Jul 31

Blade.org, a collaborative organization and developer community focused on accelerating the development and adoption of open blade server platforms,… Read more at VMblog.com.

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Jul 31

ZapThink today announces the availability of a series of SOA training and certification courses in Johannesburg, South Africa, run in conjunction with realIRM. ZapThink will run its four-day Licensed ZapThink Architect (LZA) Boot Camp, providing in-depth, hands-on training and certification on Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) and taught by notable SOA expert Jason Bloomberg as well as a one-day LZA renewal course and ZapThink’s popular SOA Governance Training & Certification courses.

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Jul 31

On its Web site for IT professionals, Intel has introduced an calculator that customers can use to determine the performance and power efficiency of their servers. The calculator takes into account everything from the age of the server to the number of cores on the processor to the energy consumption at both idle and at full utilization. Many technology vendors, including Sun, AMD, VMware, HP and Dell, offer online calculators that help businesses measure everything from energy consumption to ROI.
- Intel has introduced a new calculator on its Web site for IT administrators that lets them determine the performance and efficiency of their servers.
The tool, on the Intel Premiere IT Professional site, also lets IT folks find out what their server performance and efficiency could be if they made …



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Jul 31

I wanted to quickly let everyone know that GSA has just published its request for quotation to vendors to set up the first piece of the GSA cloud computing storefront initiative. According to the RFQ document (See document here) the objective of this RFQ is to offer three key service offerings through IaaS providers for ordering activities

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Jul 31

The cloud computing services market should be worth $45.5 billion in revenues by 2015, according to Telecom Trends International.

It says “Cloud computing will have a significant but not extraordinary growth over the next seven years. The growth will be tempered by the current hesitation of the user community to embrace the technology.”

There’s concern over the cloud’s reliability and proprietary protocols and many service providers may find survival challenging because of the highly competitive environment.

Mid-term, growth will center on the emerging markets.

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Jul 31

Blade.org, a collaborative organization and developer community focused on accelerating the development and adoption of open blade server platforms, announced a new member-driven study on Storage Consolidation, the third of its kind in a series focusing on data center efficiency. This Blade.org White Paper is available for download for free at the Blade.org website at http://www.blade.org/tech_hot_topics.cfm. Blade.org member companies NetApp, BLADE Network Technologies and Double-Take Software each made contributions that showcase the advancement of technologies allowing IT professionals to reduce the amount of equipment needed to run an efficient data center.

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Jul 31

Roundup of discussion from Week 1

Reader Workshop  The feedback on virtualization experiences from those participating so far in our latest online workshop has been generally very positive.…

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Jul 31

Egnyte, an on-demand file server start-up that kicked off in 2006 and launched in 2008, has gotten $6 million in Series A funding from Polaris Venture Partners and seed investor Maples Investments.

It says the money will be used to accelerate market adoption of its products and grow channel distribution for the service.

Its widgetry is used to store corporate data, share files inside and outside a company and backup employee computers in the cloud.

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Jul 31

If you work with virtualization or read about the technology in the media or the blogosphere, you had to have read at least one article discussing… Read more at VMblog.com.

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Jul 31

Cast your mind back a few weeks to when the American Law Institute (ALI), which has far more clout than it deserves, came up with its Principles of the Law of Software Contracts, a bit of insanity that both Microsoft and the Linux Foundation, rare-if-never allies, joined in protesting (see www.slideshare.net/markradcliffe/microsoft-linux-foundation-letter1).

Their extraordinary alliance proved fruitless.

The IT Privacy and eCommerce Committee of the Association of Corporate Counsels, which represents 4,000 in-house counsels, also broken into a sweat (www.slideshare.net/markradcliffe/acc-itpec-letter-and-discussion-points-…).

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