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There's simply no nice way of putting this. IBM is an Indian giver. To prevent the commercialization of the long-standing open source project Hercules - which might put some of its mainframe revenues at risk since Hercules is a mainframe emulator - IBM has suddenly claimed - out of the blue - that Hercules infringes at least 173 of its US patents or patent applications - including - get this - patents that it pledged the open source community could use without fear of infringing in 2005. The "non-exhaustive" list of the 106 patents and 67 patent applications that Hercules allegedly violates fills nine pages of a letter that IBM's mainframe CTO Mark Anzani wrote to Roger Bowler, the creator of the project and the president of TurboHercules SAS, the little French outfit trying to commercialize the widgetry. In that letter dated March 11, Anzani again rejects the compan... (more)

OpenShift Enterprise 3 From @RedHatNews | @CloudExpo @OpenShift #PaaS

Click Here to Download Now! Struggling to keep up with increasing application demand? Learn how Platform as a Service (PaaS) can streamline application development processes and make resource management easy. Click Here to Download Now! @ThingsExpo - The World's Largest 'Internet of Things' Event, June 7-9 2016 at New York City's Javits Center! Secrets of Sponsors and Exhibitors ▸ Here Secrets of Cloud Expo Speakers ▸ Here All major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions devices - computers, smartphones, tablets, and sensors - connected to the Internet by 2020. This number will continue to grow at a rapid pace for the next several decades. @CloudExpo / @ThingsExpo 2016 New York (June 7-9, 2016, Javits Center, Manhattan) @CloudExpo / @ThingsExpo 2016 Silicon Valley (November 1-3, 2016, Santa Clara Convention Center, CA) With major technology companies an... (more)

[video] #CloudFoundry + Watson Services = #Bluemix | @CloudExpo @IBMcloud @IBMWatson ‏#AI #DX

View Opening Keynote: ▸ Here CloudFoundry + Watson Services = Bluemix = The Perfect Cloud Operating System for the Enterprise In his opening keynote at 20th Cloud Expo, Michael Maximilien, Research Scientist, Architect, and Engineer at IBM, discussed why realizing the full potential of the cloud and social data requires artificial intelligence. By mixing Cloud Foundry and the rich set of Watson services, IBM's Bluemix is the best cloud operating system for enterprises today, providing rapid development and deployment of applications that can take advantage of the rich catalog of Watson services to help drive insights from the vast trove of private and public data available to enterprises. View Opening Keynote: ▸ Here Speaker Bio Michael Maximilien, better known as max or Dr. Max, is a computer scientist with IBM. At IBM Research Triangle Park, he was a principal e... (more)

Your Open Source Cloud Cocktail By @MRHinkle | @CloudExpo [@CitrixCloud]

CloudOpen 2014 – Mixing Your Open Source Cloud Cocktail Here’s the presentation I gave at the Linux Foundation’s CloudOpen in Dusseldorf on October 13, 2014 titled Mixing Your Open Source Cloud Cocktail Add two parts virtualization, one part orchestration add a little networking shake and pour. Unfortunately cloud computing isn’t that easy but then again not all clouds are the same and tastes may vary. This talk will discuss how the varying open source technologies like OpenStack, Docker, LXC and others can be mixed together to make something that appeals to the needs of a wide variety of users. There’s also no problem in abstaining from building your own cloud but still benefiting from the open source tooling to maximize the benefits of the public cloud. Slide deck here ... (more)

Grape Up to Exhibit at @CloudExpo | @GrapeUpInc #CloudNative #DevOps #PaaS #CloudFoundry

SYS-CON Events announced today that Grape Up will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct. 31 - Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Grape Up is a software company specializing in cloud native application development and professional services related to Cloud Foundry PaaS. With five expert teams that operate in various sectors of the market across the U.S. and Europe, Grape Up works with a variety of customers from emerging startups to Fortune 1000 companies. For more information, visit http://grapeup.com/. Download Show Prospectus ▸ Here DevOps at Cloud Expo taking place October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. Must Watch Video: R... (more)

