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Toronto-based Opalis Software which provides IT process automation tools for data centers has been acquired by Microsoft. Microsoft will be integrating the acquisition into its System Center product line. As Microsoft ventures into cloud adventures and invests more and more in gigantic mega virtualized data centers, Opalis’s scalable, computing software that includes prepackaged workflows and integration solutions will according to Opalis CEO Todd DeLaughter enable Microsoft “to have the most complete virtualization stack available from any single vendor.” The acquisition seems to be a no-brainer for Microsoft to consolidate its System offerings both for physical and virtual environments-Microsoft and Opalis already share a strong common clientele and Opalis already integrates with Microsoft's Operations Manager and Virtual Machine Manager. Microso... (more)

Microsoft boosts Virtualization stack with Opalis acquisition

Toronto-based Opalis Software which provides IT process automation tools for data centers has been acquired by Microsoft. Microsoft will be integrating the acquisition into its System Center product line. As Microsoft ventures into cloud adventures and invests more and more in gigantic mega virtualized data centers, Opalis’s scalable, computing software that includes prepackaged workflows and integration solutions will according to Opalis CEO Todd DeLaughter enable Microsoft “to have the most complete virtualization stack available from any single vendor.” The... (more)

Novell and Red Hat: Taking Linux to the Cloud

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 to market. 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 Ope... (more)

Oracle Fine-Tunes Its Cloud Computing Strategy

Reinforcing its intention to compete with the likes of IBM, HP and Cisco in the increasingly crowded integrated hardware and software cloud space, Oracle has come out with its own version of the same called Exalogic Elastic Cloud. It has been designed to run Java and non-Java applications in virtualized computing environments behind a company's firewall. Modeled after its Exadata Database Machine, another hardware-software combo from Oracle that is geared for database storage performance, this latest cloud stack is intended as a middleware machine combining Intel multi-core proce... (more)

IT Giants Identify a Gold Mine in Federal Cloud Computing Market

With all the concerns about security risks relating to the cloud that are frequently brought up, there is no better way for the technology to stand up to scrutiny and quell any nagging doubts than to win over Federal bodies which are inherently apprehensive of turning over data to a third party. High tech firms offering cloud services are doing just that and creating specially segregated environments that live within the country to pacify the Government's rigorous data protection requirements . The perseverance seems to be paying off as Federal agencies which are seeking to allev... (more)