Cradle To Grave, Baby
Virtual Center can support 200 hosts and 2,000 VMs. VMware's new Lifecycle Manager offers hope to automate and track those thousands of containers...
Cinci Bell Goes Thin With Sun
I wrote on Sun's VDI upgrade earlier this month. Charlie Babcock interviewed Jeff Harvey from Cincinnati Bell about that company's VDI deployment...
Malware Brought Hannaford Down!
It???s been widely reported today that the source of the recent massive credit card theft at the Hannaford and SweetBay grocery chains was a pervasively installed piece of malware. The finding was revealed in a letter from Hannaford general counsel...
Desk Phones Are Toast - Right?
I just saw a UK "green" study that warns that desk phones are headed for the scrap heap as we begin to rely exclusively on our mobile handsets. Are we ready for that brave new world?
Should we call this stage two of adoption for virtualization? Am I jumping too soon with my "1x1 makes sense" pitch?
Even the Government is Getting Into Social Networking
A social networking site has been launched that is targeting the tech employees of the federal government to help them communicate on how they can use technology to improve their agencies. Did you hear that? The government -- not known for its nimbleness or flexibility -- is jumping on the Web 2.0 bandwagon. Smaller businesses, it's time.
One of the traditions of BrainShare is the Friday keynote, where Novell shows off some of the things that are in the works. This year was no exception (video here). Many of the demos were results of Novell's "hack week,"...
VMware To Double R&D Presence In India
VMware's Bangalore engineering office to grow to 1,000+ in two years. Add in 200 or so other sales and support employees, 160 channel partners, university partnerships and many customers across India to look at the big picture.
Small Post, Tiny Footprint
Ubuntu's JeOS (say 'juice' if you must) weighs in at 151 MB. Want to roll your own VMware miniappliance? JeOS is a pretty good place to start.
Rethink The Business Case?
Every P2V business case is about cost savings, right? You know the pitch; consolidation will set you (and your budget) free. PR firms are even touting virtualization as the saving grace for budget woes in the coming Dark Age, er, recession. What if I told you that IT pros up and down the food chain are looking at VM'ing to resolve server-build hassles and a list of other operational woes? What if I said those same folks are expecting costs to be neutral, or higher for P2V, but
Bluesocket?s `11n On PoE? Story
I recently had the opportunity to speak with Bluesocket regarding its forthcoming 802.11n Draft 2.0 access point. Although announced back in December 2007, the actual release date of its BSAP-1800 will be sometime in April 2008 and will be submitted...
Alas, Poor Lockdown. I Knew Him Well, Horatio
NAC pioneer Lockdown Networks bit the dust, as pioneers often do. It shut its doors unceremoniously at 1 p.m. yesterday and put up a notice on its Web site that it would contact customers. My sources at Lockdown report all...
The Start Of Market Consolidation?
Lockdown Networks has closed its doors and is looking for someone to buy it's IP. Is this just the beginning of the NAC market consolidation, or an isolated event?
Does Desktop Virtualization Need Desktop SOA?
Part of the rationale for Web services has always been that they can tunnel through firewalls, linking networks that are otherwise securely separated. Virtualization puts up similar barriers between applications within a single machine, so will crossing them require similar...
Intel's Next Top Model?
Who else wants Mike's job? He gets to hang out at Intel predicting the future of computing.
XEN + OES Clustering = Wow
What happens when you take OES Linux clustering and add XEN virtualization to the mix? The combination can be quite powerful when creating high availability for services. In the traditional cluster, services are made highly available. Should it fail on...
Novell To Udate OES In 4Q
Expected later this year, Novell will release an update to the Open Enterprise Server 2 product. Targeted for a 4Q release with a public beta this summer, Novell plans to add support for 64-bit eDirectory, improved migration tools, and Domain...
New Credit Card Breach Will Test PCI
The latest exposure of more than 4 million credit and debit card numbers may strain the validity and stability of the credit card industry's controversial security rules....
NAC As A Training Tool
Gord Boyce, president of ForeScout Technologies has an interesting article about using NAC to change behavior up on Enterprise Networks & Servers asking Are Your Users Smarter Than a Fifth Grader? I find the idea intriguing because using NAC to lock down a network is onerous.
Novell 4-Year Plan
In the Monday BrainShare keynote (the video of the keynote is here) Novell talked about its new strategic plan, under the code name Fassa. Dr. Jeff Jaffe talked about how Novell wants to drive innovation in enterprise computing, helping companies...
Packing My Bags -- Off To BrainShare
Novell's BrainShare: a time when the 'faithful' flock to Salt Lake City to see what Novell has been up to in the past year -- and to see what future promises are made.