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Racemi’s software automates movement of server workloads providing the ultimate flexibility to deploy workloads where it makes most sense – in the datacenter, public/private clouds, or hybrid. Racemi's latest DynaCenter image-based provisioning and automation software enables fast, ea...
IBM on Tuesday showcased a series of technology breakthroughs that extend its leadership capabilities in virtualization, image management and cloud computing, including software that can virtualized a data center within minutes to instantly meet business demand. These new technologie...
In parts one, two and three of this article, we provided a brief overview of the CA Technologies virtualization maturity lifecycle, and focused on the server consolidation, infrastructure optimization, and automation & orchestration stages of the lifecycle. The capabilities described i...
GoGrid on Monday announced its third data center expansion in six months with the extension of its platform into Digital Realty Trust's 365 Main Street property. GoGrid is occupying a significant amount of data center space in 365 Main Street, which is adjacent to GoGrid's headquarters...
Racemi's announces software technology to convert between VMware, Xen and Hyper-V virtual servers in any combination or direction. Datacenter operators now have greater flexibility to migrate VMware, Xen and Hyper-V virtual servers with the latest DynaCenter image-based provisioning a...
HP has got its people designing and building data centers for other people from the first spade of earth. It’s called the Critical Facilities Implementation service (CFI). HP claims a single vendor can mean lower cost of ownership. Its architectural blueprint is supposed to let clients...
The Hebei Cloud datacenter, being built by IBM about 35 miles from Beijing's center for the Chinese company Range Technology, will encompass 600,000 square feet in its first phase, to be housed in seven buildings. This would rank it among or near the top 10 largest datacenters in the w...
Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. a supplier of high-performance, end-to-end connectivity solutions for data center servers and storage systems, on Wednesday announced that the Mellanox VSA Storage Acceleration Software won the Silver Medal award in Storage Magazine/ SearchStorage.com’s ‘Pro...
As more companies look toward building or expanding data centers, HP has announced a comprehensive service that simplifies the process of designing and building data centers by offering design, construction and project management from a single vendor. The new HP Critical Facilities Im...
CSC and VMware on Monday announced that CSC will join the VMware vCloud Datacenter Services Program and will offer CloudCompute and CSC BizCloud as VMware vCloud Datacenter Services. CSC CloudCompute is the consistent Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) in the CSC Trusted Cloud Datacent...
In parts one and two of this article, we provided an overview of the CA Technologies virtualization maturity life cycle, and focused on server consolidation and infrastructure optimization. IT organizations that have successfully consolidated and optimized their virtual infrastructures...
To understand Windows Azure and the Azure Services Platform, it’s necessary to understand how the Microsoft Datacenters work. In this article I will provide an overview of how Microsoft Designs their Datacenters and what is so revolutionary about the Generation 4 Datacenters. Microsof...
VMware, a provider of virtualization and cloud infrastructure, on Tuesday announced it has reached a milestone in delivering the enterprise hybrid cloud with the availability of VMware vCloudDatacenter services from BlueLock and Colt and beta services available from Verizon. VMware als...
Ken Olsen's recent passing is hitting the OG hard. I've read dozens of heartfelt tributes to Ken Olsen over the past 24 hours, many from people who worked for him, others from people he simply influenced. Every generation remembers its youth and early adulthood as the best of times....
IBM is putting a $42 million cloud computing data center in Canada. It’s supposed to meet Canadian privacy rules. The market is estimated to grow by 40% over the next three years according to IDC. Meanwhile, HP is going to build a data center in Georgia in the Caucasus that will provid...
Jinan Yinquan Technology, a wholly owned subsidiary of China Intelligence Information Systems, announced on Monday that its alliance system integrator (the SI) has signed a virtualization contract with Shandong SEM Machinery Co., Ltd. to implement an integrated virtualization solution ...
Web caching and database acceleration start-up Schooner Information Technology is setting out to sea again after an overhaul scrapped the sales-impeding hardware barnacles off its keel. Its Memcached and MySQL appliances are no longer anchored to IBM System x3650 M2 servers with 512G...
IT organizations today are experiencing pressure to not only adopt new and emerging technologies like virtualization, but also reduce costs and do more with fewer resources (thus reducing CapEx) – all while delivering assurance of capacity and performance to the business. In the first ...
Convirture, maker of Linux and open source-based virtualization management software, has partnered with Eucalyptus Systems, creators of the leading independent private cloud platform, to deliver enterprise-grade private cloud management capabilities to Eucalyptus users and customers. T...
