NetApp is planning to acquire Bycast, a storage virtualisation vendor, in an attempt to improve its object-based storage capabilities.
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<a href="http://www.networkworld.com/news/financial/sun.html ">Sun's</a> chief open source officer, Simon Phipps, has left the company following its acquisition by Oracle, the executive <a href=" http://webmink.com/2010/03/08/sundown/">announced in his blog</a> Tuesday.
VMware, which is owned by EMC, is acquiring a portion of EMC's software business, in what has to be one of the stranger acquisitions in the technology industry thus far this year.
Cisco and several other investors have given US$10.5 million to HyTrust, a start-up that is tackling some of the thornier security problems posed by the growing popularity of VMware's virtualisation platform.
IBM has acquired Intelliden, a network automation software vendor, and will integrate the company's technology into its Tivoli Software group.
Google is reportedly on the verge of making Gmail behave more like Facebook and Twitter, with a service allowing users to share status updates, video and photos with friends.
Cisco, NetApp and VMware on Tuesday announced a project to improve the security of virtualisation deployments, with a focus on isolating applications that use the same physical network, server and storage resources in multi-tenant systems. The companies are providing clients a “secure multi-tenancy design architecture,” an 80-page document that details how to safely deploy virtualised applications with products from the three companies, and are introducing a cooperative support model to make it easier for customers to resolve problems. The “pre-tested and validated” design architecture is for customers who have deployed the Cisco Unified Computing System; Cisco Nexus Switches; NetApp FAS storage with MultiStore software, which creates logical partitions within a storage system; and VMware’s vSphere virtualisation software with vShield, another tool that creates secure, logical partitions in virtual systems.
Flash-based memory is still too expensive to be a data center's primary storage technology, but solid-state disks may ultimately replace mechanical hard disk drives, says Hitachi Data Systems' CTO Hu Yoshida.
Cloud computing will become so pervasive that by 2012, one out of five businesses will own no IT assets at all, the analyst firm Gartner is predicting.
With Microsoft's Azure cloud computing platform set to go live on New Year's Day, the company is looking ahead to later in 2010 when it will unveil a new security structure for multi-tenant cloud environments as well as private cloud software based on the same technology used to build Azure.
Flash-based storage will quickly become one of the most important technologies in the data centre, Gartner said this week.
Twitter and LinkedIn users will now be able to post status updates to the two Web sites simultaneously, in a deal aimed at enhancing professional use of Twitter and expanding the audience for the business-focused social network LinkedIn.
Citrix on Monday said its latest desktop virtualisation software will give users access to high-definition desktops from any location and from just about any device, including PCs, Macs, thin clients, laptops, netbooks and smartphones.
What if Twitter limited all posts to only 14 characters? Even worse, what if every post had to be exactly 14 characters, no more and no less?
Small and midsize businesses are confident in their disaster recovery capabilities, but their actual performance preventing outages shows they are "remarkably unprepared," according to survey results released Monday by Symantec.