It's been a while coming, but Xen 3.0, the open-source code that lets Intel servers be subdivided into multiple Linux or Windows virtual servers, made its debut last week. The 2.0 version didn't do Windows, just Linux and BSD Unix. Xen 3.0 goes into the hands of developers, who will kick the tires and clear up bugs before a "hardened" version gets released to business users in the first quarter of 2006. XenSource Inc. will add a management layer for handling sets of virtualized servers at that time. Virtualization is booming, and an improved open-source option should help that growth.
Building A Mobile Business MindsetAmong 688 respondents, 46% have deployed mobile apps, with an additional 24% planning to in the next year. Soon all apps will look like mobile apps – and it's past time for those with no plans to get cracking.
Top IT Trends to Watch in Financial ServicesIT pros at banks, investment houses, insurance companies, and other financial services organizations are focused on a range of issues, from peer-to-peer lending to cybersecurity to performance, agility, and compliance. It all matters.
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