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Mike Norman
Mike NormanDr Mike Norman, IT Strategist and Entrepreneur - Open Source; Server Scalability and Performance; Virtual/Remote Desktop. 10 years as a CEO at Scapa Technologies ensuring the scalability and perfromance of the largest Citrix, TS and VDI implementations on the planet. 5 years on the Board of Directors of the Eclipse Open Source Foundation. Set up and led the Eclipse Test and Performance Tools Project. 5 years as an analyst/consultant - Large-scale Database, Data Warehouse. Currently implementing hosted systems for virtualised application delivery, based on open source stacks.

VMware should merge CloudFoundry with OpenStack

August 3, 2012
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Agile Cloud Development

We suggest that to ensure CloudFoundry's dominance, VMware should merge the dominant Open Source IaaS and PaaS initiatives into a single Foundation.

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AppFog – Polyglot Public/Private PaaS goes GA

July 27, 2012
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CloudComputing

AppFog (the company formerly known as PhpFog) has become the latest enthusiastic adopter of CloudFoundry to go to General Availability with a value-added implementation of the open source CloudFoundry.org stack. The key differentiator is the RAM-based pricing policy around the Public Cloud offering - roughly $25 per GByte per month (first 2Gbytes are Free).

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Private PaaS Update – Stackato 2.0 and Cumulogic 1.0

July 25, 2012
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CloudComputing

ActiveState Stackato and CumuLogic are private PaaS. Over the last few weeks Stackato has moved to a 2.0 version and CumuLogic has moved out of Beta to a 1.0 release. CumuLogic 1.0 is a Java-only PaaS with support for Amazon, HP Cloud Services, and private clouds including Citrix CloudStack, Eucalyptus, OpenStack and VMware vSphere. Stackato…

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OpenShift – pricing and comparison to AWS

June 29, 2012
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CloudComputing

On June 26th,Red Hat announced a new version of OpenShift, and pricing for a future production offering (some time this year). You still can't buy it but if you were able to buy it you'd know exactly how much it could cost - at least if you could work out what a "gear" is. Pricing…

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Ulteo OVD 3 – Open Source Remote Desktop

June 25, 2012
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PresentationVirtualization

Ulteo Open Virtual desktop is an Open Source alternative to Presentation Virtualization solutions such as Citrix XenApp, or Ericom PowerConnect or Quest vWorkspace. We looked at Ulteo back in 2009 and that post has consistently featured amongst various top 10 lists of posts on the site. So we know you are interested but there were…

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News: Piston Cloud does CloudFoundry on OpenStack

May 1, 2012
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CloudComputing

We asked OpenStack recently whether they were going to do PaaS, they said that this was happening in the community around them, and today we have an announcement of one way of doing it: with VMware's Open Source CloudFoundry.

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OpenStack – Is it now Safe to Get Involved?

April 30, 2012
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OpenStack Logo

The OpenStack Governance Model is changing to remove the dominance of Rackspace by establishing an independent foundation. We were very critical of the old model, so we spoke to Rackspace to understand what was happening.

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RackSpace calls Citrix’s Bluff over CloudStack. Citrix Folds.

April 5, 2012
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CloudComputing

Citrix has given up Project Olympus which was based on the Open Source OpenStack platform in favor of its own Open Source CloudStack initiative (formerly known as Cloud.com), which it is contributing to the Apache foundation and has re-licensed under the partner-friendly Apache Open Source license (rather than the GPL).

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ActiveState Stackato – A Diverse Private PaaS

February 29, 2012
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CloudComputing

ActiveState has created a Private PaaS that supports Perl and Python as well as Java, and is based on the Open Source CloudFoundry distribution, packaged and distributed in a VM image, or installed to a wide range of IaaS platforms (public or private). ActiveState is well known in Open Source communities as packaging/distribution vendor for…

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