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There are three core vendors and protocols supporting VDI today. Microsoft with RDP, Citrix with ICA, and VMware with PCoIP. For most organizations a single vendor approach has been necessary, primarily because the costs associated with the supporting network and application delivery network infrastructure required to deliver VDI with the appropriate levels of security while meeting performance expectations of users and the need to maintain high availability. It’s a tall order that’s getting taller with every mobile client introduced, especially when you toss in a liberal dose of enforcing policies regarding access to virtual desktops. Most folks are well aware of F5’s long history of deep integration with its partners Microsoft and VMware. Whether it’s integrating with management systems or designing, testing, and documenting the often times complex joint archite... (more)

Cloud Computing, Big Data & Smart Mobile Apps to Drive IT Spending in 2014

Big bucks continue to be spent on hardware and software, with a marked increase in cloud services, according to a new report. Forrester released the data of its annual survey on IT spending worldwide and detected areas with higher spending, including apps and tablets. Forrester Research's annual report on worldwide IT spending split the amount of $2.06 trillion spent this year from businesses and governments between hardware, software and services related to the IT world. CIOs and IT decision-makers plan their biggest software spending increases in mobile applications and middleware, analytics, security, and collaboration software, according to an article on CloudTimes.org. Software registered the largest share of tech spending in 2013 and companies will continue to spend in this segment particularly on smart and cloud computing in 2014. While investment in legacy a... (more)

Moderro to Announce "Turnkey Cloud Computer" This Week at 1st International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo

Moderro Technologies www.moderro.com will debut its Xpack Internet Computer – an integrated (hardware, operating system and web management) solution for the Web 2.0 desktop SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Conference & Expo, November 19-21, in San Jose, CA. The Xpack features a clean and friendly user interface and operating system that was written by Moderro specifically for interacting with Web 2.0 applications. This functionality, combined with simplicity, security, a small footprint, energy efficiency, and backward compatibility make the Moderro Xpack a perfect choice for Web 2.0 office. “Web applications are an afterthought with operating systems confining them to a single-window browser, virtually pushing them into the background,” said Dan Itkis Moderro Vice President. “We decided to develop our own operating system, which makes web applications easier to use while ... (more)

Intacct and SCORE Joined to Bring Cloud Computing to Small Businesses

"Small and mid-sized businesses can use cloud computing to actively manage their financial performance by becoming continuously aware of their financial position and collaborate with trusted CPA advisors to make the best possible business decisions," said Erik Asgeirsson, president and CEO of CPA2Biz. "We are very excited to connect thousands of AICPA member firms with both Intacct and SCORE to help SCORE's clients become more profitable and productive." SCORE, source of free and confidential small business advice for entrepreneurs, and Intacct, a cloud financial management and accounting applications, on Monday announced an exclusive partnership that will benefit SCORE and the more than one million businesses SCORE helps to start and grow every year. Intacct and SCORE have joined forces to support SCORE's mission of facilitating entrepreneur education and the form... (more)

How to Monetize the OpenStack Wave

After OpenStack was announced at OSCON in the summer of 2010, the degree of momentum behind this new open source platform has been nothing short of spectacular. Startups and enterprises alike have placed their strategic bets to monetize the OpenStack wave in various ways. As an ecosystem insider and one of the founding sponsors of the OpenStack Foundation, I wanted to offer my views on how various organizations are looking to skin this cat. I'd like to focus on three of the many efforts currently underway. These three, in particular, happen to be the most vocal about their position and represent three distinct strategy camps. They are Nebula with its OpenStack appliance; Piston with its PentOS cloud operating system; and Dell's Crowbar, an OpenStack installer. While all these approaches appear radically different on the surface, all three ultimately offer the same e... (more)

Mellanox Enters Ethernet Market

Mellanox, which last time we looked was an Infiniband company, has just started peddling a dual-port single-chip so-called ConnectX EN 10 gigE adapter chip and NIC. The widgetry requires no external memory or interface support, which is supposed to make it suitable for low-power blades and volume LAN on motherboard designs, a broader market strategy than Mellanox has had before. Going public might have something to do with it. Gotta keep those numbers up. In keeping with that thought, the new adapter is also supposed to be optimized for multi-core CPUs and virtualized server and storage data center infrastructure. Very coming thing. The small-footprint, reduced-power, single-chip design is supposed to be ideal for volume applications. Mellanox rates the bi-directional throughput at 17.6 Gb/s, with TCP/IP latencies of less than seven microseconds. Unidirectional traffi... (more)

