2 posts categorized "vmware"


VMWare Releases Free(ish) Micro Cloud Foundry

Free* for Windows and Linux developers, Free-ish for Mac developers

Today, VMWare announced the availability of Micro Cloud Foundry, a full Cloud Foundry implementation packaged in a vmware image that developers deploy to their local machines. The full release announcement is over on the Cloud Foundry blog for those wanting to read the details straight from the source.

If you want to grab it right away, you can get it at the micro.cloudfoundry.com site

*Micro Cloud Foundry's packaging as a vmware image means Windows and Linux developers have the option to run it free with the VMWare Player in addition to downloading it for free. If the guilt over all this free stuff is too great, Windows and Linux developers can elect to pay for the VMWare Workstation license (assuming they have not already done so). For Mac developers, Micro Cloud Foundry is Free for $79.00!! (with the purchase of a VMWare Fusion license available everywhere but the Mac App Store). Mac OS X Lion users (like me) might want to wait though, (which stinks since I'd really like to give it a whirl).


VMWare To Buy SpringSource

My imaginary secret war between RedHat and SpringSource has just become more interesting as SpringSource has agreed to be acquired by VMWare for $362 million in cash and equity and another $58 million in stock and option assumptions (editor's note:...wait...what the...?).  When I first blogged about SpringSource taking aim against new arch-enemy Redhat, I wondered why.  When Redhat responded with, "what is a spring source??", I thought "Oh man!  It's on!".   

In light of these past events, I can't help thinking of my old D&D days where that lone goblin would throw rocks at my impetuous 2nd level dwarven fighter, who, as expected, would go hurtling after the easy prey and quick XP points only to run into a horde of hungry ogre magi!  "Moradin's Beard!"  Ah...to be young again...  SpringSource CEO Rod Johnson's blog post that started it all now makes chilling sense!

This, of course, has me wondering now who will serve as Redhat's big brother and buy them.  What do all of you think?  Oracle's going to be busy for a while.  HP and IBM already have a bunch of operating systems.