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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)

Cloud Computing Poised to Escalate

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 Delves Deeper into the Mobile Virtualization Platform

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)

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)

ChannelVission Signs Partnership with Ecessa to Expand New Channels

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)