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Oracle gets a chance to rewrite software law

By arguing that programming interfaces called APIs can be copyrighted, Oracle could trigger new legal burdens for technology companies -- such as those building cloud-computing platforms.

By May 7, 2012


VMworld opens with new products, new attacks

VMware begins its conference debuting products to manage virtualization for corporations, while Microsoft launches an ad campaign targeting its rival's new licensing policy.

By August 29, 2011


VMware VCloud: Channel conflict on the horizon?

VMware is the dominant force in a market ripe for disruption. Will the vCloud efforts create a channel conflict?

By September 15, 2008


The top 12 gifts of cloud from 2010

As this historic year wraps up, let's take a look back at what shaped the burgeoning cloud computing market in 2010. Of course, with the holidays upon us, it only seems right to choose the top 12.

By December 20, 2010


Exploring a healthy cloud-computing job market

In a struggling economy, the tech industry is a shining light. Even within the strong tech economy, though, cloud computing stands out right now.

By September 1, 2010


The 'false cloud' is false

Cloud enthusiasts are saying cloud computing run inside an enterprise is "not really cloud." But for cloud to be relevant to enterprise IT, internal/private clouds must have a role.

By July 12, 2010


Yahoo sells Zimbra to VMware

Zimbra is off to VMware for an undisclosed price, which is likely much less than the $350 million that Yahoo paid for the open-source e-mail company in 2007.

By January 12, 2010


Mitosis in action: Cloud computing and 'The Cloud'

Much of the confusion behind the question "what is cloud computing" has to do with the diverging concepts of "cloud computing" and "The Cloud"--an unfortunate but understandable evolution of terminology.

By October 27, 2009


VMware service links public and private clouds

The company has launched vCloud Express, a pay-as-you-go service that lets developers write applications for internal virtualized environments and external clouds.

By September 2, 2009


Five takeaways from VMworld

VMworld was an energy-filled show with a huge amount going on, but these five points are what stayed with me.

By September 11, 2009