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May052009

Attention Span 2009.05.04

Monday, Monday....


SpringSource acquires Hyperic, takes on IBM and Microsoft



With Hyperic, SpringSource completes its vision to provide a "complete suite of software products that accelerate the entire build, run, manage enterprise Java application lifecycle," and moves from framework provider to a true solution provider, one that competes directly with IBM and Microsoft.




White as the New Green


That study, by current and former scientists of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, concludes that “painting urban surfaces in warm parts of the world white or a light color could offset the carbon emissions of all 600 million of the world’s cars for 18 to 20 years,” Kornell writes.




VMware’s Licensing - A “Slap In The Face For Cisco?” Hey Moe!

Clearly the Nexus 1000v is just the first in a series of technology and architectural elements that Cisco is introducing to integrate more tightly into virtualized and Cloud environments. The realities of adoption of the 1000v come down to who is making the purchasing decisions, how virtualization is being addressed as an enterprise architecture issue, how the organization is structured and what pain points might be felt from the current limitations associated with VMware’s vSwitch from both a technological and operational perspective.

Oh, it also depends on price, too ...


Group to test virtual management interoperability

The VMAN Forum, on the other hand, will be developing test tools for measuring conformance with the standards and will hold "plugfests" for vendors to test their products, according to the DMTF. The tools will help vendors prove that their products interoperate to the level proposed by standards also coming out of DMTF working groups. Vendors such as Cisco, Citrix, HP, IBM, Microsoft and VMware are among the forum's first members.


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