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October, 2010

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October 28, 2010  3:33 PM

IT execs wave $50 billion budget purse to drive cloud computing standards



Posted by: Matt Stansberry
cloud computing, DataCenter, Virtualization

Intel and a group of high profile data center managers are banding together to drive cloud computing standards and interoperability. The organization, called the Open Data Center Alliance, boasts a handful of really big names, including BMW,...

October 20, 2010  3:12 PM

Converged infrastructure certifications come online



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Cisco, converged data center infrastructure, data center servers, Hewlett Packard, IT certification, training

 With Hewlett-Packard, Cisco and others preaching the benefits of converged data center infrastructure--packaging up compute server, networking and storage together--certifications for IT pros had to follow. This week, HP announced what it claims is the first program dedicated to training...


October 15, 2010  5:16 PM

BMC improves inline software upgrade process, rolls out Control M v7



Posted by: Matt Stansberry
BMC, DataCenter, Systems Management

BMC recently released a new version of its job scheduler, Control-M 7, with new features to help manage IT workloads in the cloud. The software has come a long way from prioritizing and scheduling batch computing jobs on...


October 6, 2010  5:40 PM

Data center services stocks take it on the chin



Posted by: badarrow
Akamai, Barbara Darrow, cloud computing, co-location, Data Center, Equinix, Savvis, Terramark

Comments from Equinix and Savvis spooked Wall Street late Tuesday and this morning,


October 4, 2010  3:11 PM

Ellison continues to “advise” HP



Posted by: badarrow
data center hardware, Hewlett Packard, HP, Larry Ellison, Leo Apotheker, Mark Hurd, Oracle

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison can't seem to stop himself from opining on Hewlett-Packard's management moves. This time


October 1, 2010  3:54 PM

HP executive moves infused with Oracle flavor



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, DataCenter, Hewlett Packard, Leo Apotheker, Mark Hurd, Oracle, Ray Lane, server hardware

So, Leo Apotheker, former CEO of SAP will, as of November 1, be CEO of Hewlett-Packard. Intriguing. Apotheker was pushed out of SAP last February (Super Bowl Sunday in fact) when the...


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