Cisco’s UCS Exit Strategy?

Cisco decided to shut down Flip last month. Why? Because it’s a low margin business that Cisco has no business owning. There is talk about killing Linksys, or spinning it out. Why? Low margins and it doesn’t jive with Cisco’s core competency. UCS (datacenter unified computing system) is another product that has very low margins,…

Continue Reading

VMware Cloud Foundry … Hypervisor 2.0?

Ever since the acquisition of springsource nearly two years ago, VMware has been generating a lot of excitement in the application development space.  That excitement was kicked into high gear a few weeks ago when VMware announced the industry’s first implementation of open PaaS, CLOUD FOUNDRY. But I have a feeling much of that excitement…

Continue Reading

VMware Clarifies Support for Microsoft Clustering

VMware published KB Article 1037959 ( http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1037959 ) on April 18, 2011 in an effort to clarify VMware’s position on running Microsoft Clustering technologies on vSphere. Below is a snapshot of the support matrix published by VMware in the KB (always refer to KB 1037959 for the most current information).   For those familiar with…

Continue Reading