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Thursday, July 1, 2010
- Data Storage Corp. acquires SafeData; and other data storage news
Data Storage Corp. acquires SafeData in merger of storage service providers; Dot Hill ships 6 Gbps SAS arrays; Seagate unveils 3 TB external desktop hard drive.
- EMC shutters Atmos Online after long struggle to find the point
After two years of muddling along, EMC has closed the commercial services arm of Atmos Online, its cloud storage service, but will continue selling the technology it is based on.
- How midsized organizations are adopting, adapting ITIL best practices
Midsized organizations are trending toward picking and choosing the ITIL best practices that fit their needs. While this may save them time, what's it costing them?
- Inhouse IAM system streamlines Yes Bank's identity management
Yes Bank followed a unique approach of developing an inhouse IAM system which has simple, achievable and low-cost architecture.
- Outsourcing data center facility aids Canara Bank's technology roadmap
Though Canara Bank made an unconventional move for a banking institution--outsourcing its data center facility--things have been working smoothly.
- VMware admins go for free storage latency assessment
The VKernel software 'taster' tool, which identifies storage I/O latency problems, has advantages over vCenter.
- Agile best practices can combine waterfall and Scrum
Agile projects can mingle Scrum and waterfall approaches, but proceed with caution. Program managers share agile best practices and pitfalls.
- New Uptime Institute standard for data centre managers
The Uptime Institute has announced a new standard to address facilities' management behaviours and highlight risks that may affect data centre uptime; plus more daily news.
- How IT departments can prove their value in the wake of increased regulation
Find out how the Carbon Reduction Commitment can enable an IT department to turn government legislation into cost savings.
- Sun hardware shops happy? Not so fast, Oracle!
Several stalwart Sun shops are moving off their beloved Sparc hardware to non-Oracle alternatives.
- IBM to acquire BigFix for configuration, vulnerability management
BigFix provides IBM with software that can identify devices that fail to meet corporate IT policies.
- Microsoft VDA licensing in effect, client hypervisor rules stay murky
Microsoft activated its latest virtual desktop licensing plan on July 1. It may help Software Assurance customers, but plenty of scenarios remain unclear.
- JBoss portal supports Spring, Ruby and other frameworks for Web App development
At Red Hat Summit and JBoss World in Boston Red Hat released a portal platform supporting lightweight Web application tool sets like Seam, Spring, Ruby, Groovy and PHP.
- Managing mobile devices smarter, not harder
Smartphones are all over the enterprise -- can you manage them? We've compiled tips, reviews and more to help you update your organization's mobile device management strategy.
- New IT trends: Are they right for you?
New and emerging technology always excites IT administrators. But don't let the allure of new IT trends distract you from your business goals.
- VMware View users forced to find alternatives for profile management
VMware pulled its profile management feature out of the View 4.5 beta, leaving customers with no choice but to shop around.
- Dell slammed in suit; Oracle updates Sun X86 servers
Hardware roundup: Suit alleges Dell knowingly sold faulty PCs; other news.
- A VMware 2010 report card
This year, VMware receives high marks for its certification line up, product innovation and general future vision but could improve on pricing, quality assurance, and public communication.
- Eucalyptus secures second round of venture funding
The open source cloud software startup, in its first money grab under CEO Marten Mickos, has landed $20 million more in venture capital.
- CIO career query: Does your background make or break it?
Does technical orientation or a traditional background mould a CIO's career in the long run? Who wins? Is the ideal CIO a geek or the business man?
- How to best deploy open source VoIP? Don't go in cold
Users say successful open source VoIP deployments hinge on having Linux and IP telephony expertise in-house -- or at least knowing when to pay for a turnkey solution.
- Tape vs disk backup: Pros and cons of tape backup and disk-based backup
Tape is an established backup target, but disk prices are falling. Factors to consider when switching from tape to disk-based backup are performance and the overall DR strategy.