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November 10, 2010  10:41 PM

Cfengine rolls out Nova 2.0, pushes users toward commercial offering



Posted by: Matt Stansberry
cfengine, DataCenter, open source, Systems Management

The commercial entity behind Cfengine, a popular open source data center automation and configuration tool, recently rolled out a new version of its proprietary offering Cfengine Nova 2.0. Cfengine has been around since the early 1990s, and boasts some...

December 7, 2009  1:18 PM

Some IT predictions from IDC



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
DataCenter, IT predictions

Research firm IDC just released its top 10 predictions for the IT and telecommunications industry. Here are a few highlights:

  • Growth will return to the IT industry in 2010. We predict 3.2% growth for...


June 3, 2009  10:22 PM

New open source IT management tool: Lighter-weight than Nagios, more granular than Cacti



Posted by: Matt Stansberry
Data Center, Hyperic, Nagios, open source, Reconnoiter, Systems Management

Theo Schlossnagle, CEO and founder of managed services and hosting provider OmniTI, hopes to solve some of the common complaints with open source systems management tools with his company’s new tool Reconnoiter. OmniTI manages 15 data...


March 20, 2009  3:27 PM

Is open source affiliation keeping upstart systems management tools out of the enterprise?



Posted by: Matt Stansberry
Data Center, Hyperic, open source, Solar Winds, Systems Management

According to IT management blogger John M. Willis, upstart systems management vendors like Zenoss and Hyperic need to tone down their open source rhetoric and take a page from their...


November 25, 2008  1:50 PM

Sun Microsystems provides storage, hard drive wiping services



Posted by: Bridget Botelho
data erasure, DataCenter, DataManagement, hard drive wiping, IT Asset management, Sun Microsystems, x86 server

Last week I chatted with Michelle Dennedy, Chief Privacy Officer for Sun Microsystems Inc., about a new data erasure service the company is offering as part of Sun's recently


November 6, 2008  9:00 PM

Eight reasons data center managers should thank Wall Street



Posted by: Bridget Botelho
BladeLogic, Capacity Planning, data center consolidation, data center efficiency, Database, DataCenter, Green computing, GridApp, IT Asset management, server virtualization

Earlier this week I spoke with Rob Gardos, the CEO of the New York-based IT automation company GridApp Systems, about his paper “Eight Reasons Data Center Managers should thank Wall Street for the Financial Meltdown.” As a reporter, I am...


October 28, 2008  3:56 PM

Data Center efficiency tips and tricks from Data Center Decisions



Posted by: Bridget Botelho
Capacity Planning, data center consolidation, data center efficiency, DataCenter, Green computing, IT Asset management, server virtualization, Uptime Institute, Virtualization, x86 server

The overarching theme of the Data Center Decisions conference in Chicago last week was energy; how much data centers use, how much they pay for it, and how much they could be...


October 15, 2008  6:53 PM

Gartner lists 10 most disruptive technologies of 2009



Posted by: Bridget Botelho
blade server, Blade servers, CIO, cloud computing, data center efficiency, DataCenter, Facebook, Gartner, Green computing, IT Asset management, Virtualization, x86 server

Gartner, Inc. analysts highlighted the top 10 technologies and trends that will be strategic for most organizations in 2009 during the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo, being held in Orlando through...


September 15, 2008  1:52 PM

Unisys updates server with six-core Intel Xeon, enhances services



Posted by: Bridget Botelho
Capacity Planning, Data center disaster recovery, data center efficiency, DataCenter, Hyper-V, IT Asset management, Microsoft Windows, server virtualization, Unisys, virtual machines, Virtualization, VMware, x86 server, Xeon processor

Blue Bell, Pa.-based Unisys Corp. announced its new ES7000 Model 7600R Enterprise Server using Intel Xeon six-core processors (Dunnington), which Intel also...


August 8, 2008  3:16 PM

LinuxWorld/Next Generation Data Center postmortem



Posted by: Bridget Botelho
DataCenter, Green computing, Linux, LinuxWorld, open source, Operating systems, Virtualization

IDG World Expo, which organized the LinuxWorld and Next Generation Data Center Conference & Expo (NGDC) Aug. 4-7, 2008, at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, announced the "successful completion of the show" and claimed that...


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