Sep 30

VMware Infrastructure 3 Also Cuts Costs, Strengthens Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery for SMB Leader. PALO ALTO, Calif. – September 30, 2008 — VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), the global leader in virtualization solutions from the desktop to the datacenter, today announced Accountants Inc., a leading provider of staffing solutions for accounting and finance departments, has deployed VMware’s industry-leading virtualization and management suite, VMware Infrastructure 3, to lower its overhead, meet its disaster-recovery requirements, and operate as a more nimble organization.
Founded in 1986, Accountants Inc. provides companies of all sizes with the financial talent they require on either…

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Sep 30

Xkoto, the database virtualizer, fielded a Gridscale for Microsoft SQL Server virtualization product today that it says improves application performance, scalability and reliability in SQL Server environments. The active-active widgetry virtualizes the database infrastructure and distributes application loads horizontally across multiple instances of SQL Server. Xkoto says that means better reliability and performance than more costly and complex legacy clustering solutions with their shared storage, partitioning and mirroring.

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Sep 30

3PAR announced that it has further strengthened its presence across EMEA through a new channel partnership with storage systems integrator Databasement. Databasement delivers replication and restoration solutions to medium- and large-size organisations across the Netherlands, Belgium, and Spain. By partnering with 3PAR, Databasement has added utility storage to the list of solutions offered to its European customers.

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Sep 30

This eguide addresses the advantages and disadvantages of storage virtualization technologies providing a balanced view of software-based, appliance-based and switch-based approaches.
Published by: Zenith Infotech

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Sep 30

This eGuide serves as a technology introduction to storage virtualization, and explores the areas where growing storage demands require attention.
Published by: Zenith Infotech

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Sep 30

. Businesses are consolidating their sprawl of underutilized Windows, Linux and Solaris systems, reaping the benefits of saving precious space and energy. Data center infrastructure capital costs are almost equal to the annualized costs of purchasing and operating IT hardware1 and virtualization is bringing relief on both these fronts.

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Sep 30

Jim Zemlin, executive director of the Linux Foundations says technologies like Linux and open source software can help enterprises cut costs during tough economic times. Zemlin says users should look to open source and Linux, systems management tools, and virtualization technology to keep budgets in line.
- In lean times look for technologies such as Linux and open source to do well. The current financial crisis may just be one of those times.
Well, you might expect to hear that from the leader of one of the most influential Linux organizations around. But in an interview with eWEEK, Jim Zemlin, execu…

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Sep 30

GamesIndustry.biz recently interviewed Kevin Hanna, creative director for Google Lively, about the virtual environment’s beginnings and the plans for its future. Earlier this month, he announced that Lively would open to developers, and now he says the long-term goal is for Lively to be “used as an online games platform.” Hanna goes on to say: “I’d like for it to be invisible, where, when it makes sense to have 3D aspects of the web, that everyone will have already downloaded the plug-in, it’s one of the first things you do when you install your machine, and you’re able to just jump around and play in a creative space. I feel like a big chunk of the games industry out there has a corporate mentality where you’re first to be second, and I’ve been there, where they say, ‘Make sure you include this aspect, and this aspect, and this aspect, to ensure that we have an 80 per cent market share.’ And it’s sucking the life out of what should be the most creative and innovative medium out there.”

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Sep 30

Egenera continued momentum in Asia Pacific with the addition of new customers across a variety of regions and sectors. Egenera makes every data center a reliable dynamic data center through its integrated enterprise data center solutions, powerful PAN Manager software and professional services. Egenera solutions are trusted globally to deliver proven value through agility, reliability and availability.

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Sep 30

“Storage is a critical part of a virtualization solution, and Xiotech’s comprehensive capabilities deliver a single pane of glass view into a virtual infrastructure,” said Chris Taylor, executive vice president/co-founder at Xcedex as Xiotech entered into an alliance with Xcedex. Under the agreement, Xiotech will now offer Xcedex’s proprietary X_Factor Virtualization Readiness Planning (VRP) and Virtualization Readiness Design (VRD) analytics tools to its customers, allowing them to assess their IT environments for the approval, preparation and planning of virtual projects.

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