What’s behind VMware’s Wavefront acquisition?

VMware’s acquisition of monitoring software maker Wavefront for an undisclosed sum is a move core to VMware’s strategy to round out its portfolio for facilitating and managing hybrid cloud environments. It highlights in the need to ensure that applications running between private and public clouds perform up to par. Companies undertaking digital transformations are leaning […] Read more »

IDG Contributor Network: What’s with application monitoring? Another company picks up a monster funding round

An interesting thing is going on in the application and infrastructure monitoring space. A ton of money is being poured into the various vendors in the market, and all of those vendors are rapidly morphing their platforms to provide holistic monitoring functionality. No longer is it just about application monitoring or infrastructure monitoring in isolation. […] Read more »

What’s better: Amazon’s Availability Zones vs. Microsoft Azure’s regions

Although they both offer core IaaS features like virtual machines, storage and databases the leading public cloud providers, Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure, take very different approaches in offering cloud services, including at the most basic level of how their data centers are constructed and positioned around the world. +MORE FROM NETWORK WORLD: What’s […] Read more »

What’s WhatsApp’s desktop app? A bloated, pointless, Windows/Mac download, that’s what

WhatsApp now has a desktop app, for Windows 8 and up or Mac OS 10.9 and up. But as a 60 MB download, it’s incredibly bloated, given its lack of functionality. I can’t see the point of using this over the Web app. Can you? In IT Blogwatch, bloggers can’t, either. Your humble blogwatcher curated […] Read more »

What’s going on at Citrix?

Tim Walsh, senior IT Architect at the Donald C. Cook Nuclear Plant in Michigan, is a happy Citrix Systems customer. But he wasn’t surprised to learn this week that the company that makes most of its revenue from virtual client computing technologies is embarking on a major restructuring that will include spinning off of its […] Read more »