IBM on Monday unveiled an advanced computing facility in Canada, the IBM Compute Cloud Centre, the company’s first cloud delivery center in Canada to address the growing demand from enterprises to reduce costs, increase efficiencies and access new technologies such as analytics and mob...
IBM is embarking on a five-year project to build the largest state-of-the-art cloud computing data center in Asia for its new BFF network service provider Range Technology Development Company Ltd. Chinese companies are supposed to use the green 6.2 million-square-foot facility for en...
Virtualization has the power to transform the way business runs IT, and it’s the most important transition happening in IT today. It promotes flexible utilization of IT resources, reduced capital and operating costs, high energy efficiency, highly available applications, and better bus...
IBM and Range Technology are collaborating to build a Cloud Computing Data Center to support the development of Hebei Province as a high-end information technology and services-based economy. The center is expected to be completed in 2016. The collaboration is supposed to help compan...
Data-driven businesses are facing some tough challenges in today’s rapidly changing information landscape. As decision cycles continue to shrink, companies need to act on information within hours and minutes rather than weeks and days. At the same time, the volume of data that needs to...
In the feedback to my article about whether China was “friend or foe” to global Cloud Computing vendors, the topic of China's nascent “Cloud Valley” in the city of Harbin came up. Late in 2010, China announced that it would be building a datacenter and unspecified other Cloud accout...
This book is great for beginners just starting out with MDM as well as seasoned professionals. I was introduced to MDM with the first version of this book. That was not my copy, so I bought the second edition for myself. This book covers everything MDM from architectural consideration...
Enterprise service bus as a service will begin to emerge within enterprise clouds to allow common messaging within applications among different organizational units. This will further support standardization within an enterprise, as well as reduce lead times for applications developme...
There was a line in a recent report on Cloud Computing in the EU, produced by its information security agency ENISA, that almost literally jumped off the page: “as a result of the USA Patriot Act, the Canadian government instructed departments not to use computers operating within US b...
Racemi on Monday announced that James Strayer has joined as vice president of product management and marketing, a newly created position for the growing company of datacenter automation software, which facilitates migration to cloud computing. Strayer joins from Symantec and will repo...
GoGrid, a cloud infrastructure provider, on Wednesday announced that it has expanded its 2nd Generation Hybrid Cloud capabilities. GoGrid customers can now use any GoGrid data center to build secure, high-performance and scalable infrastructures to power applications based on a combin...
GigaSpaces Technologies, a provider of virtualized application platforms delivering end-to-end scalability, on Tuesday announce that CloudTran has integrated its transaction management middleware with GigaSpaces eXtreme Application Platform (XAP). The end result is a Java-based solutio...
CA Technologies on Monday announced the general availability of three key products in the CA Automation Suite, launched in October. CA Configuration Automation r12, CA Process Automation r3, and CA Server Automation r12 are designed to help customers expedite their journey to a virtual...
A blade server is nothing more than a simple motherboard unit without any other excess computer part. It is a complete computer on just circuit board the size of an average motherboard. The oversimplified computer needs to be housed in a chassis so that it can be powered, cooled, store...
Dell on Thursday announced its intent to acquire cloud-based medical archiving provider InSite One to help healthcare organizations simplify retention of healthcare data. The InSite One solution helps customers reduce costs associated with long-term data storage and migration and elimi...
Abiquo, Enterprise Cloud Management software provider, on Tuesday announced that hosting providers around the world, including Blackmesh, Bluefire, i2k2 Networks and Vivavo, have selected Abiquo’s Enterprise Edition as their platform of choice for Enterprise Cloud Management. Each comp...
SGI is out selling a junior version of the classic shipping container that companies have taken to using for data centers. Since it’s not your ISO standard 20- or 40-foot container it won’t be as easy or cheap to haul around. They don’t stack neatly on each other or on their bigger b...
Compellent Technologies on Wednesday announced an expansion of its partnership with VMware with the availability of Compellent Storage Center systems bundled with VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager. The new disaster recovery solution enables organizations to create a "disaster ready"...
This article discusses how the enterprise data center is dissolving into a virtual computing space where all computing resources are addressed through the Internet. It discusses the evolution of cloud computing, its affect on enterprise IT strategy and the future enterprise computing i...
Virtualization on industry-standard servers has transformed IT service delivery, enabling companies to dramatically consolidate infrastructure and reduce costs, while implementing high availability and disaster-recovery more cost effectively and across a wider range of applications. VM...
It's only recently that businesses have started focusing on modern application performance management techniques, and along comes cloud computing and other "hybrid IT" elements (such as Software as a Service) to make application performance even more complicated. How can you possibly m...