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Cloud Expo Early Bird Savings A robust ecosystem of solutions providers is emerging around cloud computing. Here, SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Journal expands its list of most active players in the fast-emerging Cloud Ecosystem, from the 'mere' 100 we identified back in January of this year, to half as many again - testimony, if any further were needed, to the fierce and continuing growth of the "Elastic IT" paradigm throughout the world of enterprise computing. Editorial note: The words in quotation marks used to describe the various services and solutions in this round-up are in every case taken from the Web sites cited. As ever we encourage software engineers, developers, IT operations managers, and new/growing companies in every case to "suck it and see" by downloading or otherwise sampling the offering in question for themselves. (Omissions to this Top 150 list sh... (more)

Is Windows Server 2003 EOL a Mini Y2K Event for the Enterprise?

There are things in life that are just painful -- Doing dishes, paying taxes, going to the dentist, and upgrading software. One of the most painful IT life cycle events is upgrading from an older version of an operating system (OS) to a newer one. In fact, there are 10s of millions of servers still running Windows Server 2003, hosting applications that run important functions. The problem is that Window Server 2003 is about to lose support from Microsoft (end of life (EOL)) leaving many with a really difficult choice. Upgrade or face escalating risk of security holes being exploi... (more)

VMware’s Genius: Doing Something Old

Virtualization Magazine on Ulitzer Here's my premise:  high impact, culture-bending technological innovations - however different they may be one from another - conform to a predictable template of evolution.  It goes something like this: 1.       Break-thru - The point of entry at which a technology breaks onto the market scene doing something old in a dramatically new way.  The break-thru vendor, frequently a modest sized venture or start-up, faces the uphill struggle to educate, and otherwise evangelize its would-be market.  It is an expensive, labor-intensive phase in which t... (more)

Manageable Application Security

Information security personnel suffer from information overload on a nearly daily basis, but need to sift through myriad articles, reports, blogs, logs, and scans to do their jobs. Information is vital to successful web application security strategies, whether it be information about a new attack, a new twist on an existing attack, or identifying weak points in web applications. Investments in security solutions have to provide a clear value, which equals additional time spent collecting and documenting proof of this value. The latest version of F5 BIG-IP Application Security Man... (more)

AppZero Named “Bronze Sponsor” of Cloud Expo Silicon Valley

Cloud Expo Silicon Valley $800 Savings here! SYS-CON Events announced today that AppZero, the server application virtualization pioneer, has been named "Bronze Sponsor" of SYS-CON's 7th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1-4, 2010, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Explore Cloud Expo Sponsorship & Exhibit Opportunities ! AppZero software virtualizes Windows and UNIX server applications for nearly instant provisioning of services across a network, on any server (physical or virtual), in the datacenter or in the cloud. First to market... (more)

Define and Compare: Virtualization Technologies for Solaris

"So, VMware ... separate hardware from OS = virtual server, right? Well, we're like that but completely different - we separate application from OS = virtualized application." Because we're in the vast virtualization market space with a technology that is unique (patented), I am often asked to differentiate AppZero's server-side application virtualization from the rest of the pack. Especially in the Oracle/Sun/Solaris/SPARC context. And especially since we've been promoting a Webinar series drawing a straight line from ancient Solaris 2.6 and 7 applications to execution on OS and ... (more)