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Five things Cassatt taught us about cloud computing

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.

By June 3, 2009


CA buys assets from data center automation firm Cassatt

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.

By June 2, 2009


Cassatt is running out of runway

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.

By April 28, 2009


CA to acquire cloud platform provider 3Tera

In 3Tera, one of the earliest providers of cloud-computing software systems, CA is getting both customers and technology.

By February 24, 2010


Cloud computing and the big rethink: Part 2

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?

By October 1, 2009


FDA tests internal cloud for disaster recovery

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is looking at private clouds to manage disaster recovery. So far, so good.

By April 2, 2009


IBM cloud announcement disappoints...again

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.

By February 9, 2009


The argument for private clouds

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.

By January 19, 2009


Is the cloud computing maturity model unnecessary or simply misunderstood?

Roger Smith challenges the need for a maturity model for cloud computing. His points are worth consideration, but as he makes his case he clearly misunderstands the tenor and theme of the model I introduced.

By December 27, 2008


Internal clouds make enterprises feel comfortable

Cassatt says its new software can leverage existing hardware. That makes internal clouds much more appealing

By November 13, 2008