Surgient Session at Cloud Expo
Surgient added to its existing suite of recognized innovations with a newly
granted patent on the, “Creation and Management of Federated Virtual Server
Clouds.” Additionally, three separate organizations honored Surgient for
being among the fastest growing and most successful technology companies.
Surgient has long been a leader in providing infrastructure-as-a-service
(IaaS) through its purpose-built, seventh-generation cloud automation
Everyone wants to lower their capital expenditures and increase operational
efficiency - it's a sign of the times. The economy of the past 12 - 18 months
has forced all organizations to do more with less and become more efficient.
While everyone can identify with the request to do more with less, they can
also identify with the overwhelming need to deliver quality.
The need to deliver qualit... (more)
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Claiming its latest innovation is expected to invigorate research into 5G
cellular communications across the world, South Korea’s Samsung is
developing new technology offering access to high-speed networks at 100 times
current speeds. Samsung expects to roll out its 5G network by 2020. Read
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'We've received an overwhelming response to our ISV Initiative as software
developers and users alike realize the benefits of desktop virtualization,'
said Bryan Goode, Parallels' Director of Business Development, as SWsoft
announced today that EMS Database Management Solutions, Inc. has joined the
Parallels Partner Program's ISV Initiative.
Parallels’ award-winning desktop virtualization software is made by
"SWsoft's Parallels Partner Program is a great opportunity for companies like
EMS to reach new customers," Goode added.
The Parallels ISV Initiative enables Windows-only software vendors to quickly
and easily extend their reach to the fast-growing Mac and Linux markets by
incorporating Parallels virtualization software. Software vendors receive
streamlined application compatibility testing, technical support, sales
support and co-marketing opportun... (more)
From tomorrow Virtualization and Cloud Computing are going to be center
stage, 18-19 May, at the Prague Hilton as the Czech Republic plays host to
Virtualization Conference Europe 2009, co-located with Cloud Computing Expo
Europe 2009 - the first conference outside the USA in SYS-CON's world-beating
series of events devoted to the two hottest interlinked topics in Enterprise
Speakers and attendees alike are converging on Prague from all over Europe,
and indeed many are even flying in from the USA and other continents in order
to familiarize themselves with where exactly Europe is located on the
Cloud/Virtualization spectrum right now. Here is a round-up of speakers,
arranged by country of origin.
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Petri Lillberg - EVP of R&D, SSH Communications Security
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“Not Your Grandfather’s Data Warehouse – Big Data and Virtualization
Impact your EDW Architecture” is the title of a recent CIO.com blog by
Brian Hopkins, a new analyst in Enterprise Architecture group at Forrester
Research. Brian makes some great points about how two key technologies, Big
Data and Data Virtualization, are impacting information architecture
strategies and changing the role of the enterprise data warehouse as we know
Enterprise Architects should consider Big Data and Data Virtualization
impacts on their future DW architecture
Above is the subtitle of Brian’s article. Wise guidance if you ask
me. And certainly in line with the work Composite Software is doing with
our most advanced data virtualization customers.
Regarding Big Data per se, Brian makes the point that “Big Data expands the
scope of data warehouses.” Further he points out that “Bi... (more)
(April 20, 2009 - 11 am EST) - Well now the fat is in the fire. A ticked-off
HP is coming out against Cisco with both guns blazing.
It claims it's been working for years on the kind of all-in-one
compute-storage-network-fabric-power-and-cooling convergence that Cisco says
HP says it's had such a thing in mind ever since it started its adaptive
So naturally it claims that what it's got is better than anything Cisco, a
veritable server neophyte, can field and that its widgetry will
"fundamentally change the way technology is used to deliver business
services" while cutting infrastructure costs and data center complexity.
(Where have we heard this before?)
It calls the stuff Matrix and says it will automate data center processes
complements of a Matrix Orchestration Environment (MOE), basically a console
that can do template-based prov... (more)
Traditionally, organizations have had two choices for delivering a PC
application: a "fat" PC or server-based terminal services. Terminal services
is an approach that hosts the application in an x86 "mainframe" environment,
collects keystrokes and mouse clicks from the user, and delivers the
resulting screen changes back to the user using a bandwidth-efficient
protocol such as RDP or ICA. A small piece of client software running on a
thin client or an old PC would decode the instructions and "draw" the screen
changes on the monitor. The leading solutions for terminal services software
include Microsoft Windows Server (with its terminal-services mode) and Citrix
Now there's a new way to deliver PC applications - a virtual PC.
Virtualization is a process that can break a physical server into lots of
smaller machines. The software that does this is called a... (more)
Well, look who Citrix has tied up with. Arista Networks where Sun co-founder
Andy Bechtolsheim retreated after he left Sun for the second time.
Bechtolsheim started Arista with his buddy, Stanford professor David
Cheriton; the two of them were the first investors in Google.
Anyway, Citrix and Arista, which does 10 gigabit Ethernet switches and has
started to chase the cloud, say they are working on cloud networking
solutions for large datacenter and cloud service provider environments.
They're going to test and integrate the Citrix NetScaler VPX virtual
appliance with Arista's 7000 series switch. They aim to deliver a cloud
networking solution married to wire-rate, high-density 10G switching with
proven L4-7 application delivery services.
Arista's platform is based on a new software architecture with self-healing
properties and live in-service software upgrade capabil... (more)
In my post "Interfaces for Private and Public Cloud Computing", I briefly
described the main differences between public and private cloud computing
from the perspective of their different application scope and interfaces. My
position was that a private cloud interface should provide rich enough
semantics, far beyond of that provided by public clouds (such as Amazon EC2
APIs), to ease the integration of the distributed virtual infrastructure in
the data-center management stack, including user and administration support.
Such interface should provide additional functionality for virtualization,
networking, image and physical resource configuration, management, monitoring
and accounting, not exposed by pubic cloud interfaces.
I also envisioned that, although conceived as a library to interface with
different virtualization technologies, the libvirt virtualization API co... (more)
IBM and Canonical are introducing a new, flexible personal computing software
package for netbooks and other thin client devices to help businesses in
Africa bridge the digital divide by leapfrogging traditional PCs and
proprietary software. This is the first cloud- and premise-based Linux
netbook software package offered by IBM and Canonical.
Part of IBM's Smart Work Initiative, the new package targets the rising
popularity of low-cost netbooks to make IBM's industrial-strength software
affordable to new, mass audiences in Africa. Businesses that could not afford
traditional PCs for all employees can now use any type of device and low-cost
software to enable all workers to work smarter anywhere using a variety of
devices, regardless of the level of communications infrastructure.
The IBM Client for Smart Work is now available across Africa and is being
piloted for o... (more)
Desktop Virtualization on Ulitzer
At the end of last year I made some predictions for how I think desktop
virtualization will develop in 2010. People who have listened to Brian
Madden TV's prediction show will have heard references to some of them and I
think the time is right to share the whole list with our broader readership.
I am interested in your thoughts too, feel free to comment whether you agree
1. The proof year for hosted virtual desktops
From talking to our numerous customers and partners around the world, we see
there is now general acceptance that the componentized desktop model is the
way to go, and there is a good understanding of the sorts of benefits we will
see. We believe 2010 will see a distinct move to non-persistent,
component-based desktops in large enterprises as challenges such as how to
manage the user experience in a standa... (more)