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  • Rackspace combines cloud with managed hosting

    While service provider customers have had to choose between traditional managed hosting and cloud services, Rackspace is set to introduce a product that combines both.

  • iPad 2 rumored for April so should you wait?

    'Tis the season for rumors about Apple's next iPad, and it's only going to get worse as the expected release date draws closer.

  • Hot e-reader sales will continue into 2011, Gartner says

    Global sales of e-readers like Amazon.com's Kindle will reach 6.6 million devices by the end of 2010, and then jump 68 per cent to 11 million devices in 2011 as it battles popular media tablets such as Apple's iPad, Gartner said Wednesday.

  • Google offers a peek at its Chrome laptop. Hint: It's an NC

    Google gave the world a first look at its new Chrome OS laptop Tuesday and according to CEO Eric Schmidt it's very much like the Network Computer devices that he was pitching while chief technology officer at Sun Microsystems 13 years ago.

  • Five predictions: How virtual networking will change the network industry

    The industry reached a "virtual" tipping point in 2009 when, according to IDC, the number of newly installed virtual machines surpassed the number of newly installed physical servers. This inflection point is having a profound impact on how we manage, secure and provision IT resources. No doubt the network will look completely different in just a few years too, but here are five predictions for how virtualization will change networking in 2011.

  • Google's Chrome OS is no Windows killer just yet, analyst says

    Google's Chrome OS is moving closer to reality, but does Google's new operating system pose any threat to Windows?

  • VMware to virtualize Android smartphones for business users

    VMware is teaming with LG to sell Android smartphones that are virtualized, allowing a single phone to run two operating systems, one for business use and one for personal use.

  • Google demos Motorola Tablet running Android 3.0

    Android fans won't have to wait much longer to get their hands on an optimized version of Android for tablet devices. Andy Rubin, Google's vice president of engineering, debuted an early version of Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) running on a Motorola one-panel tablet device on Monday during the D: Dive Into Mobile Conference in San Francisco. The introduction of Honeycomb came shortly after Google launched Android OS 2.3 (Gingerbread) on the Samsung Nexus S.

  • Samsung to release '3D' memory modules with 50% greater density

    Samsung today announced a new 8GB dual inline memory module (DIMM) that stacks memory chips on top of each other, which increases the density of the memory by 50 per cent compared to conventional DIMM technology.

  • Inside Google's new Chrome OS 'Chromebook'

    It's been a year since Google first said it would deliver a browser-only operating system for laptops called Chrome OS. Today, Google previewed the real thing at a time the iPad slate concept has already gained remarkable traction by businesses and users alike. (InfoWorld.com is covering this event live. Return to this story to get the latest updates.)

  • Google engineer demos prototype Motorola Android tablet

    Google's chief Android engineer on Monday showed a glimpse of a forthcoming tablet from Motorola, a potential competitor to Apple's iPad with a more powerful processor.

  • Google Chrome netbook: What to expect

    Google has issued invitations for a media event on Tuesday, and all signs point to some sort of official unveiling of Google-branded netbooks built on the Chrome OS. Just in case you haven't been keeping up on the Chrome OS news, here is a little background and some idea of what you can expect from a Google netbook.

  • Juniper acquires virtualization security firm

    Juniper Networks Monday announced it has acquired Altor Networks, a provider of virtualization security for data centers, for $95 million.

  • Cisco, BMC co-develop cloud platform for service providers

    Cisco and BMC Software today announced a cloud delivery platform that’s designed to help service providers simplify and automate the provisioning of cloud services.

  • Private cloud software available as free beta download

    A startup founded by the creator of Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud is now offering a free beta download of its software, which creates Amazon-like clouds behind the enterprise firewall.

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