Never say never. VMware is about to join the OpenStack Foundation, a group initially backed by other industry giants as a counterweight to VMware’s server virtualization dominance. Intel and NEC are also on deck to join as Gold OSF members.
Just in time for VMworld, VMware is about to join the OpenStack Foundation as a Gold member, along with Intel and NEC, according to a post on the OpenStack Foundation Wiki. The applications for membership are on the agenda of the August
VMware is the preferred private cloud infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) provider for businesses by a significant percentage, according to executives interviewed in a new survey.
A survey of more than 100 executives who purchased or are planning to purchase cloud services showed that VMware was the preferred cloud platform by 34 percent.
Following VMware in popularity were OpenStack, the open-source platform pioneered by Rackspace, at 14 percent; IBM's SmartCloud platform at 12 percent; the
Todayâs cloud computing landscape has no clear leading vendor; but rather is a mosaic of services. While the commercial opportunities are enormous, open source clouds are beginning to dominate the private cloud side of the market.
These are the findings of a new survey of 651 companies, conducted by RightScale, Inc. Among the 64% of respondents who plan to include a private cloud option as part of their cloud portfolio, open source private cloud solutions are taking the lead. The largest share of cloud adopters, 41%, plan to use only open source-based private cloud
When people think of Cloud Computing, the service that most readily comes to mind is Infrastructure. Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) refers to the infrastructure, storage and network services that are available from most cloud vendors.
IaaS is a completely separate offering and market from the other services provided by cloud vendors such as Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) or any of the many other XaaS offerings and is often confused with datacenter outsourcing or a hosting solution. And though vendors appear to offer very similar offerings, all cloud vendors are not created equally.
So, with so
A journalist for more than 25 years, Antone Gonsalves has covered general, business and technology news for a wire service, magazines and websites. He started his career with United Press International, working as a reporter in Kansas and later as an editor in charge of news coverage in Florida and California. At the height of the Internet boom in the late '90s, Gonsalves moved to San Francisco, where he worked as a business technology reporter and editor for PC Week, InformationWeek and TechWeb. Gonsalves is also a contributing writer for Bloomberg.com and Businessweek.com.While cloud computing giants Amazon, Google and Microsoft scramble to
Two weeks after launching its public OpenStack cloud, Rackspace follows suit with its private cloud implementation. The availability of both options will make it easier for customers interested in running hybrid cloud for their workloads, the company said.
Dr. Nic Williams, a “developer’s developer” who was also VP of engineering at Engine Yard, is on to new things and a new Platform as a Service. He’s founded Stark & Wayne, a consultancy that will focus on helping companies deploy the Cloud Foundry PaaS that VMware spun off to the Pivotal Initiative.Williams appears tightly aligned with Cloud Foundry — one of two customers mentioned on his web page is the Pivotal Initiative and he is working out of the Pivotal Labs office in San Francisco. Pivotal Labs, now part of EMC, is contributing technology to the Pivotal Initiative. Confused? Sorry.Stark & Wayne is thus far a one-man show. According to
There's a lot of concern, much of justified, about the fate of IT jobs as cloud computing gains traction.At one extreme, some analysts predict much of IT will move outside the organization.
Evolven's Syed Raza and Martin Perlin did a great job pulling together the top ways cloud computing is changing IT employment opportunities.Â Pulling information and analysis from various sites (including some from yours truly), Raza and Perlin paint of picture of great opportunity -- not decline
For CIO George Reed, having the right enterprise cloud computing skills in his data center is a matter of life and death. No, really.
Reed is the CIO of Seven Corners Inc., a privately held global travel insurance provider in Carmel, Ind. Each day any number of the company's 220,000 policy holders around the world could be calling on Seven Corners through its Web portals for help in a crisis. That's in addition to the 15,000 medical providers and eight insurance carriers who knock at the insurance provider's portal doors. All of them have to be able to securely access what they need, anytime from anywhere.
In a July 2012 CompTIA
Summary: Companies need to grasp implications of moving to cloud and develop roadmap to holistically secure IT systems instead of deploying security products for individual stacks.
SINGAPORE--Companies need to move away from the mentality of having complete control over their IT infrastructure and securing different IT stacks in a piecemeal manner when they make the move toward cloud computing, industry executives urge.
Jim Reavis, co-founder and executive director of Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), said traditional IT security practices have always been black and white in that tech departments know
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