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The mystery announcement we mentioned yesterday was just released - Yahoo, Hewlett Packard and Intel are jointly announcing a new cloud computing research initiative called the Cloud Computing Test Bed. Users will be able to build and launch new applications on the platform. It’s...
We just got word that HP, Intel, and Yahoo will be announcing a joint research initiative tomorrow morning. We don’t have any details at the moment, but we’re guessing it will probably have to do with large-scale processing. Leave your own speculation in the comments - th...
In among the sessions at the recent OMG Real-Time Distributed Object workshop were 2 interesting CEP papers. The first was by the Naval Surface Warfare Center on their evaluations of CEP technologies and tools for potential Navy use. Their goal is to replace certain “hard coded&#...
This is an interesting, in fact very interesting from a strategic and tactical weakness perspective.Here’s my problem with VMware in this situation. Ninety percent of the VMware sales organization is made up of former Dell employees. In fact there are so many ex-Dell sales people at VM...
I have been talking about virtualization security for quite a while. My last speech in EMEA, Belgium 2008 specifically, at the Open Source Virtualization Conference, I mentioned this, see this picture and think about it. Think about it as a security expert, think about it as a CIO, thi...
Santa Clara, CA – July 15, 2008 – Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTXS), the global leader in application delivery infrastructure, today announced “Project Kensho,” which will deliver Open Virtual Machine Format (OVF) tools that, for the first time, allow independent software vendors (IS...
We are in mid-july of 2008. As the Silicon valley sun gets unusually hot, the temperature at Yahoo is rising fast with Carl Icahn and Microsoft renewing their attacks and new acquistion-plans. The August 1 board meeting is fast approaching and Icahn would like shareholders to vote for ...
The particle physics: Evolution, aspergerism and massless massnessGreatest things in life come and go and all you have left is memories. The LHC's attempt to look for the Higgs particle, often also called the God particle by some who are a too much into the "discovery of evolution thin...
For the quarter, IBM’s worldwide server revenue remained $3.9 billion but Gartner revised its numbers and reduced HP’s estimated revenue sales from $4 billion to $3.8 billion. The numbers for the other top server vendors – Dell, Sun Microsystems and Fujitsu/Fujitsu-Siemens – remained t...
If you are tracking the SOA vendors, you probably recently heard about Progress Software buying Mindreef (right after picking up IONA the day before as well). So let's take a minute to talk about iTKO's own view of the rapid moves and what it means for the market for software... ...
If you are tracking the SOA vendors, you probably recently heard about Progress Software buying Mindreef (right after picking up IONA the day before as well). So let's take a minute to talk about iTKO's own view of the rapid moves and what it means for the market for software... ...
Two roads diverged…
Richard Garsthagen from VMware at www.run-virtual.com posted a nice article about ESXi and the ability to get full control over it. an excerpt from his post: As you probably know ESX 3i is the embedded version of ESX, mainly run from usb flash disks build-in servers from HP, Dell, IBM...
McKinsey & Company published a report predicting the market size for Software as a Service (SaaS) will exceed $37B market over the next 5 years. In particular, the report described the need for Independent Software Vendors to SaaS-enable their products using special-purpose SaaS...
It has been almost a year since IBM’s Mashup Eco-System Summit and we noted at the time that there was some confusion among the attendees as to what truly defined an enterprise mashup. Since then we’ve defined the 5Cs of Enterprise Mashups and, more recently, outlined practical exampl...
Yesterday, there was a not-so-funny April Fool’s day joke about SUN acquiring Parallels for $205 million. Normally, I would not even comment on something like that, but surprisingly enough (to me at least) we have received some inquiries asking if this is true. So, to set thing...
Here at JackBe we’re always trying to move the state of the mashup art forward. In past posts we’ve described mashup best practices like the 5Cs of Enterprise Mashups, mashup security, the integration of mashups with important enterprise solutions technologies like your SOA, and produ...
On Wednesday Jan 16, 2008 Jonathan Schwartz, Chief Executive Officer and President, Sun Microsystems, Inc., announced in his blog that SUN is acquiring MySQL AB.On 26 February 2008 Sun Microsystems, Inc. announced it has completed the acquisition of MySQL AB, for approximately $1 billi...
Darryl Taft at eWeek just published a good recap of the opening panel discussion from this week’s Webservices/SOA on Wallstreet Conference, ‘Enterprise Mashups For Wall Street – Leveraging SOA and Web 2.0’. I was also at the show and had a chance to listen to the panel discussion live...
Lately we've done a lot of research and publishing on how Dev & QA teams can ensure better quality throughout the software development and release lifecycle. But what about the IT Operations guys? It seems we are encountering a disconnect between the Enterprise Architecture and Integra...
Mashups don’t live alone. They connect to a dizzying array of information sources, both public and private, and deliver just-in-time answers to all sorts of destinations. Last quarter I took part in a cool project to integrate Jackbe’s Presto into WSRP-compliant portals like Oracle P...
Wow, two big weeks in a row for enterprise software. Last week was all about the now-passe Oracle/BEA/Sun/MySQL acquisitions. This week is another big week for enterprise software: IBM announced ‘Lotus Mashups’ at LotusSphere this week. This is a major milestone for ‘Web 2.0 for...
The biggest news in software may have already hit this year, but it's not like we didn't hear it coming for the past few months. Oracle finally makes good on its intent to buy BEA at $8.5B: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB120048691486294361.html To us, this is good news -- like when So...