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Monday, May 24, 2010
- Amazon S3 Reduced Redundancy Storage (RRS) option for public cloud storage
Customers of Amazon's Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) cloud storage service are keen on a new Reduced Redundancy Storage (RRS) option, though it's unclear exactly how much they'll save.
- Eclipse brings BPM into its Equinox-based SOA platform
The Eclipse Foundation has just added BPM to the list of tools in its Equinox-based SOA platform. OSGi will play a role in orchestrating BPM services and SOA integration.
- Microsoft exec says get ready for virtual desktops
Microsoft's Dave Greschler says that enterprises need to be ready for desktop virtualization, following mobile users rather than worrying about possible cost benefits.
- Compellent SAN helps dairy save on disaster recovery services
A Compellent SAN helped Lakeland Dairies support a server virtualization project, slash its disaster recovery services bill and gain energy savings.
- CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme: How to be on track with I/O virtualisation
The launch of the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme means that companies are liable for their carbon output. How should data centres respond? I/O virtualisation is one solution.
- IBM snaps up Sterling Commerce for $1.4 billion
IBM strengthened its cloud computing services by spending 1.4 billion dollars on business-to-business software maker Sterling Commerce.
- Cloud computing concerns abound in SMBs, survey finds
Cloud computing concerns among SMBs are the reason why the companies are hesitant to lean on managed security services.
- Heartland settles with MasterCard for $41.4 million
Payment processor will pay into fund to settle MasterCard card issuers' loss claims from 2008 breach.
- Report: Symantec set to buy VeriSign security unit
Symantec close to acquiring VeriSign's authentication business, according to the Wall Street Journal.
- Oracle buys database firewall vendor Secerno
Oracle said the deal adds the Secerno database activity monitoring functionality to its line of database server security technologies.
- Piper Jaffray fined for email retention violations
FINRA fines investment firm $700,000 for email retention failures over six-year period.
- VeriSign to sell authentication unit to Symantec for $1.28 billion
Symantec said the authentication unit will help it broaden its portfolio of security products, extending it to Web-based identity security services.
- CIOs must manage changes in IT departments due to cloud computing services
Cloud computing services cast a shadow of fear over IT departments that are scrambling to change amid a flurry of business units bypassing traditional channels.
- iSCSI SAN storage will remain popular with SMBs: An iSCSI tutorial
This tutorial looks at the factors driving adoption of iSCSI SANs today and what to consider before deploying iSCSI.
- SaaS integration still needs consideration with CRM, HCM
While SaaS applications like CRM and HCM don't need to be integrated into ERP systems, there still needs to be a level of integration so that data between the applications remains in sync.
- Uptime Institute unveils data center Operational Sustainability standard
The Uptime Institute's Operational Sustainability standard measures the effect of data center staffing, processes and more on reliability; the metric may fill a gap but also spur controversy.
- Q&A: Microsoft virtualization honcho talks up VAR opportunities
David Greschler, Microsoft director of integrated virtualization, says VARs can profit by deploying "free" Hyper-V.
- Microsoft virtualization chief talks up cloud plans: A Q&A
Dave Greschler, the director of integrated virtualization at Microsoft, discusses the underlying virtualization in Azure and his company's plan to provide 'infinite scalability.'
- Shavlik moves patch management systems to the cloud
New Web-based service is aimed at small and midsized businesses and can manage patch deployments via a browser-based console.