Both HP and Dell are entering the IaaS cloud services business, building their infrastructure on their own servers and OpenStack (HP)/vCloud (Dell). Dell promises to come with two more clouds based on Windows Azure and OpenStack.
VMware vFabric SQLFire is an in-memory distributed SQL-based cache which can work with a traditional database to persist data to disk.
VMware has today announced the launch of an open source "Platform as a Service" (PaaS), Cloud Foundry.
Verizon Communications Inc. acquires Terremark Worldwide Inc., an operator of data centers, for $1.4bn in a move to boost its cloud strategy. Does this move change the market dynamics in the Cloud IaaS space? Opinions range from highly optimistic to pessimistic and everything in between.
Over the last few months WMware's Steve Jin has published several design patterns around working with virtual machines in the cloud, especially vCloud.
Rod Johnson details VMWare's new Cloud Application Platform Vision, vFabric. It is based on all SpringSource assets and VMware's virtualization technology. Now that nearly all major actors of the Cloud are aiming at PaaS, it may be time to ask whether IaaS is "dead"? and whether PaaS will be able get mindshare of most IT organizations?
While VMWare offering a new range of products to support its vision of enterprise cloud computing at VMWorld 2010 is interesting from an operations and user perspective, developer focus is on vFabric the Spring platform for developing and running cloud based applications. The goal is to provide the same convenience infrastructure for cloud applications as for spring based enterprise applications.
A 2010 survey suggests that companies have slowed their efforts to virtualize their data centers. The survey was conducted by InformationWeek and is the second in an annual series. The key finding: almost 20% fewer companies expect to have 25-49% of their servers virtualized by 2011 and almost 10% fewer companies expect to virtualize 50-74% of their servers.
Today VMware announced the acquisition of GemStone Systems, Inc. GemStone will operate under VMware's Springsource division. Among Gemstone's products is the distributed Java caching GemFire. InfoQ sat down with SpringSource's Rod Johnson and Gemstone's Richard Lamb to discuss their plans going forward.
The long awaited MagLev Ruby implementation, based on GemStone Smalltalk, is now available in a public alpha release. While not quite ready to run Rails, it does support frameworks like Rack and Sinatra. MagLev comes with full support for GemStone's mature distribution and persistence features.
Continuing their push integrating Java and cloud technologies, SpringSource today announced the release of the SpringSource Cloud Foundry. The website enables easy deployment of Java web applications to cloud platforms such as Amazon EC2.
Today VMware announced they have acquired SpringSource for a mix of approximately $362 million in cash and equity plus the assumption of approximately $58 million of unvested stock and options. Industry reactions soon...
Gemstone has released Gemfire Enterprise 6.0 featuring a cluster resource controller that continuously monitors resources in the distributed data fabric. GemFire enables applications to sense changing performance patterns and proactively provision extra resources and trigger rebalancing of predictable data access, throughput, and latency without the need to overprovision capacity.
VMware has announced vSphere, dubbed the operating system of the cloud, a virtualization solution that helps business to transform their data centers into private clouds and moves VMware ahead in the virtualization market.
VMware has open sourced its View Client software which enables connections from Linux clients to remote Windows desktops managed by VMware View. VMware would like to see their partners developing the client for non-x86 devices using operating systems other than Windows XP or Linux.