With Dell’s acquisition of Quest and all the IT reorganization that
followed, it is actually not that easy to find these two popular free
PowerShell tools any longer. So here are the links that work today (January
The download is freely available from Dell’s PowerGUI community.
The community itself also got moved from http://powergui.org
Dell Software is still maintaining the product – as I am writing this the
latest version is 3.8 released in April 2014.
Quest / QAD cmdlets
This one is a little more tricky to
If this link for some reason changes, all Dell’s freeware and trial links
can be found in this catalog: http://software.dell.com/trials/
Ruggero Contu has published a case study which he created after studying
Quest Software‘s transition from being a pure software vendor to also a
SaaS cloud-based IT management company: “Case Study: Quest Leverages Cloud
Services to Introduce SaaS-Based Log Management Product” (registration
required to access the page):
Although new business opportunities can justify a SaaS project,
implementation of a new cloud-based offering is not a straightforward task.
CTOs, development managers, and sales, marketing and service delivery
managers should plan for the far-reaching changes need... (more)
Dmitry Sotnikov's Blog
Overall, very exciting times, and a great event put together by the folks at
SYS-CON! There was a lot of excitement and optimism throughout the event. As
someone put it: cloud computing is about 700 days old. That means that there
are a lot of arguments about definitions, and where things are going, and so
on. And that also gives a lot of vibe and a lot of fresh community spirit.
Below are my notes from all the sessions I attended at the last week’s
Cloud Computing Expo 2008 on:
Day 1 Day 2 Day 3
A few general comments on the conference.
First and foremost,... (more)
You’d think that after all the news of China blocking Google and other web
sites Software-as-a-Service and cloud computing would be the worst software
delivery model you would imagine?
Customer survey on SaaS Gartner conducted in November 2008 has shown that
Asia/Pacific region is getting ahead of North America and Europe in SaaS
adoption. Their respondents were evenly distributed across the globe with a
third being in North America, third – in Europe, and third in Asia/Pacific
(year, I know that there are other places on Earth too.) However, in terms of
companies who have adopt... (more)
Analysts should love hype – it lets them jump into a hot area and be the
thought leaders who everyone has to consult to make any sense out of what is
going on in the area.
“Cloud” is probably the most hyped word in the industry these days and
everyone has a definition of what it is. And despite this being a running
joke in the industry, everyone obviously needs definition conversion to
happen so we can start speaking the same language here.
U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) stepped in and did
– from my perspective – something truly amazing: they provided ... (more)