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On the role of CMDBs in virtualization and cloud computing

Posted by Staff   |   Thursday, June 3rd, 2010   |   0 Comments

Bernd Harzog, founder and CEO of, recently published an interesting article about the role of Configuration Management Databases (CMDBs) in a world of virtualization and cloud computing. Or…

Benckmarking a IaaS cloud computing infrastructure

Posted by Staff   |   Monday, May 31st, 2010   |   0 Comments

At today most public cloud infrastructures are sort of black boxes. There’s not too much that cloud providers are happy to disclose about, including their architecture internals, internal and 3rd…

Release: CiRBA Data Center Intelligence 5.3

Posted by Staff   |   Monday, May 10th, 2010   |   0 Comments

In September 2009 the Canadian startup CiRBA released version 5.2 of its capacity planning tool Data Center Intelligence (DCI). Today the company finally releases a minor update, introducing a…

IBM wants KVM to become a world class hypervisor

Posted by Staff   |   Thursday, May 6th, 2010   |   0 Comments

After investing a lot of years and resources on Xen, IBM seems now definitively decided to focus on KVM.
During an interview with InformationWeek in fact, the IBM Vice…

tuCloud partners with Virtual Computer, Kaviza and EMC

Posted by Staff   |   Tuesday, May 4th, 2010   |   0 Comments

tuCloud is a UK startup that entered the cloud computing market in September 2009. While the world was waiting for top players like Verizon and IBM to launch their…

Cisco and VMware go beyond the VCE Coalition

Posted by Staff   |   Tuesday, May 4th, 2010   |   0 Comments

In November 2009 Cisco, EMC and VMware announced a massive alliance dubbed Virtual Computing Environment (VCE) coalition that shook the server market and impacted on the strategy of top…

VMware ESX still leads the market, XenServer grows almost 300%, Hyper-V grows over 200% says IDC

Posted by Staff   |   Tuesday, May 4th, 2010   |   2 Comments

Last week IDC published its Worldwide Quarterly Server Virtualization Tracker for Q4 2009, reporting an increase in the amount of servers used for virtualization.
18.2% of all new servers…

Unidesk leaves the stealth mode and enters the VDI market

Posted by Staff   |   Thursday, April 8th, 2010   |   0 Comments

There’s a lot of interest around the US startup Unidesk, primarily because Ron Oglesby recently left Dell to join it as Chief Solution Architect.
Oglesby is one of the…

Parallels joins The Linux Foundation, looks for Containers integration in the kernel

Posted by Staff   |   Wednesday, April 7th, 2010   |   0 Comments

A few readers may remember that Parallels (formerly SWsoft) has its roots in open source. Its OS virtualization platform Containers (formerly Virtuozzo) in fact has an open source…

Red Hat CEO: VMware customers want RHEV as a parallel hypervisor

Posted by Staff   |   Friday, March 26th, 2010   |   2 Comments

Easy to expect, during the last earnings call about Q1 2010 results (Red Hat Q4 fiscal 2010), the Red Hat President and CEO, Jim Whitehurst, had to address a…

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