News & Commentary
Content tagged with Data Center posted in January 2009
Virtualization Set For Desktop Surge In 2009
News  |  1/30/2009  | 
The push for cost savings will sweep virtualization solutions from VMware, Microsoft, Citrix, and others past the server, onto the desktop and into the cloud.
Fannie Mae Contractor Indicted For Logic Bomb
News  |  1/29/2009  | 
Had the malicious script designed to wipe Fannie Mae's 4,000 servers not been discovered, the company could have lost millions of dollars and a week's worth of uptime.
HP Blurs Data Center Lines With Server/Switch
News  |  1/26/2009  | 
The ProCurve ONE embedded server blade and Data Center Connection Manager alter the roles various vendors and devices play in the data center.
Seagate Posts Hard Drive Fix
News  |  1/22/2009  | 
The patch corrects a firmware problem that caused the company's hard drives to stop working.
Why You Should Try Google's App Engine In The Cloud
Commentary  |  1/22/2009  | 
When thinking about applications in the cloud, it's best to think of new applications, applications oriented toward Web operations, and applications that do things in a way that's contrary to what you're accustomed to. In other words, think about using Google Bigtable.
10 Cloud Computing Predictions For 2009
News  |  1/18/2009  | 
Vendors are rushing to join Amazon, EMC/VMware, IBM, Google, Microsoft, and Salesforce in the cloud, offering businesses new ways to do more with less.
HP Extends Orchestration Of Virtual, Physical Servers
News  |  1/15/2009  | 
With two additions to its Adaptive Infrastructure management products, HP is upping the ante in the race to manage physical and virtual data center servers from the same console.
CES: Startup Ctera's CloudPlug (Literally)
Commentary  |  1/11/2009  | 
Sometimes it's the tiniest things that thrill me. In the middle of the gigantic TVs and the booming sound systems and the magic acts and the private suites and the thrumming parties was Ctera, an 18-employee company headquartered in Israel. When they showed me their device, I literally did a double-take (luckily off camera; very awkward). The CloudPlug is a tiny plug with a processor inside, an Ethernet jack, and a USB port, with which you can turn any USB device into a NAS and back up your data
There's No Such Thing As A Private Cloud
Commentary  |  1/9/2009  | 
I talked to two cloud startups today, but to my mind only one of them should get to use the term "cloud" in how it positions itself.
Sony Unveils Pricey Netbook
News  |  1/8/2009  | 
The Vaio P Series Lifestyle PC is small enough to slip into a jacket pocket or handbag, while still delivering full PC functionality.
Asustek Light Laptop Sports Large Solid-State Drive
News  |  1/7/2009  | 
The 3-pound, 12-inch S121 notebook boasts a 512-GB SSD and an eight-hour battery life.
Amazon Web Services Intros Business Model For Content Owners
News  |  1/6/2009  | 
Requester Pays allows data owners to charge users for the data transfer and request costs, rather than paying those costs themselves.

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