Archive for the ‘Cloud computing’ Category
VMware today annouced the Project Octopus at VMworld which is in my opinion a game changer for the End User Computing space. Loads of thousand of professionals are using technologies like Dropbox without notice of the companies IT. With that they companies are running in security but more in compliance issues. Project Octopus will take care about that. The data can stay in the private cloud owned by the customer or in a datacenter of the partner of your choice. For more information please check the linked blog article below.
Pictures taken from the original post at blogs.vmware.com.
Maybe you’ve seen the VMware & Google announcement from earlier this week? The new Spring Roo release 1.1.0.M1 does already support Google Web Toolkit and Google App Engine integration. I’ve found a nice article today at SpringSource’s website which describes how to configure the SpringSource Tool Suite to deploy your applications directly to the Google App Engine.
Today VMware announced to start a series of technology collaborations with Google for delivering solutions that help enterprise software developers to be more efficient at building and deploying their applications. Both companies are collaborating in multiple cases to make cloud applications more productive, portable and flexible. Google is announcing support for Spring Java Applications on the Google App Engine. Using the Eclipse-based SpringSource Toolkit Suite, developers can build and deploy applications in their VMware vSphere environments, at VMware vCloud partners or directly to the Google App Engine. VMware and Google are also working together with Spring Roo, a rapid application development tool and the Google Web Toolkit (GWT). Finally teh companies are collaborating with their performance tracing technologies. You can find the Google I/O live webcast at Youtube. There is also a blog post from Steve Herrod at his blog.
Tablet PC’s are not new to me – no I’m a proud IBM Thinkpad x61T user for over 3 years. When I’ve bought the tablet my objective was to write notes with the digitizer and do interactive presentations i.e. whiteboardings, directly on a blank Powerpoint presentation. People who attended my presentations were amazed about this presentation style because it was unique to them. I’ve seen Tablet PC’s really rarely in the past but I guess that will change soon. Apple lately started to roust the market when they announced the iPad, a tablet which can be used just with your fingers without any need for a digitizer. Well there is a onscreen keyboard but no digitizer, the reason for me to buy a Tablet PC years ago. It seems that vendors must have another objective as mine. Even the processing power in an iPad is not comparable to a standard PC but to be honest it doesn’t need to be because it’s designed to consume web services – no, to be clear here: applications hosted in the cloud! There are other hardware vendors who want to get a piece of the big cake! Last week, the CIO magazine published an article with the headline: Rumor: Cisco Wants to Come to the Tablet Party. A tipster hinted that Cisco is working on it’s own tablet device which is based on Google’s Android operating system. It should include a front facing camera, dual noise-cancelling microphones and VPN access. Cool ha? That sounds really interesting! What could you do with this device? Video conferencing? Having access to your virtual desktop? If this rumour comes truth I’m really looking forward to look deeper into it. It seems that Apple just started to revolutionize the tablet market, the iPad is great marketing for every tablet vendor and also for Software-as-a-Service.