Open Source Journal on Ulitzer
It is interesting to see how Open source rivals Red Hat and Novell have
transferred their Linux warfare to the cloud. As both companies seek to use
their open source history to advantage on the web platform by spouting
standard mantras about avoiding vendor lock-ins and low cost, they have also
taken different approaches on other counts when taking their cloud services
Red Hat is full of idealistic enthusiasm about innovation, progress and being
open through and through. It has always been a vociferous proponent of open
standards and Open content that is hundred percent free from licensing or
royalty payments and has been singing along the same tunes on cloud. It has
been up in arms with Microsoft on many issues including opposing the approval
of Microsoft Office Open XML by the International Organization for
A recent report from analyst firm Forrester called "Sizing the Cloud"
indicates that cloud computing business will continue to play a significant
role in the overall growth of the tech industry. The report predicts that
cloud computing encompassing both public and private sectors will grow from
$40.7bn in 2011 to more than $241bn in 2020. The momentum in the market
should continue to see acceleration and reach a peak in 2014, after which
significant commoditization, price deterioration, and margin pressure will
trigger a natural decline. But overall, by 2020, the report pegs the ... (more)
VMware has certainly announced some significant products and partnerships at
the VMworld 2011 global conference happening this week. But the highlight has
been the company's strong headway into the mobile virtual market that aptly
addresses data synchronization demands brought about by rapid smartphone and
tablet proliferation for both enterprise and personal usage.
VMware has plans to deliver virtual desktops to Samsung and LG android
devices by integrating its recently updated desktop virtualization platform,
VM View 5 and newly revealed VMware Horizon Mobile with Samsung mobile... (more)
Responding to user demand, Amazon has expanded its on-demand computing EC2
offerings. It is auctioning off unused EC2 capacity through Spot Instances
which enable you to make a bid for computing time.
Bidders provide info on the instance family, size and region, number of Spot
Instances they want and the maximum price they're willing to pay per
You can view the EC2 API and AWS Management Console to see prior Spot
Instance prices to give you an idea of how much to bid. The spot price is
dynamic and varies depending on supply and demand fluctuations.
Just like in any reg... (more)
ChannelVission, a global business development company, signed a strategic
agreement with Ecessa Corporation, manufacturer of WAN Link Controllers, to
develop a strategic channel plan and expand the company's channels to market.
The comprehensive multi-million dollar agreement forges a strategic
partnership aligning ChannelVission's channel sales and marketing expertise
with Ecessa's award-winning WAN Link Controllers.
"We're very pleased to partner with Ecessa," said Aman Sehgal, President and
CEO of ChannelVission. "They have excellent products that have a lot to offer
the netw... (more)