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Thursday, August 19, 2010
- STEC improves MLC SSD; and other data storage news
STEC implements CareCell, SAFE technologies to improve performance and reliability of MLC SSD line; Samsung partners with Anobit; and other data storage news.
- New traffic shaping feature offers simple wireless QoS
A new application-aware wireless traffic shaping feature from wireless LAN vendor Meraki simplifies wireless QoS for enterprise customers, allowing network admins to set bandwidth utilization policies based on application, content and user.
- McAfee acquisitions: What could Intel get?
A deal added encryption to McAfee's offerings and it gained security hardware through its buy of Secure Computing. Intel could gain a stake in nearly all areas of security.
- Intel to acquire McAfee in $7.7 billion deal
If the deal is approved by McAfee shareholders, McAfee will operate as a wholly-owned subsidiary, reporting into Intel's Software and Services Group.
- McAfee/Intel: Why the McAfee acquisition is being met with skepticism
Information security pros in the UK met the Intel acquisition of McAfee Inc. with skepticism for several reasons, including Intel's questionable history of software acquisitions.
- Newly wed SAP and Sybase make mobile applications their first target, tout SDK
SAP AG and Sybase this week discussed roadmaps for their newly merged companies, pledging to create a mobile platform that better allows users to consume SAP business processes. An Eclipse-based Software Developers Kit for mobile application development is first on the to-do list.
- VMware 'vFabric' revealed as vShield enhancements
A cryptic VMworld preview video sent industry-watchers' imaginations running wild about a new 'vFabric' offering. But it was much ado about two already previewed products: vShield Edge and App.
- 'Wire once and walk away' boosts data center efficiency
Server virtualization, blades and converged infrastructure can improve data center efficiency by reducing cabling and management demands.
- Egenera wants VARs; Intel, HP buy security expertise
Egenera recruits channel to sell "open" converged infrastructure; other news.
- Intel acquisition of McAfee raises 'value-add' questions
Resellers are worried that by McAfee products' eventual integration across Intel's chip and processor lines, customers will have fewer product choices and resellers will be forced to accept lower margins.
- Femtocells slated to flood market, need services to monetize them
The global femtocell market is poised for explosive growth, but operators say it won't become lucrative without tying femtocells to new services based on location and presence.
- McAfee-Intel: Why the McAfee acquisition is being met with scepticism
Information security pros in the UK met the Intel acquisition of McAfee Inc. with scepticism based on several factors, including Intel's questionable history of software acquisitions.
- Video conferencing security threats loom, telepresence rooms a target
Video conferencing security isn't something many enterprises are prioritizing, and the actual risk of attack remains low. But executive telepresence suites are attractive targets for data theft and denial-of-service attacks by hackers.
- IBM touts new desktop cloud computing customers
IBM announced several new cloud customers, most of whom are investing in virtual desktop cloud services.
- UK businesses failing on EU data centre energy rules
Consultancy on365 warns that UK businesses are vulnerable to financial penalties and rising energy costs based on an EU directive; plus more daily news.