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“The sales force could care less if they sold things that lost money because the commission was the same in either case,” Ellison told Reuters. Sun also lost money when it resold high-end storage equipment from Hitachi, storage software from Symantec and consulting services from other ...
Managed web hosting company, Liquid Web, today announced a major new feature for their cloud computing platform Storm On Demand called "Storm Bare Metal". Storm Bare Metal is a revolutionary server technology that allows users to provision and manage private dedicated servers with powe...
Ishida-san He told us "more than 50 customers have signed up for the IaaS trial service currently being offered in Japan" and that he believes Fujitsu is "building a strong set of offerings to help customers, with large existing infrastructure investments, benefit from cloud services i...
As if the widest array and lowest prices for high-quality servers wasn’t already enough, for a limited time, we’re adding 10 terabytes (TB) of bandwidth to all dedicated servers in our U.S. data centers through the end of April. Our 10TB promotion has been exceptionally popular in t...
Terremark Worldwide, a provider of managed IT infrastructure services, today announced it has launched construction of the third datacenter at its Network Access Point (NAP) of the Capital Region campus. With more than 75 percent of the datacenter space within the campus’ existing faci...
A lot has been said the past couple months about broadband as the fourth utility. The same status as roads, water, and electricity. As an American, the next generation will have broadband network access as an entitlement. But is it enough?
Data centers managers can significantly reduce costs by integrating private and public cloud technologies, according to Racemi founder and CTO, Charlie Watt who will speak next week at Cloud Expo in New York City.
Xen.org has pushed out the Xen 4.0 open source hypervisor, claiming substantial performance and scalability gains. It has memory and security optimizations that are supposed to make virtualization suitable for all workloads, including network-intensive and high performance computing ap...
Adobe has opened the first of three new geographically diverse data centers for its bought-in Business Catalyst service, a hosted services platform for professional web designers that’s supposed to save them the trouble of back-end coding. The place is in North America and will be j...
“In planning for and running all of its operations and facilities, Microsoft takes into account its environmental impact, including energy use and carbon footprint as well as land and water usage. We, like every organization and citizen, rely on the available resources and infrastructu...
This session will discuss new solutions to the challenges in today's desktop operational environments and the opportunities for IT to enable the enterprise knowledge worker by reducing time to market and lowering TCO. Areas of focus for this discussion will begin with an outlook on IT'...
Fujitsu Ltd announced that five models of the PRIMEQUEST 1000 series, the latest in its lineup of mission-critical x86 servers, will be available worldwide starting today. PRIMEQUEST 1000 series servers are equipped with the latest 8-core Intel(R) Xeon(R) processor 7500 series, mainta...
The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, on Monday announced that rPath is its newest member. rPath is an innovator in automating system provisioning and maintenance across physical, virtual and cloud environments and works with Li...
McAfee has announced the McAfee Cloud Secure program, a program for Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) providers to add additional security to their cloud deployments. Amazon Web Services (AWS), a pioneer in cloud computing and SuccessFactors, a SaaS provider, are expected be among the first...
CA, Inc. on Monday announced that its virtualization management solutions now support Sun's Solaris Zones virtualization platform. The expanded support of CA's Service Assurance and Business-Driven Automation solutions for heterogeneous virtualization platforms helps enterprise and ser...
At the Digital Africa Summit 2010 in Kampala, Uganda, discussion is rightly focused on both telecommunications policy and economic development. Cloud computing is a topic heard among sidebar discussions, although it has yet to hit the mainstream of conference programming. We will br...
DataServ on Thursday unveiled a redeveloped corporate website that showcases their Software as a Service (SaaS) for Purchase-to-Pay (P2P), Quote-to-Cash (Q2C) and Hire-to-Retire (H2R) solutions in corporate finance and administration. Partnering with St. Louis based web design firm,...
CA and 3Tera have announced CA’s acquisition of the innovative cloud computing Infrastructure as a Service vendor. This is a great thing for Computer Associates, and perhaps a bit sad for the cloud community in general. Why? It is hard to fit the energy and enthusiasm felt when walkin...
To help organizations more efficiently and effectively manage the SOA lifecycle, Oracle today announced Oracle SOA Governance 11g consisting of Oracle Enterprise Repository, Oracle Service Registry, SOA Management with Oracle Enterprise Manager, and Oracle Web Services Manager. Oracle ...
