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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)

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)

HP's Palm Move – Risky or Not?

In a stunning, largely unforeseen move, HP announced that it has shelled out $ 5.70 per share or roughly $1.2 billion to acquire Palm. Arguably a very aggressive and risky move considering that the fact that Palm's market share is about 5% in the U.S. and less than 2% globally. Symbian (Nokia) commands the largest market share in Smartphone environments today while Palm's WebOS lags way behind without any unique position in the market. Looking at HP's prior acquisitions and how they were rebranded almost immediately after purchase -- EDS became HP Enterprise Services and 3Com bec... (more)

NetApp impresses the Market; Capitalizes on Surge in Virtualization and Cloud computing

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