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I just got back from an action-packed week of meetings in Shanghai, China. Shanghai is one of the more exciting cities I've visited recently as they prepare for the World Expo in May as well as the upcoming Chinese New Year festivities. As a city Shanghai is a bustling modern metropolis. A city that in a little over thirty years has gone from a small village to mega city of more then 30 million people. In talking with the people I met in Shanghai I quickly came to realize that like myself, most people in Shanghai were not originally from there, most had recently moved there from other areas of China for "economic opportunities" the city now offers. Looking around the city you'll notice a level of wealth on par or better than most western cities. In a nutshell the reason I found myself in Shanghai was for the very reason the Chinese are now pouring into the the city, ... (more)

RealVNC Launches VNC Viewer for iPhone and iPod Touch

iPad on Ulitzer RealVNC has launched its new VNC Viewer, an application for the iPhone and iPod touch that allows you to connect to and take full control of a computer anywhere in the world. Available to download from the App Store, VNC Viewer makes it possible to run applications, access documents and change settings on any Mac OS X, Windows, Linux or UNIX computer, just as though you were sitting in front of it. With VNC Viewer, iPhone and iPod touch users can view Flash-based websites and copy and paste text between applications on their mobile device and computer. The new a... (more)

DevOps: Mission Impossible?

Virtualization needs to move beyond the business value of simply consolidating workloads and saving on power and cooling. Virtualisation now offers the ability for businesses to transform their operational models and more importantly their application lifecycle release management practices. At the recent VMworld held in Barcelona I was lucky enough to present at the vBrownbag sessions to explain how DevOps is now a fundamental methodology for attaining a successful software lifecycle development plan. In this ten minute presentation, we address how the current challenges of existi... (more)

Surgient Launches Cloud Express to Help Enterprises Turn On Private Clouds

Surgient Session at Cloud Expo Surgient, a provider of private cloud automation for the enterprise, on Monday launched Surgient Cloud Express -- a new program that combines the best of cloud computing technology and implementation services to help organizations deploy on-premise clouds within 30 days. The offering is designed to help enterprises more quickly and easily experience the improved performance, provisioning, and security benefits private clouds can deliver. Surgient Cloud Express is available for $50,000 USD, and includes all the software, documentation and services n... (more)

Commentary: Sun’s Oracle Merger

Mergers & Acquisitions on Ulitzer With only the ‘you may now kiss the bride’ custom to follow, the Oracle/Sun marriage (or dare I say Sun/Oracle) is now finally complete. After months of legal wrangling which has caused nothing but embarrassment and dwindled Sun’s stature within the market sphere, reports also came out that half of Sun's 27,000 staff will be made redundant. Thus initial indications are clear that Oracle, known for its past agnosticism to open source has an eye for the merger being based on maximizing profit. In the meantime Sun’s competitors are probably smiling... (more)

The World Has Changed?

One of the guys whom I consider a mentor in this industry, Chuck Hollis at EMC, always approached product launch messaging with the thought: “the world has changed.” Of course, then it was up to the team to come up with how, why, etc. Great advice. It’s a natural way to introduce drama into what can often be a pretty boring “speeds and feeds” message. I was thinking about Chuck’s advice when I started digging into the Xiotech story. “The world’s changed…” As I dug into the product information, talked to our technologists and sellers, met with some customers and had some time to r... (more)