Paul Maritz turned over the job of VMware CEO to EMC’s COO Pat Gelsinger on stage at VMworld today. It’s a move long expected that tells us more about the company’s future direction as it moves into new territory beyond its enterprise kingdom.
There are battles ahead with the likes of Cisco, trust to gain and lose with the open source community. Gelsinger will now have to lead the evolution… → Read More
Services (AWS); Citrix via the now open source Cloudstack; OpenStack and a host of companies such as ManageIQ that are specializing in developing environments specifically tuned for enterprises to abstract the complexity of running cloud services over multiple platforms.
With this context in mind what is Intel seeing as the big shift in its own IT infrastructure? It’s top of mind for us as… → Read More
AppFog is a Platform as a Service (PaaS) provider that wants to do for developer platforms what Google did for GMail.
GMail launched in 2004 by giving its users a distributed service with 2 gigabytes (GB) of free disc space. Search made it possible. It disrupted competitors like Hotmail that provided a measly 2 mb of free space. → Read More
As expected, EMC shuffled the deck today. It named COO Pat Gelsinger as the new VMware CEO, replacing Paul Maritz who has moved into a new role as EMC’s chief strategist.
Yesterday I reported that Maritz was out as VMware’s CEO and was being considered as a replacement for EMC CEO Joe Tucci, who is expected to retire by the end of next year. We also reported Maritz is a candidate to lead Cloud… → Read More
VMware, whose core products specialize in virtualizing Windows and Linux workloads, is making some interesting maneuvers in the Platform as a Service (PaaS) space with their Cloud Foundry offering.
CloudFoundry.com is a hosted PaaS solution, in which people can deploy and run their web apps without ever mucking around with the underlying OS or application stack. There’s also the Micro Cloud… → Read More