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The future of virtualization: Areas for growth and concern
July 27, 2012 – 5:54 am | No Comment
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As competition heats up among hypervisor vendors and IT shops virtualizing more workloads, it’s easy to infer the future of virtualization is bright. But a closer look at the data shows a mixed bag: There …

Bloom Energy – Friend or Foe of the Green Data Center?
July 27, 2012 – 5:28 am | No Comment
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Is Bloom Energy and its fuel cell server a friend or foe of the green data center? Today, the answer is very simple, but in the future it becomes more nuanced.
The Bloom Energy Server takes …

It’s time for a real accreditation process for cloud storage services
July 26, 2012 – 12:56 pm | No Comment
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Many cloud storage providers are hiding behind smoke and mirrors to intentionally misrepresent their offerings, which only confuses customers. Why are they doing this? To increase profits, of course.
Some would argue that certifications are a …

VMware’s Nicira acquisition represents new threats and new opportunities for network managers
July 26, 2012 – 11:48 am | No Comment
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Perhaps you’re like a lot of us in IT. You’ve come up through the ranks, mastered subnetting and routing, understood the interaction between loss, latency and bandwidth, and learned the intricacies of Spanning Tree. And …

Stratus slides Avance virtual clusters onto Xeon E5 servers
July 26, 2012 – 11:24 am | No Comment
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Stratus Technologies has revved up Avance, its high-availability clustering software that hosts virtual servers.
The fault-tolerant server maker tweaked the product to run on Intel’s new Xeon E5 processors while at the same time boosting the …

Windows 8 Features That Will Benefit Businesses
July 25, 2012 – 12:28 am | No Comment
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The new OS will be released October 26. Here’s how businesses will benefit from upgrading.
Even though Windows 8 won’t be officially released until October 26, its Metro user interface and Microsoft’s decision to remove the …

VMware Earnings: Any Impact From Microsoft Hyper-V?
July 25, 2012 – 12:22 am | No Comment
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VMware (NYSE: VMW) Q2 2012 financial results beat Wall Street’s expectations, and the virtualization company’s sales pipeline sounds strong ahead of the big VMworld conference in August. But Investors Business Daily believes VMware’s Q3 forecast …

VMware’s Nicira purchase: Can virtualization lightning strike twice?
July 25, 2012 – 12:10 am | No Comment
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Summary: VMware’s Nicira purchase rhymes with EMC’s 2004 purchase of VMware. Will Nicira be to VMware what VMware was to EMC?
VMware is paying $1.05 billion in cash for Nicira, a networking virtualization play that has …