The publication of the Open Cloud Manifesto is positive. The Cloud, driven
by virtualization, is surfacing at the right time in the market and can
advance computing in this generation.
The concept of "openness" is necessary for innovation to thrive.
Publishing an open view with multiple and varied participants is an example
of global lifecycle transformation where organizations work together across
IBM, one of the key supporters of the Open Cloud Manifesto, has a long
history of advancing collaboration around new technologies. In the 90's,
IBM attempted collaboration by creating consortium style companies such as
Taligent and Kaleida. In the early part of this century, IBM was the leader
of what has transformed in to Eclipse.org. This appears to be IBM's attempt
to get agreement on the Cloud at various levels.
It is clear that each organ... (more)
Surgient Session at Cloud Expo
Surgient added to its existing suite of recognized innovations with a newly
granted patent on the, “Creation and Management of Federated Virtual Server
Clouds.” Additionally, three separate organizations honored Surgient for
being among the fastest growing and most successful technology companies.
Surgient has long been a leader in providing infrastructure-as-a-service
(IaaS) through its purpose-built, seventh-generation cloud automation
Everyone wants to lower their capital expenditures and increase operational
efficiency - it's a sign o... (more)
The recent activity and interest around virtualization including the VMware
IPO and Citrix acquisition of XenSource is indicative of the importance of
virtualization as the leading technology of the 21st century.
In a week where the market was headed decidedly south, the VMware IPO emerged
as a star. The timing of the Citrix acquisition of XenSource was impeccable.
XenSource is an open source company specializing in hypervisors, technology
that allows multiple operating systems to simultaneously run on a single host
computer. These two events showcase enterprise interest in virtual... (more)
Sun has been in a holding pattern since the dot com implosion. And, while Sun
positioned themselves as "the dot in the dot com", that was the last
innovation we have seen come from Sun.
Sun, while it once had very competitive hardware, had no idea how to
productize and implement effective software products. Sun works on the
assumption that all software must lead to Sun server sales - definitely a
flawed idea that was proven wrong numerous times. Sun also was never able
to quite grasp the idea of high volume and low margin sales. Sun continued
on in its technology efforts lik... (more)
Your Next PC? The Personal Cloud, of Course
Since the introduction of the personal computer, we all like to longingly
think about what our next PC will have. Will it be lighter? Will it have
better graphics? Will it be faster? And the biggest question of all, do we
really need all of the latest and greatest features. All of these are
questions we ponder when a new operating system is released, or when our
current PC just decides to quit functioning (usually at the most inopportune
Well, what will your next PC be? No, it is not your next Personal Computer,
it is your... (more)