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  • IBM offers cheaper Linux mainframe bundles

    Posted December 9, 2009 - 5:46 pm

    IBM is offering discounted Linux-focused mainframe bundles to shore up falling revenue.
  • IBM's newest mainframe is all Linux

    Posted December 9, 2009 - 11:40 am

    IBM expanded its server lineup with a new mainframe system designed just for Linux that may be aimed, in particular, at higher-end x86 systems.
  • Review

    Review: Dell's virtualization servers surge ahead

    Posted December 9, 2009 - 10:20 am

    Dell PowerEdge R805 and R905 servers, based on AMD's hexacore Opteron CPUs, are far faster, cheaper, and more efficient than models that shipped only a year ago
  • 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.
  • Cisco, EMC joint venture makes progress

    Posted December 7, 2009 - 9:10 pm

    A month since its introduction, the joint data center venture between Cisco and EMC is percolating with activity before its starts business in the first quarter.
  • Private cloud: Self-service IT at your command

    Posted December 7, 2009 - 6:10 pm

    Financial services firm lets users grab their own IT resources with a virtualized private cloud.
  • Symantec upgrades for SSD, Hyper-V

    Posted December 7, 2009 - 3:40 pm

    Symantec announced several enhancements to its storage management suite of software, its cluster file and cluster server system, that include the ability to recognize solid state drives used in tiered storage as well as full integration with Hyper-V.
  • Novell grabs for big role in virtualization security

    Posted December 7, 2009 - 12:10 pm

    Novell this week will lay out an ambitious plan to secure applications across heterogeneous virtualization platforms at customer sites and off-premises, an effort designed to play off Novell's strengths in network and identity management.
  • Novell vows first identity management for cloud, virtualized apps

    Posted December 7, 2009 - 10:39 am

    Virtualization and cloud computing has taken off, despite strong lingering concerns over how companies can secure and manage those apps and data. Novell Inc. says it can help.
  • Why Benchmarking Cloud vs. Current IT Costs is So Hard

    Posted December 2, 2009 - 3:10 pm

    Cloud providers make their services' costs quite transparent, says CIO.com's Bernard Golden. The trouble is, for most companies, current data center costs remain opaque. Will new tools help?
  • 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.
  • Top data center challenges include social networks, rising energy costs

    Posted December 1, 2009 - 8:10 pm

    Rising use of social networks, rising energy costs, and a need to understand new technologies such as virtualization and cloud computing are among the top issues IT leaders face in the evolving data center.
  • Desktop virtualization cheat sheet

    Posted November 25, 2009 - 1:54 pm

    A collection of articles, slideshows, multimedia content on desktop virtualization/virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI).
  • The top 100 IT projects of 2009

    Posted November 25, 2009 - 10:33 am

    2009 InfoWorld 100 Awards: IT remains the lifeblood of forward-thinking organizations, as this year's recipients of InfoWorld's highest honor attest.
  • New guide explains ins and outs of server virtualization

    Posted November 23, 2009 - 3:39 pm

    InfoWorld's 24-page PDF 'Deep Dive' report features how-to and buying advice from the tech-expert site's editors and contributors
  • Open-source virtualization: Who's biting?

    Posted November 20, 2009 - 12:40 pm

    Virtualization is unarguably one of the biggest trends of the past few years, and open-source software has been on the IT radar for a while now. So does that make open-source virtualization twice as much of a good thing?
  • 2009's top 10 emerging enterprise technologies

    Posted November 18, 2009 - 12:42 am

    A quick tour of InfoWorld's top picks for 2009's most significant up-and-coming technologies for business
  • Riverbed looks to speed cloud applications, storage

    Posted November 17, 2009 - 9:10 pm

    Riverbed has a plan to accelerate applications and storage resources that are located in a cloud computing environment and delivered over the Internet to private data centers, distributed branch offices and mobile users.
  • IBM offers Symphony on Keepod USB devices

    Posted November 17, 2009 - 4:40 pm

    IBM announced Tuesday that its free Lotus Symphony office productivity suite is now available on Keepods -- thin USB devices made by the Italian company NSEC.
  • The Grill: Tom Georgens

    Posted November 17, 2009 - 1:11 pm

    Tom Georgens, CEO at NetApp Inc., discusses how the loss of the bidding war for Data Domain will affect NetApp, as well as what's in store for the company in terms of virtualization, cloud computing and other possible technology company buyouts.
  • Setting up a Virtual Machine on Your PC

    Posted November 17, 2009 - 12:40 pm

    It's easy to set up a virtual machine on your PC, creating a machine within a machine, using free desktop virtualization software from VMware. Here's a look at the advantages, plus instructions.
  • HP pushes thin clients with new hardware, tools

    Posted November 17, 2009 - 3:10 am

    Hewlett-Packard is trying to tackle concerns about the cost and complexity of thin-client computing with new products and tools announced Tuesday.
  • Cloud SLA: Another Point of View

    Posted November 16, 2009 - 5:39 pm

    Critics are piling on the gripes about cloud computing service level agreements. But let's discuss the assumption that enterprise data centers operate at far higher availability rates than cloud providers: Frankly, I'm unconvinced.
  • AT&T offers cloud-based computing capacity

    Posted November 16, 2009 - 3:40 am

    AT&T upped its cloud portfolio Monday when announced it was working with VMware and Sun Microsystems to develop its own cloud computing service.
  • 5 things missing in VMware's new virtual desktop app, View 4

    Posted November 13, 2009 - 9:39 am

    With VMware Inc.'s release of View 4, the company is making some big promises on performance and price. Here are five areas to consider before taking the plunge.

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