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Content tagged with Storage posted in July 2008
Facebook To Use Intel-Powered Servers
News  |  7/31/2008  | 
The agreement includes evaluation, benchmarking, and optimization of software for Intel architecture in Facebook's growing data centers.
With Microsoft Midori, Platforms Take Shape In The Cloud
News  |  7/31/2008  | 
The advent of browser-based thin clients like CherryPal and projects from Microsoft, Google, and others indicates that fully cloud-based computing will make its way to the masses.
Microsoft Prepares For Post-Windows Era With 'Midori'
News  |  7/30/2008  | 
The operating system is being designed from the ground up to support Internet-based computing and multicore architectures.
EPA Asks Whether Energy Star Ratings Would Work For Data Centers
News  |  7/30/2008  | 
About 240 data centers will provide the EPA with power consumption information over the next year with the aim of creating possible Energy Star specifications for energy-efficient data centers.
Vote For Your Favorite Startup
News  |  7/29/2008  | 
Weigh in and tell us which startups you think have the most compelling technologies.
HP, Intel, Yahoo Join Government, Academia In Cloud Computing Research
News  |  7/29/2008  | 
Each of the founding members will host a cloud-computing infrastructure largely based on HP computers and Intel processors in six data centers.
Fabrik Launches Faster Eco-Friendly External Hard Drive
News  |  7/28/2008  | 
The SimpleTech drive can transfer data 25% faster than similar products and includes a companion online backup service and virus protection.
Apple's MobileMe Continues To Sputter
News  |  7/24/2008  | 
In the latest technical issue, Apple said about 200,000 MobileMe customers haven't been able to access e-mail for nearly a week.
Brocade Plus Foundry Equals Ethernet Everywhere
News  |  7/24/2008  | 
The idea is that, in the data center, the combined company will service both sides of server.
Dell Launches Rack Workstation
News  |  7/23/2008  | 
The company also introduced a PC-over-IP remote access device that offers hardware-based encryption and compression without compromising system performance.
Microsoft Mum On 'Red Dog' Cloud Computing
News  |  7/22/2008  | 
The Windows-compatible platform can be seen as Microsoft's counterpart Amazon's Elastic Cloud Computing service, known as EC2, and to the Google App Engine.
Amazon S3 Crash Raises Doubts Among Cloud Customers
News  |  7/21/2008  | 
The company's Simple Storage Service suffered a similar outage lasting about two hours in February, an incident that at the time led many to question its dependability.
Samsung, Sun Partner On Flash Memory Device For Servers
News  |  7/17/2008  | 
The solid-state drives can be used for video streaming, high-transaction data processing, search engine operations, and other high-speed server functions, Sun and Samsung said.
NIH Awards $33.3 Million For Advanced Medical Research Technology
News  |  7/16/2008  | 
The U.S. government grants will help researchers explore the diagnosis and treatment of diabetes, cancer, autism, and other medical conditions.
Apple Admits MobileMe Problems
News  |  7/16/2008  | 
The company apologizes for technical snags, drops "push" language, and offers subscribers 30 days for free.
Lenovo Launches Centrino 2 Notebook Line
News  |  7/15/2008  | 
The sub-$900 notebooks offer small and midsize companies the latest mobile platform from Intel and built-in wireless connectivity to AT&T's 3G high-speed network.
After Some Hiccups, Apple's MobileMe Goes Live
News  |  7/11/2008  | 
Apple's "Exchange for the rest of us" experienced multiple technical issues during its launch Thursday.
Seagate Unveils 1.5 Terabyte Desktop Hard Drive
News  |  7/10/2008  | 
The 3.5-inch drive packs its storage on four platters and has a Serial ATA interface of 3 gigabits per second and a sustained data rate of up to 120 megabytes per second.
Mobile Social Computing To Bridge An Ethnic Divide
News  |  7/10/2008  | 
Local language versions of the Glide Web-based mobile application suite help fuel CEO Donald Leka hopes of connecting those who can barely afford a PC.
Samsung Unveils YouTube-Optimized Camcorder
News  |  7/9/2008  | 
The SC-MX20 compact camcorder, the successor to the SC-MX10, features a 680,000-pixel image sensor that delivers a maximum resolution of 720 x 480 pixels.
Samsung Launches Production Of 128GB Solid-State Drive For Notebooks
News  |  7/9/2008  | 
While solid-state storage has its advantages, the components are also considerable more expensive than hard disk drives.
Apple's MobileMe To Go Live Wednesday
News  |  7/8/2008  | 
Apple's wireless syncing service will debut Wednesday night ahead of Friday's iPhone 3G launch.
Pioneer Develops Ultra-High Capacity Optical Disc
News  |  7/7/2008  | 
The 16-layer disc has a total capacity of 400 GB, far more than any commercially available optical disc.
Microsoft To Launch Windows Small Business Server 2008 On Nov. 12
News  |  7/7/2008  | 
An early release version of Windows Essential Business Server 2008, Microsoft's mid-sized business product, will also be released in November.
VMware Completes Acquisition Of B-hive Networks
News  |  7/2/2008  | 
B-hive Conductor will allow VMware to add proactive management of applications running in virtual machines.
Pillar Unveils Next-Gen Storage System
News  |  7/1/2008  | 
The Axiom 600 and 600MC are optimized for VMware, Oracle, Microsoft Exchange, SQL database, and other applications often used with the technology.

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