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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 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 Standardizatio... (more)

Amazon EC2 Adopts eBay Like Cloud Auction Model

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 instance. 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)

HP Ousts Dell in the Battle for 3PAR

The last several days have been pretty interesting with tech giants Dell and HP trying to outbid each other for the data storage technology company 3Par . After Dell made its intention to grab 3PAR ‘s virtualization goodies public, HP did not waste much time to initiate a steep counteroffer of $24 a share fuelling a spell bounding bidding war. It has turned out that Dell could not really match up to HP's generous and unconditional $33-per-share offer which the board of 3Par found irresistible. Dell certainly could not have been too happy with the outcome as 3PAR's virtualization ... (more)

Broadcom Makes Play for Broadband Powerline Prowess

Power Line Communication or PLC often touted as the next "big play" in broadband delivers audio and control signals to multiple home consumer devices over wired and wireless networks. The reason why semiconductor corporations like Marvell and Broadcom aspire to seize this hot space is because it can be geared to provide Ethernet over Coax, that supports transmission of Ethernet frames over coaxial or coax cable and will have a major impact in future System-on-a-chip (SoC) product lines. With such networks in place, someone could indulge in multi room ,multi device audio and vid... (more)

IBM Acquires Cloud Software Testing Enabler, Green Hat

After a spate of recent acquisition announcements from IBM like DemandTec Inc., Emptoris Inc. and Curam Software Ltd, the IT services giant continues to stay in mode with yet another one. IBM has just said that it is acquiring software quality improvement and cloud testing company Green Hat, which is headquartered in London, England, and Wilmington, Delaware, for an undisclosed amount. Green Hat's application virtualization technology helps developers conduct testing on a software application by leveraging the cloud as a virtual test environment instead of the traditional method... (more)