So, avoiding any storm-related jokes, considering a real one is about to hit our friends on the East Coast, let's run down some of the pre-VMworld news.
The bigger news, though, is the licensing model. VMware tweaked the rules so that customers now pay more to use more memory in the cloud. As Information Week noted in July, the new costs "can add up very quickly," by thousands of dollars. The publication later ran a user survey to assess the damage.
VMware made some adjustments, but some bitterness will still linger. TechTarget asked some VMware goers what they'll be looking forward to, and one of them focused on chewing out VMware over the licensing scheme: "This one stands to become a classic case study of how not to do marketing for the next generation of business school students."
Out in Israel, Wanova Inc. has picked up $10 million in funding, according to Globes. Its product helps IT organizations manage remote terminals and PCs.
Elsewhere in cloud coverage:
- Aircel Joins India's Cloud Crowd
- Big Switch Goes Beta
- Ixia Tests Virtual Data Centers
- Verizon to Buy CloudSwitch
- Easing Latin America Into the Cloud
- EcoFactor Goes Beyond Energy Monitoring
- Xsigo Says to Ditch the Network