F5 Networks on Tuesday announced availability of a free trial version of its new virtual appliance, the BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) Virtual Edition (VE). The combination of virtual and physical Application Delivery Controllers (ADCs) is a major milestone in delivering on F5’s vi...
This is the third part in an interview series with Martin Levy, Director of IPv6 Strategy at Hurricane Electric. In this segment Martin discusses the future of Hurricane Electric, IPv6, bandwidth, and global Internet development.
The Europeans mock us. The Koreans boast a claim they are the world’s most wired country. Finland is bringing broadband to reindeer. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) published in their 2009 statistics the U.S. now ranks 15th among the group’s 30 membe...
The headlines are no surprise to those in the Internet business. "Police in Central China have shut down a hacker training operation that openly recruited thousands of membersonline…" ( AP) We've know China, Russia, and several of the former Soviet block countries are the source of sop...
HP has shrunk its 40-foot container down to 20 feet, figuring to match more applications. It says the new POD, or Performance-Optimized Datacenter, has been designed with portability and space in mind. Unlike its big brother, it can be transported by air without breaking the bank. The ...
Kaseya 2 expands company's reach into new markets, brings powerful new IT systems management technology to any size business LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND, 3rd February, 2010 — Kaseya, the leading global provider of IT systems management software, today announced Kaseya 2, its next gener...
Hawaii does have some shortfalls in their IT systems. As a user, I have to say my experience using Hawaii’s eGovernment applications hasn’t been too bad. A plus in the Hawaii IT strategy column.
Newly announced Racemi DynaCenter software moves workloads among physical and virtual servers to facilitate cloud implementations.
Right before Oracle started flooding the airways with talk of complete systems and appliances Wednesday, its little data warehousing rival Netezza slipped out Skimmer, a cut-down, non-expandable version of its five-month-old Intel blade-based 1PT TwinFin appliance. It’s targeted at dev...
EMC Corporation on Tuesday reported financial results for the fourth quarter of 2009. Ongoing strategic investments aligned to key customer priorities helped EMC achieve record fourth-quarter revenue. A continued focus on efficiencies and expense controls helped deliver expanded gross ...
The adoption of virtualization and outsourcing of infrastructure to managed hosting and cloud providers is driving demand for high performance and increased scale in the data center network. Extreme Networks has responded with next-generation data center products to enable the migratio...
Now is the time to examine the TCO migrating from Unix to the more cost-effective open systems platforms. This white paper explores the costs associated with legacy data centers and the benefits of migrating to an open systems architecture.
F5 Networks on Monday announced two new management solutions, Enterprise Manager 2.0 software and the Enterprise Manager 4000 hardware platform. These new offerings enhance F5’s management solution portfolio and provide customers with improved visibility, automation, and network health...
Accenture and Oracle have agreed to jointly develop integrated software packages to address the growing needs of social service agencies around the world for cost-effective technology solutions to handle rising workloads while providing enhanced oversight capabilities and supporting ou...
Ideas. Ideas about technology, about business, about people, and about the world we live in. Beyond the technology, Scott Charter is a guy who genuinely cares about people - an excellent role model for young entrepreneurs.
Intelliden on Wednesday announced the launch of Intelliden iAudit, a free, cloud-based application for validating the compliance of network devices against configuration policies. Intelliden iAudit provides an easy and quick way to validate a device’s configuration against vendor guide...
Have you heard the news? Unemployment is skyrocketing, companies are closing, there's no investment money for startups, and the sky is falling, the sky is falling? Don't I know, as the layoff frenzy hit my own home, that it is a scary economic place to take a swim...Sharks, really hung...
There is a ton of discussion, stories, articles, videos, conferences and blogs about the benefits and value proposition of cloud computing. Not to mention, discussion or debates about what is or what is not a cloud or cloud product, service or architecture including some perspective...
The message from the VC community is clear – "don't waste our seed money on network and server equipment." The message from the US Government CIO was clear – the US Government will consolidate data centers and start moving towards cloud computing. The message from the software and hard...
A cloud spot market allows commercial cloud service providers the ability to announce surplus or idle processing and storage capacity to a cloud exchange. The exchange allows buyers to locate available cloud processing capacity, negotiate prices (within milliseconds), and deliver the ...
Elastra Corporation, the provider of application infrastructure automation software, today released its top predictions for the cloud computing industry in 2010. “In 2009 we saw a lot of large enterprises get their feet wet with cloud computing. "They were testing the waters and trying...