Zoho Works With VMware to Deliver Private Cloud Software-as-a-Service For The Enterprise
Zoho today announced a relationship with VMware designed to give customers a streamlined approach to running Zoho applications in their own data centers, leveraging the industry-leading VMware platform, which has been adopted by thousands of customers. Zoho will demonstrate the new deployment approach, which relies on VMware vSphere 4, in the VMware vCloud Pavilion at VMworld 2009 to be held August 31-September 3, 2009, at The Moscone Center in San Francisco.
Mid-Range Storage From Deep OEM-Land
The Engenio 4900 is a modular, mid-range storage system aimed squarely at the middle of a market stretching from large workgroups to small data centers. With up to 112 drives, the system can provide the sort of storage that even smaller enterprises are now demanding.
Xen Project Launches New Open Cloud Initiative
Xen.org, the home of the open source Xen hypervisor, today formally announced the Xen Cloud Platform (XCP) initiative - a powerful new community-led effort to build on the growing leadership of the Xen hypervisor in today's cloud, and deliver a secure and proven open source infrastructure platform for the federated cloud services of tomorrow. The Xen Cloud Platform will accelerate the use of cloud infrastructure for enterprise customers by providing open source virtual infrastructure technology
Upgrade System Disk By Copying The Hard Drive And Transferring Data
EASEUS Todo Backup offers you a safe and convenient solution to copy/clone the entire hard drive to another, with either fast file-by-file copy or sector-by-sector copy, under Windows 2000/XP/Vista/Server 2003/2008. It will create an exact copy of one hard drive on the new drive, including operating system, applications, preferences, settings, and data; no more worrying about boot failure from the new hard drive, either.
ILTA '09 And eDiscovery Trends
As an analyst, I spend most of my trade show time talking to eDiscovery vendors. Since a majority of these conversations are under NDA, if I told you what they said, I'd have to kill you. So I will share with you the market trends that I discussed with show vendors and attendees.
Verizon Tops Call Quality Study
Increasing demands on mobile networks due to data usage for texting and e-mailing will force wireless providers to adjust in order to maintain users, study says.
Interactive Data Management
Unstructured data continues to grow almost unabated. Applying policies and classifications to this data has proven to be a daunting task. For the most part, going back after the fact and identifying what data should go where, how long and...
Solarflare Unleashes New 10GbE Controllers
Solarflare Communications has announced a new family of 10 Gigabit controllers, including the industry's first 10GBASE-T LAN-on-motherboard (LOM) product. The new product family includes the Solarstorm SFL9021 single-port LOM, Solarstorm SFL9022 dual-port LOM and the Solarstorm SFC9020 dual-port controller.
New Iomega NAS For Small Business
Iomega, an EMC company, has released a new network-attached storage (NAS) device targeted to the needs of small businesses. The StorCenter ix4-200d is a four-drive device that boasts simple setup and flexible deployment options for a range of small business needs.
IBM Virtual Fabric: Emulex Wins Battle In 10 Gigabit War
IBM Virtual Fabric is made possible by 10 gigabit Ethernet switches from privately held Blade Network Technologies that are tightly integrated with 10 gigabit Universal Converged Network Adapters (UCNAs) exclusively from Emulex. IBM expects Virtual Fabric to be configured in a substantial percentage of BladeCenter systems that start shipping in Q4 of this year, which means Emulex has just won an important battle in the 10 gigabit CNA war.
RAID VS. SLED - Now With SSDs
Twenty years ago academics proposed that a redundant array of the inexpensive drives PCs used could replace the high performance drives that made mainframe DASD farms look like laundromats. The dominance of STEC's ZEUS IOPS in enterprise storage battling it out with Pillar and Dell/Equallogic's whole shelves of lower cost Intel and Samsung SSDs reminds me of the RAID vs SLED battle of the past.
F5 Releases Results Of Cloud Adoption Survey
Application delivery network vendor F5 Networks released the results of a survey of IT managers. The study, commissioned by F5 and conducted by Applied Research West, found that while 80% of large enterprises are in at least trial stages of cloud computing projects, there still remains concerns over adoption, as well as a continued ambiguity over the definition of cloud computing.
Arista's Virtual Switch Takes Aim At Cisco's Nexus 1000V
Using VMWare API's, vEOS manages VMWare's vNetwork virtual switch, allowing computing resources to be moved seamlessly from physical to virtual machines and from hypervisor to hypervisor. The network port personality like ACL's, QoS, and configuration, travels with the VM regardless of MAC address changes. In addition, vEOS provides enhanced monitoring.
FairPoint Charged With Faking Tests
Regulators are investigating an alleged insider's claim that FairPoint falsified the tests that showed its readiness to take over Verizon's New England landlines.
Cloud compute and cloud storage providers all have some form of SLA. We all hope they are buying quality back-end storage platforms to store their data on and that they are taking appropriate measures to protect that data, but how do we know? What's needed is a third party service that can make those assurances in a digital fashion.
Cisco OTA Provisioning Vulnerability Reported
AirMagnet's intrusion research team has reported a security vulnerability associated with two Cisco wireless LAN access-point devices. The potential exploit, which placed in context is relatively minor, could nevertheless enable rogue users to gain access to a user's wireless LAN, inject malicious packets, and potentially create a Denial-of-Service condition.
Certeon Adds Backup Acceleration To Its Virtualized Acceleration Lineup
Application acceleration vendor Certeon has added aCelera Sync to its line of application acceleration products, specifically targeting data center synchronization and remote branch backup solutions. Designed for point-to-point links, Certeon is leveraging their virtualized acceleration tools to lower recovery time and recovery point objectives.
FreeBSD Boosts Routing Architecture, With Blue Coat's Help
FreeBSD, the popular open-source server OS, is about to get an update -- to FreeBSD 8.0 -- with some help from Blue Coat Systems senior architect Qing Li. Li and FreeBSD developer Kip Macy have implemented a new routing architecture which improves network performance by parallelizing the routing stacks.
Tranxition Adaptive Persona Customizes VDI
Tranxition Adaptive Persona customizes vanilla VDI installations, saving and applying user specific options to VDI Windows instances when logged in. Adaptive Persona seamlessly synchronizes changes to a back-end user so that users always have the same desktop whenever they log in, and IT doesn't have to maintain individual VDI images for each user.
Is Videoconferencing Really Ready For SMBs?
While many small and midsize businesses already make use of low-end point-to-point video communications, videoconferencing maker Polycom says new advancements are about to extend full multi-point videoconferencing and telepresence to SMBs.