Virtualization | Data Centers | Storage

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February, 2010

  • 3Com Enhances Network Security in Virtualized Data Centers

    eWeek - February 22, 2010 3Com is rolling out network security and performance offerings to help enterprises make the move to virtualized data centers. The new TippingPoint and H3C products are part of 3Com's larger Secure Network Fabric initiative. http...
  • U.S. Agency Says Google Can Be Power Marketer

    Reuters - February 19, 2010 Google won approval from U.S. energy regulators to act as a power marketer, which will make it easier for the Internet search giant to obtain renewable energy to run its huge data centers. http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE61I4CJ20100219...
  • HP Offers Small Data Center Consulting through Channel

    ChannelInsider - February 24, 2010 Looking to make inroads to the smaller end of the data center market, HP has brought its data center consulting services to its channel partners for sale to small and midsized data centers. http://www.channelinsider...
  • LaCie Introduces Three New NAS Products

    Macworld - February 24, 2010 LaCie has announced three new network-attached storage (NAS) products aimed at small to midsize businesses. All three products feature aluminum enclosures that anyone familiar with LaCie's other offerings should recognize...
  • Is Pano Logic the Only True Zero-Client Desktop Virtualization Vendor?

    Computerworld - February 24, 2010 Pano Logic, a Menlo Park, California-based startup, is beginning to openly question the credentials of other vendors of zero clients, which it defines as the smaller, greener, and easier-to-manage offspring of today's...
  • VMware to Acquire Software from RTO Software

    IDG News Service - February 24, 2010 VMware has acquired three management tools from RTO Software and will integrate them into its products for desktop and application virtualization, the company said in a blog posting on Tuesday. http://www.networkworld...
  • Data Center Demand Drives Ethernet Switch Sales

    InformationWeek - February 23, 2010 The Ethernet switch market continues to grow, driven largely by data center deployments, according to a report issued Monday by the Dell'Oro Group. http://www.informationweek.com/news/hardware/data_centers/showArticle...
  • IBM Extending Sensor Use Beyond Data Centers

    Computerworld - February 23, 2010 IBM yesterday outlined plans to extend the use of sensors to monitor and control data center equipment to improve the efficiency of buildings and even cities. http://www.cio.com/article/552413/IBM_Extending_Sensor_Use_Beyond_Data_Centers...
  • That's Apple's New Data Center? Where's the Giant Glass Cube?

    Digital Daily - February 22, 2010 The facility in North Carolina, which is nearly five times the size of Apple's data center in Newark, California, isn't exactly pretty, but as far as efforts to house 500,000 square feet of data center space in a single...
  • Iron Mountain Acquires Data Archiver Mimosa Systems

    eWeek - February 22, 2010 Iron Mountain said Monday that it is picking up Mimosa Systems, which specializes in enterprise content archiving systems, in a deal worth $112 million. http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Data-Storage/Iron-Mountain-Acquires-Data-Archiver...
  • APC Plans New Push with Containerized Data Centers

    IDG News Service - February 12, 2010 Power and cooling company APC by Schneider Electric will make a new push this year into the market for containerized data centers, this time including portable infrastructure gear such as generators and chillers. http...
  • Higher Ed, Lower Costs: Colleges Remake Data Centers

    CIO - February 17, 2010 Driven by more austere state budgets and shrinking endowments, universities and colleges are looking for ways to improve the efficiency of their data centers. For technology vendors, that push could mean big business. http://www...
  • Asia Pacific Data Center Growth Outweighs Recession

    Data Center Journal - February 15, 2010 This trend has been observed by several analysts such as Frost and Sullivan, who endorse the fact that the supply of data center space in the Asia Pacific region is far less than its demand http://datacenterjournal...
  • Toshiba Unveils Self-Encrypting Data Center Drives

    Computerworld - February 16, 2010 Toshiba has announced a new line of 2.5-inch hard drives aimed at data center operations. The new 10,000 RPM drives come with a self-encrypting option and reduce the overall size requirements of traditional 3.5-inch drives...
  • Data Center's Excess Heat to Warm Helsinki Homes

    Times of London - February 11, 2010 Surplus heat from hundreds of computer servers in a new data center will be captured and pumped into hundreds of homes in Helsinki, Finland. http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/industry_sectors/natural_resources...
  • Dataram Enhances Memory Capacity of IBM, Sun Servers

    CBR - February 09, 2010 Dataram, a manufacturer of computer memory, storage products, software, and services, has unveiled 16 GB DDR3 memory enhancements for IBM and Oracle's Sun two-way servers that use Intel Xeon 5500 processors. http://storage.cbronline...
  • Intel to Release Storage-Specific Processor

    Computerworld - February 10, 2010 Intel plans to launch its embedded storage chip, code-named Jasper Forest, in the next several days. The chip is aimed at the data storage and communications market and is expected to be able to integrate with PCI Express...
  • IBM Announces Massive NAS Array for the Cloud

    Computerworld - February 11, 2010 IBM has announced a clustered NAS file system today that is aimed at cloud-computing environments that can scale in size to 14 petabytes of capacity under a single global name space. http://www.cio.com/article/539064...
  • 2010: Watershed Year for VDI?

    Virtualization Review - February 11, 2010 In a new study of 1,500 IT executives and virtualization gurus done by Xangati, most survey respondents agreed that 2010 will be a "watershed year" for VDI (virtual desktop infrastructure). http://virtualizationreview...
  • SAP Adds Support for Hyper-V R2

    Redmond Magazine - February 11, 2010 Organizations can use Microsoft's Hyper-V to run SAP's NetWeaver integration platform (versions 6.40+) in a virtual machine. Alternatively, NetWeaver can be run in a virtual machine using VMware's ESX Server 3.x or...
  • Dell Acquires KACE to Handle Application Virtualization

    eWeek - February 11, 2010 KACE, based in Mountain View, California, makes KBOX, an application virtualization hardware/software package tailored to the requirements of midsized businesses and public (government, education, and healthcare) institutions...
  • The Deepening Data Center Skills Crisis

    http://www.cio.com/article/533763/The_Deepening_Data_Center_Skills_Crisis?source=rss_news
  • Energy Star Ratings Coming to Data Centers

    http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9152961/Energy_Star_for_data_centers_coming_in_June
  • Fed IT Budget Chokes Spending, Eliminates Data Centers

    http://www.networkworld.com/news/2010/020810-fed-it-budget-chokes-spending.html?hpg1=bn
  • Seagate Doubles Capacity of Data Center Hard Drive

    http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9153538/Seagate_doubles_capacity_of_data_center_hard_drive?taxonomyId=19