The Stealthy Rise of the Public Cloud
Amazon is sneaking into larger enterprises, displacing some systems development technology, much like Google displaced Yahoo. The penetration has been so stealthy that many in the press and analyst communities have ignored the rise of the public clouds in the traditional big enterprises.
If Novell Is For Sale, VMware May Buy Its Expertise
The New York Post reported Sept. 15 that Novell was for sale and a deal in two parts was about to be consummated. The Wall Street Journal's Digital Network reported the next day that two of the companies involved in the talks are Attachmate and VMware. Might IBM be involved as well?
Why Eli Lilly Might Talk To More Than One Cloud Vendor
In a discussion on cloud computing at the InformationWeek 500 Conference, Eli Lilly CIO Michael Heim disclosed that his firm has explored options with BlueLock and Savvis. Eli Lilly thus far has been strongly identified as a marquis user of Amazon's EC2. Could it be about to switch? Probably not but there's reason to shop around.
Be Realistic About Cloud Standards
Standards are a funny thing. We all want them, rarely get them, and always seek more. It's pretty much a checklist item these days when it comes to cloud computing, but we could be in a bit of denial about the true value of standards.
A Bolder, Brassier VMware Emerges From The Cloud
Around the breakfast table at VMworld, attendees from places like Calgary, Little Rock and Charleston, S.C., remarked on how Ubuntu, Microsoft and Red Hat were barely visible at the show this year. Microsoft had a little booth I never succeeded in spotting; Red Hat had a 10-by-10 on the perimeter. It all suddenly seemed so obvious.