Monthly Archives: February 2009

Citrix XenServer™ is now free

Enterprise-class. Cloud-proven. Free-of-charge.

This week, Citrix announced a new enterprise-class version of Citrix XenServer™… at no cost. The announcement marks two firsts: the new XenServer is the first (and only) free virtualization offering to include live migration of virtual machines, and it is the first to provide free, centralized multi-server management—both widely considered killer features.

VMware Server, VMware Tools & X/Ubuntu

VMware Server VMware Tools & X/Ubuntu

  • enable root
  • disable ipv6
  • check gcc is at same version that was used to compile your kernel
  • run

If you are using VMware Server on a Wi-Fi notebook remember to use NAT networking instead of bridged networking for your VMs !

Now IBM & DB2 are on AWS


IBM and Amazon Web Services have teamed up to provide you with the ability to use Amazon EC2 to build and run a range of IBM platform technologies. This relationship will enable you to bring your own IBM licenses to Amazon EC2, utilize IBM’s “Development” AMIs, or leverage the “Production” Amazon EC2 running IBM service. All of these options will enable you to get started quickly using popular IBM platform technologies in the Amazon EC2 environment.

Cloud Computing Interoperability Forum (CCIF)

The  Cloud Computing Interoperability Forum (CCIF)  is an open, vendor neutral, not for profit community of technology advocates, and consumers dedicated to driving the rapid adoption of global cloud computing services. CCIF shall accomplish this by working through the use open forums (physical and virtual) focused on building community consensus, exploring emerging trends, and advocating best practices / reference architectures for the purposes of standardized cloud computing.