Running Windows 8 on a Lenovo X220 Laptop for Real Work

I have been running Windows 8 Consumer Preview on my Lenovo X220 Laptop.  It installed quickly without any problems.  All devices installed without any manual intervention. On the road, it works as a conventional Laptop without a touch screen.  In the office, I drop it onto a Lenovo cradle and drive two 32 inch HD…


Final Release of Hyper-V Drivers for OpenNebula

OpenNebula has just announced the release of the final version of the Hyper-V drivers for OpenNebula 3.2.  As far as is known, this constitutes the most feature-rich, scalable and efficient integration of an open-source cloud stack with Microsoft Hyper-V, being an excellent example of collaboration in cloud innovation and interoperability.  Now Microsoft Hyper-V clouds can…


Redknee TCB Benchmarked at 250 Million Subscribers on SQL Server 2012

The Redknee Turnkey Converged Billing (TCB) solution, built on SQL Server 2012, has been benchmarked to support 250 million subscribers.  The 250 million-subscriber test exceeded the performance objectives for both invoicing and mediation, generating 26 million invoices within a six hour billing cycle, and mediating 4.9 billion Call Detail Records (CDRs) within 12 hours, showing…