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Wednesday, August 18, 2010
- Configuration Manager R3 zeros in on power management
Microsoft has put an emphasis on green IT with its next release for System Center Configuration Manager 2007, but will organizations feel the need to upgrade?
- Oracle's OpenSolaris move sparks outrage in Sun shops
Holding back updates to OpenSolaris may hurt Oracle's software and hardware business, data center pros warn. Some shops are already in the process of switching vendors.
- Dell acquires 3PAR; Oracle hardware strategy positions firm in workload optimization space
Headlines: Dell bought thin provisioning specialist 3PAR this week for $1.15 billion, making this its second $1 billion-plus storage acquisition in fewer than three years.
- The benefits of cloud storage services
Cloud storage services can ease the pain of backup tasks and have short- and long-term use cases. Solution providers should emphasize cloud storage's various benefits to customers.
- Guiding customers' in storage-based cloud decisions
The cloud-based storage market is in flux, so customers may be confused about the best architecture to adopt. This excerpt breaks down prevailing cloud storage models.
- Cloud applications: A programming languages background
If your customers are clamoring for cloud-based applications, you need to get a grip on various kinds of applications and the programming languages used to create these apps.
- Employee security training for Data Protection Act compliance
Data Protection Act compliance can be difficult to manage, but if employees have no awareness of how to handle sensitive information, it becomes impossible. In this excerpt from Data Protection Compliance in the UK -- A Pocket Guide, learn strategies for creating a corporate security culture.
- Hitachi AMS wins out over EMC Clariion as ISP upgrades data storage
Zen Internet selects Hitachi AMS SAN over EMC Clariion as SAS interconnect beats FC-AL. SAN products from Dell EqualLogic, NetApp and Oracle-Sun also rejected by ISP.
- Dealing with the VDI bandwidth dilemma
Limited bandwidth is the enemy of a successful VDI. But before you turn to bandwidth optimization tools, make sure to calculate the amount of bandwidth you have -- and need.
- Citrix's most popular platform: VMware
While the industry debates the merits of Citrix vs. VMware, most IT shops use some combination of both for desktop virtualization.
- Open source's role in cloud computing
The open source market for cloud computing already features a well-formed batch of tools and services. As open source evolves, our guide can help you keep up with the latest news and advice on Red Hat, Eucalyptus and all the major open source players.
- Amazon Web Services wants to give you $100,000
Amazon's annual Start-Up Challenge has begun, and the first prize winner will walk away with $50,000 in cash and $50,000 worth of Amazon Web Services credits.
- HP BladeSystem Matrix user stops server sprawl
A cancer research hospital reined in server sprawl with HP's converged infrastructure offering but wound up battling virtual machine sprawl. See why the Roswell Park Cancer Centre Institute decided to consolidate with virtualisation, and some problems that the move posed.
- Interxion cuts ribbon on 28th European data centre
Colocation service provider Interxion has opened its sixth data centre, to be based in Frankfurt; plus more daily news.
- The data centre boom: Finding the right site just got serious
Our expert poses some basic, but important, tests of potential data centre sites, including location, connectivity and power, that companies should be aware of.
- VMware users tepid on vSphere's storage array features
VSphere 4.1's new storage array features could alleviate serious I/O constraints for large IT shops, but users are in no rush to retool their environments to use them.