Forbes.com reports the end is near for the pioneering utility computing infrastructure company. As a former employee, I mourn its loss, but it's interesting to reflect on what didn't go right.
With the acquisition of utility computing infrastructure vendor Cassatt by CA this week, it is worth taking a moment to reflect on the lessons learned from a company that was well ahead of its time.
Cassatt has long had innovative product to automate data centers and allow them to respond more flexibly to changing workloads. CA's acquisition of Cassat assets and expertise could give this tech a better route to market.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is looking at private clouds to manage disaster recovery. So far, so good.
Cassatt says its new software can leverage existing hardware. That makes internal clouds much more appealing
In 3Tera, one of the earliest providers of cloud-computing software systems, CA is getting both customers and technology.
In conjunction with its Pulse conference, Big Blue announces several products and services targeted at dynamic infrastructure and cloud computing. Too bad it's just more of the same.
Power Assure isn't shying away from taking on data center giants like HP, IBM, and APC. The tiny Santa Clara, Calif.-based company claims to slash power consumption, across all data centers, by 80 percent.
While some argue that private clouds don't exist, they may be the right choice in many situations, i.e., when there is a "barrier of exit" from internal infrastructure to the public cloud.
If operating systems were originally designed to be applicable across the widest variety of hardware, and VMs are designed as containers for them, is the homogeneity of cloud infrastructure the VM's bane?