Behind the buzz – what is cloud computing?

Why the buzz? There is an incredible buzz around cloud computing recently, with major articles in Business Week, InfoWorld, CIO.com and numerous other publications, blogs and analyst reports.  Nicholas Carr has written a bestselling book on the topic called “The Big Switch”. And some of the biggest players in the cloud computing segment have announced

Eight Steps to a Virtualized Test Environment

Better Software Conference and Expo, The Venetian, Las Vegas, Nevada Our CTO, John Janakiraman, is delivering a session tomorrow on the‘Eight Steps to a Virtualized Test Environment’. If you are at the conference, be sure to attend – it’s session W21 at 2.45pm.

Application Development and Eco-Efficient IT

There’s been a lot of hype around the need for “Green IT” and how computing usage affects the environment. The 451 Group published an excellent report summarizing how IT impacts the environment and actually shows that IT’s greenhouse-gas contributions are relatively small when compared with other sources. However, its authors firmly believe that IT should

VMware prepares to enter the cloud computing market

Virtualization.info posted an article today showing the 5 stages of virtualization adoption predicted by VMware. They call out Skytap and Desktone as two leading companies that are already delivering stage 5 capabilities

On-Site vs. Cloud Blog Discussion

Dan Kusnetzky from ZDNet recently posted an article on his blog listing various vendors that provide test lab and IT prototyping functionality. It’s an interesting debate and we’re obviously big advocates of using a cloud-based service for a number of reasons: – No on-site management of hardware – Dramtically reduced administrative overhead – It’s more

Virtual Lab – May ‘Limited Availability’ Release Now Live!

Today we upgraded our production environment to the May ‘Limited Availability’ Release! We have made broad improvements across our product to make it easier, more reliable, more secure and even faster to use. Here’s a list of enhancements included in the May Release: Virtual Machines 1. CD Loader: Load a CD into your Virtual Machines

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