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Is OpenStack an Overly Fragmented Standard?

The year 2012 has been completely game-changing for the OpenStack open source cloud computing platform, which has numerous powerful companies backing it, many of which are part of the OpenStack Foundation. And, in the past week alone, Rackspace delivered its OpenStack-based private cloud solution along with rock solid support, and Red Hat announced that it is preparing an enterprise-class version of the OpenStack platform for hosting IaaS deployments. Now, there are criticisms arriving, as some analysts claim that OpenStack is in danger of becoming an overly fragmented cloud standard. SearchCloudComputing reports the following quote from Lydia Leong,  research vice president at Gartner Inc.: "If your distro doesn't have a lot of changes, then it doesn't have a...

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Bits Blog: Boundary: Keeping Cloud Software in Shape

Boundary, a start-up, monitors the performance of applications in the cloud, which can show where slowdowns might be occurring, or where operational savings might be found.

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Security Mindset Must Change With Cloud

Companies need to grasp implications of moving to cloud and develop a roadmap to holistically secure IT systems instead of deploying security products for individual stacks.

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6 Tips for CIOs Facing a Cloud Deployment

New technologies almost always pose a challenge for the CIOs who choose to deploy them, but often a big part of the difficulty is simply the learning curve associated with figuring out how to do it right. Here are six tips and best practices from some of those who know the technology best.

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Oracle Already Puts Out VirtualBox 4.2 RC1

Less than two weeks after VirtualBox 4.2 Beta 1, Oracle's German office has released the first release candidate of VirtualBox 4.2...

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