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  • Interview with Ian Hughes on Virtual Environments and Gaming for Product Development

    by Ben Linders on  Aug 05, 2013 1

    Virtual environments can be a rich form of communication, where people can brainstorm, share and discuss ideas, or collaborate on a virtual version of a product. They can also add a new dimension to customer interaction. Games can be used to simulate situations, as an enhancement for learning and teaching complex problems. Ian Hughes talking about mixing the physical world and the virtual world.

  • PaaS Is The Word

    by JP Morgenthal on  Nov 29, 2012 1

    This article presents a transition path to Platform-as-a-Service for IT. An exploration of the steps from pre-virtualization or virtualization through selecting and operating a PaaS.

  • The Azul Garbage Collector

    by Charles Humble on  Feb 24, 2011

    Azul's recently announced Zing product brings their Garbage Collector, which achieves both pauseless garbage collection and a high tolerance to the factors which typically impact collection and application responsiveness, to Java programs running on Intel and AMD based servers. This article takes a detailed look at how Azul has been able to achieve these design goals.

Open Cloud Will Make Business SHINE

Posted by William El Kaim on  Nov 02, 2009

William El Kaim describes an Open Cloud Model driven by an independent user community to define it further. He also defines the SHINE principles for transforming IT into BT (Business Technology). 3

Introduction to Virtual Service Oriented Grids

Posted by Enrique Castro-Leon&Jackson He&Mark Chang&Parviz Peiravi on  May 06, 2009

This article discusses the combination of three ideas, virtualization, service-orientation, and grid computing into a single concept and computing platform concept.

The Emergence of Virtual Service Oriented Grids

Posted by Enrique Castro-Leon&Jackson He&Mark Chang&Parviz Peiravi on  Apr 30, 2009

The confluence of three technologies, (virtualization, service orientation, and grid computing), is explored to create a foundation for re-examining both technical and business system design issues. 2

Beyond Consolidation: Building a Better Development Environment with VMware

Posted by Mak King on  Dec 10, 2008

Virtualization is more than just server consolidation. Advanced virtualization eases management, enhances flexibility, raises network throughput, and improves redundancy and uptime. 4

More Than Just Spin (Up) : Virtualization for the Enterprise and SaaS

Posted by Matthew Porter on  Aug 31, 2008

Cloud services have helped bring virtualization to the forefront. Its full power however, also includes other benefits such as high availability, disaster recovery, and rapid provisioning. 1

VMware Infrastructure 3 Book Excerpt and Author Interview

Posted by Scott Delap on  Aug 29, 2008

VMware Infrastructure 3: Advanced Technical Design Guide and Advanced Operations Guide provides a wealth of practical insights into setting up virtualization in todays corporate environments.

Comparing the Cloud: EC2, Mosso, and GoGrid

Posted by Craig Wickesser on  Aug 04, 2008

Learn about the new user experience of cloud computing providers EC2, Mosso, and GoGrid and their differing feature sets. 6

Virtualization and Security

Posted by InfoQ Staff on  Jul 13, 2008

While virtualization provides many benefits, security can not be a forgotten concept in its application.

An Introduction to Virtualization

Posted by Scott Delap on  Jul 02, 2008

It is easy to think that virtualization applies only to servers. In reality the recent resurgence of the concept is also being applied to networking, storage, and application infrastructure. 5

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