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Wednesday, July 14, 2010
- Is your vendor a virtual desktop NIMBY?
Virtual desktop infrastructure vendors say their products can help manage user machines, but how many of them actually use their own products?
- Limited broadband availability abroad challenges WAN connectivity
Cheap land and labor in developing countries may look appealing, but limited broadband availability there often makes wide area network (WAN) connectivity expensive, unreliable or simply unavailable. WAN managers can deploy technology that reduces their bandwidth needs or use wireless networking as an extension cord for the WAN.
- Calculating ROI on IT projects is useful but not sufficient
Calculating ROI on IT projects is necessary and useful. ROI is only as good as the assumptions that go into it, however -- including a company's track record on project delivery.
- IBM joins forces with European Union on e-services research
IBM has announced that it is collaborating with the European Union, industry and academia, to launch an e-services research consortium; plus more daily news.
- Websense 'downloadable' DLP may expand data loss prevention market
Some partners see Websense's recent launch of DLP for Download as a way of simplifying a complex technology that midmarket organizations frequently hold back on.
- Test ESXi 4.1 today, migrate smoothly from ESX tomorrow
VMware ESXi has taken the backseat to ESX for a variety of reasons, but the improvements in ESXi 4.1 demonstrate that it's time to start switching – especially considering vSphere 4.1 is ESX's final act.
- Email archiving services: How they work and how to select a service
Email archiving services offload key chores for storage admins; but before you go that route, find out about the types of services available, costs and other factors to consider in the selection process.
- Hyper-V ignites SAN project for Austin Powder; tape is alive and well at college department
Headlines: Hyper-V enabled an explosives manufacturer to migrate its storage from DAS to SAN; at Ohio State University, the campus communications office is handling backup and archiving of a multimedia-heavy environment with tape.
- Disk spin-down: Power savings with a catch
Disk spin-down and MAID can reduce power consumption, but spin-up latency and time-outs are drawbacks. Read about one firm's experience with disk spin-down.
- Compellent SAN is added to Orlando Magic's IT lineup
NBA's Orlando Magic chooses Compellent Storage Center SAN for its thin provisioning, continuous snapshots, replication and automated tiering technologies ahead of a move to a new arena and complete overhaul of its video system.
- HA cluster configuration: Requirements and steps
Consider these requirements and settings, such as admission control, prior to a HA cluster configuration and use the HA restart priority and isolation response post-configuration.
- VMware HA implementation and ESX/ESXi host addition
Implementing VMware HA, which offers automatic failover for virtual machines, requires you to ensure the DNS server is configured and to add ESX/EXSi hosts to a VMware HA cluster.
- Using Microsoft Cluster Services for virtual machine clustering
Microsoft Cluster Services are useful for the different virtual machine (VM) clustering scenarios that are available, such as cluster in a box, and help with cluster node creation.
- The Daily Cloud repository for July
July's editions include Fujitsu's large investment in the cloud, Eucalyptus scoring new funding and VMware releasing vSphere 4.1.
- Microsoft readies Virtual Machine Manager self-service portal
The release of Virtual Machine Manager Self Service Portal 2.0 should help IT pros and end users manage virtual machine resources in private clouds.
- Black Hat 2010: Study tests SSL protocol use, finds SSL errors
Ivan Ristic of Qualys Inc.'s SSL Labs, is studying thousands of SSL implementations to document configuration errors and protocol issues.
- Email archive services explained
In this email archive services podcast, Ian Lock of GlassHouse Technologies looks at the pros and cons of outsourcing email archiving.
- Zeus spoofs Visa, MasterCard security programs
Bank Trojan injects fake enrollment screens during online banking sessions to trick users into divulging sensitive data.
- Cloud computing services helped Westmont College rise from the ashes
Westmont College turned to cloud computing services to help recover from a fire that destroyed 20 buildings. The services integrate CRM data with the school's back-end ERP system.
- Microsoft fixes serious zero-day flaw, Outlook bug
Microsoft repairs a zero-day vulnerability being actively targeted in the wild. Also, a repair for Office Outlook should be deployed quickly, experts say.
- Are value-added resellers (VARs) an SMB's best friend?
If SMBs do the right research, a VAR, or channel partner, can often provide the IT assistance they need.
- OpSource powers new European public cloud service
European telecom giant NTT will provide overseas companies with a new cloud computing offering that uses OpSource's cloud capabilities.
- Requirements definition getting more visual
Visualization software can make requirements easier to establish and aid developers in explaining features, but some analysts say the technology isn't quite there yet and needs some more improvements before it can become a standard.