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Noting that the healthcare industry is one of the most risk-averse areas in the known universe when it comes to IT, HP is nevertheless promoting its FlexFabric switching architecture to the industry, as a way to reduce costs through server consolidation. The ever-cautious nature of ...
This week, managed services provider Datapipe made an important announcement about something they are doing with Amazon Web Services that reminded me of a Zen kōan. That’s a paradox intended to defy logic and to cultivate intuition, like the question, “What is the sound of one hand cl...
Racemi will announce software to move server images and applications from on-premises data centers to cloud computing resources like Amazon EC2, GoGrid, Rackspace and Terremark. The company is a Silver sponsor of the Cloud Expo West. Racemi's easy-to-integrate OEM automation technolog...
Hitachi Data Systems has announced a pair of new offerings to simplify and accelerate cloud adoption by distributed IT organizations and IT service providers. The Hitachi Content Platform v4 for "content-focused" storage can hold up to 40 petabytes and brings simplified and automated ...
The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) is attacking this problem through its Cloud Storage Initiative (CSI), and particularly through the Cloud Data Management Interface (CDMI) contained within the initiative. In SNIA's words, "by implementing a standard interface such as C...
One of the issues surrounding cloud adoption is the data governance requirements a customer may have, and what, if any, controls the cloud provider offers. For example, a financial institution within a jurisdiction such as Switzerland or Australia has regulatory compliance requirements...
How to accelerate Oracle PeopleSoft for remote users with both WAN and Web optimization from F5′s BIG-IP.  In this side by side demo, you will see PeopleSoft users accessing the Human Capital Management application, both with and without acceleration from F5. ps Technorati T...
In this side by side demo, you will see an Oracle database duplicated using the RMAN process, both with and without Wan acceleration from F5. How to accelerate Oracle Recovery Manager database duplication using F5′s Wan Optimization technology. ps Technorati Tags: F5, infrastruct...
Aspera, Inc. on Friday introduced three new software products that expand the Aspera ecosystem for transporting and managing digital assets at maximum speed regardless of file size, transfer distance or network conditions. The new solutions – Aspera Sync, Aspera Orchestrator and Asper...
Isilon on Thursday announced that Webtrends has deployed Isilon scale-out storage to power its development environments. Using Isilon’s X-Series in combination with VMware vSphere, Webtrends has consolidated more than 700 virtual servers onto a single file system, simplifying storage m...
SpringSoft, Inc. , a global supplier of specialized IC design software, on Tuesday announced that the development teams behind the key processors in Microsoft Corp.’s Xbox product line have used its Verdi Automated Debug System to significantly reduce design time and manage new levels ...
Back in my younger days, I could run a sub seven-minute mile. When I heard about somebody running a five-minute mile, I thought “now that’s really fast.” Today, the world record for the mile run is 3:43:13, set in 1999 by Hicham El Guerrouj from Morocco. In the ’80s, IT projects f...
The ability to automate operations and quickly capture, clone and migrate server images anywhere is becoming the must-have data center technology for cloud computing. Racemi has been named the Gold winner in the Tech Awards Circle competition for the enterprise software category. Winn...
In the wake of IBM’s zEnterprise announcement I’ve seen and heard many different reactions from the “ho hum” to the “why would anyone buy this” ends of the spectrum. Those extremes miss the point, as extremes often do. From my perspective, the point is a hardware platform that improve...
InfiniteGraph, a new, distributed graph database product that enables large-scale graph processing, data analytics and discovery, is being made available through GoGrid, a Cloud Infrastructure Hosting provider. The InfiniteGraph business unit of Objectivity, Inc. is working with GoGrid...
Having fended off challenges from Linux for several years now, the RISC-Unix platform is now under siege on another front – x86 servers. Long dismissed as workgroup and departmental servers, or as platforms for low-level enterprise applications, x86 servers are making serious inroads i...
CA Technologies, an IBM development partner, on Thursday announced that it is working closely with IBM with the intent of providing same-day support across its mainframe software portfolio for the upcoming release of the IBM zEnterprise System including the new IBM zEnterprise 196 main...
ServerBeach, a dedicated hosting provider, on Thursday announced that it has partnered with ElasticHosts, the international cloud provider, to offer customers the power to scale their server capacity up or down on a pay-as-you-go model. ServerBeach, the leading dedicated hosting provid...
SoftLayer Technologies, an on-demand data center services provider, opened its new corporate headquarters on Monday, July 12, 2010. The company is now the sole occupant of a three-building complex located in North Dallas. Three new data center pods spanning the ground floor of the comp...
Compellent has announced the integration and certification of its Fluid Data storage platforms with VMware vSphere 4.1, the latest version of the award-winning VMware virtualization platform introduced today. VMware vSphere 4.1 offers dramatic scalability and performance enhancements w...
