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  • SMEs dominate data centre activity: Symantec

    Posted January 26, 2010 - 5:44 pm

    Mid-sized enterprises will be leading in data center activity this year as these companies focus on staff training and adopting technologies like storage virtualization and cloud computing to cut costs and manage increasingly complex facilities, according to Symantec Corp.'s 2010 State of the Data Center report.
  • VMware to end downloads and general support for older software

    Posted January 26, 2010 - 5:10 pm

    VMware will end general support of all but the most recent versions of its virtualization platform in May, and remove the older products from its download Web site.
  • Ethernet aimed at data center virtual machines

    Posted January 26, 2010 - 2:14 pm

    Extreme Networks and Voltaire rolled out Ethernet gear designed to support the growing number of data center virtual machines.
  • Cloud, Virtualization Gurus: What Title Is Right?

    Posted January 26, 2010 - 1:40 pm

    What do you call cloud computing and virtualization experts? Job titles for IT people with these hot skill sets remain in flux, making it harder for specialists and employers to hook up, recruiters say.
  • Novell uveils software appliance development package

    Posted January 26, 2010 - 12:10 pm

    The Novell Suse Appliance Toolkit enables enterprises and ISVs to package apps with an OS and database for a single VM image
  • Virtualizing Your Desktop: Unavoidable.

    Posted January 26, 2010 - 11:49 am

    Juggling operating systems is becoming the norm. If you have less than three of them available at just a click, then you're not working hard enough.
  • Cisco, NetApp, VMware team up on virtualization security

    Posted January 26, 2010 - 2:40 am

    Cisco, NetApp and VMware announced a project to improve the security of virtualization deployments, with a focus on isolating applications that use the same physical network, server and storage resources in multi-tenant systems.
  • VMware revenue lifted by maintenance fees

    Posted January 25, 2010 - 8:40 pm

    Virtualization company VMware has reported a healthy increase in revenue for the fourth quarter, thanks largely to gains from software maintenance fees.
  • Sandia tests supercomputer virtualization

    Posted January 25, 2010 - 2:10 pm

  • Cisco's McCool sees growing data-center role

    Posted January 22, 2010 - 9:40 pm

    While Cisco Systems branches out into consumer electronics, video, mobile data and other areas, one of its biggest areas of focus today is enterprise data centers. The dominant LAN provider thinks the transformation of data centers through virtualization calls for new kinds of connections and a broader role for network technology and intelligence. John McCool oversees this push as senior vice president and general manager of Cisco's Data Center, Switching and Services group. IDG News Service talked with McCool recently about the company's own role and its partnerships with other vendors in this arena.
  • Virtualisation projects fail to reach ROI targets

    Posted January 22, 2010 - 1:10 pm

    Virtulisation projects often have unrealistic expectations on ROI says Computacenter
  • 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 Dice.com, 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.
  • 'Microsoft-free' virtual desktop start-up gets $4M funding

    Posted January 21, 2010 - 12:10 pm

    A start-up teaming up with IBM to build "Microsoft-free" virtual desktops and deliver them through a cloud computing model has secured $4 million in first-round venture financing.
  • After missing '09 deadline, Apple updates Boot Camp

    Posted January 20, 2010 - 3:07 pm

    Apple yesterday updated its Boot Camp software to officially support Windows 7, Microsoft's newest operating system.
  • Virtualization Shines in Cautious IT Hiring Picture

    Posted January 19, 2010 - 3:10 pm

    Who will IT managers call first when they can hire new staffers again? Virtualization and cloud skills will serve you well, new research says.
  • 2010 CIO priorities shift to lightweight services, virtualization

    Posted January 19, 2010 - 2:40 pm

    Post-recession IT budgets aren't increasing, but the seeds are being sown for a different kind of IT
  • Gartner: CIOs look to lighter-weight, social technologies to transform IT

    Posted January 19, 2010 - 2:40 pm

    Gartner survey of 1,600 CIOs shows interest in virtualization, cloud computing and other lightweight technologies at a high as IT leaders work to streamline operations and enhance productivity without spending budget dollars.
  • Review

    Latency and jitter: Cut-through design pays off for Arista, Blade

    Posted January 19, 2010 - 2:22 pm

    In many data centers, latency and jitter are the most important metrics. Even the small amounts of delay (latency) or delay variation (jitter) introduced by a switch can have a profound impact on application performance.
  • The case for virtualized WAN optimization controllers

    Posted January 19, 2010 - 3:10 am

    In a recent newsletter we introduced the concept of Application Delivery 2.0, a major component of which is virtualization. This is the sixth in a series of newsletters that discusses how we think that virtualization will dramatically shape 2010 and beyond. Whereas previous newsletters discussed virtualized servers and virtualized desktops, this newsletter will discuss virtualized WAN optimization controllers (WOC).
  • Emerging IEEE Ethernet standards could soothe data center headaches

    Posted January 18, 2010 - 9:59 am

    Cisco, HP and others are waging an epic battle to gain control of the data center, but at the same time they are joining forces to push through new IEEE Ethernet standards that could greatly ease management of those increasingly virtualized IT nerve centers.
  • Review

    Link aggregation: Arista, Blade and Cisco fare best

    Posted January 18, 2010 - 3:10 am

    Although link aggregation combines ports, it's not necessarily the case that throughput will scale linearly with port count. Fairness, or the uniformity of flow distribution across members of a link aggregation group (LAG), is always a concern.
  • Contending with the virtualization hangover

    Posted January 18, 2010 - 3:10 am

    Virtualization technology essentially reshaped IT in the last decade, but we drank so deep and long at the fountain that we enter the new decade with something of a hangover, and lots of fuzzy questions about what we have wrought.
  • What I've Learned About Desktop Virtualization

    Posted January 15, 2010 - 1:13 pm

    Two years ago, Kane Edupuganti came to Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, a healthcare system that sprawls across New York City's five boroughs, to fix some woeful technology problems.
  • 20% of businesses will get rid of all IT assets as they move to cloud, Gartner predicts

    Posted January 13, 2010 - 3:40 pm

    Cloud computing will become so pervasive that by 2012, 20% of businesses will own no IT assets at all, Gartner predicts.
  • Clearing The Cloud 3: Some Security What-ifs

    Posted January 13, 2010 - 1:10 pm

    Security expert Ariel Silverstone continues his series on the threats facing the cloud and how best to secure it.
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