Virtualization | Data Centers | Storage

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Virtualization | Data Centers | Storage

  • Dell, Egenera Make a Deal for Cross-Platform Data Center Controls

    Dell, Egenera Make a Deal for Cross-Platform Data Center Controls eWeek - April 26, 2010 Dell has announced a deal with enterprise software maker Egenera to make available Egenera's PAN Manager 6.0, an open-standards, cross-platform control center for...
  • Compellent Announces SAN, NAS Integrated Array

    Compellent Announces SAN, NAS Integrated Array Computerworld - April 26, 2010 Compellent has released a new storage device, the zNAS, which allows both file-based and block-level data to be stored and managed through a single user interface.
  • EMC, IBM Extend Their Uneasy Storage Arrangement

    EMC, IBM Extend Their Uneasy Storage Arrangement eWeek - April 26, 2010 EMC has revealed the extension and expansion of a licensing agreement with IBM that will continue to enable data center customers who have production elements from both companies...
  • Virtualization Paves the Way for Affordable Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery

    Virtualization Paves the Way for Affordable Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Network World - April 26, 2010 As recently as five years ago, business continuity and disaster-recovery topics made SMB IT executives grumble that neither was affordable...
  • Earth Day Data Center Makeover

    Earth Day Data Center Makeover InformationWeek - April 21, 2010 Syscom, a firm that does work with Xerox, McGraw-Hill, Merrill Lynch, among others, has been doing "extreme data center makeovers" for its clients. Here, the company shares some tips for...
  • Gov't Whittles Bidders for NSA's Utah Data Center

    Gov't Whittles Bidders for NSA's Utah Data Center Associated Press - April 21, 2010 Five construction teams are on a short list in a competition to build a $1.7 billion electronic data center at Utah's Camp Williams for the National Security Agency (NSA...
  • Slideshow: SSDs That Might Make You Leave Your Old Disks

    Slideshow: SSDs That Might Make You Leave Your Old Disks Network World - April 23, 2010 Solid-state drives (SSDs) are appearing in all types of gear these days. Network World tested seven SSD-based products—three PCIe boards, two SAN systems, a server...
  • What's Keeping Data Storage out of the Cloud?

    What's Keeping Data Storage out of the Cloud? SearchStorage.com - April 23, 2010 Despite all the talk about cloud storage, few organizations are storing corporate data in the cloud. According to SearchStorage.com's Storage Priorities for 2010 survey,...
  • Purdue University Plans for Post-PC Era

    Purdue University Plans for Post-PC Era Computerworld - April 23, 2010 In order to reach its goal of saving $15 million in IT costs over the next three years, Purdue University is considering a virtualized desktop infrastructure.
  • IDC Sees Signs of Upturn in EMEA Server Virtualization Market

    IDC Sees Signs of Upturn in EMEA Server Virtualization Market CBR - April 19, 2010 About 17.7 percent of all new servers shipped in EMEA in the fourth quarter of 2009 were virtualized, an increase from 16.31 percent in the same period a year ago, according...
  • HP: New Internal Data Center 'Cisco-Free'

    HP: New Internal Data Center 'Cisco-Free' ChannelWeb - April 19, 2010 HP has announced that one of its new internal data centers includes 3Com, HP ProCurve, and TippingPoint gear and no Cisco products of any kind.
  • Solid-State Storage More Popular in PCs, Disk Arrays Than Servers So Far

    Solid-State Storage More Popular in PCs, Disk Arrays Than Servers So Far SearchStorage.com - April 20, 2010 Early adopters of solid-state storage have used the technology in PCs, laptops, and disk arrays, but signs point to the increasing adoption of...
  • Extreme Networks Improves Virtualization Efficiency, Performance

    Extreme Networks Improves Virtualization Efficiency, Performance eWeek - April 19, 2010 At the upcoming Interop show, Extreme Networks will introduce two new products, Extreme XNV and Direct Attach architecture, that are designed to improve the performance...
  • Desktop Virtualization Gains Momentum

    Desktop Virtualization Gains Momentum Channel Insider - April 19, 2010 More enterprise resellers say that interest is high in moving to virtual desktop infrastructure. Research firm Jefferies & Co. reports the growing interest just months after VMware...
  • Oracle Ships Upgraded Java Virtualization Tools for WebLogic

    Oracle Ships Upgraded Java Virtualization Tools for WebLogic eWeek - April 19, 2010 The company has started shipping Oracle Virtual Assembly Builder and Oracle WebLogic Suite Virtualization Option. Both are expected to become mainstays of Oracle's new...
  • Ethernet Switch Vendors Prep for 40/100G, More Data Center Virtualization

    Ethernet Switch Vendors Prep for 40/100G, More Data Center Virtualization Network World - April 19, 2010 Three switching vendors this week are unveiling new and enhanced data center products, including ones for those looking to upgrade to 40Gbps Ethernet...
  • Red Hat Boosts Scalability in Enterprise Linux Upgrade

    Red Hat Boosts Scalability in Enterprise Linux Upgrade InfoWorld - April 21, 2010 Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6 is aimed at lowering the total cost of ownership of deployment for large data centers.
  • Why Aren't SSDs Getting Cheaper?

    Why Aren't SSDs Getting Cheaper? Computerworld - April 19, 2010 While oversupply caused the NAND flash market to take a bath in 2007 and 2008, prices in 2009 and 2010 have been flat or a bit higher. Experts expect few changes before new fabrication technology...
  • Storage Sprawl a Catalyst for High-Growth Data Deduplication Market

    Storage Sprawl a Catalyst for High-Growth Data Deduplication Market Channel Insider - April 21, 2010 Although more than 75 percent of data deduplication solutions are still sold directly by vendors such as EMC, NetApp, Symantec, and IBM, there's still...
  • Start-Up Founded by HP Vets Targets Cloud Computing Deployments

    Start-Up Founded by HP Vets Targets Cloud Computing Deployments Network World - April 20, 2010 TwinStrata, founded in 2007 by veterans of HP's storage team and the IT vendor Incipient, isn't revealing all the details of its technology yet but is promising...
  • Linux KVM Virtualization Gains Steam in Cloud Computing Market

    Linux KVM Virtualization Gains Steam in Cloud Computing Market Network World - April 20, 2010 Two major vendors are using KVM virtualization software to create cloud platforms to compete against Amazon's popular EC2 service.
  • Video: IBM Updates Power7 Server Line-Up

    Video: IBM Updates Power7 Server Line-Up V3.co.uk - April 16, 2010 IBM has added three blade server models to its Power7 data center platform equipped with the Power7 chip. Designed for the company's BladeCenter platform, the new servers will be offered...
  • Volcanic Ash May Impact Iceland's Data Center Plans

    Volcanic Ash May Impact Iceland's Data Center Plans ChannelWeb - April 15, 2010 The volcanic eruption in Iceland that's disrupting air travel in Europe and Scandinavia could also have undesirable effects on the country's efforts to court data center customers...
  • Google Data Center Spending Rises to 'Only' $239M for Q1

    Google Data Center Spending Rises to 'Only' $239M for Q1 InformationWeek - April 16, 2010 Not many companies spend $239 million in a quarter on data center capital expenditures, but for Google that's way down from the whopping levels it reached during...
  • Why Not iSCSI?

    Why Not iSCSI? Network World - April 15, 2010 Even though FibreChannel over Ethernet gets all the hype, iSCSI over Ethernet is just as capable of converging or unifying data center servers, storage, and networking, proponents say.