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Manchester, Royaume-Uni - Fusion™, le gestionnaire de dispositif de VXL pour les entreprises, ne cesse de se renforcer grâce au lancement d'une nouvelle version qui prend en charge les utilisateurs de Linux. Complétant l'offre actuelle, compatible Windows XP Embedded Standard, WES 7 et WE8S, Fusion fixe désormais la référence dans l'industrie pour la gestion des systèmes clients légers. Fusion™ est un gestionnaire de dispositif puissant, convivial et hautement évolutif, conçu pour configurer, surveiller et gérer tous les dispositifs VXL à clients légers, ainsi que les terminaux traditionnels de PC et POS*. Grâce à son interface graphique sur le Web, simple à utiliser, le gestionnaire de dispositif Fusion™ est en mesure de produire rapidement et facilement des images logicielles, des correctifs, des mises à jour et des modules complémentaires, ce qui améliore la pro... (more)

EMC Ups Bid for Data Domain to $2.1b

EMC this morning upped its hostile offer for Data Domain by $3.50 to $33.50 a share cash, a total of roughly $2.1 billion, in an attempt to squeeze out rival NetApp, Data Domain's preferred but cash-strapped suitor, which has only managed to scrap together a bid price of $30 a share in cash and stock so far. The stock market evidently thinks the auction isn't over yet. EMC's news drove Data Domain's price over $34 a share in early morning trading. NetApp's attempt to spook Data Domain stockholders with tales of regulators stopping EMC's bid out of antitrust concerns also failed. EMC said this morning that it had gotten early clearance from the Federal Trade Commission. The wave-through puts EMC even with NetApp, which cleared the regulatory hurdle last Thursday, pushing Data Domain to set a special stockholders meeting for August 14 to vote on the $1.9 billion NetA... (more)

Taking a Cloud-of-Clouds Approach

The next BriefingsDirect IT leadership discussion focuses on how leading Australian IT services provider Thomas Duryea Consulting made a successful journey to cloud computing as a business. We'll learn why a cloud-of-clouds approach is providing new types of IT services to Thomas Duryea’s many Asia-Pacific region customers. The first part of our series addressed the rationale and business opportunity for TD's cloud-services portfolio, which is built on VMware software. The latest discussion continues a three-part series on how Thomas Duryea, or TD, designed, built and commercialized an adaptive cloud infrastructure. This second installment focuses on how a variety of risks associated with cloud adoption and cloud use have been identified and managed by actual users of cloud services. Learn more about how adopters of cloud computing have effectively reduced the risks... (more)

Enterprise Cloud Computing: Sydney – February 13 – 14, 2014

Enterprise Cloud Computing: Sydney – February 13 – 14, 2014 Thursday February 13, 2014-Friday February 14, 2014 C C & C Solutions L20 Zenith Tower A 821 Pacific Highway Chatswood NSW 2067 Australia Price: A$1,045.00 (including $250 early discount) [converted to 958.76 USD] Offered in partnership with C C & C Solutions We offer additional discounts for groups of three or more people, government or non-profit employees, people who’ve taken a ZapThink class before, or individuals who are paying out of their own pocket. Please email us at info@zapthink.com for a discount code you can use when registering. ZapThink Enterprise Enterprise Cloud Computing Course: The Leading Vendor Independent, Architecture-Focused Cloud Training The Enterprise Cloud Computing course an intensive, two day “fire hose” of information that prepares you to leverage the Cloud to achieve real business... (more)

Interfacing Private Clouds with the libvirt Virtualization API

In my post "Interfaces for Private and Public Cloud Computing", I briefly described the main differences between public and private cloud computing from the perspective of their different application scope and interfaces. My position was that a private cloud interface should provide rich enough semantics, far beyond of that provided by public clouds (such as Amazon EC2 APIs), to ease the integration of the distributed virtual infrastructure in the data-center management stack, including user and administration support. Such interface should provide additional functionality for virtualization, networking, image and physical resource configuration, management, monitoring and accounting, not exposed by pubic cloud interfaces. I also envisioned that, although conceived as a library to interface with different virtualization technologies, the libvirt virtualization API co... (more)

