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It seems like every major vendor out there from hardware to software has a different definition of what cloud computing is. I’ve dabbled a little with the definition on here before, but it still seems like there is a general lack of consensus when it comes to definition. With that said, does the definition matter much? Isn’t the business value of the cloud more important than the strict definition? Of course the value is more important, but the definition can have implications with respect to understanding and quantifying that value for your business. 4th International Cloud Computing Expo attracted more than 50 sponsors and exhibitors and expo floor was visited by more than 2,250 delegates in Santa Clara, CA Prior to the release of VMware’s vSphere, which consists of ESX 4.0 and the accompanying management platform, the big names in the cloud computing space were G... (more)

Cloud Computing Can Revitalize Your Career as Software Developer

Everyone knows that the longevity and ultimate success of a platform lies in the developers willing to create on that platform. Creating a healthy developer ecosystem in which both the developer and the platform vendor can grow and prosper is very important. No one knows this better than Microsoft. It has long been their mantra that “developers, developers, developers” are the key to success. With most of the new large scale websites and platforms being launched on open source platforms and now the cloud, this is becoming even more important. 4th International Cloud Computing Expo ... (more)

The Public Cloud Sector Heats Up with ScaleMatrix and AppLogic

As mainstream cloud adoption picks up pace, concerns such as security and compliance have spurred growth in the private cloud sector. New offerings in this sector seek to balance the economies of scale that a public cloud can offer with the security and control that a private cloud offers. Whereas the original offerings in the public cloud space were cloud-washed hardware and software products haphazardly thrown together, several firms have introduced well-executed complete solutions that integrate all aspects of cloud infrastructure and scale with the needs of the end-user. San... (more)

Sun Microsystems Brings Teleportation to VirtualBox

Virtualization on Ulitzer Some great news came out of Sun Microsystems this week with the release of VirtualBox 3.1.o. This is Sun’s virtualization platform, which has been at the core of many of Sun’s newest technologies. What is great about VirtualBox, aside from being a professional quality hypervisor based virtualization solution, is that it is open source. According to Sun, the newest major features added are: Teleportation (aka live migration); migrate a live VM session from one host to another (see the manual for more information) VM states can now be restored from arbitr... (more)

Ubuntu Executive Leadership Shifts Focus to Enterprise Customers

As Ubuntu seeks to become the “open platform of choice for almost all use types whether on netbook, notebook, desktop, server, embedded device or wherever people compute,” Mark Shuttleworth has decided to step down from the perch of Canonical CEO. Replacing him will be current Canonical COO Jane Silber. Mark has decided to focus more on his “passion of product design and development.” Jane Silber, a former VP at General Dynamics, has much experience in dealing with very large customers. This means that Canonical will be leveraging Jane’s experience in this market to woo the large... (more)