Enterprise: Yeah, We’re Cool With Open Source

The just released the annual 2010 Open Source Management Survey found that open source is seen to be easier to deploy than previously, IT professionals are articulating a preference for open source., and no longer focusing on whether it's open source or proprietary…

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Corporate America, You're Not Ready for Internal Clouds!

Most companies that want the advantages of running an internal cloud aren't prepared to make the shift, according to a report issued by Forrester Research. Analyst James Staten notes the lure of the cloud is strong, but most companies don't have applications ready for cloud deployments.…

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And Now Playing, GPU Clouds

Just as general purpose computing paved the way for specialized machines, general purpose clouds are going to evolve into specialized clouds. Like the Nvidia GPU-based cloud, launched today. It uses Tesla GPUs and 3D web services software and is targeting entertainment centric companies and services…

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Virtual Desktops Are Hot Again

There is a resurgence of activity around virtual desktops -- where enterprises take desktop compute environments and make them configurable, deployable and manageable from a central location. Since it's so hot, we look at companies that will challenge Citrix and VMware in this emerging sector.…

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Why OpenStack Has its Work Cut Out

I’m all for openness, but as I discuss in my weekly column at GigaOM Pro, it’s do not too difficult to play devil’s advocate and make the case that open source cloud platform OpenStack won’t create true rivals for leading cloud providers or cloud software vendors.…

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Video: Riptano Packages Cassandra for the Enterprise

Riptano, an almost four-month-old startup building a business around the open-source Cassandra key value store, is so far seeing a lot of demand from enterprises eager to adopt the code. I spoke with Matt Pfeil, co-founder and CEO of Riptano, to learn more.…

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Why OpenStack Matters: Cloud Insiders Weigh In

OpenStack is an open source cloud project being backed by Rackspace and supported by NASA and two dozen other companies. Since the initial news was released, a lot of folks have been sharing their sentiments about the offering and why they think it is important.…

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Puppet Labs Gets $5M for Data Center Software

Puppet Labs has raised a $5 million second round of funding led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, which brings the total funding for open source configuration management software provider to more than $7 million. The company also announced the latest version of the Puppet software.…

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OpenStack Wants to Be Android of The Cloud

In an effort to develop a standard cloud computing platform, Rackspace is open sourcing some of its key technologies and along with NASA is starting a new open source cloud platform project, OpenStack. Nearly 25 vendors have signed on for the new open source effort.…

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VMware Knows the Cloud Doesn’t Need Server Virtualization

Server virtualization created cloud computing, and while most assume that it is a fundamental enabler of the cloud, it is only a crutch we need until cloud-based application platforms mature to the point where applications will be built and deployed without reference to hardware or OSes.…

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Verizon Prescribes the Cloud for Medical Records

Verizon Business has created a service to store medical records online in a manner accessible to patients, physicians and insurers. This comes a day after the Obama administration made it easier for doctors to access $27 billion in incentives for online medical records.…

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Newspapers Need to Take a Cue From Startups and Get Cloudy

Newspapers are in a tough spot, with circulation flat or declining and advertising revenue looking weak. So how can they become more efficient? The chief technology officer of the Telegraph Media Group says more papers should take a cue from startups and make use of cloud-computing services.…

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Amazon's Cloud Gets a Supercomputing Cluster

Amazon today said it would now also offer high-performance computing through Cluster Compute Instances, which use more powerful processors and clustered nodes to help get around some of the latency issues associated with distributed computing. Amazon could advance HPC while also promoting specialized clouds.…

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Selling the Infrastructure Cloud

We are settling in to cloud deployment models and can see how it will play out on the infrastructure side. But now cloud computing vendors need to go from selling ideas to selling products and services, while end users need to invest in more than experiments.…

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Eucalyptus Raises $20 Million in New VC Funds

Eucalyptus Systems, a Santa Barbara, Calif.-based start-up that is developing cloud computing management platform based on the open source Eucalyptus says that it has raised $20 million in a new round of funding. With this infusion, Eucalyptus has raised a total of $25.5 million.…

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Cisco Crams Its Broad(band) Ambitions Into an Android Tablet

Cisco today unveiled an Android tablet that means it has an integrated solution stretching all the way from the network and server to the client device. Cisco is betting that the integration and its cachet in the enterprise justifies its entrance into the tablet market.…

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That 3D-TV Rush? Don’t Hold Your Breath

The idea that 3-D content is going to become widespread within the next few years thanks to Hollywood and sporting events isn't likely, according to Paul Sagan, the CEO of Akamai. He said he's more concerned about mobile traffic than 3-D traffic at this point.…

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