Tom Sullivan


Open source biz apps coming to the cloud

There's open source software, then there's the cloud, and thus far, the two have been mutually exclusive. But that is starting to change. On Wednesday, SugarCRM made its array of applications available first and foremost as hosted...

DMTF creates open cloud incubator

The Distributed Management Task Force on Monday said it is developing an "Open Cloud Standards Incubator" to build management standards for cloud computing. DMTF explained that its work will focus specifically on...

What does HP Matrix have over Cisco UCS and Juniper Stratus

Call it what you will: unified computing, private clouds, or dynamic data centers. As of this week, it seems just about every vendor remotely related to the data center has hopped on board.

Cheaper virtualization becoming a reality

VMware on Tuesday unwrapped the latest version of its Virtual Infrastructure -- re-christened as vSphere 4.0 -- and detailed a new pricing structure that might make IT shops consider more ways to reap virtualization's bounty. Simply...

Infobright: We're the MySQL of open source data warehousing

Infobright on Monday unwrapped a new version of its open source data warehouse for analytics -- and shared its lofty expectations for the product. "What MySQL did for databases, letting the low end of the market use a great...

Can Oracle make sense of Sun's hardware?

When Oracle bought Sun Microsystems on Monday it took a leap into the hardware realm. And so the question: Can software-centric database and applications vendor Oracle succeed with Sun's hardware business? "I'll hand it to Larry...

Citrix details Web 2.0 'app delivery controller'

Citrix Systems detailed on Tuesday what it claims to be the first Web 2.0-era push technology.

Google enhances and open sources its Update software

Google has both refreshed and open sourced its Google Update software, which is code-named Omaha. By making the software available under the open source Apache license, developers working on an auto-updater can use Google's code,...

VMware: Save 50 percent on hardware, guaranteed

Continuing its focus on proving cost-savings, VMware announced on Monday a promotional program with the bold claim that it guarantees customers can save at least 50 percent on server hardware. Here's how it works: IT shops sign up...

How bad off is tech? Depends on who you ask

Until this week, the major analyst houses have said the current recession is not as bad as what the tech sector suffered though in 2001 and 2002 after the dot-com bubble popped. Forrester, IDC, and Gartner still all agree that IT...

Longjump puts SaaS inside IT shops

Platform-as-a-service provider Longjump announced this week that its on-demand Business Applications Platform can now be licensed and used within a customer's four walls.

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