There is so much news today, I cannot justify concentrating on one piece. The biggest news, of course, is the coalition/joint venture by Cisco, EMC and VMware, and you can expect to read a lot more about this. Yahoo also open-sourced its Traffic Server software, which could have a big impact on overall web-site performance. Red Hat expanded its virtualization and cloud presence by making available its virtualization management software, which it is targeting at internal cloud deployments. Finally, Amazon received some positive security news (if you can call it that): A study found that cracking a 12-character AWS account via EC2 would cost around $1.5 million.