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Maureen O'Gara01/30/08
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IBM Takes a Swipe at VMware

IBM, which invented virtualization back in “ye ole mainframe days,” has waded into the current discussion with entry-level virtualization for its Power6-based, usually Unix-run, System p servers and BladeCenter blades called PowerVM Express. Now,...

Maureen O'Gara01/29/08
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Microsoft's Babysitters To Work Overtime

The court charged with policing Microsoft’s 2002 antitrust settlement with the U.S. government has extended its oversight of the company until November of 2009, an additional two years. Most of the watchdogs were supposed to be called off this past...

Maureen O'Gara01/29/08
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Sun Productizes the Ultimate Add-on

Sun has productized the ultimate add-on, its Project Blackbox water-cooled virtual data center in a 20-foot shipping container, as the Sun MD S20, MD being short for Modular Datacenter.

Maureen O'Gara01/29/08
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The Secret Inside HP’s Quiet Little Billion-Dollar Exstream Acquisition

HP is buying Exstream Software LLC, a privately held, 300-man, enterprise ISV whose widgetry creates personalized documents from diverse data sources, both structured and unstructured, for mass mailings online or in print.

Matt Raible01/29/08
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SpringSource acquires Covalent

Wow - I never expected SpringSource to acquire Covalent, but it definitely seems like a good match. From Rod Johnson in Some Decisions are Easy – Like SpringSource Acquiring Covalent:

Maureen O'Gara01/28/08
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VMware Crashes & Burns on Wall Street

VMware failed to hit Wall Street’s consensus estimates when it reported its Q4 numbers tjhis evening and the stock, already hammered down from its highs, lost $22 bucks more than 26% of its stock price – in after-hours trading. The virtualization leader,...

Maureen O'Gara01/28/08
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If Microsoft Pushes It Out Much Further They Won’t Be Able To Call It SQL Server 2008

Something has happened – or maybe didn’t happened – that has caused Microsoft to delay the release of SQL Server 2008 to the calendar three quarter. It offered no excuse. It was generally expected in the second quarter. Microsoft is still going to...

Maureen O'Gara01/28/08
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Does That Mean Nokia Won’t Be Doing a Google Phone?

Nokia is buying Trolltech, the publicly traded Norwegian open source ISV, for roughly $153 million cash.

Rick Ross01/28/08
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MySQL creator releases Maria, the new engine that will replace InnoDB

A blog posting from MySQL founder and original developer, Michael "Monty" Widenius, announces the release of a major new database engine called Maria. Over two years in the making, the Maria engine appears to be the open source database leader's...

Maureen O'Gara01/25/08
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Sun Warms a Bit

See what cutting costs can do. Sun nearly doubled its profits in the December quarter to $260 million, or 31 cents a share, better than thought, on flat revenues of $3.6 billion, up only 1.4%. Its margin was up 3.5 points to 48.5%. Server revenue was...

Maureen O'Gara01/25/08
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EMC Goes SaaS

EMC has started monetizing its four-month-old, $76 million acquisition of Mozy, the online backup software that claims GE as a client, a move that catapults the old storage denizen into the software-as-a-service business.

Maureen O'Gara01/24/08
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Microsoft Puts Floor under Tech – At Least for the Moment

Forget the fact that Microsoft came in Thursday with record-breaking fiscal Q2 earnings, up 92%, to $4.7 billion, or 50 cents a share, on revenues, up 30%, to $16.37 billion and an operating income of $6.48 billion, the giant leaps are skewed anyway because...

Maureen O'Gara01/24/08
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Has HP Made Black Duck & Palamida Redundant?

Palamida and Black Duck may be crying in their beer when this gets out.

Maureen O'Gara01/24/08
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Will IBM Rescue AMD?

Rumors on Wall Street and a speculative article in the Financial Times have IBM possibly playing Prince Charming to AMD’s Cinderella and either digging into its jeans for an equity investment or carrying it off in an outright merger with IBM...

Maureen O'Gara01/23/08
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VMware’ Stage Manager Goes to Public Beta

In the midst of Microsoft’s initial assault wave on virtualization leader VMware this week, VMware announced the public beta of its Stage Manager management software, stuff that’s supposed to accelerate the delivery of new or updated applications from...