As part of its ongoing mission to promote Linux on its servers, IBM last week said it would integrate Virtuozzo 2.5 server virtualization software from SWsoft Inc. on the Intel-based xSeries 300 line of machines. Virtuozzo lets system administrators partition Intel servers running Linux into isolated compartments, called virtual environments, which function independently as standalone servers. IBM says Virtuozzo software, priced at $1,000 for each physical server on which it's installed, has the ability to create up to 2,500 virtual environments on a single xSeries server.
The Business of Going DigitalDigital business isn't about changing code; it's about changing what legacy sales, distribution, customer service, and product groups do in the new digital age. It's about bringing big data analytics, mobile, social, marketing automation, cloud computing, and the app economy together to launch new products and services. We're seeing new titles in this digital revolution, new responsibilities, new business models, and major shifts in technology spending.
What The Business Really Thinks Of IT: 3 Hard TruthsThey say perception is reality. If so, many in-house IT departments have reason to worry. InformationWeek's IT Perception Survey seeks to quantify how IT thinks it's doing versus how the business views IT's performance in delivering services - and, more important, powering innovation. The news isn't great.