Citrix Systems in now offering the source code for VMworld’s CloudStack cloud management tool. This development happened just recently; Citrix is also developing new provisional support for additional workloads from new hypervisors. It could be remembered that VMworld acquired Cloud.com in July this year, which gave them full control over CloudStack management.

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According to VMware CEO Paul Maritz, VMware executives are also spending time thinking and talking about cloud computing, just like the case of many IT vendors. He added that the company is not immune to the cloud fever as they use this term a lot.

Earlier this week, VMware launched vSphere, a [...]

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At VMware in Las Vegas this week, HP launched a turn-key IT solution with on-site installation services that includes servers, storage and networking gear, optimized for virtualization on VMware.

HP says this IT solution, called VirtualSystem for VMware, speeds implementation and provides foundation for cloud computing. VirtualSystem is built on products that are [...]

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AppFog, announced today it has been named PHP Community Lead for VMware’s Cloud Foundry the industry’s first Open PaaS. AppFog is a cloud-based PaaS that makes it easy to deploy and scale web based applications. AppFog will be in charge of contributing and maintaining PHP support for CloudFoundry.org, and Cloud [...]

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Joyent CTO, Jason Hoffman recently announced the company’s recent plans, which included the move for an open-source for its cloud-based OS. They call it the SmartOS; it is now currently being used for Joyent’s public cloud platform and SmartDataCenter‘s private cloud platform. The SmartOS will be launched very soon as an open-source [...]

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CumuLogic, a Java Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) software provider, today announced the public beta version of their new PaaS solution which enables enterprises, cloud providers and ISVs to build and manage Java PaaS in public, private and hybrid cloud environments.  The product is based on a cloud application management platform, and includes [...]

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Gluster announced today the Gluster Connector for OpenStack which provides highly scalable and highly-available VM storage functionality for OpenStack, an emerging open source cloud platform. With last week’s announcement of GlusterFS 3.3, OpenStack users will be able to add scale-out integrated file and object storage to any deployment. These two capabilities together [...]

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Big data and Platform-as-a-Service offerings have recently gained momentum, indicating a shift in enterprise IT practices around application development and analytics.

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The second-quarter kicked off with Amazon Web Services cloud computing outage – the biggest networking issue that affected Platform-as-a-Service offering. These architectural flaws – AWS outage, Sony’s PlayStation Network [...]

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EMC reported last Wednesday in the IDG News Service that the company’s revenue in the second quarter of this year has marked a new financial record. This steady increase is a result of huge demands from personal and business demands for a bigger database for their cloud computing efforts.

The big bulk [...]

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Nasuni launched this week a new service called Data Protection which guarantees 100% – 24/7 uptime service-level agreement for access to all objects it stores in the cloud.

Nasuni is a software company that produces Nasuni Filer, a virtual NAS file server/front end that runs on VMware and uses publicly [...]

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Virtualization could mean an end, but making a significant emphasis on that “end” is in fact the cloud.

However, this idea does not have validity. The cloud is another tool in pursuing a fully dynamic, interoperable data environment for an even greater end.

For most businesses, this means a vigorous combination of [...]

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Benchmarking is prevalent in the IT world. To prove that cloud providers’ services are better than others, they steer their benchmarking tests performance metrics. However, the corresponding values obtained from cloud benchmarks are usually vague. Organizations doing the tests recognize that these benchmarks can be a great guide in some situations. Although [...]

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Citrix announced today it has completed its acquisition of Cloud.com, a provider of software-infrastructure platforms for cloud providers.

Cloud.com’s products which include the CloudStack product line, are designed for the deployment and management of cloud services. The acquisition gives Citrix a boost in its cloud-deployment efforts.

Mark Templeton, President and CEO, Citrix [...]

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Since 2008, we have seen a “cambrian explosion” of cloud and infrastructure companies. This now being followed by an M&A feeding frenzy, as the early leaders were gobbled up by the giants. In this panel, we assemble some of the leading M&A rockstars and review some of their biggest hits from last [...]

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ScaleXtreme, Inc., a leading cloud-based systems management company, today announced new functionality for VMware vCloud Director and Amazon EC2. The new cloud provisioning and management functionality, offers users the first hybrid-cloud management product that can both provision and manage the lifecycle of machines through the cloud. Using ScaleXtremeTM, customers with VMware® [...]

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Abiquo, the leading Enterprise Cloud Management software provider, announced today it has won the Cloud Computing World Series award for Best Cloud Management Solution. The Cloud Computing World Series Awards annually recognize the best Cloud products and services. The winners are selected by an independent panel of judges, including press editors, [...]

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