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Ulitzer Cloud Computing Blog Things are changing fast in the world of Cloud Computing, however one question remains the same. Will it save me money and how much? To follow up on a previous post on Cloud Economics Part One, I looked at a fairly simple example of 5 Servers for a dev/test environment and identified the incremental costs of buying 5 servers and running them on premise or a Colo and then compared that to Amazon EC2. The analysis did not include many variables such as real estate costs and labor savings which may or may not apply to the particular situation. The results indicated that a Premise based deployment could provide the lowest "incremental" cost when compared to EC2 if the servers were running continuously. On the other hand EC2 provided significant savings for short term workloads with no upfront costs. Purchase - on Premise $ 15,000    Quad-Cor... (more)

Motorola ATRIX - Next Killer Consumer Smartphone to Enter the Enterprise?

Everyone knows that the iPhone cracked open the lockhold that Blackberry had on corporate enterprise. There still are holdouts but they are converting quickly as executives bring iPhones and iPads to work and mandate IT support. Even though Android shipments are impressive, the numbers supported by corporations are still a niche compared to Blackberry or iPhone. The new ATRIX smartphone may change all that. Motorola calls it the world's most powerful smartphone, which based on the specs is defendable. Others call it the NirvanaPhone based on a new feature that allows the phone to... (more)

iPhone in the Enterprise Webinar

Chris Hazelton from the 451 Group: "The iPhone has so effectively whetted the appetite of corporate mobility users wanting more feature-rich products that executives are smuggling the device into the enterprise without authorization. No single vendor - as cool as Apple may be - can possibly develop sufficient applications to sate this appetite, so third-party software developers have an immense opportunity to add value. The question is, will Apple decide this is the road it wants to travel? Will it cede the control it so famously exerts over every stage of its products developmen... (more)

What Will Be the Impact of Free XenServer?

Ever since the Citrix announcement of making Enterprise XenServer free last month there has been a lot of speculation regarding the impact of the move. Based on an informal Poll on Linkedin http://polls.linkedin.com/p/25594/srwir and the comments it's generating it does appear that there will be an impact especially with new adopters to Virtualization. As noted by the comments below there are also many IT shops that are willing to evaluate XenServer and some willing to switch from VMware.   Making XenServer free will encourage more customers to check out their options and apply m... (more)

Citrix Receiver For the iPhone Hits the App Store

It's still not official .... but the Tech Preview of the long awaited Citrix Receiver for the iPhone is now available in the AppStore.  Anyone with a properly configured Citrix XenApp  environment can download the Citrix Receiver and access authorized company apps from their iPhone today ! Now is the time to start testing the iPhone in your environment, look for ways to increase productivity, and have some fun. There are some restrictions in this Tech Preview so be sure to check out the iPhone Community pages we have set up for requirements, tips and forum discussions. If you w... (more)