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
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)
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)
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
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)
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)
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)