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Both OpenStack.org and the OpenStack ecosystem intend to go into orbit at Cloud Expo Silicon Valley today, November 5th. Jonathan Bryce, the Executive Director of the newly-formed OpenStack Foundation, and who has spent his entire career building the cloud, is to give the opening keyno...
With Cloud Expo 2012 Silicon Valley (11th Cloud Expo) due to open in two weeks' time at the Santa Clara Convention Center, CA - co-located with 2nd International BigDataExpo - let's introduce you in greater detail to the distinguished individuals in our incredible Speaker Faculty for t...
With Cloud Expo 2012 Silicon Valley (11th Cloud Expo) - co-located with 2nd International Big Data Expo - due to open in two weeks' time at the Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, let's introduce you in greater detail to the distinguished individuals in our incredible Speaker Faculty fo...
With Cloud Expo 2012 Silicon Valley (11th Cloud Expo) due to open in two weeks' time at the Santa Clara Convention Center, CA - co-located with 2nd International BigDataExpo - let's introduce you in greater detail to the distinguished individuals in our incredible Speaker Faculty for t...
Ginny Rometty, who took over from Sam Palmisano as president and CEO of IBM back the first of the year, will add the title of chairman when Sam steps down from the board on October 1. He will stick around as senior advisor until he retires on December 1. Palmisano became CEO in 2002...
Red Hat, still feeding for the moment off the shift from Unix to Linux, fell better than 4.8% evening out at $55.90 after-hours Monday when it said its fiscal Q2 earnings were down year-on-year because of investments and acquisition-related expenses.
VMware, Intel and NEC are still waiting to hear if their applications to join the open source OpenStack Foundation as dues-paying Gold members have been accepted. VMware’s surprise application is considered a particular coup for the fledgling organization since it was positioned ...
Last year, cloud computing pundits predicted that 2012 would be the year when the clouds would open. They were right as cloud computing enthusiasts all over are embracing the open ecosystem; however, denying one vendor the right to serve as the de facto API is only the tip of the icebe...
There are way too many PaaS options around, so AppFog has enveloped one of them and will suck up its technology. It’s acquired Nodester, the open source PaaS for Node.js, which it says grew 40% in the last 30 days. AppFog is using Nodester’s intellectual property to collaborate w...
On the day it won a billion-dollar jury decision against Samsung for patent infringement in the week it became the most valuable company ever on the stock exchange, Apple lost an infringement case in Korea, Samsung’s home turf.
At its first full Board of Directors meeting, due to be held Tuesday August 28th, The OpenStack Foundation will be considering among other things applications from VMware, Intel, and NEC to become Gold Members of the foundation. They would be joining prior Gold Members like Cisco, Dell...
VMware has cut a deal to acquire privately held Nicira Inc and its cloudy open source network virtualization widgetry for $1.05 billion in cash plus roughly $210 million in unvested equity awards. So that makes a tidy $1.26 altogether. It’s VMware’s biggest acquisition ever and should...
Google’s officially out of stock of 16-gigabyte Nexus 7 tablets. And, according to sources speaking to The Guardian’s Charles Arthur, it’s because the company “seriously underestimated” demand for the seven-inch device. “The Guardian understands that...
Paul Maritz, the one-time high-ranking Microsoftee who has been CEO of VMware for the last four years, is out of a job, according to CRN, replaced by EMC COO and Intel veteran Pat Gelsinger. Nobody’s sure if Maritz is staying or going. Gelsinger has been bruited as a possible rep...
10th International Cloud Expo, held on June 11–14, 2012 at the Javits Center in New York City, featured four content-packed days with a rich array of sessions about the business and technical value of cloud computing led by exceptional speakers from every sector of the cloud computing ...
The OpenNebula Project is proud to announce the public availability of the OpenNebula Marketplace, an online catalog where individuals and organizations can quickly distribute and deploy virtual appliances ready-to-run on OpenNebula clouds. The new Marketplace is fully integrated with ...

I have been an Android user for my mobile phone for over two years now and using their tablets almost as frequently. I started with the HTC EVO 4G, and have possessed more than ten (no seriously) Android tablets, phones and devices since then. I can (and do) root everything I own, i...

