Week of 23 Jul 2012 Citrix revises XenApp EOL, IT advised to upgrade quickly (ComputerWeekly.com | 25 Jul 2012)
Citrix has revised XenApp’s EOL status and extended support, but users must upgrade soon to avoid exorbitant extended support costs.
Week of 09 Jul 2012 Cisco's Connect Cloud goof-up underscores IT cloud security concerns (ComputerWeekly.com | 10 Jul 2012)
IT raises fresh concerns around data privacy and security in cloud services after Cisco’s auto updates for Linksys routers forced users to sign up to the service and its terms.
Week of 02 Jul 2012 Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V: What features get users' thumbs up (ComputerWeekly.com | 02 Jul 2012)
Admins who have downloaded Windows Server 2012 RC give thumbs up to the new version of Hyper-V, inclusion of high-end features in free Hyper-V, and shared nothing live migration.
Week of 18 Jun 2012 Security updates for Cisco VPN client AnyConnect, security appliances (ComputerWeekly.com | 22 Jun 2012)
Cisco Systems has patched vulnerabilities in its VPN endpoint client Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client and other hardware security appliances.
VMware admins advised to apply patches to ESX, ESXi quickly (ComputerWeekly.com | 20 Jun 2012)
IT pros are urged to install security patches that VMware has released to address critical vulnerabilities in virtualisation products such as ESX, ESXi, Fusion and Workstation.
Week of 11 Jun 2012 Cloud security, licensing, and rising costs hinder public cloud adoption (ComputerWeekly.com | 13 Jun 2012)
Cloud security, licensing difficulty, and rising costs are the biggest hurdles for IT adoption of cloud computing.
IT pros offer up their own cloud computing definitions (ComputerWeekly.com | 15 Jun 2012)
IT pros’ definition of cloud computing ranges from “a multi-tenant IT solution” to “virtualisation of virtualisation”. Here are a few from the Cloud Computing World Forum 2012.
Week of 04 Jun 2012 Microsoft launches support for Linux on Windows Azure (ComputerWeekly.com | 07 Jun 2012)
Microsoft’s cloud platform Windows Azure now supports Linux-based operating systems and languages such as Python and PHP. It includes IaaS capabilities to build hybrid cloud.
RedHat delivers CloudForms to a crowded cloud management platform market (ComputerWeekly.com | 07 Jun 2012)
RedHat has made its open hybrid cloud platform, CloudForms, generally available after one year of beta testing. But some experts think it isn’t unique enough to stand out in a crowded market.
Week of 21 May 2012 Is Dell eyeing Quest Software following its Wyse acquisition? (ComputerWeekly.com | 25 May 2012)
Dell may acquire Quest Software to expand its desktop virtualisation offerings and gain Quest’s customers. Experts wonder if there is too much product overlap for such a deal to make sense.
Microsoft volume licensing costs to increase up to 33.5% (ComputerWeekly.com | 23 May 2012)
Microsoft will increase its volume licensing prices in the UK between 7.5% and 33.5% starting July 1 to maintain price consistency owing to the sustained currency difference in Europe.
Week of 14 May 2012 VMware updates vFabric Suite for cloud automation: News roundup (ComputerWeekly.com | 17 May 2012)
VMware ‘s launch of vFabric Suite 5.1 for cloud automation, Equinix’s acquisition of a colo service provider and UK SMEs’ cloud adoption are this week’s highlights.
Week of 07 May 2012 Mobile virtualisation tools unpopular, despite IT consumerisation (ComputerWeekly.com | 08 May 2012)
Budget constraints, availability of native apps and limited choice prohibit mobile virtualisation tools from gaining popularity, despite the rise of BYOD and IT consumerisation.
SEPA reaps cost savings running Oracle on VMware (ComputerWeekly.com | 11 May 2012)
SEPA’s IT team was warned of the complexities of virtualising Oracle database and apps. But strategic design and testing helped it run Oracle on VMware vSphere and reap benefits.
