microsoft’s risks in its critical Office franchise by limiting the damage that things like Google Docs could...


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