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Oracle To Offer Free and Paid 'Premium' Versions of JVM

Oracle is planning to offer two versions of the Java Virtual Machine (JVM) sometime in the future, one free and one a commercial "premium" version, a company spokesperson said last week.

BigMemory Takes on Java's Achilles' Heel: Garbage Collection

Terracotta has just announced the general availability of its new Java add-on for the Enterprise version of its Ehcache distributed Java caching software.

Microsoft's Hyper-V To Be Integrated in OpenStack

Microsoft today announced a partnership deal with Cloud.com to help integrate Microsoft's proprietary hypervisor into the OpenStack project.

Apps.gov To Add Storage, Virtualization and Web Hosting Services

Government agencies will soon have access to storage, virtualization and Web hosting applications via Apps.gov, the General Service Administration's cloud-based storefront, government officials said yesterday.

SpringSource Releases Hyperic Update

VMware's SpringSource group has released a major upgrade of its Hyperic custom-app management and monitoring technology for virtualized Java applications.

Microsoft Lays Out Its 'Open Cloud' Vision

Microsoft used the occasion of an open source conference last month to advance its vision of an open cloud by breaking it down into four basic principles.

Cloud Computing Drives Microsoft Announcements at TechEd North America

The day-one keynote centered on product enhancements to the Windows Azure platform, Bing Maps, Windows 7, Windows Server and Communications Server, among other technologies.

Deployment Automation Tool for Java EE Launched

XebiaLabs's Deployit 1.3 beta offers new auto-discovery features plus support for virtualized and cloud environments.

VMware's SpringSource Acquires GemStone for Java Cloud Infrastructure

SpringSource is acquiring data management vendor GemStone to use that company's GemFire enterprise data fabric to give developers the infrastructure necessary for emerging cloud-centric applications.

Agile Product Watch: Cloud-Based Management Tools and More

Here's a look at some of the newest Agile-related products hitting the market.

Microsoft and Citrix Boost Desktop Virtualization Efforts

Microsoft is expanding its desktop virtualization portfolio with improved licensing changes and technology upgrades and an extended pact with Citrix Systems.

IBM Launches Public Cloud Service

Big Blue is latest to add a commercial cloud infrastructure

RSA Keynote: Cloud's Future Depends on Security

Cloud computing has the ability to transform IT , but its success depends on security, said Art Coviello on Tuesday in his opening keynote.

CA Acquires 3tera

CA on Wednesday said it has agreed to acquire closely held 3tera Inc. for an undisclosed sum.

VMware, Cisco, NetApp in Cloud Security Effort

VMware last week teamed up with Cisco and NetApp to promote a virtualized datacenter offering geared toward shared or public cloud environments.

VMware Opens vCloud for Java, Python Developers

VMware wants developers to build software for its vCloud infrastructure, and it's giving them the tools to do it.

CA Taps Bill McCracken As New CEO

CA dug into its ranks to replace retiring CEO John Swainson, naming its chairman William McCracken to run the company.

Oracle Enterprise Manager Upgrade Released

In a move to provide a common application configuration and management stack across its broad portfolio of software, Oracle today released an upgraded version of its Oracle Enterprise Manager suite.

Xenocode Upgrades Application Virtualization Tool

Xenocode today released the latest version of its Virtual Application Studio, a developer-focused authoring environment for virtualizing existing Windows-based applications.

VMware's Revenue Rises 42 Percent in 2008

One bright spot in the IT economy appears to be virtualization, with leading provider VMware today announcing that its yearly revenue rose 42 percent in 2008 to $1.9 billion. Fourth quarter revenues were a "solid" $515 million -- up 25 percent over last year.

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