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At the end of this month, at its Professional Developers Conference, Microsoft intends to unveil something that CEO Steve Ballmer yesterday referred to as "Windows Cloud." Ballmer explained that "Just like Windows Server looked a lot like Windows but with new properties, new characteri...
Amazon said Wednesday that its Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), currently limited to various Unix and Linux operating systems, will start supporting Windows Server and SQL Server sometime this fall, describing it as "one of our most requested features." It's currently running a private bet...
"Data services apply the same philosophy of reuse and flexibility that SOA offers, but to the data tier," explains John Goodson, executive leader of DataDirect Technologies, in this Exclusive Q&A in the run-up to the inuaugural DataServices World on June 24th in New York City, of which...
This tutorial provides step-by-step instructions on how to install VMware Server 2 on an Ubuntu 8.04 desktop system. With VMware Server you can create and run guest operating systems ("virtual machines") such as Linux, Windows, FreeBSD, etc. under a host operating system. This has the ...
Join Microsoft General Manager Mike Neil for this "Virtualization Futures" keynote as he shares his thoughts on the state of IT computing and tomorrow’s trends, and how Microsoft is helping to transform the traditional desktop and datacenter. Mike will discuss directions for Microsoft’...
Oracle’s 11g Database, Fusion Middleware and Enterprise Manager now support Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). Oracle said Monday that customers can use their existing software licenses on EC2 for no additional fees as well as a set of free Amazon Machine Images (AMIs) to provision ...
The future model for providing IT infrastructure and services in large organizations is what many today are calling "Cloud Computing" - a concept popularized by Amazon through its web services efforts. Merrill Lynch analysts for example reckon that by 2011 the volume of Cloud Computing...
Virtualization player 3Leaf Systems has gotten a $35 million C round from LSI with follow-on investments from Intel, Alloy Ventures, Enterprise Partners Venture Capital and Storm Ventures. The money is earmarked for accelerating the development of the company’s enterprise virtualizatio...
Unisys president and CEO Joe McGrath will be stepping down by the end of year. The board thinks “a change in leadership would best enable Unisys to move forward on accelerating execution of the company strategy.” It has formed a search committee.
DataDirect Technologies is the software industry's comprehensive provider of software for connecting the world's most critical business applications to data and services, running on any platform, using proven and emerging standards. Developers worldwide depend on DataDirect products to...
The Storm Cloud of Innovation is where user demands and vendor dynamics are played out, where the interactions between suppliers and architects are precipitated around the need to overcome challenges and roadblocks on the journey to adoption. In this session, 451 Research Director for ...
MokaFive's LivePC virtual machines, which contain an entire desktop operating system and application stack that can be run online or offline, boot quickly on a PC, fit easily and securely on a USB flash drive, and update automatically over a network or the Internet. With its unique sma...
The Democrats had their convention, followed by the Republicans. As VMware gets ready for its own convention, Microsoft has rained on their parade by holding its 'Get Virtual Now' Virtualization party one week ahead of VMware's. I am looking at the news headlines this morning and all I...
Success in business increasingly relies on proactively harnessing the power of advanced technologies to manage processes, information, and relationships. Today’s IT intensive enterprise must always be on the lookout for the latest in innovation that allow businesses to run with fewer r...
Parallels Desktop 3.0 is a Mac system utility that allows users to run Windows, Linux, and more side-by-side with Mac OS X on any Intel-powered Mac, without rebooting. Parallels' Mac virtualization technology has won over 25 major industry awards and is used by more than 850,000 users...
David Marshall in his InfoWorld 'Virtualization Report' blog writes: 'Despite a sharp slowdown in U.S. business software spending, an April 2008 survey report from ChangeWave Research shows that virtualization may be spared as virtualization software spending has increased.' Marshall c...
Server virtualization caught the attention of many IT professionals for the cost savings and agility afforded via consolidation, business continuity and test/dev. However, Microsoft customers and Microsoft IT moved beyond the traditional datacenter uses of virtualization and have begun...
As the adoption of virtualization technology in the data center increases, organizations are encountering new challenges associated with planning and managing rapid growth in virtual infrastructure. Without effective planning and forecasting, organizations often fail to realize the ful...
Virtualization has become a critical part of Enterprise IT strategy. Why and how has it become one of the most important change agents in our industry? To answer these questions I had the good fortune recently to be able to speak to a select group of top IT industry executives who join...
In light of today's explosive IT infrastructure growth and complexity, organizations are increasingly adopting virtualization as a means of consolidating IT resources, simplifying management, and minimizing overhead. One of the most complex issues facing VMware users trying to fully ca...
