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Providing a remarkable contrast to Oracle CEO Larry Ellison's exuberant "I got your big honkin' cloud right here" demonstration of his new vertically-integrated Exalogic Elastic Cloud server at OpenWorld, Brocade CMO John McHugh, speaking  at the NetEvents 2010 EMEA Press Summit in Istanbul, took a different, decidedly downbeat view of cloud computing, calling it "overhyped" and predicting that it "is going to get adopted and embraced much more slowly than people believe." In his talk, which was subtitles, an industry visionary seeks gold amongst the chaos of change, McHugh, rated by Network World among its "top 50 most powerful people in networking", predicted that the realization of public and hybrid cloud computing is "probably 10 years or more away" and counseled IT people to, in the meantime, "work with one provider to develop a customized private cloud [but] ... (more)

MokaFive – Desktop To Go

MokaFive is slumming. Like Citrix, VMware and countless other vendors, they call themselves a “desktop virtualization” vendor, but they ain’t. Since 1959 the computing world has generally used the word virtual as a rough synonym for simulated as in “virtual disk in RAM,” or “virtual memory on disk,” or “virtual machine” in VMware, for that matter. Consistent with this usage is the latest virtual thingie, the virtual desktop, but among the solutions sporting this label, MokaFive is the thing that’s not like the others. There are at least five different flavors of desktop virtualiz... (more)

Here It Is, Your Moment of zEnterprise

One of the most exciting acts in the technology rodeo for the past several years has been IBM - thundering around the ring astride its z/OS Clydesdale and AIX/Linux Crossbred, waving its Smarter Planet 10-gallon hat with one hand, roping dozens of ISVs with the other, and hollering, "Yippie yi yo kayah!" at the top of its lungs all the while.  What a spectacle!  What do they do for an encore? zEnterprise 196, that's what.  Announced in July and now ready to ship in about a week, it's a  super server, a really super server.  The zEnterprise 196 is the biggest commercial system th... (more)

Has Microsoft Russia Gone Rogue on Redmond?

Microsoft Corporation may have its own "breakaway republic" problem in the heart of the former Soviet Union.  Its Russian subsidiary, headed for less than two years by former telecom executive, Nikolay Pryanishnikov and reporting to HQ through Microsoft's Central and Eastern Europe group, has become embroiled in a global controversy over what role it may have played in helping the Russian government crack down on a variety non-governmental organizations and newspapers critical of the state. As first reported in the New York Times last Saturday, for the past several years Russian... (more)

AT&T CEO: Cloud Is "Very, Very Important To Us" - And It's Just Like Outsourcing

In an outtake from a sweeping interview in the Sunday edition of the Dallas Morning News, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson tipped his hand just a bit, providing a peek at where the telecom giant might be headed with cloud computing and more than a peek at what might follow the end of AT&T's iPhone exclusivity - hint: it starts with "A" and ends with "ndroid". These days, every telecom carrier has a cloud angle.  Within the past week, we have seen cloud computing announcements from Verizon in the US and SingTel in Singapore, with many more to come, no doubt.  (For an interesting persp... (more)