Cloud Computing: More Jobs Created Than the Internet!

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Cloud Computing bringing us more new jobs? Yes! I don't doubt it. It is a truly game changing technology! FORBES: Yes Virginia -- Cloud Computing Will Create More Jobs than the Internet! "Cloud computing will create more jobs than the early Internet did, because cloud applications and platforms will transform the entire IT landscape. The recent Sand Hill study confirms it. For example, an IT services startup launched operations with 4 employees in a few months. They accessed cloud applications for email, HR, marketing, collaboration and more. In less than a year, the company grew revenues to $5M and added 30 new employees. They expect to double revenues this year — and add another 30 employees. A chemical company launched a new specialty business as a US subsidiary. They accessed…
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Pano Logic Exceeds Virtualization Market Numbers!

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Pano Logic is a cool looking terminal, and they are chewing through the market! Pano Logic Exceeds Market Growth Rates in Desktop Virtualization "Product Benchmarks and Global Expansion Propels Pano Logic to Exceed 100,000 Zero Clients in Production, Freeing Customers From High-Cost PC-Based and Thin Client Computing REDWOOD CITY, CA, Mar 14, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Pano Logic, the leader in zero client desktop virtualization (VDI), today announced it exceeded 25% growth in 2011, riding a wave of new products and a series of technology enhancements and performance proof points. Contributing to Pano Logic's success were several significant new channel partners and the company's global expansion into new markets. "We reached a number of milestones in our product roadmap that have transformed the Pano System into a high performing…
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VMware 5.0 Update 1 Released!

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I just got this announcement from VMware: "We are pleased to announce that VMware vSphere® 5.0 Update 1 is generally available as of March 15th, 2012. This release provides the following improvements: VMware ESXi Support for new Intel and AMD processors Adding support for Native Storage Drivers for Intel C600 series chipset and upgrades LSI MegaRAID SAS driver to version 5.34 Now supporting Mac OS X Server Lion 10.7.2 and 10.7.3 guest operating systems Numerous bug and security fixes VMware vCenter Guest Operating System Customization Improvements: vCenter Server adds support for customization of the following guest operating systems: Windows 8 Ubuntu 11.10 Ubuntu 11.04 Ubuntu 10.10 Ubuntu 10.04 LTS SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2 Numerous bug and security fixes VMware vCenter Update Manager Security Update: In Update Manager 5.0…
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VirtZine #21 – Video – “Microsoft License Causes Issue!”

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Brian Madden drops Microsoft MVP status over VDI licensing! Cool screenshots of the new VMware vCenter Operations 5 System! Amazon Web Services is cutting the price of its cloud offerings. Mobile Hotspot included in Verizon's iPad 4G LTE data plan. (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://youtu.be/Zc5LVIXDkeg
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VirtZine #21 – Audio – “Microsoft License Causes Issue!”

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Brian Madden drops Microsoft MVP status over VDI licensing! Cool screenshots of the new VMware vCenter Operations 5 System! Amazon Web Services is cutting the price of its cloud offerings. Mobile Hotspot included in Verizon's iPad 4G LTE data plan. (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://youtu.be/Zc5LVIXDkeg
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Verizon Provides WiFi Hotspot with the New 4G iPad!

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The new iPad 4G from Verizon will include a WiFi Hotspot... sweet! Mobile Hotspot Included in Verizon’s iPad 4G LTE Data Plan "As expected, Apple’s new iPad 3rd generation tablet is available with sweet and speedy 4G LTE from Verizon Wireless and AT&T. Tim Cook also announced that customers will be able to use the tablet as a mobile hotspot as well — that’s even better. Pricing for the 4G data plans (which remain month-to-month with no contract required) is the same as pricing for 3G on both carriers. So if you buy the Verizon Wireless model you can do 1GB/month for $20, 2GB @ $30, 5GB @ $50, and 10GB @ $80. This is the same as pricing for other tablets on the carrier except the iPad gets the…
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Amazon Web Services Drops Prices Again!

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This is good news to those of (including me!) that use Amazon's S3, Cloudfront, and other Cloud services! They are committed to bringing good value to their customers, and I have been very happy with my experience with them! Amazon Cuts Cloud Pricing Again "Once again, Amazon Web Services said it is cutting the price of its cloud offerings, including its Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), Relational Database Service (RDS) and Elastic MapReduce (EMR) offerings. This latest reduction marks the 19th time Amazon has cut prices of its cloud services in the six years since launching them. Just last month, Amazon reduced pricing for its Simple Storage Service (S3) and Elastic Block Storage (EBS) offerings. "Driving costs down for our customers is part of the DNA of Amazon and therefore also…
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Neat Screenshots of the New VMware vCenter Operations 5 System!

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Check this out, cool screenshots of what is possible using the new VMware vCenter Operations 5 System! vCenter Operations 5 Dashboards = Awesomeness "I just had to share some of these screenshots of my lab environment showing the power of vCOPS’s dashboards. I just upgraded from version 1.0 and have to say VMware did an outstanding job! The first picture shows how smart and intelligent this program is by analyzing the trends and showing the outlook on my future capacity. For so long this was like throwing darts at a board. Anyway, enjoy the pictures and you can be sure I will be doing a detailed write up once I have so more hands on time. Check out the screen shots on his blog! http://3cvguy.com/?p=243
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Brian Madden Drops His Microsoft MVP Status Over VDI Licensing Issues!

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Brian Madden is a Citrix and VMware virtualization expert, and one of the "go-to guys" for application and desktop virtualization. I follow him on Twitter and read his posts on his Blog, and have for a long time. It is big news to me that he is ditching the MVP program with Microsoft over licensing issues and confusion. Here are his four main issues. Read the whole article in the link below for background! 4 ways Microsoft is screwing the desktop virtualization industry, and why I'm quitting the MVP program No. 1: No SPLA for Windows VDA No. 2: Hosting providers aren't allowed to let two customers share the same servers or storage No. 3: Arcane rules about on-premise devices No. 4: Microsoft won't disclose how OnLive licensing works
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