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Thursday, May 6, 2010
- Capellas to run VCE coalition for EMC and Cisco; other data storage news
EMC, Cisco tap former Compaq CEO Michael Capellas to head their joint VCE venture; Brocade, EMC release products to build private cloud storage foundation; and other data storage news.
- Hospital manages electronic medical records with tiered storage and virtualization
To accommodate its growing electronic medical records, Mississippi Baptist Hospital designed a virtualized tiered storage system using IBM and Symantec products.
- Oracle outlines tape library roadmap for largest clients; Digital data in 2020 predicted at 35 ZB
Headlines: Oracle execs meet with some of company's largest tape library customers, to persuade them of its commitment to the product line; IDC study: Data growth saw no global recession in 2009.
- IT energy consulting services on the rise
VARs see increased demand for energy consulting services and expect new technologies, high energy costs and bigger budgets to drive adoption in data centers.
- Will 4G make mobile video conferencing good enough for enterprises?
Wireless operators promise higher bandwidth and lower latency with 4G networks, but it remains unclear whether the benefits of mobile video conferencing for enterprises will compensate for its limitations.
- Federal CISOs worry they can't effectively secure cloud computing
An (ISC)2 survey finds federal CISOs pleased with the government's efforts to improve network security, but lack support for hiring skilled security pros.
- Healthy social media management curbs risks, adds business benefits
Social media management policies have two goals: To mitigate potential business risks and to promote business benefits via acceptable use. Learn how to find a social balance.
- IT vendor management strategy guide for enterprise CIOs
Enterprise CIOs are looking to codify their IT vendor management strategies as vendors provide opportunities for cutting costs and increasing efficiency. Learn more in this guide.
- Lessons learned: Societe Generale and alleged theft of trade secrets
The recent arrest of a former trader suspected of stealing computer code underscores the need for strong access controls and monitoring.
- Five top concerns about cloud service providers
Cloud service providers are being asked by IT execs to lay bare their security, data integration, compliance and performance capabilities -- and to have an exit strategy.
- CA adds disk backup application to ARCserve Backup software
With ARCserve Backup 15, CA improves resource management, adds disk-to-disk backup application and drops XOsoft brand from replication and high availability apps.
- Oracle lays out enterprise tape library roadmap for its largest customers
Oracle executives discuss their tape archiving plans with user group of enterprise customers, pledging advances in libraries, drives and virtual tape.
- Data centre weathers Iceland volcano
Some data centre providers have turned to Iceland in recent years to take advantage of geothermal power. Despite the recent volcano, one data centre operator in Iceland said it's business as usual.
- With latest private equity deal, Sophos says it's 'here to stay'
According to one industry analyst, the recent Sophos deal with Apax Partners should ease the minds of partners who think the company may be acquired.
- Rapid IP traffic growth drives need for greater 10 GbE port density
As NTT America saw its carrier customers fend off IP traffic growth by gobbling up 10-Gigabit Ethernet, port density became a problem for the wholesale IP backbone transit provider. With the Cisco ASR 9000, NTT America halved its edge router footprint and expanded its capacity.
- Top 10 reasons to learn Wireshark, the open source network analyzer
All network analysts should learn Wireshark, the open source network analyzer. This top 10 list of reasons includes what it could mean for your career and your network.
- SQL Server virtualization gets pricy; KVM edges out Xen
Microsoft ups SQL Server virtualization cost; KVM vs. Xen; other news
- JeOS: Death of the operating system?
A traditional operating system can drag down virtual machine performance and waste valuable resources. With JeOS, you can trim the fat and reap the benefits.
- CJ Metz, First American
CJ Metz of First American is a Server Virtualization Advisory Board member.
- Vizioncore's SMB Data Protection Pack used by JKMilne for BC purposes: SMB data storage briefs
This week's SMB data storage news in brief: Vizioncore's SMB DPP used by JKMilne for BC purposes; Axcient teams up with N-central 7.0 from N-able Technologies and more.
- VMware to buy GemStone for distributed data management in Java cloud
Looking to solve latency and scalability issues in enterprise Java cloud computing applications, VMware/SpringSource will buy GemStone Systems, which specializes in distributed data management software. SpringSource will integrate GemStone technology into the Spring Framework as well as its cloud and middleware offerings.
- Enterprise BPM and SOA screencasts: Pitfalls and best practices
As BPM and SOA become more closely integrated, it is important to understand process modeling and service discovery from an enterprise perspective. These three virtual trade show session screencasts will discuss best practices and common pitfalls for enterprises impleneting BPM and SOA together.
- JeOS: Death of the operating system?
A traditional operating system can drag down virtual machine performance and waste valuable resources. With JeOS, you can trim the fat and reap the benefits, according to this expert
- Reassessing item-level RFID for inventory management
Item-level RFID helps manufacturers fine-tune RFID inventory management and production planning.
- Microsoft to issue two critical bulletins, SharePoint to remain vulnerable
Microsoft said it would issue two bulletins next week, fixing critical vulnerabilities affecting Windows and Office. A SharePoint server zero-day will remain open.
- Data center cooling: Air-side and water-side economizers
Air-side and water-side economizers can provide cost savings for data centers feeling the heat from rising energy bills.
- OpSource Cloud Files takes aim at Amazon S3
The new cloud storage service from OpSource challenges Amazon by offering full encryption for data both in transit and at rest.
- Oracle support hikes irk Sun shops
Oracle's new, pricier hardware support policy will spur defections from Sun Microsystems gear, IT shops say.
- Jim Metzler explains why your network must change
Big changes are going on in IT -- including virtualization and cloud computing -- and these will affect your network, if they haven't already. In this video Q&A, Dr. Jim Metzler, vice president of Ashton, Metzler Associates, talks with Susan Fogarty, SearchNetworking.com's editorial director, about why and how those changes are occurring.