|By Maureen O'Gara||
|September 28, 2008 02:15 AM EDT||
Windows HPC Server RTMs
Microsoft has RTM’d Windows HPC Server 2008, which it’s been pushing at Wall Street this week of all weeks for – get this – risk analysis. For what it’s worth Morgan Stanley has been working with Microsoft on it. Cray is bundled the software on its new $25k-to-start CX1 compact supercomputer. HPC Server will cost $475 a node.
3Leaf Gets $35m C Round
Virtualization player 3Leaf Systems has gotten a $35 million C round from LSI with follow-on investments from Intel, Alloy Ventures, Enterprise Partners Venture Capital and Storm Ventures. The money is earmarked for accelerating the development of the company’s enterprise virtualization widgetry and expanding its sales and marketing. LSI expects to collaborate with 3Leaf, figuring on tickling its storage and networking. 3Leaf previously raised $32.5 million.
Linux Foundation Nails Another One
The Chicago Mercantile Exchange has joined the Linux Foundation and will chair the User Advisory Council. LF’s people say the move might appear to have “some dark irony considering the financial markets’ crash; however, the Linux Foundation and many of the banks with which it works believe that Linux and open source will be more and more considered as we move into a new economic environment.” CME is one of the financial services industry’s biggest users of Linux.
rPath Enables VMware Appliances
rPath says that virtual appliances designed for the VMware Ready Virtual Appliance Program can be developed using its rBuilder and rPath Lifecycle Management Platform, widgetry that’s supposed to – poof – transform apps into virtual appliances. The stuff’s also meant to leverage SUSE, at least just enough of it to run.
Shorting IBM Outlawed
After IBM asked, the SEC put its name of the new list of stocks thou shalt not short, at least until October 2 when the economy presumably stops being in freefall. IBM apparently qualifies because of its global financing arm. IBM hasn’t been a target of the shorts. At close of business Thursday there were 299 names on the list and according to the AP some of the companies haven’t a clue how they got there.
Google Defends Yahoo Deal
Google has put up a web site to sell its deal with Yahoo to the unconvinced and utterly opposed at http://www.google.com/yahoogooglefacts/.
Citrix Subject of Repeat Acquisition Rumor
Barron’s has been passing along the latest rumor redux, which has Citrix back being an acquisition target. Off and on the rumor mill has had Microsoft interested.
Financial Crisis Will Hurt IT Spending: Ballmer
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer told Bloomberg Wednesday that hardware and software sales will probably be hurt by the financial crisis. Microsoft would use the slump, he said, to “invest more in our future than the other guys we’re competing with.”
Microsoft Just Saved $1.5b
That weeping and gnashing of teeth you heard is coming from Alcatel-Lucent because it won’t be getting that $1.5 billion in MP3 damages from Microsoft that a jury awarded it last year. The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has upheld a lower court’s decision finding one patent wasn’t infringed and Microsoft had a valid license to the other one from the Fraunhofer Institute.
Based on what Microsoft partners have been whispering in its ear and with no rationale offered, CNET says Redmond is going to delay the release of Windows 7 Mobile, its next iPhone-leveling smartphone OS, by six to nine months – from early 1H09 to 2H09. Microsoft has previously made no pronouncement about timing.
Dual-Core Atoms Move Out
Intel has released its dual-core nettop-seeking Atom chips, which run $40 in 1,000-unit quantities, 11 bucks more than the single core. The 1.6GHz Atom 330 has a 1MB L2 cache and a 533MHz front-side bus. It dissipates 8W.
Wistron Eyes Dell Plants
Pioneer Latest To Sign Microsoft Patent Cross-License
Pioneer is going to be paying Microsoft for the patent cross-license deal they just cut. It covers Pioneer’s TVs and auto navigation products.
Six Years & Microsoft Documentation Still Lacking
A documentation-challenged Microsoft got its ears boxed Thursday by the lady judge overseeing its 2002
HP To Expand Board
Come January Rohm Haas CEO Rajiv Gupta, whose company makes specialty materials, will join the HP board, which will then expand to 11 seats, 10 of which are filled by outside directors.
OASIS To Push Information Cards
OASIS has formed an Identity Metasystems Interoperability Technical Committee to push the use of Information Cards to manage personal digital identities. They let people authenticate themselves on multiple web sites without maintaining passwords for each site. The committee includes IBM, CA, Microsoft, Novell and the DOD.
Mess Spreads to
Credit Suisse figures “a majority of Indian IT companies are likely to miss their FY3/09 revenues guidance.”
Software-driven innovation is becoming a primary approach to how businesses create and deliver new value to customers. A survey of 400 business and IT executives by the IBM Institute for Business Value showed businesses that are more effective at software delivery are also more profitable than their peers nearly 70 percent of the time (1). DevOps provides a way for businesses to remain competitive, applying lean and agile principles to software development to speed the delivery of software that ...
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"Our premise is Docker is not enough. That's not a bad thing - we actually love Docker. At ActiveState all our products are based on open source technology and Docker is an up-and-coming piece of open source technology," explained Bart Copeland, President & CEO of ActiveState Software, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOps Summit at Cloud Expo®, held Nov 4-6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
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DevOps Summit 2015 New York, co-located with the 16th International Cloud Expo - to be held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY - announces that it is now accepting Keynote Proposals. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to wait for long development cycles that produce software that is obsolete...
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What do a firewall and a fortress have in common? They are no longer strong enough to protect the valuables housed inside. Like the walls of an old fortress, the cracks in the firewall are allowing the bad guys to slip in - unannounced and unnoticed. By the time these thieves get in, the damage is already done and the network is already compromised. Intellectual property is easily slipped out the back door leaving no trace of forced entry. If we want to reign in on these cybercriminals, it's hig...
