Feedback on new Virtual Appliances Marketplace, Certification Program

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Kimbro Staken of Virtualization Daily is the CTO of the newly unveiled virtual appliance startup JumpBox, posted some thoughts on the new Virtual Appliance Marketplace. While it is true we compare the VAM to iTunes,  I think it was the concept of integrated ease-of-use rather than the iTunes feature set we were invoking — see Read more...

Virtual Appliances – maintaining the OS?

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Patrick Grey is here at VMworld and wonders if the vendors of virtual appliances will maintain and patch their OS, and if the ease of use of creating virtual appliances will lead to a spate of amateur, unmaintained appliances. I’m not sure this is any different than hardware appliances — the vendor simply has to Read more...

Enteprise Software 2.0: Announcing the Virtual Appliiances Marketplace

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Srinivas Krishnamurti on Enterprise Software 2.0: I continue to be amazed at how Apple streamlined its user experience and buying process.  For example, the combination of iPods and iTunes has completely revolutionized the way consumers think about buying and listening to music.  iTunes offers thousands of songs in a central location and allows users to Read more...

Freedom from OS lock-in

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Background reading for today’s opening keynote at VMworld. There will be no quiz following the session, but there is a tectonic shift going on in IT — it pays to pay attention. Overview page: Freedom There is a significant change underway in systems infrastructure. The traditional infrastructure model of a single monolithic system running a Read more...