Is OpenStack Dead?

June 2, 2014
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CloudComputing

Is OpenStack dead (or rapidly dying)? We ask this question from two perspectives. First, can any OpenStack-based offering be economically competitive with offerings from Amazon, Microsoft, Google, and VMware? Second, can any consortium of vendors produce a viable public cloud offering in competition with vendors who own their own stack and can practice agile development and…

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Why Microsoft Might Just End Up Owning the Future

May 30, 2014
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DataCenterVirtualization

The past two years have seen an arms race at the high end of the virtualization arena. The biggest players in the space have competed furiously to add features and capabilities to their combined platform offerings, either by swallowing up smaller companies or investing heavily in product development. MDM, DaaS, hybrid cloud, profile management, application…

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Cisco ACI: Is It Wham! or Sam Cooke?

May 29, 2014
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DataCenterVirtualization

An odd little title, I think you will agree, but consider this: Wham! had a hit with “Freedom” and Sam Cooke sang “Chain Gang,” and I think you can now see my thought process. This post is going to investigate not the technical capabilities of Cisco’s Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI), but rather what its market…

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NetKernel: Microservices with Enhanced Resource Binding

May 28, 2014
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agilecloud

NetKernel, a 1060 Research product, provides a framework for building multiscale microservice architectures, in part by providing a unifying address space for binding resources. 

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Stacking Up Rackspace Options

May 27, 2014
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CloudComputing

Rackspace’s future has been in question since CEO Lanham Napier stepped down in February of 2014. While Rackspace is a profitable company, it must be feeling the squeeze from larger players like Amazon Web Services, Microsoft, and Google. Amazon and Google in particular have slashed prices for their Platform as a Service (PaaS) products, leaving…

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Mark Templeton and Citrix: The End of an Era at Citrix Synergy

May 26, 2014
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ApplicationVirtualization

For those who listened to the Citrix Synergy keynote on May 6, it was impossible not to hear the crackling in Mark Templeton’s voice at various times throughout the program. Mark normally is all smiles and excitement at Synergy with ample strength in his voice, but knowing that this will be his last Synergy event…

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