The Concrete Abstraction of the Business Service

It may come as a surprise to our long-term readers that even after seven years of talking about Web Services and Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA), ZapThink still has something novel and interesting to say about what a Service truly is. But in fact, although we define the term repeatedly for business, technical, and mixed audiences, there are still some subtleties to the definition that underscore the fundamental nature of the Service abstraction, and they also underscore the connection between that abstraction and some of the infrastructure choices Service-oriented architects must make. So, without fear of tripping up on the oxymoron of a concrete abstraction, let's delve into what ZapThink really means by a Service. Implementations, Interfaces, and Abstractions As we discussed in our Subtleties of Service Convergence ZapFlash, the term "Service" is overloaded eve... (more)

My Top Seven Wishes From Adobe MAX 2009

In ten days I’ll be sitting at the general session at Adobe MAX 09 in LA.  People from Adobe will come up on stage one after another delivering the latest news on the products we all use daily. Here’s my short wish list of the news I’d like to hear: 1.    Flash Player will become available on iPhone at so-and-so date. A year ago I’ve been hearing hints and vague promises that this is in the works. A year later - nothing happened.   It’s great that Flash Player is installed on each desktop connected to the Internet, but this doesn’t cut it any longer. Last year Adobe announced the motto “Mobile first” and it’s time to put the money where their mouth is. 2.    LiveCycle Data Services. If Adobe won’t substantially lower the prices, I feel sorry for their salesmen who try to sell LCDS to the enterprises. Five thousand per CPU for the enterprise edition seems to be a r... (more)

The Open-Source Toolkit for Building any Type of Cloud Deployment

The OpenNebula team has just announced the availability of OpenNebula 1.4 Beta Hourglass (1.3.80).This is the first preview of next stable release of the OpenNebula Virtual Infrastructure Manager. The new OpenNebula version incorporates bleeding edge technologies and innovations in many areas of virtual infrastructure management and Cloud Computing. OpenNebula 1.4 aims to be the swiss-army knife of Cloud Computing, being an open and flexible tool that fits into existing data center environments to build any type of Cloud deployment. OpenNebula can be primarily used as a virtualization tool to manage your virtual infrastructure in the data-center or cluster, which is usually referred as Private Cloud. OpenNebula supports Hybrid Cloud to combine local infrastructure with public cloud-based infrastructure, enabling highly scalable hosting environments. OpenNebula also... (more)

Analyst Firm Launches "ZapThink on Ulitzer"

SOA Industry Analysis and Advisory Firm ZapThink launched a topic site ZapThink on Ulitzer. ZapThink is an IT advisory and analysis firm that provides trusted advice and critical insight into the architectural and organizational changes brought about by the movement to XML, Web Services, and Service Orientation.We provide our three target audiences of IT vendors, service providers and end-users a clear roadmap for standards-based, loosely coupled distributed computing - a vision of IT meeting the needs of the agile business. "ZapThink on Ulitzer" contributors include the firm's founder and senior analyst Ron Schmeizer and managing partner and senior analyst Jason Bloomberg. Ron Schmelzer is founder and senior analyst of ZapThink. A well-known expert in the field of XML and XML-based standards and initiatives, Ron has been featured in and written for periodicals and... (more)

Adaptivity “Platinum Plus Sponsor” of Cloud Expo

SYS-CON Events announced today that Adaptivity, the IT transformation company, has been named "Platinum Plus Sponsor" of SYS-CON's 5th International Cloud Expo (www.CloudComputingExpo.com), which will take place on April 19-21, 2010, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City. Adaptivity's CEO Tony Bishop (http://tonybishop.ulitzer.com) will be offering major thought leadership on Day Two of the 3-day event in a Morning Keynote. Read Exclusive Cloud Computing Journal Q&A with Tony Bishop here. Cloud Expo was announced on February 24, 2007, the day the term "cloud computing" was coined. That same year, the first Cloud Expo took place in New York City with 450 delegates. Next April, Cloud Expo is returning to New York City with more than 5,000 delegates and over 100 sponsors and exhibitors. The three-day event will attract more than 5,000 delegates from 48 co... (more)

Will EngineYard Be VMware's Next Cloud Acquisition?

Investigative writer Stacey Higginbotham, who is never happier than when immersed in SEC filings, tech specs or poking through a data center, and who has spent the last ten years covering technology and finance for publications such as The Deal, the Austin Business Journal, The Bond Buyer and Business Week, speculated yesterday afternoon on the GigaOm site that VMware might be contemplating its next Cloud acquisition - to go with Zimbra and SpringSource. In its sights, says Higginbotham, is EngineYard. Is VMware going to add Ruby on Rails to its Java mix? Only time will tell... ... (more)