Groupwise VS. Cloud

The Virtual World
Virtualization Today had a short article on Google web apps and LA's lack of acceptance of them, and they had a comment on Groupwise. I found the associated comments on the article interesting as well! Google Losing It "Google crowed and crowed when it beat out Microsoft for an epic deal to move much of the city of Los Angeles from the aging GroupWise (does anyone remember GroupWise?) to Google's cloud apps. After two years of effort, Los Angeles is as miffed as Lindsay Lohan visiting her probation officer. The problem is not performance, though cloud productivity apps are rarely as fast as on-premise. The issue is security -- or lack thereof. Google argues that its apps are secure, but that Los Angeles changed the rules midstream. Los Angeles is…
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New Simple Email Service from Amazon

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I got this today: "Dear Amazon SES Customer, Today we’re excited to announce the immediate availability of the Management Console for Amazon Simple Email Service (Amazon SES), AWS’s highly scalable and cost-effective bulk and transactional email-sending service for businesses and developers. The Amazon SES Management Console is a simple and intuitive web-based user interface for Amazon SES that allows you to do the following with a few clicks of your mouse: • Check your sending quota and usage • See your Amazon SES bounce, complaint, and rejection metrics over time • Verify sender email addresses • Send both formatted and raw test emails Of course, all of this is still available via the API as well, so you can choose whichever method works best for you. Please note that you…
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Ubuntu Version 11.10, “Oneiric Ocelot” Positions Itself for the Cloud!

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The "Cloud OS" wars are heating up, and Ubuntu is coming to the fore in terms of usage in Amazon EC2. Ubuntu Server Aims to Own the Cloud "With a lack of any license fees and a focus on cloud features from its primary sponsor, Canonical, Ubuntu has flourished in the cloud, becoming a popular guest operating system on Amazon EC2 and other infrastructure-as-a-service options. While Linux-based operating system Ubuntu has been closely associated with the desktop, the project’s server variant has grown more prominent in recent years, particularly in the context of cloud computing. With a lack of any license fees and a focus on cloud features from its primary sponsor, Canonical, Ubuntu has flourished in the cloud, becoming a popular guest operating system on Amazon EC2 and other…
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Ubuntu to Power HP Cloud Service

The Virtual World
Ubuntu Linux will be the choice for HP's Cloud Service OS. Ubuntu will power HP's new cloud service "Ubuntu Linux will be the primary operating system powering HP’s upcoming cloud service, Ubuntu maker Canonical said last week. HP recently opened a private beta program for an infrastructure-as-a-service cloud that will offer both compute and storage capacity, using the OpenStack open source cloud platform. OpenStack, which was recently spun off from Rackspace, is designed to work with multiple operating systems and virtualization platforms. Options include VMware, Hyper-V, Windows and Xen. HP is going with an all-open source lineup, with the Linux-based KVM as its hypervisor, and Ubuntu for the operating system. 'HP has chosen Ubuntu as the lead host and guest operating system powering their Public Cloud,' Canonical said in a…
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VirtZine Netcast #13 – Video – “VMware AppBlast”

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VMware announces new iPad, Android apps from SlideRocket and Socialcast, video of VMware demo of AppBlast at VMworld! (Click on the buttons below to Stream the Netcast in your "format of choice")  Download M4V  Download WebM  Download MP3 ("Right-Click" on the "Download" link under the format buttonand choose "Save link as..." to save the file locally on your PC) Subscribe to Our Video (M4V) RSS Feed Subscribe to Our Audio (MP3) RSS Feed http://www.virtzine.com/category/netcast/feed/ http://www.virtzine.com/category/audio/feed/ Also available on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bI_9jqNK1qA
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VirtZine Netcast #13 – Audio – “VMware AppBlast”

VirtZine - Audio Netcasts
VMware announces new iPad, Android apps from SlideRocket and Socialcast, video of VMware demo of AppBlast at VMworld! (Click on the buttons below to Stream the Netcast in your "format of choice")  Download M4V  Download WebM  Download MP3 ("Right-Click" on the "Download" link under the format buttonand choose "Save link as..." to save the file locally on your PC) Subscribe to Our Video (M4V) RSS Feed Subscribe to Our Audio (MP3) RSS Feed http://www.virtzine.com/category/netcast/feed/ http://www.virtzine.com/category/audio/feed/ Also available on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bI_9jqNK1qA
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