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  • Open source leads the way into the cloud

    Virtualization is now a well-established technology in enterprise computing. And in virtualization, VMware is the established leader. But virtualization has begat cloud computing and now the field of play in cloud computing is far more open thanks to open source technologies.

  • Google adds enterprise social networking features to Google+

    Google has started publicly testing an initial set of enterprise social networking (ESN) features for Google+, adding a key collaboration component for Google Apps customers.

  • Zend, VMware partner on PHP cloud deployments

    Integration between Zend Server PHP and VMware vFabric Application Director automates process of moving from virtualized to cloud environments

  • VMworld 2012: New VMware Horizon Suite delivers apps, data to any device

    VMWare Tuesday pulled the wraps off its mobility platform, Horizon Suite, showing how it can securely deliver workers the set of applications and data they need regardless of the devices they use including iPads and iPhones –even those that are owned by employees.

  • Internal Oracle document details HCM software strategy plans

    Oracle is intent on taking an ample share of the increasingly hot HCM (human capital management) software market, and a new internal document describes its battle plan.

  • vCloud vs. vSphere: VMware explains security changes

    In unveiling its VCloud suite at its annual conference this week, VMware took pains to explain how the security model for it differs significantly from that of its existing vSphere cloud computing virtualization operating system both in terms of functionality and naming conventions.

  • IBM pumps up high-end mainframe speed, capacity

    IBM today continued the evolution of its mainframe family by introducing a system it says is 25% faster and has 50% more capacity than the current high-end machine.

  • Tidemark looks to reinvent cloud-based analytics through mobile platform

    Leveraging a cloud-based delivery platform, Hadoop-powered analytics software and a mobile delivery platform, Tidemark looks to compete with industry giants SAP, Oracle and IBM in the enterprise performance management space.

  • VMworld 2012: VMware declares death to vRAM pricing

    The incoming CEO of VMware kicked off VMworld 2012 with a gift to customers: the death of a pricing scheme based on how much memory was devoted to virtual machines, a confusing and costly way to measure license fees.

  • IBM goes big on new mainframe with fastest chip, flash memory

    IBM's latest mainframe, the zEnterprise zEC12, is big on data analytics and hybrid clouds.

  • Cisco, VMware doing just fine, thank you

    Just when everyone was preparing for a crack, Cisco and VMware say they have expanded their strategic relationship to offer integrated products for cloud infrastructures.

  • VMware vSphere 5.1 includes backup, deduplication

    VMware announced today that vSphere 5.1 includes backup capability complete with deduplication powered by EMC's Avamar software.

  • How the Cloud changes the virtual desktop landscape

    While Cloud computing and virtualization, along with a focus on small and midsize businesses, are expected to be major trends at this year's VMworld show, the virtual desktop infrastructure players are looking to make some news this week as well.

  • IBM to buy Cloud HR software vendor Kenexa for $1.3bn

    IBM plans to boost its enterprise social line of software by acquiring Kenexa, a maker of Cloud-based human resources applications, according to the companies.

  • IT services deals decline 20% in second quarter

    The number of new IT and business process outsourcing contracts worldwide dropped by 20 percent to 411 in the second quarter from 516 in the same quarter a year ago, with average contract values also sliding, according to research firm Everest Group.

  • NetBackup 7.6 gets tight with VMware

    Symantec today said it has more tightly integrated its flagship NetBackup software with VMware, allowing much of the storage functions to be managed through the vCenter Console.

  • Amazon's Glacier storage service could give tape a run for its money

    Amazon Web Services is no stranger to being a first-mover in offering new cloud-based services, which analysts says it has done by introducing Glacier, a long-term cloud-based archival service that is meant to be an inexpensive way to dump data into technology's equivalent of cold storage.

  • future includes a marketing cloud, deeper Workday links and more HTML5's annual Dreamforce event is coming up in just a few weeks, but during Thursday's second-quarter earnings call, CEO Marc Benioff couldn't help but share some of the big announcements the cloud software vendor has planned for the show.

  • New VMware products, services target small, medium businesses at VMworld

    Businesses with less than 1000 employees get special attention next week at VMware's VMworld conference in San Francisco where it will introduce products and partnerships to make virtualization friendlier to firms with limited resources.

  • VMware Workstation 9 is all about Windows 8

    Staying ahead of Microsoft itself, VMware has updated its Workstation desktop computer hypervisor so it can run Microsoft's soon-to-be-released Windows 8.