Cloud Computing vs Grid Computing

Michael Sheehan's GoGrid Blog The Cloud just got another potential injection of PR from Apple as well with their announcement of MobileMe. Apple has brought a new technology term, the 'Cloud' - previously reserved for developers, IT managers and the like - to the main-stream public. We all know that the term 'Cloud Computing' is relatively new to the Technology buzz. But just how new is it? I spent some time analyzing search trends of different computing keywords to try to put everything in perspective. Google trends is a nice too that gives insight into broad search patterns. We all know that the term “Cloud Computing” is relatively new to the Technology buzz. But just how new is it? For starters, I ran a quick comparison of “Cloud Computing,” “Grid Computing” and “Utility Computing”. The term Grid Computing has been around for a while (even before Google Trends... (more)

Cloud Computing Bootcamp Announced, Learn What All the Fuss Is About

Alan Williamson's Blog Everywhere you look, someone somewhere is talking about clouds. Cloud this, cloud that, what on earth is all this fuss about? Well the good news, as with most technologies it's never as complicated as the marketing hype would lead you to believe. We've been working in the 'cloud' world for over 2 years now, with many a large installation under our belts. We've worked with all the major cloud providers and deploying fault tolerant solutions both within and outwith the cloud. We were invited to conduct a 'boot camp', that would take people through how they can utilise the cloud infrastructures, and demonstrate all the different types and illustrate that its not as far away from their current thinking as they may probably fear. Staged in San Jose, November 19th, you can come along and learn how all the players fit into the cloud picture, and h... (more)

Yahoo! to Present at 4th International Cloud Computing Expo

Yahoo! is running the largest Hadoop clusters in the world, but what exactly is the Yahoo! Distribution and why is Yahoo! sharing its investment in testing Hadoop? Register Today and Save ! Sponsor and/or Exhibit Today View Full Conference Schedule Eric Baldeschwieler, VP Hadoop Software Development at Yahoo!, will be giving a breakout session at SYS-CON's 4th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo (http://cloudcomputingexpo.com) in Santa Clara, CA, this coming November 2 - 4, 2009, that answers those questions. His session is entitled "Hadoop @ Yahoo! - Internet Scale Data Processing." The session will cover major use-cases for Hadoop @ Yahoo!, explain how it benefits the larger cloud ecosystem, and provide a glance into the exciting plans moving forward around Hadoop and related open source technologies. About the Speaker: Eric Baldeschwieler, VP Hadoop Soft... (more)

A Cloud Service Rating System

Yesterday's post "Cloud Computing as a Commodity" received some very interesting feedback. In particular were the comments suggesting the creation of a Cloud Service Provider Rating System similar to a corporate "credit rating" that estimates the service worthiness of a cloud computing provider. Below are a collection of the comments posted. Rodos said; Rather than classifying clouds I think the information needs to go into the workloads descriptions or metadata, such as an service level. Your example of the disk storage relates. Does it matter if the storage is local or FC? Its cloud and should be abstracted. What does matter is the performance or service level of the storage, which the workload should dictate a minimum performance. What we will need then is some interfaces, standards and auditing for confirming those SLAs. wllm said;   There is also a question of s... (more)

Azure Cloud opens up to big time science

The recent agreement between Microsoft and NSF (National Science Foundation) is sure to usher in an era of rapid progress in scientific research. Presently many researchers access resources at the National Computing Facilities or National Laboratories. One thing that needs to improve is that the Azure System is built and targetted for businesses primarily. To cater to science, the Azure cloud may have to open up for more applications to the level available at the present resource centers. With the instant availability of resources, and if resource provisioning is guaranteed with required security then Azure Cloud may even be utilized for placing whole National Laboratories' computing needs on the cloud including those needed for automation "End points". Of course organizations such as NERSC themselves are thinking of setting up "Research Clouds", even so Azure System ... (more)

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