Dell, Egenera Make a Deal for Cross-Platform Data Center Controls

Dell, Egenera Make a Deal for Cross-Platform Data Center Controls eWeek – April 26, 2010 Dell has announced a deal with enterprise software maker Egenera to make available Egenera’s PAN Manager 6.0, an open-standards, cross-platform control center for converged infrastructures.

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Compellent Announces SAN, NAS Integrated Array

Compellent Announces SAN, NAS Integrated Array Computerworld – April 26, 2010 Compellent has released a new storage device, the zNAS, which allows both file-based and block-level data to be stored and managed through a single user interface.

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EMC, IBM Extend Their Uneasy Storage Arrangement

EMC, IBM Extend Their Uneasy Storage Arrangement eWeek – April 26, 2010 EMC has revealed the extension and expansion of a licensing agreement with IBM that will continue to enable data center customers who have production elements from both companies to deploy EMC storage arrays alongside IBM Power Systems servers.

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Virtualization Paves the Way for Affordable Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery

Virtualization Paves the Way for Affordable Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Network World – April 26, 2010 As recently as five years ago, business continuity and disaster-recovery topics made SMB IT executives grumble that neither was affordable. Now companies of all sizes are realizing they can have both using virtualization technology.

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Earth Day Data Center Makeover

Earth Day Data Center Makeover InformationWeek – April 21, 2010 Syscom, a firm that does work with Xerox, McGraw-Hill, Merrill Lynch, among others, has been doing “extreme data center makeovers” for its clients. Here, the company shares some tips for low tech investments in data centers to save both energy and money.

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Gov’t Whittles Bidders for NSA’s Utah Data Center

Gov’t Whittles Bidders for NSA’s Utah Data Center Associated Press – April 21, 2010 Five construction teams are on a short list in a competition to build a $1.7 billion electronic data center at Utah’s Camp Williams for the National Security Agency (NSA), executives from the bidders said Wednesday.

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Slideshow: SSDs That Might Make You Leave Your Old Disks

Slideshow: SSDs That Might Make You Leave Your Old Disks Network World – April 23, 2010 Solid-state drives (SSDs) are appearing in all types of gear these days. Network World tested seven SSD-based products—three PCIe boards, two SAN systems, a server blade system, and a standalone SSD.

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What’s Keeping Data Storage out of the Cloud?

What’s Keeping Data Storage out of the Cloud? SearchStorage.com – April 23, 2010 Despite all the talk about cloud storage, few organizations are storing corporate data in the cloud. According to SearchStorage.com’s Storage Priorities for 2010 survey, only 4 percent of respondents are using the cloud for data storage.

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Purdue University Plans for Post-PC Era

Purdue University Plans for Post-PC Era Computerworld – April 23, 2010 In order to reach its goal of saving $15 million in IT costs over the next three years, Purdue University is considering a virtualized desktop infrastructure.

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IDC Sees Signs of Upturn in EMEA Server Virtualization Market

IDC Sees Signs of Upturn in EMEA Server Virtualization Market CBR – April 19, 2010 About 17.7 percent of all new servers shipped in EMEA in the fourth quarter of 2009 were virtualized, an increase from 16.31 percent in the same period a year ago, according to research and advisory firm IDC.

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