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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. Microsoft would be able t... (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)

Google Pairs up with VMware Touting Cloud Portability

VMware and Google are aligning with each other to make it easier for applications deployment and to allow interoperability between their respective platforms. Much of the collaboration seems to be centered around VMware's Springsource division that develops and supports Java based enterprise middleware. Specifically Java developers can use the Eclipse based SpringSource Tool Suite to deploy Spring Java apps in their private VMware vSphere environment, in VMware vCloud partner clouds, or choose to directly port them to the Google App Engine with no changes to their code. They will... (more)

Oracle Bolsters Desktop Virtualization Portfolio

Oracle Corp has updated the Sun Ray Client product line geared for displaying server-hosted Windows, Linux and Oracle Solaris desktops with a new version Oracle Sun Ray 3 Plus Client that operates on its Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure software. They all stack up nicely with with Oracle’s other desktop virtualization wares like Oracle Secure Global Desktop and Oracle VM VirtualBox. The new release comes with enhancements including support for Windows 7 virtual desktops, larger displays with native support for up to two 30-inch displays with 2560 x 1600 resolution each enab... (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)