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  • Cloud computing manifesto, my rough draft

    Posted March 27, 2009 - 10:04 am

    Manifesto. Now there is a word that encourages particpation. Not! The tech web has been buzzing since the Silicon Alley Insider scooped a Microsoft response to a still undisclosed (and possibly nonexistant) Cloud Computing Manifesto that has been making the rounds.
  • Sun, Oracle,VMWare discuss future virtualization trends

    Posted March 25, 2009 - 9:27 pm

    What is the big event in March? Could it be the March madness college basketball playoffs? Well, yes, but it is also AMD's self proclaimed "Virtualization Ecosystem Month." Now, that is not exactly a name that rolls off the tongue, but the month's events did include a webcast on March 25. In case you missed it, here are the highlights.
  • Verizon offering virtualization consulting, implementation

    Posted March 25, 2009 - 2:45 pm

    Verizon Business is offering a full package of virtualization services that range from assessing potential server consolidation all the way to deploying and managing virtualized servers.
  • Dell adds SSDs in updated EqualLogic line

    Posted March 25, 2009 - 9:23 am

    Part of a broad data-center rollout, Dell's PS6000 Series storage platforms adds SSD options and Hyper-V support.
  • Sun upgrades virtual desktop storage, lacks offline access

    Posted March 24, 2009 - 4:42 pm

    Sun is overhauling its virtual desktop software with new features that reduce storage needs by creating clones of virtual machines, and let users operate multiple virtual desktops on the same client.
  • CIOs: Your five virtualization tasks for 2009

    Posted March 24, 2009 - 12:19 pm

    VirtualizationFocus's Eric Lundquist presents the 5 tasks that will move your virtualization agenda forward in 2009.
  • VMware unveils 'cost per app' calculator

    Posted March 23, 2009 - 2:47 pm

    VMware on Monday made available an online service that it claims can help users evaluate the true costs of server virtualization expenses.
  • Force10 fortifies data centers with new switch

    Posted March 23, 2009 - 2:35 pm

    Force10 Networks this week unveiled a new line of switch/routers designed to improve the performance, management and cost effectiveness of virtualized data center and cloud computing environments.
  • VMware to manage virtual machines from mobile phones

    Posted March 23, 2009 - 11:25 am

    Using vCenter Mobile Access VMware users will be able to manage their infrastructure from mobile phones.
  • Glasshouse offers to tease out virtualization ROI

    Posted March 23, 2009 - 11:08 am

    IT consultancy Glasshouse Technologies has launched a managed service to help companies manage their virtualization infrastructures, as well as optimize its return on investment (ROI).
  • Data Center Dustup Favors Cisco

    Posted March 23, 2009 - 9:51 am

    Cisco Systems stirred up a hornet's nest among server vendors with the announcement that it was explicitly getting into the blade-based server market.
  • HP, Cisco jab over virtualization bragging rights

    Posted March 17, 2009 - 9:39 am

    Cisco's announcement Monday of a Unified Computing System for data centers quickly sparked a bragging battle about which vendor can perform virtualization better.
  • Five Reasons Financial Institutions Need Virtualization Now

    Posted March 16, 2009 - 6:29 pm

    Since financial institutions are well known for having complex, heterogeneous IT environments (through home grown systems, rogue purchases by a line-of-business or department, and years of industry consolidation), there is tremendous opportunity for financial services institutions to simplify and benefit from virtualization. Here are five good reasons to consider virtualization.
  • 16 ways IT can do less with less

    Posted March 16, 2009 - 3:55 pm

    Put the days of doing more with less behind you by cutting back on the overhead of IT. Now's the time to cut back on over-allocated services, curtail unnecessary capital expenditures, and clean house of legacy apps and orphaned software.
  • Securing Your Virtualized Environment

    Posted March 16, 2009 - 3:48 pm

    Virtualization promises to make IT departments more flexible, more efficient and -- perhaps most crucial in these tough times -- more frugal. But one advantage the technology doesn't provide is an escape from the need for strong security measures.
  • Cisco launches unified computing system

    Posted March 16, 2009 - 11:40 am

    In a much-anticipated announcement, Cisco Systems launched its Unified Computing System, comprising virtualization technology, services and blade servers aimed at helping enterprises develop and manage what it calls "next-generation data centers."
  • 5 Steps to A Big Picture Approach to Virtualization

    Posted March 16, 2009 - 10:44 am

    Key considerations for CIOs and IT leaders who want to ensure that they are taking a holistic view of virtualization.
  • Mother Nature speeds school district virtualization project

    Posted March 11, 2009 - 4:15 pm

    Falcon School District 49 near Colorado Springs, Colo. had its entire data center fried by a Christmas-time blizzard in 2006 that covered the site's air conditioning compressors under a snow drift. The result was an internal data center temperature of 130 degrees that baked for 12 hours, and an insurance check that provided the needed funds for a virtualization project.
  • Relationship with VMware will not change, EMC chief says

    Posted March 11, 2009 - 9:15 am

    EMC and VMware plan to continue working together closely in the years ahead, said EMC's top executive, dispelling speculation the storage vendor might sell down its stake in the virtualization software company.
  • EMC looks to build strength through acquisitions

    Posted March 11, 2009 - 9:12 am

    EMC is on the lookout for acquisitions but only wants to buy companies that will help solidify its existing business rather than acquiring companies that push EMC into new markets, the storage vendor's top executive said.
  • Cisco's data-center push holds promise, perils

    Posted March 11, 2009 - 8:56 am

    Cisco Systems' move into the heart of data centers holds the promise of easing a big IT headache but may also escalate competition between the company and its partners.
  • HP expands virtual storage offerings

    Posted March 10, 2009 - 11:08 am

    In a series of products and upgrades to be introduced on Tuesday, HP will roll out higher capacity virtualized storage arrays with new features such as virtual RAID 6 and a solid-state drive option. The company is also introducing storage virtualization software that works with more third-party devices, and an improved backup platform.
  • Quiz highlights benefits, limits of server virtualization

    Posted March 9, 2009 - 4:01 pm

    How much do you know about the benefits, limitations and drawbacks of server virtualization? Take this quiz to see how your understanding compares with that of the experts -- and gain some food for thought as you contemplate whether and where to use virtualization.
  • Stratus fits fault-tolerance into VMware environment

    Posted March 9, 2009 - 3:10 pm

    Stratus is aiming to offer the same high availability in one server that usually requires two by rolling VMware's Infrastructure Foundation together with its own system for fault-tolerance.
  • Key Virtualization Advances from VMworld Europe 2009

    Posted March 9, 2009 - 10:49 am

    VMworld Europe 2009 featured several major vendor announcements, along with substantial buzz around VMware's forthcoming vSphere (previously called VMware Virtual Infrastructure) product release and Cisco's Nexus 1000V virtual switch.
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