Microsoft Corp. and eBay on Monday announced that eBay will be one of the first customers of Microsoft’s new Windows Azure platform appliance for cloud computing. This is a significant joint engineering effort that will couple the innovation and power of the Windows Azure platform appl...
Cloud Computing can be realized through multiple implementation models. One of the implementations that is gaining a lot of interest is the Private Cloud.  This article attempts to look at the key attributes of an ideal Private Cloud and takes a futuristic view of the Private Cloud in ...
Infosys defines, designs and delivers IT-enabled business solutions that help Global 2000 companies win in a Flat World. These solutions focus on providing strategic differentiation and operational superiority to clients. With Infosys, clients are assured of a transparent business part...
On Friday Carroll Community College and Unimarket is excited to announce the signing of an agreement to implement the full suite of procure-to-pay functionality throughout the College. Carroll is eager to join the other Maryland and Washington DC Institutions and organizations already ...
On Wednesday IBM announced, in collaboration with the European Union, industry and academia, the launch of a research consortium which aims to help businesses more easily take advantage of Internet-based services - or "e-services" - to create collaborative business operations and achie...
Cisco on Wednesday announced new technology that supports its Data Center 3.0 strategy to help customers increase the flexibility of their data centers as they become more virtualized and cloud-based. The new technology advances Cisco's underlying unified fabric capabilities that help ...
Qwest Communications on Tuesday announced it has added Qwest iQ On Demand IVR (Interactive Voice Response) service to its Qwest iQ Contact Center, call center suite of services. This new product is a portal-based application development tool that enables Qwest customers to create and m...
The European Commission may not know it yet but another formal complaint about IBM and its mainframe monopoly is about to land with a resounding thud on its desk. Neon Enterprise Software LLC, the Texas company with the IBM-outlawed widgetry to slash the notoriously crippling mainfra...
BAE Systems is collaborating with Freedom PST to provide solutions to the federal government as it looks to save money and protect the environment by consolidating data centers. BAE Systems and Newtown, Pennsylvania-based Freedom PST will work to fill a growing need for cloud computing...
Latest update to the HTK horizon platform delivers truly personalised IVR, SMS and email for contact centres and large enterprises. HTK has announced the latest version of its multi-media platform, HTK Horizon. Horizon version 2.2 provides a dynamic IVR capability that automatically a...
The name-calling, suit-countersuit fight between IBM and Neon Enterprise Software hasn’t deterred the uppity Texas ISV from trying to crack IBM’s mainframe monopoly. On Tuesday it wheeled out a new release of zPrime, the software that IBM has declared contraband, the stuff that slash...
Pacnet, Asia's leading independent telecommunications service provider, has completed the deployment of a highly scalable Internet Protocol Next-Generation Network (IP NGN) based on the Cisco® (NASDAQ: CSCO) Carrier Routing System (CRS) platform. Pacnet aims to take advantage of the sy...
RainStor, the British infrastructure software company born Clearpace before it moved to the US late last year, has gotten itself a $7.5 million B round from Informatica and Storm Ventures to go along with its new headquarters. It’s also got what it thinks is a game-changing update of...
IBM has opened a research center in Brazil presumably to curry favor with the government. The first IBM research center in South America doesn’t appear to have a fixed abode yet although researchers are reportedly working in both Rio and Sao Paulo. IBM hasn’t set up a new research lab ...
There is a marked difference in the way IT infrastructure has been seen and used over the last few years. During the last decade, the focus was to build an infrastructure that would last for the foreseeable future supporting key business objectives. While the trend of the day is to hav...
Allscripts and Eclipsys have announced a definitive agreement to merge in an all-stock transaction valued at approximately $1.3 billion. The combination of Allscripts and Eclipsys will create a clear leader in healthcare information technology, with the most comprehensive solution offe...
The InfiniBand Trade Association (IBTA) has tickled the widgetry’s roadmap. It now shows 4x EDR (Enhanced Data Rate) ports at 100 Gb/s (that’s 25 Gb/s per lane), which should be reflected in adapters and switches in late 2011, early 2012. That’s up from the previous forecast of les...
Voltaire Ltd., a provider of scale-out data center fabrics, and Platform Computing, a provider of cluster, grid and cloud management software, on Tuesday announced a partnership to deliver optimized and automated management of data center resources, in virtualized and cloud computing e...
SGI has designed some new shipping container-based data centers dubbed Universal ICE Cubes because they will accommodate not only all of its own post-merger server and storage systems but other people’s widgetry as well, its first container update in three years. And besides the ones t...
Like investment chasing highest return, does innovation chase technology adoption challenge – especially those challenges which stand in the way of adoption of the latest hype? After all, anybody who manages to remove the biggest stumbling block stands to gain the maximum financial ret...