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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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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HP: New Internal Data Center 'Cisco-Free'

HP: New Internal Data Center ‘Cisco-Free’ ChannelWeb – April 19, 2010 HP has announced that one of its new internal data centers includes 3Com, HP ProCurve, and TippingPoint gear and no Cisco products of any kind.

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Ethernet Switch Vendors Prep for 40/100G, More Data Center Virtualization

Ethernet Switch Vendors Prep for 40/100G, More Data Center Virtualization Network World – April 19, 2010 Three switching vendors this week are unveiling new and enhanced data center products, including ones for those looking to upgrade to 40Gbps Ethernet in the near future.

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Red Hat Boosts Scalability in Enterprise Linux Upgrade

Red Hat Boosts Scalability in Enterprise Linux Upgrade InfoWorld – April 21, 2010 Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6 is aimed at lowering the total cost of ownership of deployment for large data centers.

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Video: IBM Updates Power7 Server Line-Up

Video: IBM Updates Power7 Server Line-Up V3.co.uk – April 16, 2010 IBM has added three blade server models to its Power7 data center platform equipped with the Power7 chip. Designed for the company’s BladeCenter platform, the new servers will be offered in 4-, 8-, and 16-core versions.

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Volcanic Ash May Impact Iceland's Data Center Plans

Volcanic Ash May Impact Iceland’s Data Center Plans ChannelWeb – April 15, 2010 The volcanic eruption in Iceland that’s disrupting air travel in Europe and Scandinavia could also have undesirable effects on the country’s efforts to court data center customers.

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Google Data Center Spending Rises to 'Only' $239M for Q1

Google Data Center Spending Rises to ‘Only’ $239M for Q1 InformationWeek – April 16, 2010 Not many companies spend $239 million in a quarter on data center capital expenditures, but for Google that’s way down from the whopping levels it reached during its power-spending data center build-outs in ’07 and ’08.

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FCoE Data Center: Can Data and Storage Network Convergence Go Too Far?

FCoE Data Center: Can Data and Storage Network Convergence Go Too Far? SearchNetworking.com – April 13, 2010 Enterprises can reap the benefits by starting small and expanding Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) data center network convergence over time. But the wholesale jump into a completely converged FCoE data center network simply wouldn’t pay off yet.

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