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Tuesday, May 17, 2011
- Application transformation necessitates strategic SaaS vendor review
If your organization is considering an application-transformation strategy, do your homework on Software as a Service products before you commit to a vendor.
- Wading through the FCoE and data center network fabric hype
At Interop 2011, networking vendors addressed data center network fabric hype and other overly bloated marketing buzzwords like FCoE, TRILL and Shortest Path Bridging.
- 2004: A VMware Odyssey
It all began with server virtualization. Now VMware products cover the entire data center, with success linked to initiatives and acquisitions that started in the mid-2000s.
- Microsoft changes tune on Exchange 2010 VMware HA support
Microsoft will finally support Exchange 2010 DAG failover with VMware High Availability. The company announced the new Exchange 2010 VMware support policy at TechEd.
- Autonomy buys Iron Mountain?s cloud backup services, other digital assets
Autonomy takes a leap forward into cloud backup services by acquiring digital storage assets from Iron Mountain for $380 million.
- Blumenthal: Building national health network could take decades
Despite many barriers, the national health network envisioned by former ONC head Dr. David Blumenthal will be built, he says -- but maybe not by the HITECH Act's goal of 2015.
- IBM: Private cloud storage requires storage virtualization, tiering
IBM says storage virtualization, data reduction, automatic tiering and strictly defined service-level agreements are key to successfully moving to private cloud storage.
- MIT study: Data-driven decisions mean higher productivity, profits
Initial findings from new Massachusetts Institute of Technology research show that a data-driven environment can mean between 4 and 6% higher productivity and 6% higher profits.
- NHS trust gets Veeam virtual machine backup; and more news
Storage roundup: NHS trust opts for Veeam virtual machine backup; Acronis upgrades Backup & Recovery; Autonomy acquires Iron Mountain products; and more
- General Mills shares SAP CRM on the iPad best practices
General Mills rolled out iPad access to its SAP CRM system for 200 sales reps and saw success as well as challenges with data sync and upgrades.
- Managed VoIP gains reseller, MSP adherents
Managed voice appliances keep phone gear on premises, but MSPs manage them.
- VMware Horizon App Manager offers IT admins control in the cloud
VMware?s cloud application management tool Project Horizon is part of VMware's cloud strategy, as well as a response to the need for a way to secure enterprise cloud-based apps.
- Schneider touts data center ?modules?: News in brief
Talk of modular data centers and energy management software dominated news from the Uptime Institute Symposium last week.
- Pair development: Pairing programmers and testers with Dawn Cannan
We often hear of pair programming or pair testing. In this interview, SSQ contributor Chris McMahon talks to Agile Development Practices presenter Dawn Cannan about "pair development," which pairs a programmer and tester together.
- Can SCUPdates survive VMware's Shavlik buy?
Though many IT shops use products from both VMware and Shavlik Technologies, some worry that VMware may not care to keep SCUPdates, a third-party patch tool that extends SCCM.
- Oracle and Sun Ray finally get some love from VDI experts
Oracle VDI and Sun Ray Thin Clients have finally caught Gabe Knuth and Brian Madden?s attention, and it?s worth considering ? even in Windows shops.
- 'Big data' tops list of annoying data management industry buzzwords
Find out why popular data management industry phrases like 'big data' and 'single version of the truth' really irritate some experts.
- More manufacturers turning to Microsoft SharePoint collaboration
More manufacturers are building Microsoft SharePoint collaboration systems, often with ERP integration, according to analysts.
- SAP co-CEOs take the stage at Sapphire
Touting the value of partnering with customers, SAP?s co-CEOs addressed the Sapphire Now conference on Tuesday to outline how SAP's technology is helping businesses.