The just released the annual 2010 Open Source Management Survey found that open source is seen to be easier to deploy than previously, IT professionals are articulating a preference for open source., and no longer focusing on whether it’s open source or proprietary
Most companies that want the advantages of running an internal cloud aren’t prepared to make the shift, according to a report issued by Forrester Research. Analyst James Staten notes the lure of the cloud is strong, but most companies don’t have applications ready for cloud deployments.
Just as general purpose computing paved the way for specialized machines, general purpose clouds are going to evolve into specialized clouds. Like the Nvidia GPU-based cloud, launched today. It uses Tesla GPUs and 3D web services software and is targeting entertainment centric companies and services
There is a resurgence of activity around virtual desktops — where enterprises take desktop compute environments and make them configurable, deployable and manageable from a central location. Since it’s so hot, we look at companies that will challenge Citrix and VMware in this emerging sector.
I’m all for openness, but as I discuss in my weekly column at GigaOM Pro, it’s do not too difficult to play devil’s advocate and make the case that open source cloud platform OpenStack won’t create true rivals for leading cloud providers or cloud software vendors.
Riptano, an almost four-month-old startup building a business around the open-source Cassandra key value store, is so far seeing a lot of demand from enterprises eager to adopt the code. I spoke with Matt Pfeil, co-founder and CEO of Riptano, to learn more.
OpenStack is an open source cloud project being backed by Rackspace and supported by NASA and two dozen other companies. Since the initial news was released, a lot of folks have been sharing their sentiments about the offering and why they think it is important.
Puppet Labs has raised a $5 million second round of funding led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, which brings the total funding for open source configuration management software provider to more than $7 million. The company also announced the latest version of the Puppet software.
In an effort to develop a standard cloud computing platform, Rackspace is open sourcing some of its key technologies and along with NASA is starting a new open source cloud platform project, OpenStack. Nearly 25 vendors have signed on for the new open source effort.
Microsoft has decided on its vision for the cloud: Treat cloud computing like it treated the PC business. Microsoft is once again looking to server makers to sell its software, but now it has added service providers to the mix.