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March 15, 2011  2:16 PM

Juniper’s QFabric security integration for the cloud and virtualization



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Cloud computing, cloud security, Cloud Services, Juniper, QFabric, Virtualization

Juniper provided analysts, including me, with some more color on their QFabric security integration. There are two dimensions to this. First it illustrates in some detail what a “service” is in QFabric terms, and second it illustrates the exploding complexity of security in a virtualization...

March 3, 2011  3:27 PM

Juniper’s PTX MPLS-optical supercore switch — completing a cloud play



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Cloud computing, data center, Juniper Networks, PTX MPLS-optical supercore switch, QFabric

Juniper made its second major announcement in two weeks, this time its PTX MPLS-optical supercore switch. The product’s roots probably lie in early interest (“early” meaning the middle of the last decade) by...


February 23, 2011  4:07 PM

Apple gets push-back from app providers over revenue



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Android, Apple, application development, Google, iPad, iPhone

Apple, already facing an anti-trust review or two, is now getting growing push-back from app providers over the subscription-sharing rule. Apple wants a cut of every...


February 16, 2011  12:41 AM

Signs of future mobile and online trends at Mobile World Congress



Posted by: Tom Nolle
applications development, AT&T, Google, mobile devices, mobile services, smartphones, three-screen strategy

A couple of talks at Mobile World Congress may be signs of important future trends in mobile and online. First AT&T CEO Stephenson said the difficulties in moving content between devices was hampering mobile content opportunity. He also commented that AT&T believed that apps should run...


February 7, 2011  6:31 PM

Content is again king — but in a less cool, grown-up business way



Posted by: Tom Nolle
AOL, Comcast, Google, NBC, online content, OTT, portals, Yahoo

There are some new indications that the momentum of the web is shifting more decisively toward content, but not in the simplistic “content is king” sense. What’s happening is a combination of fairly complicated and interrelated shifts, and these are gradually changing the way the online...


February 4, 2011  4:54 PM

Supply-side struggles in demand-side networking world to weed out players



Posted by: Tom Nolle
AT&T, Cisco, Cloud Services, demand-side networking, equipment vendors, networking market, Nokia, platform as a service, Software as a Service, Verizon

One of the issues that now faces the networking market is the fate of Nokia, the once-giant smartphone and networking company that has seemed to stumble in every...

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January 25, 2011  2:36 PM

With changes to come, Apple and Google shape networking industry



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Apple, Eric Schmidt, Google, Steve Jobs

The shape of the networking industry has long been determined by forces on the outside, and two powerful players there are undergoing management transitions.  Apple is losing (at least temporarily, though we hear management expects Jobs’ departure to be permanent) its charismatic CEO, and Google...


December 21, 2010  5:30 PM

What’s behind Oracle moving its enterprise apps to Amazon’s EC2?



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Amazon, Cloud computing, cloud computing services, EC2, enterprise applications, IaaS, Infrastructure as a Service, JD Edwards, Oracle, PeopleSoft, SaaS, Software as a Service

Fresh off of ramping up its server/networking connections for the year ahead, Oracle announced that it will be supporting at least some of its PeopleSoft and JD Edwards...


December 8, 2010  12:28 AM

Google’s Chrome OS: Framework for cloud client device and platform



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Chrome OS, Cloud computing, Comcast, Google, OTT, over-the-top, peering, usage-based pricing

Google let the industry have its first look at its Chrome OS, which it sees as the framework for a...

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November 2, 2010  12:27 PM

Google sues Department of Interior over Google Apps slight



Posted by: Tom Nolle
chip sets, Cloud computing, cloud computing services, Department of Interior, Google, Google Apps, Microsoft Office, Open Office, Oracle

The IT world has provided us with a number of interesting developments this week, starting with a Google suit filed over a proposed Department of the Interior (DoI)...


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