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VMware is making claims that they are more secure.  They base those claims on a “smaller footprint” and therefore smaller attack surface for the sake of security.  (But they’re not really comparing apples to apples.) And is size really what matters?  I don’t think so.  And neither does Brian Lewis, who writes about it in todays article in our “VMware or Microsoft?” series. READ HIS EXCELLENT ARTICLE HERE ... (more)

Gensym Corporation Announces Gensym G2 8.4R2 Platform

AUSTIN, TX -- (Marketwire) -- 06/24/09 -- Gensym Corporation (Gensym), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Versata Enterprises, Inc. (Versata), announces the release of the Gensym G2 8.4R2 platform. This newest release demonstrates Gensym's continued leadership in the demanding discipline of model-driven real time decision management systems. For more than 20 years, Gensym G2 has been the platform of choice for developing real time solutions to meet the most rigorous demands for stability and performance in the field of manufacturing, communications, government, transportation, aerospace, and finance. Gensym G2 8.4R2 delivers enhanced features, reliability, and performance to Gensym customers. "This Gensym release provides dramatic improvements in memory management, performance, scalability, and developer productivity," said Charlie Wiemann, Gensym Account Director. "This... (more)

New Horizons Computer Learning Centers Selected as a Finalist for the 2012 Microsoft Learning Competency Marketing Excellence Partner of the Year Award

Today, New Horizons Computer Learning Centers, the world’s largest independent IT training company, announced it was selected as a finalist for the Microsoft Learning Competency Marketing Excellence Partner of the Year Award. “We are honored to receive this recognition from Microsoft,” said Earle Pratt, Chief Executive Officer of New Horizons Worldwide. “As Microsoft’s largest training partner, delivering over 40% of all authorized training worldwide, New Horizons always strives to align our efforts with Microsoft to empower people around the world to succeed through learning.” Awards were presented in multiple categories, with winners chosen from a set of nearly 3,000 entrants worldwide. The Learning Competency Marketing Excellence Partner of the Year Award celebrates the Learning Partner that practiced leading-edge marketing and sales activities to drive skills an... (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)

Cloud Expo New York to Attract More Than 8,000 Delegates

SYS-CON Events announced today that the 10th International Cloud Expo and the 1st Big Data Expo will take place June 11-14, 2012, at the Javits Center in New York City. As at every Cloud Expo, we are offering in New York a vast selection of technical and strategic breakout sessions, General Sessions, Industry Keynotes, our signature discussion "Power Panels" and a bustling Expo floor complete with two busy Demo Theaters so that as a delegate you can kick the tires of solutions and offerings, and discuss one-on-one with all the leading Cloud and Big Data players what they are offering and how to make use of it in your particular situation. Just as Cloud and Big Data solutions will be side by side on the Expo floor, so they are in the conference program. We're including below a tiny sampler of the breakouts you can look forward to...and if you look at the welter of ... (more)

Exclusive Q&A with VMware CTO Steve Herrod

"There's a lot of hype over cloud computing, but we're confident that we will have the tools to make the hype a reality and help enterprises leverage this new computing model for all of their applications and with their management and security concerns addressed," says VMware CTO Steve Herrod in this Exclusive Q&A with Jeremy Geelan, Conference Chair of SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Expo series (California, New York, and Prague). Steve Herrod, VMware CTO, during his Virtualization Conference & Expo Keynote in New York City Jeremy Geelan: Do you agree with Dell's Drew Engstrom that "virtualization has matured to the point where it is not just viewed as a red-hot, ‘solve everything' technology, but as an effective means...to meet specific business needs and objectives"? Are we really that far along already - and if so why? Steve Herrod: At VMware, we've worked together with ... (more)

VMware Virtualization News Live Coverage Initiated on Ulitzer

VMware Virtualization News live coverage initiated today on Ulitzer. Ulitzer content is grouped in 25 distinct subjects from "Aerospace and Defense" to "Travel and Hospitality." Each subject group offers an unlimited number of topics, and each topic may contain thousands of peer-reviewed feature stories, bylined articles, blog posts, news, reviews, commentary, and unique editorial content authored by top experts in their fields. Ulitzer is designed to replace Wikipedia with Its three-dimensional live content offerings and dynamic topic structure. "Facebook established itself as the new and improved tool for Myspace users and Ulitzer will establish itself as the new, much improved, dynamic, and  three dimensional version of Wikipedia with live content," said Fuat Kircaali, founder of Ulitzer, Inc. "Ulitzer is an original and unique tool for readers who seek quality con... (more)

VMWare Virtualization Webcast on SYS-CON.TV

In light of today’s explosive IT infrastructure growth and complexity, organizations are increasingly adopting virtualization as a means of consolidating IT resources, simplifying management, and minimizing overhead. One of the most complex issues facing VMware users trying to fully capitalize on virtualization is managing, allocating, and protecting virtual data as they would actual data. Chris will discuss a three-pronged approach to tackling issues around virtual data in VMWare. He will provide insight on how to create a single, integrated, comprehensive and centralized interface for administering VMware data through a virtual storage infrastructure that complements VMware virtualization technology. Christopher Poelker is VP Enterprise Solutions, FalconStor. Prior to this, he was a storage architect at HDS. Before HDS, Chris was a lead storage architect at Compa... (more)

PowerBuilder Top Feature Picks

PBDJ - PowerBuilder Journal PowerBuilder 11.5 was released in the third quarter of 2008 and by early 2009 had made its way into many IT development shops. The draw is a significant set of enhancements that move the development experience closer to the nirvana anticipated in the PowerBuilder 12.0 release. PB 12.0 will complete Sybase's initial four-phase long range plan for PowerBuilder that was laid out in late 2003 (see Figure 1). In the meantime, PB 11.5 raises the bar in major areas such as application functionality, database connectivity, newer MS-Windows operating system compliance, more .NET compatibility, and Federal Desktop Core Configuration compliance. Once again I was able to join the PowerBuilder beta program for version 11.5, which let me continue my unbroken participation in every PowerBuilder release since version 0.8. The nice thing about the beta pro... (more)

VMware's VP of Emerging Business Explores Enterprise Cloud

In this Webcast recorded live at SYS-CON's 1st International Cloud Computing Expo in San Jose, CA, VMware's VP of Emerging Business, Dan Chu, shares details of VMware's plan to leverage its technology leadership in virtualization to deliver reliable, mobile technology to its customers and service providers worldwide. He explores cloud pitfalls and uncovers new methods for delivering applications on or off premise. As the saying goes, "a picture tells a thousand words," so let us encourage you to view this session in its entirety right away. View the VMware Webcast Live on SYS-CON.TV Now ! About Dan Chu: Dan Chu is VP of Emerging Business at VMware. He oversees VMware's emerging businesses, including small and medium business (SMB), software lifecycle automation, virtual appliances and ecommerce, as well as VMware Server and VMware Player. Previously he was president an... (more)

SYS-CON Announces Cloud Computing Conference & Expo Awards

With the advent of Cloud Computing, the cost of computation, application hosting and content storage and delivery is plunging fast by several orders of magnitude. Behind all the buzzwords, a basic shift is occurring - the wholesale outsourcing of core business applications. This is why many analysts and industry-watchers believe that Cloud Computing is changing not just the technology landscape but also the entire nature of the business models that underpin successful software and hardware companies. SYS-CON Events offered all delegates at the 1st International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo 2008 West in San Jose, CA, the opportunity to cast their vote for their favorite cloud computing technology provider in five highly competitive categories. The results have been announced, and they are as follows: Best Overall Cloud Product Winner: VMware Infrastructure ESX - V... (more)