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Improvements to Nvidia's virtualization technology are aimed at turning graphics processors into a more important resource in data centers and could speed deployment of virtual desktops and delivery of data over the cloud.
While some progress has been achieved in getting virtual machines to run across different types of hypervisors, more work is still needed to bring them to the level of portability that enterprises are seeking, according to a study released by the Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA).
In an effort to attract a more diverse set of contributors, enterprise software vendor Citrix has donated its open source Xen hypervisor to the Linux Foundation.
Houston, at Mobile World Congress, said there is a common pattern of thinking, whereby companies that build phones or networks believe that they can also build a cloud service and bolt it on to their existing offerings.
Users of Cisco's virtual desktop system will soon be able to chat with their colleagues using Jabber's HD instant messaging tool.
Some Dropbox users took to Twitter to vent their frustrations, post pictures and question whether Amazon Web Services was to blame.
With virtualization in Windows 8, you can create an app sandbox, run a test machine, launch a VHD appliance, and more.
Such a move would mean if you have songs saved to SkyDrive you could play them from any browser or mobile device, similar to how Google Play Music or Amazon Cloud Player work.
App-V 5.0 includes significant improvements to make virtualization a more appealing option for businesses.
What is certain is we are watching a migration taking place where on-premise computing is moving to off-premise computing.
Cloudscaling has been on a journey in the past few years, evolving from a cloud consultancy that built cloud platforms for companies like Korea Telecom, then used that experience to launch a cloud platform based on OpenStack code.
While the world waits for dedicated Microsoft Office for tablets, CloudOn is providing Word, Excel, and PowerPoint via fresh iPad and Android apps.
Facebook is rolling out a new feature that lets Facebook users share their Dropbox files with Facebook Groups.
With all the public cloud storage offerings on the market today, many vendors just want customers to sign up for their services. So, in return for a new account, many offer free cloud storage.