This year has been described as the year of datacentre orchestration. Or at least, the next twelve months look set to see more concentration on the management of virtualised systems as much as the installation of same.
Stories by Manek Dubash
Green products could command a premium price is the message from a new survey of IT managers from across Europe. Study co-sponsor Lenovo said that IT managers have "high levels of green will."
Parallels has released the finished version of its container-based server virtualization software, Parallels Virtuozzo Containers 4.0. It also launched a new data center management tool and officially changed its name from SWsoft to Parallels Monday.
Virtualization will have the single largest impact on budgets for IT hardware and support over the next three years, a market that will be dominated by three large vendors, says a new study.
Global online backup services are poised for growth, according to research company, IDC.
IBM has launched an email search engine that does fuzzy searches. IBM said it used "advanced algorithms that can interpret incomplete queries and find information such as phone numbers, people, meetings, presentations, documents, images and more."
Blade server vendors are discussing some form of common format, according to Fujitsu Siemens' European Marketing manager Bernhard Brandwitte. This is despite denials in the past year from several of the leading vendors that they were discussing, or would be likely to discuss any such thing.
A top Red Hat executive has accused arch-rival Novell of reselling a beta version of the company's open source code.
Red Hat has launched a real-time version of Linux, aimed at applications needing predictable responses, from process control to financial market traders.
APC founder and CTO Neil Rasmussen was in London recently to talk about datacentres, power and efficiency - themes that have become headline news as they transmogrify into green issues. We took the opportunity to ask him - inter alia - whether the datacentre can ever be green.
Benchmark wars are back in the virtualisation world as VMware rebutted Oracle's claim that its newly-released virtualisation hypervisor is three times faster than VMware's.
Network management specialist Prefix IT has added performance monitoring of all network attached items to its PrefixNE V.3.5 flagship product.
Colossus, the world's first electronic computer, is up and running again.
IBM has just launched an analysis tool that it reckoned would help businesses find under-utilised x86 servers that could profitably be consolidated.
Apple is to allow its new Leopard server OS to run in a virtual machine, the first time the company has ever changed its decades-old policy of 'one machine, one OS'.