Microsoft is offering public cloud, service provider, and on-premise versions of Azure. Will VMware follow suite with a vSphere based Public Cloud Computing offering?
We recently wrote about Microsoft’s Three Pronged Windows Azure Strategy – particularly with reference to the Service Provider offering. I’ve now had a certain amount of time to reflect on the announcement and try and work out what is going on and it doesn’t seem to constitute a wholehearted strategy to put resellers on a level playing field with Microsoft.
We suggest that to ensure CloudFoundry’s dominance, VMware should merge the dominant Open Source IaaS and PaaS initiatives into a single Foundation.
Coming on the heels of VMware’s acquisition of Nicira, Oracle announced today that it is acquiring network virtualization vendor Xsigo Systems for an undisclosed amount.
The software defined data center may be VMware’s strategy for bringing the economics of public cloud computing to enterprise data centers – in an enterprise credible manner. If successful this will change the enterprise computing landscape, and set up the ultimate battle with the public cloud computing vendors.
Citrix XenClient Enterprise 4.1, first full release since the Virtual Computer acquisition. How does 4.1 compare with previous versions? How has NxTop been utilised? FlexCast missed corporate laptops, does XenClient give an enterprise desktop virtualization platform for laptops?