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December 5, 2011  4:32 PM

BAe Systems: Office365 doesn’t fly

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BAe, data-centre, Microsoft, Office365

November 29, 2011  11:07 AM

GE CEO and shareholders see value in strategic data centres

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Data Center, data-centre, Gartner

In this podcast recorded at the Gartner Data Center & Operations Summit 2011, Paul Higgins, Emea data centre leader at GE talks about how the company's data centres have become so...

September 21, 2011  12:00 PM

Microsoft’s Gordon Frazer comment leads to Dutch rethink on US cloud providers

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cloud, data-centre, Google, Microsoft

On September 5th Dutch Minister Ivo Opstelten (Security and Justice) responded to questions relating to US cloud companies storing Duth data and the impact of the US Patriot Act. The minister's response has major...

June 7, 2011  8:18 AM

HP introduces pre-configured enterprise IT products/services

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Data warehouse, data-centre, HP, Services, Storage

HP is packaging up its servers, storage, network equipment, management tools and consultancy services in a bid to help businesses implement and rollout pre-configured...

September 18, 2008  9:56 AM

VMWare counters Microsoft

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data-centre, HP-UX, Linux, Microsoft, Netware, Novell, Solaris, Unix, Virtualisation, VMware

Paul Maritz appears to be giving his old employer a bit of a beating this week at VMWorld. I used to speak to Paul when he headed up the Windows Server team at Microsoft - and like many MS peops, he was clearly passionate about the product and he believed he could make a difference. I think...

May 2, 2008  6:35 AM

Software must be made green

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data-centre, Database, Green IT, Oracle

Last year I met with Charles Phillips, president of Oracle and asked him about whether the company's flagship database was green. As I recall, his response was that green IT was something the hardware guys had to deal with. This was not the answer I expected since efficient software design goes...

July 12, 2007  7:13 PM

Hot xbox 360 – Internet meltdown

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data-centre, Energy efficiency, Green IT

An article by Charles Arthur in today's Guardian highlights a growing problem for xbox 360 owners - the thing runs so hot, it overheats causing some kind of component failure. So it's not only poorly engineered - I...

July 9, 2007  7:52 PM

Tackle green IT, make virtualisation affordable

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data-centre, Energy efficiency, Green IT, Licensing, Virtualisation, VMware

Tomorrow I'm attending a conference in London organised by VMWare - VMware Symposia 2007. It should be an interesting day, not least because I'm keen to see what people really feel about the

June 19, 2007  8:26 PM

The virtual choice

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data-centre, Green IT, Virtualisation

Virtualisation offers us a way to extend the life of old software. The hardware can be upgraded to the latest specification, allowing the legacy software to take advantage of increased performance. In the past applications tend to be run on their own dedicated server hardware. More applications...

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