IBM is bringing "stream computing" to the IT industry with new software that the company says analyzes thousands of simultaneous data streams to provide insight that helps businesses solve their most challenging problems.
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Google and VMware are clashing over private clouds, and the question of whether customers benefit more from building highly virtualized data centers inside their own firewalls or from outsourcing IT needs to public cloud providers such as Google and Amazon.
Flash storage start-up Fusion-io has had a big start to 2009, remaking its management team with former Apple guru Steve Wozniak and just this week landing a US$47.5 million funding round.
<a href="http://www.networkworld.com/reviews/2008/090108-test-virtualization.html">VMware</a> customers will soon be able to connect their private data centers to storage and processing pools provided externally by cloud vendors, and manage internal and external resources from within the same software console, the company is announcing Tuesday as it kicks off the <a href="http://www.vmworld.com/community/conferences/europe2009 conference">VMworld Europe</a>.
HP is unveiling the fourth generation of its blade PC line and bundling the devices with Citrix XenDesktop 3 virtualization software.
Citrix has spent the past year and a half redefining itself as a virtualization company, first purchasing the desktop and server virtualization vendor XenSource and then placing the "Xen" name on its flagship application delivery software to reflect a focus on virtualization.
The economic downturn has led to a sharp reduction in forecasts of IT spending. Forrester Research, after predicting 6.1 percent growth in US purchases of IT goods and services as recently as August, now says that spending growth in 2009 will be just 1.6 percent.
IBM plans to acquire virtualization vendor Transitive Corporation, whose software lets applications run on multiple platforms even if they were designed for a single type of microprocessor and operating system.
Sun, in a statement, denies that its co-founder and first employee, Andy Bechtolsheim, is leaving the company.
EMC and NetApp pushed new Fibre Channel over Ethernet products at Storage Networking World in the US last week, but the technology may not gain mainstream adoption for more than a year.
A major VMware security initiative announced more than six months ago has still not resulted in any new products, but VMware and partners this week are demonstrating several prototypes of technology that will better secure virtual machines.
EMC, IBM and Microsoft have teamed up to develop a specification that will let content management systems from different vendors interact, providing greater flexibility for enterprise customers.
Visually impaired Internet users will find surfing the Web easier with a new Firefox add-on that takes normal Web pages and makes them more accessible to people with low vision.
Citrix Monday is unveiling the newest version of its flagship product, which underwent a recent name change as Citrix tries to align its traditional application delivery tools with its new desktop and server virtualization technology.
IBM has quietly released the first technology from its acquisition of XIV, the Israeli grid storage start-up headed by a former EMC guru, but the product appears to lack some high-end features and is targeted at only a very limited set of customers.