Virtualization | Data Centers | Storage

This blog will now focus on cloud computing and its core components: Virtualization | Data Centers | Storage

March, 2010

  • Why Hyper-V VHD Files Are So Large – And How To Efficiently Copy Them

    While in Seattle for TR 10 I had an opportunity to meet up with an innovative startup called VMUtil.com ( www.vmutil.com ). Led by a Microsoft File System / Storage MVP, they have come up with some excellent tools to make Hyper-V more efficient with non...
  • 10 Hot Tools for the Next-Generation Data Center

    10 Hot Tools for the Next-Generation Data Center Network World - March 22, 2010 Enterprise data centers are notoriously complex, costly, and energy inefficient, which leaves plenty of opportunity for innovative vendors to introduce products that ease...
  • Four Trends Shape the New Data Center

    Four Trends Shape the New Data Center Network World - March 22, 2010 Thanks to x86 server virtualization and its follow-on technologies, the state-of-the-art enterprise data center looks vastly different than it did even a year ago.
  • UK Firms Lack Data Center Tools for Virtualization Projects

    UK Firms Lack Data Center Tools for Virtualization Projects CBR - March 24, 2010 While many UK firms are looking to embrace technologies such as virtualization and cloud computing, most lack the data center infrastructure to make a success of the project...
  • Dell's Shopping Spree: Is Networking Next?

    Dell's Shopping Spree: Is Networking Next? Channel Insider - March 23, 2010 Dell is widely believed to be shopping for another acquisition with its $11 billion war chest. Could a networking company be among the targets as Dell looks to build its data...
  • Energy Star for Data Centers Has Bright Sides, Dark Sides

    Energy Star for Data Centers Has Bright Sides, Dark Sides InfoWorld - March 24, 2010 On June 7, the EPA will release the finalized Energy Star performance rating for data centers in Portfolio Manager, the group's energy management tool for tracking and...
  • Coraid Unveils New Storage Arrays, HBAs

    Coraid Unveils New Storage Arrays, HBAs Channel Insider - March 23, 2010 Looking to extend its reach beyond its Linux and array roots, Coraid has announced a new line of EtherDrive SRX-Series storage arrays, and host bus adapters (HBAs) enabling high...
  • Dell Announces Object-Based Storage, De-Duplication

    Dell Announces Object-Based Storage, De-Duplication Computerworld - March 24, 2010 Dell has announced its first object-oriented storage system for data archiving capable of storing more than 2 petabytes of data. Dell will also begin reselling EMC's Data...
  • Siemens Unveils OpenScape UC Server 2010 at VoiceCon

    Siemens Unveils OpenScape UC Server 2010 at VoiceCon eWeek - March 23, 2010 Siemens is bringing greater virtualization capabilities, a new hosted model and bundled applications to its OpenScape UC Server 2010 platform, announced at the VoiceCon 2010 show...
  • Will Converged Data Centers Save on Energy? Not So Fast, Suggests Gartner

    Will Converged Data Centers Save on Energy? Not So Fast, Suggests Gartner ZDNet - March 18, 2010 Due to the complexity involved in designing converged networks, a new report from Gartner is challenging the notion that converged data center architectures...
  • Group Seeks Advances in Data Center Design

    Group Seeks Advances in Data Center Design IDG News Service - March 22, 2010 A new industry group plans to apply open-source principles to the design and construction of data centers in order to accelerate the use of new, greener approaches.
  • Washington State Approves Data Center Tax Break

    Washington State Approves Data Center Tax Break Seattle Times - March 19, 2010 To attract data centers to rural counties, the Washington State legislature has approved a measure that will give tax breaks to tech companies that build them.
  • Are Storage Admins Getting Automated out of Their Jobs?

    Are Storage Admins Getting Automated out of Their Jobs? Computerworld - March 22, 2010 There's a crop of new storage automation technologies that promise to change the way storage administrators do their jobs and may even require them to share control...
  • Synology Announces Affordable Four-Bay NAS Server

    Synology Announces Affordable Four-Bay NAS Server CNET - March 18, 2010 NAS servers from Synology generally share two things in common: great performance and hefty price tags. Recently, however, the company announced the DS410 DiskStation, a four-bay...
  • Xiotech Ships New Virtualization Optimization Package

    Xiotech Ships New Virtualization Optimization Package eWeek - March 18, 2010 Xiotech's Virtualization Performance Pack is optimized to work with the three major hypervisors—VMware ESX, Citrix XenServer, and Microsoft Hyper-V—and remove I/O bottlenecks...
  • SGI Aims Origin 400 at SMEs

    SGI Aims Origin 400 at SMEs eWeek - March 16, 2010 SGI is bringing many of the enterprise capabilities of its legacy Origin systems to the Origin 400, an integrated computing, storage, and networking package for small and midsize enterprises and such...
  • Virtual Bridges, Rackspace Partner on Hosted Desktop Virtualization

    Virtual Bridges, Rackspace Partner on Hosted Desktop Virtualization eWeek - March 16, 2010 Virtual Bridges is teaming up with Rackspace to host its Verde desktop virtualization suite in a Rackspace cloud computing environment. Virtual Bridges' expansion...
  • Wanova Releases Mirage Desktop Virtualization Software

    Wanova Releases Mirage Desktop Virtualization Software eWeek - March 16, 2010 Wanova is making its Mirage desktop virtualization offering generally available, six months after the company came out of stealth mode. Wanova aims to differentiate itself from...
  • VMware Eases Migration to Windows 7

    VMware Eases Migration to Windows 7 Network World - March 17, 2010 VMware has upgraded its ThinApp application virtualization software to enable migration of applications from older versions of Windows to Windows 7. The company is expecting Windows 7...
  • IBM Gives KVM Vote of Confidence with New Dev and Test Cloud

    IBM Gives KVM Vote of Confidence with New Dev and Test Cloud InfoWorld - March 17, 2010 The choice of RHEV as the hypervisor for IBM's new cloud-computing service could give relative newcomer KVM a big boost as an enterprise technology.
  • SCOM 2007 R2 Scalability

    SCOM 2007 R2 Scalability - SCOM 2007 R2's scalability is clearly exceeds that of its predecessor but exactly how big can it scale? Due to limitations of the RMS, specifically the instance space....the maximum number of agents (servers & devices) is...
  • SNIA Backs EU Code of Conduct for Data Centers

    SNIA Backs EU Code of Conduct for Data Centers DatacenterDynamics - March 10, 2010 Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) Europe has endorsed the European Union's Code of Conduct for Data Centers. This is a voluntary commitment by European data...
  • Digital Realty Trust: Data Centers to Expand in 2010, 2011

    Digital Realty Trust: Data Centers to Expand in 2010, 2011 Data Center Journal - March 09, 2010 A 2010 survey conducted by Campos Research & Analysis on behalf of Digital Realty Trust indicates that a significant portion of large North American companies...
  • Intel Brings 32 nm Xeon 5600 Series to the Data Center

    Intel Brings 32 nm Xeon 5600 Series to the Data Center ChannelWeb - March 16, 2010 Intel ushered in its 32-nanometer Gulftown class of processors Tuesday, including several six-core server chips in its new Xeon 5600 series and the chip giant's first six...
  • Interlock Technology to Ease EMC Centera Data Migration

    Interlock Technology to Ease EMC Centera Data Migration SearchStorage.com - March 15, 2010 Interlock Technology is emerging from stealth with an offering of data migration services for customers of EMC Corporation's Centera Content Addressable Storage...