Apr 30

PALO ALTO, Calif., April 30, 2009 — VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), the global leader in virtualization solutions from the desktop to the datacenter, today recognized ePlus as VMware’s Americas Solution Provider of the Year. The award was announced at VMware Partner Exchange 2009, which took place in Orlando, Fla., April 14-16. ePlus won this award based in part on its overall growth, number of new opportunities closed, ability to provide solutions across the entire VMware portfolio and overall commitment and expertise driving virtualization solutions.
“We’re honored to be acknowledged by the world leader in virtualization solutions with this very significant award, which validates our…

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Apr 30

Google has gotten a patent on a seaborne floating data center to be housed on a cargo ship three to seven miles offshore that would be cooled by ocean waters and powered by a Pelamis wave-based electrical generator (little fishies and SpongeBob SquarePants beware).

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Apr 30

With today’s announcement, IBM is empowering clients to consolidate and manage existing resources to realize the economic and technological advantages of increasingly popular private clouds. A primary benefit to customers who already have a SOA foundation is that cloud computing enables them to now reuse and share applications.

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Apr 30

Ixia has announced its expansion into virtual network and virtualization testing. The IxVM product suite enables data center managers to assess virtual infrastructure performance and capacity. IxVM builds on the company’s industry-leading library of layer 2-7 performance test tools that discover, manage and automate testing in large virtualized environments.

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Apr 30

Sun is rolling out the latest update to Solaris 10 with enhancements to Solaris Containers, tighter integration with Internet Protocol Security and upgrades to its Logical Domains technology. In addition, the updated Solaris version includes the work Sun and Intel have done over the past two years to optimize the operating system to take advantage of the power, management and monitoring capabilities in Intels new Xeon 5500 series processors. The seventh update to Solaris 10 comes a year before the planned release of the next-generation Sun OS.
- Sun Microsystems, in the midst of getting bought by Oracle for $7.4 billion, is releasing the latest update to its Solaris 10 operating system, focusing on enhancing virtualization, security and network communications.
The new features in Solaris 10 5/09 also include greater optimization for Inte…



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Apr 30

In a surprise raid, HP Tuesday carried off the president of EMC’s Storage Division David Donatelli - the guy responsible for the bulk of its rival’s revenues - and made him head of its $19.4 billion-a-year Enterprise Servers and Storage (ESS) unit throwing him its Cisco-competitive ProCurve networking business for good measure.

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Apr 30

I recently completed a webcast that highlighted Burton Group’s position on the state of the VDI market, along with an assessment of architectural alternatives and technical barriers. This follows the release of our desktop virtualization overview “Desktop Virtualization: Choices and…

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Apr 30

With a new hardware appliance and new version of WebSphere Application Server, IBM is giving enterprises an easier way to bring their SOA investments into the cloud computing realm. WebSphere CloudBurst Appliance gives businesses a place to store SOA images and patterns that can then be brought into cloud environments. WebSphere Application Server Hypervisor Edition is optimized to run in virtualized environments and comes preloaded with WebSphere CloudBurst. Both products also integrate with tools from IBMs Rational and Tivoli businesses.
- IBM wants to make it easier for businesses to extend their SOA investments into the cloud.
IBM on April 30 is rolling out a new hardware appliance and a new virtualization-focused version of its WebSphere Application Server that, together, give enterprises a smooth path for bringing their SOA (serv…



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Apr 30

iSuppli performs a virtual teardown of a Palm Pre and finds a bill of materials below that of the iPhone. The research group suggests the Pre will stack up well against the Apple iPhone 3G and the BlackBerry Storm from Research In Motion.
- The Palm Pre smartphone has been widely referred to as an “iPhone killer,” but research group iSuppli has performed a virtual teardown of the Pre to see what its literally made of and offer a preliminary cost analysis.

The Pre, which Palm is expected to debut in May or June though some spec…



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Apr 30

iSuppli performed a virtual teardown of a Palm Pre and found a bill of materials below that of the iPhone. The firm suggests the Pre will stack up well against the Apple iPhone 3G and the BlackBerry Storm from Research In Motion.
- The Palm Pre smartphone has been widely referred to as an “iPhone killer,” but research firm iSuppli has performed a virtual teardown of the Pre to see what its literally made of and offer a preliminary cost analysis.

The Pre, which Palm is expected to debut in May or June though some spec…



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