Why Microsoft Should Finally Buy Citrix

DISCLAIMER: This is long and the opinions are mine. I’ve written a good bit here about the various ways Microsoft and Citrix overlap in the hypervisor space, ranging from topics like shared code base through competition for the desktop space. To me, these two players have always been the underdogs battling for the right to go head-to-head against VMware in the main enterprise (and now cloud) virtual data center event. I’ve long said here that I think Microsoft is in the best position to make that move, but to be honest, Citrix currently has better technology. In other words, Microsoft has a better strategic play, Citrix a better tactical play. The announcements that came of out Synergy last week prove that. Citrix knows what it’s doing and they know how to build virtualization products to compete with VMware. As has been asked many times before, here and elsewhere:... (more)

VMware Goes Head-to-Head with EC2

The easiest way to build a bridge between private and public clouds is to own both ends of the bridge, which is exactly what VMware is proposing to do with a scheme it calls vCloud Express. VMware figures it’s got the internal private cloud covered with its vSphere widgetry. Now it’s started building from the other side and has recruited a bunch of services providers to build external or public clouds that instantly connect with VMware-based widgetry, rapidly provisioning the stuff on-demand and asking users only to pay for what they use by the hour with a credit card à la Amazon, all managed by the same tools like, say, RightScale’s migration skills. Poof! It’s nominally solved the interoperability and portable issues associated with clouds – though not the proprietary lock-in – and dodged the problem of making it necessary for an application to be written speci... (more)

Commentary: Sun’s Oracle Merger

Mergers & Acquisitions on Ulitzer With only the ‘you may now kiss the bride’ custom to follow, the Oracle/Sun marriage (or dare I say Sun/Oracle) is now finally complete. After months of legal wrangling which has caused nothing but embarrassment and dwindled Sun’s stature within the market sphere, reports also came out that half of Sun's 27,000 staff will be made redundant. Thus initial indications are clear that Oracle, known for its past agnosticism to open source has an eye for the merger being based on maximizing profit. In the meantime Sun’s competitors are probably smiling wryly as the delay of the merger played into their immediate interests but what threats and challenges does this partnership now pose to the once great open source vendor which did so much for developing the tech and e-commerce industry. One thing which Oracle will most probably do is addres... (more)

Microsoft Brings Cloud Interoperability Down to Earth

Microsoft Azure Sessions at Cloud Expo An interoperable cloud could help companies cut costs and governments connect constituents, say Microsoft executives. Governments and businesses alike are looking at cloud services as a way to consolidate IT infrastructure, scale their IT systems for the future, and enable innovative services and activities that were not possible before. To help organizations realize the benefits of cloud services, technology vendors are investing in the hard work of identifying and solving the challenges presented by operating in mixed IT environments, and are collaborating to ensure that their products work well together. In fact, although the industry is still in the early stages of collaborating on cloud interoperability issues, there has already been considerable progress. But what does ‘cloud interoperability’ mean, and how is it benefiti... (more)

The VMware Guy – VMware’s Five Steps to Cloud Computing

Looking to foray into the cloud? Contact The VMware Guy to implement virtualization and cloud computing projects - from proof of concept through production deployment. http://www.thevmwareguy.com Recently, VMware’s Channel Chief shared how VMware will bring solution providers into the fold to deliver and deploy Cloud Computing solutions for their clients. He outlined a five-step process to get solution providers immersed in the technologies behind Cloud computing and transform their businesses in the process.   Step 1: Deploy a private cloud that allows a business to deliver IT as a service to internal users. Step 2: Deploy a public cloud that allows a company to deliver IT as a services to external customers. Step 3: Bridge the gap between enterprise users’ private cloud and public clouds offered by large providers such as Amazon. Step 4: Get into the business o... (more)

Cloud Expo 2011 East To Attract 10,000 Delegates and 200 Exhibitors

SYS-CON Events announced today that the 8th International Cloud Expo will take place June 6-9, 2011, in New York City. The International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo series is the world's leading Cloud-focused event and is held three times a year, in New York, Silicon Valley and in Europe. Over 600 corporate sponsors and 10,000 industry professionals have participated in Cloud Computing Expo since its inception, more than all other Cloud-related events put together. Cloud Computing Expo 2011 East Call for Papers Deadline November 30, 2010 - SUBMIT YOUR SPEAKING PROPOSAL TODAY! The four-day event will offer a rich array of sessions led by exceptional speakers about the business and technical value of cloud computing with more than 150 sponsors and exhibitors and over 5,000 estimated delegates from well over 48 different countries. Explore Cloud Expo Sponsorship &... (more)