Red Hat said Wednesday that it’s arranged to buy FuseSource from Progress Software. Terms were not disclosed but they’re not material. FuseSource evidently has some open source integration and messaging widgetry that Red Hat thinks is valuable. Red Hat’s plans are fixated on appl...
What do the CTOs of the CIA and the U.S. Dept. of Justice and the CIO of the National Reconnaissance Office have in common with the CEOs of Eucalyptus, GoGrid, ActiveState, Appcara, OpSource and Nortonworks, the CTOs of Rackspace, SoftLayer, SOA Software and AppZero, the Founder & Gene...
"I finally registered for #CloudExpo," tweeted Michael Baylor (@CloudVisions) Monday. "It's now official," he added, "everyone on the planet is going to be there." Baylor was just one of thousands of IT professionals who are using Twitter right now to connect with other like-minded ...
Whew! That loud sigh of relief you hear reverberating from Silicon Valley is a reaction to the June 1st Oracle-Google ruling, which declared that APIs are not protected by copyright. While this case could be far from over – Oracle may appeal and force another $50 million round of litig...
Oracle is walking away with next to nothing after spending two years and what is believed to be tens of million of dollars prosecuting Google and its Android operating system for patent and copyright infringement. US District Court Judge William Alsup, who has been responsible for...
With Cloud Expo 2012 New York (10th Cloud Expo) now under two weeks away, what better time to remind you in greater detail of the distinguished individuals in our incredible Speaker Faculty for the technical and strategy sessions at the conference... We have technical and strategy s...
China’s antitrust regulators gave Google’s $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility the nod Saturday provided Google’s Android operating system remains open and free-of-charge for the next five years. The “free” stipulation apparently doesn’t apply to applications or services...
Former Sun CEO Scott McNealy, an off-again-on-again buddy of Oracle CEO Larry Ellison, is going to testify for Oracle Thursday in its infringement suit against Google and Android. His appearance could wrap up Oracle’s side of the copyright infringement part of the trial and he co...
"Over the last year, Eucalyptus has solidified its lead as the most widely deployed private cloud software platform and the leader in hybrid architectures," said Mårten Mickos, CEO of Eucalyptus Systems, as Eucalyptus today announced an oversubscribed $30 million Series C round of fund...
IBM and Red Hat are supposed to step out of the background and officially join the OpenStack movement. According to GigaOm, they could sign up this week or next week at the OpenStack Spring Conference. IBM was on a list of contributors to the open source cloud project in Febru...
Citrix has announced that it is submitting the popular CloudStack platform to Apache Foundation. This comes as a surprise as Citrix has acquired Cloud.com only last year by investing a few hundreds of millions of dollars! With this, Citrix is also dumping it’s own distribution of OpenS...
Microsoft Research has this week donated its Mayhem simple scripting system for non-programmers to The Outercurve Foundation -- a non-profit group focused on software IP management and project development governance. Adrian Bridgwater
Over the last year I have been working on the CloudStack Open Source Cloud Computing project. This month we are getting ready to launch CloudStack 3.0 which really raises the bar for cloud computing platforms.  So what is CloudStack? It is an infrastructure-as-a-service(IaaS) platform ...
Red Hat Storage (née Gluster) has recruited open source experts at Facebook, OpenStack and Eucalyptus for an independent GlusterFS advisory board meant to push the open source GlusterFS project and foster contributions and participation from third-party sys admins, developers and ISVs....
CloudLinux, Inc., developers of the only commercially-supported Linux server operating system made specifically for shared hosting, today announced that CloudLinux OS is now fully compatible with the Atomia software automation platform. "Now, Atomia customers can easily upgrade their ...
With Cloud Expo Silicon Valley (9th Cloud Expo) starting today Monday November 7 at the Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, let's introduce you in greater detail to the distinguished individuals in our incredible Speaker Faculty for the technical program at the conference... We have t...
Cloud Expo New York, June 6-9, 2011 early bird registration will expire on Friday. Register now for a Gold Pass for the 8th International Cloud Expo on June 6–9, 2011, at the Javits Center in New York City and save $500 on your full conference pass. Gold Pass Delegates will receive ful...
"This acquisition marks a significant step forward in our investment in the success of OpenStack," wrote OpenStack's GM Jim Curry Wednesday as he confirmed that Rackspace has acquired Anso Labs, best known for its work with NASA to help build their Nebula cloud platform, the code behin...
In July 2010 the StratusLab project conducted two surveys to collect requirements for the StratusLab cloud distribution and to understand the existing experience with virtualization/cloud technologies in Europe. Funded through the European Union Seventh Framework Programme (FP7), Strat...
A few months back, in a story mostly about Microsoft’s complicated relationship with the Russian government and its seemingly dualistic role in the ongoing suppression of various free speech and human rights organizations, we also surfaced contemporaneous reports in the Russian languag...
Eucalyptus Systems and Red Hat are now partners. Red Hat has a lot of cloud ambitions and delivers the infrastructure but it doesn’t have a cloud platform. Eucalyptus has an open source-based private cloud platform that does the heavy lifting and provides the cloud’s signature elastici...
It took Novell more than two days after the announcement that it's being bought for its chief marketing officer John Dragoon to say on the company's web site that Novell's Unix copyrights will stay with Novell. God knows it wasn't answering the phone. What Dragoon says still mean...
Having had 3Tera in its possession since February, CA Technologies has revved its AppLogic turnkey cloud infrastructure widgetry and come out with a 2.9 platform to broad its appeal. It's supposed to let cloud-minded managed service providers or large enterprise themselves look like...


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