After VMware's parent company EMC removed his wife Diane Greene as CEO on July 7, VMware co-founder and chief scientist Mendel Rosenblum has followed Greene out the door. Reportedly she was dismissed for failing to meet sales expectations by a country mile and for failing to keep costs...
VMware deserves a lot of credit. Even though hardware virtualization has been around for decades in one form or another, we wouldn't have it in the x86 space without VMware. The hardware and OS vendors would have been happy to keep selling hardware that was only 20% utilized. VMware tu...
Virtualization will be the highest-impact trend changing IT infrastructure and operations through 2012, according to Gartner. Virtualization will transform how IT is managed, what is bought, how it is deployed, how companies plan and how they are charged. As a result, virtualization is...
2007 was a breakout year for virtualization, as it finally hit the mainstream. But where do we go from here? The virtualization 'wave' is just forming. And while server virtualization is at full crest, there are many more waves behind this that are taking shape and quite frankly, are m...
In this webcast you will see some examples of leveraging JBoss product suite in Enterprise Service-Oriented Architecture implementations. You will examine real-life case studies to clearly understand the full lifecycle of an Enterprise SOA, as well as what it takes to have the “Practic...
In a recent study, CIOs ranked "improving business processes" as their #1 priority for 2008. But the big question has always been - How does one get started with a BPM initiative? The traditional approach has been to engage external consultants and to dedicate significant time and reso...
Melding a stable enterprise architecture with the right level of technical and organization transparency involves two different perspectives. An architect can lay a SOA foundation that enables development teams to build new functionality leveraging Web Services. However, without a libr...
The most important business benefit that service-oriented architecture (SOA) can provide is the ability to respond swiftly to change - thus helping to "future-proof" a company's IT investments. On November 19-21, in the San Jose Fairmont Hotel, California, at SOA World Conference & Exp...
Web Age Solutions is a provider of technology mentoring and education to the Fortune 500. Web Age Solutions’ "Preferred Vendor" status with these global leaders is a result of our highly progressive approach to knowledge transfer and relentless pursuit of customer satisfaction. While m...
What is virtualization and how can it benefit my business? What are the different types of virtualization? What are the cost benefits? Why is it "greener"? What important terminology do I need to know? What kinds of challenges does virtualization present? Above all what should I look...
Because of its slow growth - a factor of the freebie open source business model - Red Hat has become fodder for Wall Street acquisition speculation, BusinessWeek says, and offers VMware as a possible suitor. Such an acquisition would give VMware the operating system it's lacking, make ...
As cloud computing becomes more commonplace, creating a secure method to bridge the gap between existing data centers and remote sources of compute capacity is becoming more and more important. Reuven Cohen, Founder & Chief Technologist of Enomaly, will be giving a session on Bridging...
Just as people begin to understand the difference between web ops and IT, we are entering a period where clouds promise "Ops-Free" computing. Because it’s easy, scalable, available and disposable, the cloud is well on its way to becoming “technology’s next big thing.” However, with rec...
Citrix CTO Simon Crosby, Red Hat CTO Brian Stevens, Egenera CTO Pete Manca are among the top industry executives joining Jeremy Geelan in the famous 4th Floor Reuters Studio overlooking Times Square for a special SYS-CON.TV 'Virtualization Power Panel' to be recorded on the eve of SYS-...
Red Hat CTO Brian Stevens, Citrix CTO Simon Crosby, Egenera CTO Pete Manca, Allen Stewart, Group Manager, Windows Virtualization at Microsoft, and Brian Duckering, Sr. Director of Products and Alliances at Symantec were the top industry executives who joined Jeremy Geelan in the 4th Fl...
As cloud computing becomes more commonplace, creating a secure method to bridge the gap between existing data centers and remote sources of compute capacity is being more and more important. The ability to efficiently and securely tap into remote cloud resources is one of the most impo...
Cloud Computing, in its current incarnation, falls short on its promise to make computing as a whole as simple as plugging an application into a utility service. The “cloud” model initially has focused on making the hardware layer consumable as on-demand compute and storage capacity. T...
Cloud Computing offers significant benefits over traditional solutions for deploying production systems as well as for conducting development and testing activities. This session will distill the unique characteristics of clouds and describe how to best think about deployments in the c...
Virtualization has fostered a new generation of cloud services, enabling organizations to run a wide range of applications in the cloud. However, the value of cloud services will only be fully realized when organizations can take their existing application workloads, easily deploy them...
Cloud technologies offer many benefits over traditional IT systems, especially when managing the size and vastness of unstructured data and unpredictable growth in IT environments. But when does it make sense to adopt cloud technologies and migrate a set of your IT services to the clou...