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Infor has announced a new feature Infor CloudSuite™ Aerospace & Defense (A&D) to aid compliance with International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). The ITAR function will serve as a complementary function for new or existing Infor CloudSuite A&D customers, to facilitate compliance for Infor customers that are creating a US defense article or performing a US defense service and wish to benefit from cloud-services. The ITAR regulation serves to manage handling and access requirements for dat...
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Bit6 today issued a challenge to the technology community implementing Web Real Time Communication (WebRTC). To leap beyond WebRTC’s significant limitations and fully leverage its underlying value to accelerate innovation, application developers need to consider the entire communications ecosystem.
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The 3rd International @ThingsExpo, co-located with the 16th International Cloud Expo - to be held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY - announces that it is now accepting Keynote Proposals. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the most profound change in personal and enterprise IT since the creation of the Worldwide Web more than 20 years ago. All major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions devices - computers, smartphones, tablets, and sensors - connected to th...
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The Internet of Things is not new. Historically, smart businesses have used its basic concept of leveraging data to drive better decision making and have capitalized on those insights to realize additional revenue opportunities. So, what has changed to make the Internet of Things one of the hottest topics in tech? In his session at @ThingsExpo, Chris Gray, Director, Embedded and Internet of Things, discussed the underlying factors that are driving the economics of intelligent systems. Discover ...
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Cochlear Limited, the global leader in implantable hearing solutions, has selected AppZero for easy migration of its Microsoft Windows Server 2003 applications, a major priority for IT organizations before Microsoft ends support on July 14, 2015. AppZero software enables server application migration from old operating systems to new platforms or clouds and has been proven to be ten times faster, more reliable and efficient than alternative approaches.
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Fundamentally, SDN is still mostly about network plumbing. While plumbing may be useful to tinker with, what you can do with your plumbing is far more intriguing. A rigid interpretation of SDN confines it to Layers 2 and 3, and that's reasonable. But SDN opens opportunities for novel constructions in Layers 4 to 7 that solve real operational problems in data centers. "Data center," in fact, might become anachronistic - data is everywhere, constantly on the move, seemingly always overflowing. Net...
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SYS-CON Media announced today the IBM, which offers the world’s deepest portfolio of technologies and expertise that are transforming the future of work, has launched ad campaigns on SYS-CON’s numerous online magazines such as Cloud Computing Journal, DevOps Journal, Virtualization Journal, and IoT Journal. IBM's campaigns focus on application testing, improving application development processes, common challenges in testing composite applications, continuous testing as part of the DevOps lifec...
Nov. 19, 2014 08:15 PM EST Reads: 1,391
To manage complex web services with lots of calls to the cloud, many businesses have invested in Application Performance Management (APM) and Network Performance Management (NPM) tools. Together APM and NPM tools are essential aids in improving a business's infrastructure required to support an effective web experience... but they are missing a critical component - Internet visibility. Internet connectivity has always played a role in customer access to web presence, but in the past few years u...
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In her General Session at 15th Cloud Expo, Anne Plese, Senior Consultant, Cloud Product Marketing, at Verizon Enterprise, focused on finding the right mix of renting vs. buying Oracle capacity to scale to meet business demands, and offer validated Oracle database TCO models for Oracle development and testing environments. Anne Plese is a marketing and technology enthusiast/realist with over 19+ years in high tech. At Verizon Enterprise, she focuses on driving growth for the Verizon Cloud platfo...
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As cloud gives an opportunity to businesses to buy services externally – how is cloud impacting your customers? In his General Session at 15th Cloud Expo, Fabio Gori, Director of Worldwide Cloud Marketing at Cisco, provided answers to big questions: Do you see hybrid cloud as where the world is going? What benefits does it bring? And how does Cisco connect all of these clouds? He also discussed Intercloud and Cisco’s investment on it.
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SYS-CON Events announced today that AIC, a leading provider of OEM/ODM server and storage solutions, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. AIC is a leading provider of both standard OTS, off-the-shelf, and OEM/ODM server and storage solutions. With expert in-house design capabilities, validation, manufacturing and production, AIC's broad selection of products are highly flexible and are conf...
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SYS-CON Events announced today that Windstream, a leading provider of advanced network and cloud communications, has been named “Silver Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9–11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York, NY. Windstream (Nasdaq: WIN), a FORTUNE 500 and S&P 500 company, is a leading provider of advanced network communications, including cloud computing and managed services, to businesses nationwide. The company also offers broadband, p...
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SYS-CON Events announced today that IDenticard will exhibit at SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. IDenticard™ is the security division of Brady Corp (NYSE: BRC), a $1.5 billion manufacturer of identification products. We have small-company values with the strength and stability of a major corporation. IDenticard offers local sales, support and service to our customers across the United States and Canada...
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IoT is still a vague buzzword for many people. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Mike Kavis, Vice President & Principal Cloud Architect at Cloud Technology Partners, discussed the business value of IoT that goes far beyond the general public's perception that IoT is all about wearables and home consumer services. He also discussed how IoT is perceived by investors and how venture capitalist access this space. Other topics discussed were barriers to success, what is new, what is old, and what th...
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Agility is top of mind for Cloud/Service providers and Enterprises alike. Policy Driven Data Center provides a policy model for application deployment by decoupling application needs from the underlying infrastructure primitives. In his session at 15th Cloud Expo, David Klebanov, a Technical Solutions Architect with Cisco Systems, discussed how it differentiates from the software-defined top-down control by offering a declarative approach to allow faster and simpler application deployment. Davi...
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