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More interesting news with VMWare! Have a look at this wikipedia definition of the Pincer Maneuver. I was never really very concerned about VMWare for the cloud platform war of the future. In fact I was more concerned about Microsoft and Amazon for their remarkable influence over the ISV developer... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2010 at Trossytrossman's blog
Check it out, GemStone gets bought by VMWare! Man, I remember these guys back in '95! They were big on the "Object Database" which never really flew. As I recall they started out big in the SmallTalk heyday of the late eighties/early nineties. Somehow they morphed their technology into an... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2010 at Trossytrossman's blog
VMWare's most recent acquisition of Rabbit Technologies made me stop and think. Ok, so it was technically SpringSource who acquired RTL, but they've been part of VMWare for about 8 months. Their previous acquistion was Hyperic, the open source monitoring company behind Cloud Status. In the context of SpringSource this... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2010 at Trossytrossman's blog
Ten years ago I was working at BrightSpark Labs - remember when "Internet Incubator" was cool? Anyway, I worked with a great bunch of very smart people. Around the time I was working on the early ideas behind ThinkDynamics I had a brain storming session with Nolin LeChausseur and Jurgis... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2010 at Trossytrossman's blog
I always love to watch trends emerge in IT. I especially love when two or more trends are set on a collision course. Clearly IBM's Smarter Planet initiative is all about converging trends, however, I'd like to explore something a bit more subtle that, as a software guy hits pretty... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2010 at Trossytrossman's blog
The factory of the future will have only two employees, a man and a dog. The man will be there to feed the dog. The dog will be there to keep the man from touching the equipment. ~Warren G. Bennis Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2010 at Trossytrossman's blog
It's been nearly 10 years since I started ThinkDynamics and I've had some time to think. When we first pitched VCs and customers that we could make their IT infrastructure dynamically adapt to their changing needs they thought we were crazy. We managed to get some VCs crazy enough to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2010 at Trossytrossman's blog
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