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Content posted in March 2008
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Liquid Computing Wants To Virtualize Everything
Commentary  |  3/12/2008  | 
I've been digging into I/O virtualization lately and ended up speaking with some folks who want to virtualize everything. Everything. Data I/O. Network. Entire physical servers. Liquid Computing is hoping to be the next major disruption in the force.
Me & My Digital Shadow
Commentary  |  3/12/2008  | 
The data explosion reaches a whole new crazy level
Spitzer's in Freefall
Commentary  |  3/11/2008  | 
The former white knight of corporate governance tumbles headlong from his steed
8 Gb FC, Qlogic, HP, And VM I/O
Commentary  |  3/10/2008  | 
I've spent the better part of the last week reconfiguring gear in the virtualization test lab, getting reacquainted with machine specs and idiosyncrasies. We have a variety of servers connected to a Dell, nee EqualLogic, iSCSI SAN. Half of our HP servers and one Xserve also have 2 Gb Fibre Channel HBAs, unused since we lost our FC SAN. Remember when those 2 Gb FC connections seemed zippy? 4 Gb HBAs have been on the market for a couple years, and a number of recent 8 Gb FC solutions are
Pre-Production Application Testing
Commentary  |  3/10/2008  | 
Pre-production APM tools are valuable for organizations that have mission critical custom applications, where production-based APM tools may never find the root cause of the problem.
Novell On Virtualization
Commentary  |  3/9/2008  | 
Novell's Richard Whitehead and I sat down to a lively discussion on the trials and tribulations of VM management. Whitehead was good enough to remind me of Novell's open source chops on SUSE and Xen...
Cisco's 'Enhanced Power Over Ethernet': Intentional Design Or Happenstance Feature?
Commentary  |  3/9/2008  | 
Cisco's proprietary "Enhanced Power over Ethernet" standard addresses Cisco shops, but falls short in providing industry-wide innovation.
Siemens' PoE Claims Validated
Commentary  |  3/9/2008  | 
Farpoint Group validates Siemens' claims that it can power a 802.11n AP draft 2.0 access point with standard 802.3af.
Research Raises New Laptop Security Fear
Commentary  |  3/8/2008  | 
Princeton has a new headache for data protection managers
Amazon S3 Explains February Outage
Commentary  |  3/6/2008  | 
Amazon S3 comes clean on last month's widespread network failure
Can "Girl Power" Save Europe's IT Sector?
Commentary  |  3/6/2008  | 
Much like America, Europe is faced with a bit of a crisis -- interest in IT-related jobs is waning among students. Computer and engineering majors are dwindling, placing the future of IT in jeopardy on both sides of the pond....
Intel's VMDq On ESX = Broad Market Goodness
Commentary  |  3/6/2008  | 
I missed Intel's 10GbE & IOV news. Read on for why you shouldn't make the same mistake.
The Harsh Facts of Green IT
Commentary  |  3/5/2008  | 
Are servers and storage really going green?
Does Cisco's Switch To Linux Make IOS More Open?
Commentary  |  3/5/2008  | 
When Cisco and Juniper first said they were opening their router OSes, I thought that they'd be about as open as the iPhone. With Cisco's launch of IOS XE, I realize I was wrong: The iPhone is much more open....
Storage: A Selling Point for Ethernet
Commentary  |  3/5/2008  | 
More organizations than ever are looking at Ethernet services for storage applications
Teens Still In The Hacking Biz -- On Both Sides
Commentary  |  3/4/2008  | 
New Zealanders are reeling from the recent arrest of 18-year old Owen Thorn Walker, who masterminded a group of programmers that infected more than a million computers around the world.
October in London?
Commentary  |  3/4/2008  | 
So you liked trekking to Cannes for VMworld? Pony up for autumn in the U.K. to attend the vendor-independent "Virtualization Congress."
Time to Reap What IP Telephony has Sown
Commentary  |  3/4/2008  | 
IP telephony made its way into the small and medium business mainstream a few years ago, yet only during the past 12 months have companies started to use this communications foundation to improve productivity.
Siemens Launches OpenScape Unified Communications Server Software
Commentary  |  3/3/2008  | 
Siemens hopes to jumpstart acceptance of Unified Communications with a vendor-agnostic open-standards-based OpenScape UC server software platform.
VMworld Wrap
Commentary  |  3/2/2008  | 
VMworld Europe offered a bunch o' news. I/O is big. IOV is getting bigger. VMware and others came out strong on systems management and security tools. I guess they have been listening to their customers.
Firing Your Storage Vendor
Commentary  |  3/1/2008  | 
4:57 PM - How do you get out from under a relationship that's no longer working?
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