The troubled IT giant is about to tweak its cloud services effort according to a Bloomberg News report. The question is whether yet another new strategy can give the company the traction it needs so badly.Cloud computing has been designated a top priority for Hewlett-Packard which sees its legacy PC, server, and printing businesses under fire. Now it looks like the company is retooling that key cloud effort, according to a report from Bloomberg News.A new division, headed by Saar Gillai, is charged with weaving the disparate pieces of HP’s cloud strategy and weaving together, according to the report which cites an internal HP memo as its source.
Brocade, the switch company, is buying Vyatta, a company that pioneered the idea of open-source routing software, in a bid to compete in the networking world as software-defined networking severs the link between networking software and the box that it sits on. Brocade, the networking and switch company, is buying Vyatta, a company that pioneered the idea of open-source routing software, in a bid to compete in a networking world where software-defined networking severs the link between networking software and the box that it sits on.Brocade has been a proponent of Open Flow, the protocol that separates the management of packets in a network
If there isn’t an OpenStack cloud you fancy, wait a second, there’s more — a lot more — in the pipeline. Cloudscaling, Metacloud and Dreamhost will all preview their take on the open-source cloud this week at the OpenStack Summit in San Diego.Don’t fret if the OpenStack clouds now available from Hewlett-Packard, Rackspace, Internap and a handful of private-cloud-centric startups don’t suit your need. There will be more options to choose from very shortly.This week at the OpenStack Summit in San Diego, new flavors of the open-source cloud will be unveiled by Cloudscaling, Dreamhost and Metacloud, among others. Here’s a roundup of some of the noteworthy
Lawmakers at the Vermont statehouse will discuss the viability of implementing a cloud computing tax for the state on November 19, 2012, according to a recent article on Boston.com. This will have far reaching implications for all providers of cloud computing services in Vermont. This discussion is the result of a committee formed to investigate the viability and possible implementation of such taxes and will include not only opinions from state tax officials and IT analysts but also some input from Washington tax officials who have had previous experience with the issue.It is no surprise that in a difficult economic climate, state officials
Cloud print, which lets companies create digital “print” jobs from their desktops and tap into a web of connected print facilities, can save resources, money and time. And preserve the value of hard copy print for select applications, writes Peecho founder Sandor Nagtegaal.Digital publishing is growing rapidly and our affinity for consuming real-time media shows no signs of stopping. Despite this, as GigaOM’s Mathew Ingram recently reported, much of the content we put online is actually getting lost in a non-stop stream of information. The problem is, hard-copy print is still best for some jobs — or for some audiences.My frustration about this
In a new report, The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) notes 23 “open issues” regarding the cloud computing, including computing performance, cloud reliability, economic goals, compliance and information security.
Intel on Monday said it is developing high-performance server chips that in the future will serve up faster results from cloud services or data-intensive applications like analytics, all while cutting electricity bills in data centers.The chip maker will integrate a converged fabric controller inside future server chips, which will make server communication faster while helping data centers operate at peak efficiency, said Raj Hazra, vice president of the Intel Architecture Group. Fabric virtualizes I/O and ties together storage and networking in data centers, and an integrated controller will provide a wider pipe to scale performance across
VMware's decision to join the OpenStack Foundation could be a huge or not-so-huge deal. Some see the move as a way to outflank Citrix, others say VMware's Nicira, DynamicOps buys signaled a desire to at least appear more open in the era of cloud computing.If VMware's application to join the OpenStack Foundation is approved, it could mean several things for the server virtualization kingpin.First, it adds more weightFirst, it adds more weight
Sun Microsystems’ slogan, “Write once, run anywhere,” (WORA) was hot stuff in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Today, a new technology wave is forming, “Deploy once, scale anywhere,” or DOSA. So why should we care about WORA now? By understanding the evolution of Java and the emergence of WORA, we may discover insights into how the various cloud computing paradigms will evolve in the coming years.
As an enterprise architect with multiple large Java and cloud deployments, I have been intimately involved in both technology waves. Based on this experience,
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