3Com Enhances Network Security in Virtualized Data Centers

eWeek – February 22, 2010 3Com is rolling out network security and performance offerings to help enterprises make the move to virtualized data centers. The new TippingPoint and H3C products are part of 3Com’s larger Secure Network Fabric initiative.   http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Enterprise-Networking/3Com-Enhances-Network-Security-in-Virtualized-Data-Centers-427273/

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U.S. Agency Says Google Can Be Power Marketer

Reuters – February 19, 2010 Google won approval from U.S. energy regulators to act as a power marketer, which will make it easier for the Internet search giant to obtain renewable energy to run its huge data centers. http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE61I4CJ20100219?type=technologyNews

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HP Offers Small Data Center Consulting through Channel

ChannelInsider – February 24, 2010 Looking to make inroads to the smaller end of the data center market, HP has brought its data center consulting services to its channel partners for sale to small and midsized data centers. http://www.channelinsider.com/c/a/Hewlett-Packard/HP-Offers-Small-Data-Center-Consulting-Through-Channel-302811/

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LaCie Introduces Three New NAS Products

Macworld – February 24, 2010 LaCie has announced three new network-attached storage (NAS) products aimed at small to midsize businesses. All three products feature aluminum enclosures that anyone familiar with LaCie’s other offerings should recognize. http://www.networkworld.com/news/2010/022410-lacie-introduces-three-new-nas.html

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Is Pano Logic the Only True Zero-Client Desktop Virtualization Vendor?

Computerworld – February 24, 2010 Pano Logic, a Menlo Park, California-based startup, is beginning to openly question the credentials of other vendors of zero clients, which it defines as the smaller, greener, and easier-to-manage offspring of today’s thin clients.   http://www.networkworld.com/news/2010/022410-is-pano-logic-the-only.html

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VMware to Acquire Software from RTO Software

IDG News Service – February 24, 2010 VMware has acquired three management tools from RTO Software and will integrate them into its products for desktop and application virtualization, the company said in a blog posting on Tuesday. http://www.networkworld.com/news/2010/022410-vmware-to-acquire-software-rd.html

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Data Center Demand Drives Ethernet Switch Sales

InformationWeek – February 23, 2010 The Ethernet switch market continues to grow, driven largely by data center deployments, according to a report issued Monday by the Dell’Oro Group. http://www.informationweek.com/news/hardware/data_centers/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=223100308&subSection=Infrastructure

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IBM Extending Sensor Use Beyond Data Centers

Computerworld – February 23, 2010 IBM yesterday outlined plans to extend the use of sensors to monitor and control data center equipment to improve the efficiency of buildings and even cities.   http://www.cio.com/article/552413/IBM_Extending_Sensor_Use_Beyond_Data_Centers?source=rss_news

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That’s Apple’s New Data Center? Where’s the Giant Glass Cube?

Digital Daily – February 22, 2010 The facility in North Carolina, which is nearly five times the size of Apple’s data center in Newark, California, isn’t exactly pretty, but as far as efforts to house 500,000 square feet of data center space in a single building go, it’s quite impressive. http://digitaldaily.allthingsd.com/20100222/that%e2%80%99s-apple%e2%80%99s-new-data-center-where%e2%80%99s-the-giant-glass-cube/

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Iron Mountain Acquires Data Archiver Mimosa Systems

eWeek – February 22, 2010 Iron Mountain said Monday that it is picking up Mimosa Systems, which specializes in enterprise content archiving systems, in a deal worth $112 million. http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Data-Storage/Iron-Mountain-Acquires-Data-Archiver-Mimosa-Systems-719747/

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