Latest Technology News from the TechTarget NetworkThursday, April 29, 2010
- Linux community turning away from Xen virtualization
Xen, the early favorite to win the open source virtualization crown, is passed over in favor of KVM at select hosting and cloud providers. Problems with Xen's lack of integration into the main Linux kernel hobbled the hypervisor, and KVM's integrated position within the Linux kernel is cementing its role in the community.
- Working with virtual disk formats and VMware Fault Tolerance
Our expert shares quick tips on VMware vSphere's virtual disk formats, including zeroedthick, thin and eagerzeroedthick.
- Building a business case for sustainability software
Vendors keep pushing the business benefits of sustainability – but do you need sustainability software to support an initiative?
- How to configure SIP trunks for the enterprise
Configuring SIP trunks requires careful planning and pre-deployment network assessment and analysis. Learn how to configure SIP trunks properly, reliably and securely in this excerpt of a chapter from SIP Trunking.
- Hitachi Consulting talks benefits, challenges of SAP carbon management software
Hitachi Consulting discussed the benefits and challenges of implementing SAP Carbon Impact -- SAP's on-demand carbon management software.
- Disaster recovery plan testing primer: Test to fail
Disaster recovery testing is highly valued among standards and DR/BC organizations, but these tests are only effective if you perform them correctly.
- Symantec acquires PGP, GuardianEdge for encryption, key management
Symantec said it would integrate PGP's key management platform into the Symantec Protection Center and add encryption capabilities to boost its endpoint protection offerings.
- Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 hits the mark: What developers are saying
Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 was released recently and so far developers and analysts have mostly positive feedback. With a host of new development and test tools, fixes to buggy tools and a WPF-based IDE, early adopters are saying VS 2010 hits the mark.
- Will InfiniBand get new life in the quest for converged I/O?
Enterprises are desperately seeking answers for converged I/O to support converged data center networks. While many tout FCoE, others are looking toward the ROCE specification for running InfiniBand over an Ethernet backbone.
- The Wi-Fi Alliance: What's new and what's next in 2010
At Interop Las Vegas 2010 this week, Sue Fogarty had the pleasure of sitting down with Edgar Figueroa, the CEO of the Wi-Fi Alliance, to discuss what the Wi-Fi Alliance is working on now and what we can look for in the future for enterprise Wi-Fi.
- Public vs. private clouds: Our Advisory Board weighs in
Are private clouds the data centers of the future? Server Virtualization Advisory Board members tackle that question and debate public vs. private clouds.
- Open source development in the classroom with 'Practical Open Source Software Exploration'
Practical Open Source Software Exploration' features a wealth of information on the basics of open source development, including building, debugging and fixing code, and is an appropriate textbook for teaching the subject in the classroom. Learn about the basics, advice and practical methods for the classroom in this Q&A with one author of 'Practical Open Source Software Exploration.
- Cisco stresses 'partner-centric' model in converged data center push
Unified communications and a converged data center mean huge partner opportunities, Cisco says.
- Food service firm gives file server virtualization another chance
After Brocade's StorageX was discontinued, a Canadian company signed on with AutoVirt for global namespace and to manage Windows file server data migration and tiered storage.
- Emulex rolls out OneCommand Vision Software for I/O management; other data storage news
Emulex rolls out I/O management software for bandwidth contention issues; EMC, IBM renew interoperability, tech support agreement; Pillar adds replication and QoS migration.
- Going green kills cellular signal; fixed mobile convergence revives it
After a green building project blocked cellular coverage, a U.K. college used fixed mobile convergence to enable roaming VoIP calls over Wi-Fi and cellular networks for users with dual-mode smartphones.
- Amazon Web Services opens Singapore cloud
Amazon launches its first Asia Pacific Region, opening up the company's full cloud services to customers in the Asian market.
- Veteran CIO Tom Pyke shares advice on dealing with IT security threats
Read what veteran CIO Tom Pyke has to say about combating the next generation of IT security threats, and why it's important for CIOs to get with the program -- program management, that is.
- Latest Storm worm variant poses little security threat
Latest variant emerges with a few tweaks and could be stealthier on corporate networks, but researchers studying its code base have found the same earlier flaws that weaken it.
- Cisco UCS gains partner support, despite high price
Cisco VARs say the company's unified computing system (UCS) generally carries a premium over comparable HP gear, but many accounts show interest nonetheless.
- HP honors top partners; VMforce targets Java developers
HP presents first Partner in Excellence Awards; Salesforce.com, VMware build VMforce Java development farm; other news.
- FAQ: What impact do mobile computing devices have on IT compliance?
More mobile computing devices means more security threats. Here are things to consider in adjusting your IT compliance strategy to meet challenges brought by iPhones and the like.
- STAREast: Is your software development organization agile?
There is a lot of confusion in the software community on whether or not companies are developing in an environment that is truly agile. Speakers at STAREast try to help identify agile environments.