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Shavlik Moves to the Cloud

I recently had a great seafood lunch with Mark Shavlik, founder and CEO of the company that bears his name. Not only is Mark a true technology guru (as aptly profiled in this piece) but he's also one of the nicest people you'll ever meet.

The purpose of our get together was to discuss two new cloud tools -- Opscloud and PatchCloud. PatchCloud replaces server-based patch distribution with cloud-based distribution. Not only is there less to manage, but reportedly the patches can be sent out lightening fast to mass quantities of computers.

OpsCloud takes a similar approach except that it is focused on software management, asset management and the ability to manage ESXi virtual machines.

Are you a Shavlik customer, and if so, why? And does this cloud strategy sound enticing? Answers to both equally welcome at [email protected]

Posted on May 24, 2010 at 11:53 AM


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