VMware aggressively recruited partners to base platforms on its open-source Cloud Foundry stack. Now as it preps the Pivotal Initiative spinoff, those partners worry about more intense competition with the Cloud Foundry mothership.
With its newly minted Pivotal Initiative, EMC and VMware are cordoning off key technologies to attack the big data and cloud application spaces. Paul Maritz, EMC’s chief strategy officer and former VMware CEO, will spearhead this effort.
VMware announced the late-summer availability of vFabric 5 this morning, an integrated suite of the various application-platform components it has acquired over the past couple years. The news illustrates pretty definitively that, for the time being, VMware’s on-premise and cloud-based platform strategies are fairly distinct.
Apple spoke directly about its white iPhone 4 again yesterday. It said people won’t be able to get one until at least spring of 2011, right around when new iPhone models are due. So will white be an iPhone 5 exclusive?
[qi:gigaom_icon_4G] Clearwire (s clwr), Comcast (s cmcsa) and Sprint (s s) today provided a timeframe of when during the fourth quarter of this year they plan to launch 4G wireless broadband service in 11 U.S. markets. Comcast will be pairing up with the other two providers in Seattle, Philadelphia and Chicago. Clearwire’s 4G service is already available in 14 U.S. cities, including Las Vegas and Atlanta, and has said it plans to roll out 4G to Silicon Valley in 2010.
Want to see when 4G is coming to your area? Here’s a guide: Read More about When and Where to Find 4G in Q4
Today, after a nearly year-long delay, Palm announced WebOS, a brand-new web-centric mobile operating system, and the Palm Pre, its first WebOS-powered device. With this twin release Palm hopes to stage a comeback in the mobile business. But while most gadget gurus seem to be quite taken with the newest shiniest object, I remain highly skeptical of Palm’s chance to succeed with this new effort.