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The Cost of a Big Software Ecosystem

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There was a great article yesterday about VMware by Juergen Urbanski on Gigaom that talked about the new VMware vSphere rollout. The most interesting thing Mr. Urbanski, who is an analyst at TechAlpha, noted was the cost of leveraging the VMware ecosystem, if you...

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Rooting for the Cloud Security Alliance

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This week marks the first meeting and launch of the Cloud Security Alliance, and I imagine it will be a welcome arrival for everyone who is interested in the long-term growth of cloud computing.

These industry groups often get written off for too much talk and too little action, but in the case of security, I think...

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Recently, the Enterprise Systems Journal did an extensive interview with VMOps CEO Sheng Liang on the opportunity for enterprise IT departments to leverage cloud platforms to build private clouds.

I wanted to reprint one question, because it is a common...

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Replay - Building a Computing Cloud Webinar

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The Web Host Industry Review recently hosted a webinar with and one of our customers ReliaCloud on how service providers could deploy a computing cloud using the CloudStack. We've made a replay of the webinar available here for you to review. Feel free to send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions, or would like to learn more about...

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Continue reading Comments Webinar: "Build Your Own Cloud" January 21st

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January 21st, is hosting a webinar with The WHIR on how to turn your hosting company into a cloud computing provider.

Cloud computing is changing everything about the hosting industry, and if you aren’t adapting to this reality, your business is at risk. Recently, the largest computing clouds have been adding hundreds of new physical servers every month, as customers embrace...

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Citrix supports the open source community via developer support and evangeslism. We have a number of developers and evangelists that participate actively in the open source community in Apache Cloudstack, OpenDaylight, Xen Project and XenServer. We also conduct educational activities via the Build A Cloud events held all over the world.