In its October 2014 quarterly earnings statement, EMC2 announced that it was taking VCE under direct control and moving it under the umbrella of its federated companies by buying back a significant proportion of Cisco’s share in the company, leaving Cisco with only 10%. Cisco also announced the same.
Apptimized is introducing Application Packaging as a Service (APaaS) for Software as a Service (SaaS) providers, which creates an innovative solution for application virtualization.
In a follow-up to my Oracle v. Google Java spat post—in which I reported that the appeals court has ruled in favour of Oracle, casting doubt on the whole automation industry and the use of Java APIs—it seems that Google has decided to take this to the US Supreme Court. The argument it has submitted … Continue reading News: Once More into the Breach, My Friends: Oracle v. Google
Google has delivered live migration in its Google Compute Engine cloud offering. Now comes word from Barb Darrow at Gigaom that Amazon is working on live migration as well. Is it possible that the cloud bambies are waking up to the fact that not all applications are stateless and that for many applications, shutting down … Continue reading Are the Cloud Bambies Waking Up to Enterprise Requirements?
Microsoft and Docker have announced that they are cooperating to bring Docker to Windows Server. This brings an important innovation to Windows, and will be a boon for the Windows ISV and developer communities.
I have spent a lot of time in the past month looking at DaaS platforms and providers. While pricing tends to be about the same across the board, product quality and service vary widely. Some are excellent, others less so. Amazon is a case in point: while it entered the market with some fanfare, it … Continue reading Amazon WorkSpaces DaaS: Not a Lot of Desktop, Very Little Service