• EMC targets IBM with mainframe virtual tape library buy

    Posted November 11, 2010 - 9:56 am

    EMC has acquired mainframe virtual tape library vendor Bus-Tech for an undisclosed amount, a buyout it hopes will help it offer end-to-end support for enterprise mainframe backup environments.
  • Gartner: Private cloud security must be built in from the start

    Posted November 9, 2010 - 3:04 pm

    The security systems of businesses must "evolve" as they move from virtualised data centres towards private cloud infrastructures, according to analysts at Gartner.
  • Dell entry shows cloud computing is becoming a commodity

    Posted November 5, 2010 - 11:35 am

    Entry into the cloud market by commodity IT king Dell shows cloud has gone from leading-edge to must-have, even for customers who don't really understand it.
  • Amazon 'free' cloud beats Microsoft at its own game

    Posted October 25, 2010 - 10:36 am

    Corporate toe-dippers will be more inclined to try cloud in general, and EC2 in particular, with free year of test-dev or short-project capacity from Amazon.
  • IT Can't Ever Go Back; What Will It Look Like Going Forward?

    Posted October 20, 2010 - 4:02 pm

    Three years of hard recession have irrevocably changed the technology and budgets, but not purpose of IT
  • Unintentionally, AMD, Intel Build Great Cloud Chips

    Posted October 18, 2010 - 11:12 am

    It's not what they aimed at when adding GPUs to multicores, but next-gen processors should make virtual desktops, clouds and other forms of virtualization much easier on highly portable hardware.
  • Los Alamos, Home of Manhattan Project, Builds Another Cloud

    Posted October 7, 2010 - 12:13 pm

    Los Alamos National Laboratories has built a cloud-based network scientists can use to share research and information and which can accommodate sudden, rapid expansions of work from the lab.
  • HP, Rackable Juice Up Cookie Sheets With Extra GPU

    Posted October 5, 2010 - 5:28 pm

    Thinking about filling out your data center to support more virtual desktops and servers? Plan how you're going to convince the CFO you really need more graphics than his punk sk8rboi gamer nephew.
  • Amazon Architects Promise Simple Cloud From Scratch

    Posted October 5, 2010 - 4:48 pm

    Most new companies with this much ambition have their heads in the clouds; these guys built the clouds themselves.
  • CA Technologies scoops up capacity management vendor Hyperformix

    Posted September 29, 2010 - 12:08 pm

    In a move to strengthen its virtualization management software portfolio, IT management software company CA Technologies announced Tuesday it is buying capacity management software vendor Hyperformix. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
  • VMware: Check Under the Novell Hood

    Posted September 20, 2010 - 12:17 pm

    If VMware is buying Novell's Linux software division, a lot of good could come from the sale. But VMware wil inherit an already bumpy relationship between Novell and the openSUSE community.
  • Desktop virtualization vs. PCs

    Posted June 8, 2010 - 1:29 pm

    Proponents of desktop virtualization have many reasons to advocate the technology over traditional PCs, including reduced energy costs, centralized desktop administration, increased security and flexible work environments for end users. But there are two sides to every story.
  • VBoxHeadless - Running Virtual Machines With VirtualBox 3.1 On A Headless Ubuntu 9.10 Server

    Posted February 2, 2010 - 9:09 am

    This guide explains how you can run virtual machines with Sun VirtualBox 3.1 on a headless Ubuntu 9.10 server.
  • Salaries for Virtualization? Flat.

    Posted January 21, 2010 - 5:18 pm

    Virtualization salaries were on average flat year-over-year at $84,777, according to new data from, the leading career site for technology and engineering professionals. Its annual Salary Survey finds that virtualization skills do come at a premium, as nationally tech workers earn $78,845 per year.
  • InfoWorld announces its 2010 Technology of the Year Awards

    Posted January 7, 2010 - 11:41 am

    This year's Technology of the Year Awards suggest that the industry was in fine form, with excellent new operating systems, ruthless competition in mobile computing, noteworthy advances in server and desktop virtualization, and a fresh rethinking of blades-based datacenter infrastructure.
  • Virtualization With KVM On Ubuntu 9.10

    Posted December 20, 2009 - 9:03 am

    This guide explains how you can install and use KVM for creating and running virtual machines on an Ubuntu 9.10 server. You'll learn how to create image-based virtual machines and also virtual machines that use a logical volume (LVM).
  • Virtual Enterprise Smart Phones

    Posted December 8, 2009 - 6:48 pm

    The battle for enterprise smart phone supremacy is still young, but with any luck at all we're already seeing a potential end-game. A new set of "hints" indicate that VMWare, one of the foundations of the virtual computing world, has set its sights on smart phones as the next platform deserving a virtual future.
  • What I've Learned About Server Virtualization

    Posted December 1, 2009 - 8:49 pm

    Bryan Sastokas, CIO of the city of Coral Springs, Fla. advises that anyone looking to get into virtualization should invest in a management tool for figuring out capacities available on the virtual hosts. Here are other lessons he learned during a recent virtualization deployment.
  • Four Considerations for SSD: Putting the Hardware and Software Together

    Posted November 4, 2009 - 12:05 pm

    There are many articles out there offering tips for getting the best performance out of SSDs – this isn’t that kind of article. While solid state technology will give users a boost in performance, we’re here to talk about the key to balancing cost and performance.
  • The Changing Face of Virtualization

    Posted August 24, 2009 - 8:52 pm

    From its genesis in x86-based servers, virtualization technology has spread rapidly into storage and the network. Today, it's at your desktop, in your processors and memory, and in your switches. It's shaping hardware and software appliances -- heck it's even in your smartphones.
  • Atlanta Falcons storage solution hits the ground running

    Posted July 15, 2009 - 7:31 pm

    AMB Group, the parent company for the diversified business and investment assets of Arthur M. Blank, owner of the Atlanta Falcons, struggled to find a strategy to manage its annual storage growth of nearly 15 percent. AMB Group found itself playing a constant game of catch-up by spending large amounts of money for bigger servers with greater attached hard drive space. The company quickly realized it needed to go long, as in a long-term, cost-effective, IT solution to support its continuous business growth.
  • The ROI of virtualization

    Posted June 29, 2009 - 6:27 pm

    Virtualization is really a simple and elegant concept, and the driving force behind it is the cost savings. But does it really save money? Sure. Does it save as much as everybody claims it will? Probably not, but then again, nothing ever does.
  • Monitoring performance in virtualized environments

    Posted June 27, 2009 - 5:34 pm

    A recent InformationWeek piece highlighted the real elephant in the virtualization room, and that is the question of performance.
  • Windows 7's XP Mode is CYA at its best

    Posted April 27, 2009 - 11:48 pm

    Microsoft has been lambasted in the media for Windows Vista and is doing everything possible to make sure that Windows 7 doesn't meet a similar fate. With application compatibility remaining an area of weakness for Vista, Microsoft has taken the step of announcing their development of a virtual XP Mode that will run in Windows 7 and host Windows XP-compatible software. While XP Mode presents some challenges for IT staff, it also present a terrific opportunity for Microsoft.
  • Software License COST Management - A Free Workshop in the Chicago Area

    Posted April 24, 2009 - 11:12 am

    Managing and tracking costs is never an easy task. Internal business processes and outside influences (read: the recession) play significant roles and keeping cost charging processes transparent can be tricky.
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