The Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF), the organization bringing the
IT industry currently led by: AMD, Cisco, Citrix, EMC, HP, IBM, Intel,
Microsoft, Novell, RedHat, Savvis, Sun Microsystems, and VMware together to
collaborate on systems management standards development, validation,
promotion and adoption, today announced that it has formed a group dedicated
to addressing the need for open management standards for cloud computing. The
“Open Cloud Standards Incubator” will work to develop a set of
informational specifications for cloud resource management.
As virtualization technology continues to be more rapidly adopted, it is
emerging as a common enabling foundation for delivering software solutions
into IT environments along with the potential to lower IT costs and improve
operational efficiencies. While deploying virtualization technologies it is
also cri... (more)
Regardless of the downturn in the markets, Morgan Stanley is on track to
spend more than ever on their IT budget. They seem to think that during
periods of lower economic activity it gives them a rare opportunity to
establish themselves in new areas of emerging technology that may give them a
competitive advantage down the road.
I've spent the last few days hanging out with a bunch of bankers at the
annual Morgan Stanley CTO Summit in San Francisco. The invite-only event
mixes the top Morgan Stanley technology personnel, emerging technology
companies and key players in the ventur... (more)
Reuven Cohen's Blog
Recently I've been asked about the benefits of cloud computing in comparison
to that of virtualization. Generally my answer has been they are an ideal
match. For the most part virtualization has been about doing more with less
(consolidation). VMware in particular positioned their products and pricing
in a way that encourages you to use the least amount of servers possible. The
interesting thing about cloud computing is it's about doing more with more.
Or if you're Intel, doing more with Moore.
At Intel's core, they are a company driven by one singular mantra, ... (more)
Reuven Cohen's Blog
There has been a lot of excitment around the early announcement that Google
will be releasing a new open source web browser on September 2 called Chrome.
Slashdot as well a few other blogs are saying the new browser will be based
on Webkit, the same basic engine as Mac OS X’s Safari. Also interesting
that last week Google renewed their agreement as firefox's default search
engine, just in time for the g-browser announcement. According to an article
last week on networkworld, "Mozilla generates the bulk of its income from
ties to Google, according to the company... (more)
In a rather sudden and bold move VMware has open sourced their client for
virtual desktop infrastructure client called the VMware View Open Client (no
I'm not dyslexic, that's the name). This announcement could have drastic
ramifications within the VDI ecosystem. Also surprising is that it's hosted
at Google Code, which could indicate something brewing between the two.
The VMware VOC lets you connect from a Linux desktop to remote Windows
desktops managed by VMware View. It is available under the GNU Lesser General
Public License version 2.1 (LGPL v 2.1). (Personally I would have p... (more)