Week of 23 Apr 2012 Cloud computing, automated infrastructure, ITaaS to help IT stay ahead (ComputerWeekly.com | 25 Apr 2012)
As consumerisation and tech-savvy users challenge the traditional role of IT, technology pros must use cloud, automation and ITaaS to give their businesses competitive advantage.
FlexPod validated by Microsoft for private cloud: News roundup (ComputerWeekly.com | 23 Apr 2012)
FlexPod shared infrastructure’s validation by Microsoft for private cloud; a UK power company’s virtualisation project; and OnyxCloud’s storage upgrades are this week’s highlights.
Microsoft Windows 8 VDI licensing adds BYOD licensing complexity, cost (ComputerWeekly.com | 26 Apr 2012)
Microsoft’s VDI licensing option in Windows 8 requires customers pay fees to allow user devices such as iPads to access Windows-based corporate virtual desktops.
Week of 16 Apr 2012 London data centres face network overload, disruptions during Olympics (ComputerWeekly.com | 19 Apr 2012)
Network overload, IT security, data centre power and remote access problems plague London businesses during 2012 Olympics Games. How are IT pros preparing themselves?
Week of 09 Apr 2012 Free tool measures how 'green' your data centre is: News roundup (ComputerWeekly.com | 10 Apr 2012)
A free tool to measure data centre energy efficiency; Citrix’s open cloud strategy with its CloudStack platform and Dell’s acquisition of Wyse are this week’s news highlights.
IT pros pushed to upgrade to XenApp 6.5 by July 2013 (ComputerWeekly.com | 10 Apr 2012)
IT pros must upgrade to XenApp 6.5 after Citrix announced EoL status prior to pre-v6.5 versions, coinciding with Windows Server 2003 EoL.
Week of 26 Mar 2012 Desktop virtualisation helps data centres prepare for consumerisation (ComputerWeekly.com | 28 Mar 2012)
UK businesses and data centres aren’t prepared for IT consumerisation, but building a virtual desktop infrastructure can help.
Gatwick Airport uses data centre decontamination service: news roundup (ComputerWeekly.com | 30 Mar 2012)
Gatwick airport’s initiative to improve performance and life of its IT; public sector’s progress in virtualisation and IT pros’ server management woes are this week’s highlights.
SIPCOM cut costs with storage and server upgrade (ComputerWeekly.com | 29 Mar 2012)
Hosting provider SIPCOM cut its licensing costs, and improved SaaS delivery for customers thanks to these infrastructure upgrades.
Week of 12 Dec 2011 Data centre and virtualisation highlights of 2011 (SearchVirtualDataCentre.co.UK | 12 Dec 2011)
Check out the technology highlights of 2011 including virtualisation hits and misses, top tips and popular case studies.
Week of 05 Dec 2011 VMware vSphere 5 uptake slow among users (ComputerWeekly.com | 07 Dec 2011)
VMware vSphere 5 boasts of cloud-based features and monster VMs, but its uptake is lagging because of user satisfaction with vSphere 4.
Week of 17 Oct 2011 The winners of the Best of VMworld Europe User Awards 2011: Slideshow (ComputerWeekly.com | 21 Oct 2011)
Find out who won at this year’s Best of VMworld Europe User Awards in Copenhagen. Find project details, judges’ comments and winners’ photos.
Week of 22 Aug 2011 Best of VMworld Europe 2011: Nomination form (ComputerWeekly.com | 24 Aug 2011)
Enter your products in the Best of VMworld Europe 2011 Awards. The deadline for submission is Wednesday, September 21.
Citrix XenDesktop 5.5 adds RingCube features: News in brief (ComputerWeekly.com | 26 Aug 2011)
Citrix has launched the latest version of XenDesktop, which includes personalisation features, XenClient 2 and WAN access.
Week of 15 Aug 2011 Citrix buys RingCube for desktop personalisation: News in brief (ComputerWeekly.com | 18 Aug 2011)
Citrix has acquired RingCube, a desktop personalisation software provider, for an undisclosed sum. Citrix will add RingCube’s capabilities to its XenDesktop platform.
Week of 08 Aug 2011 Cisco surprises despite lower profits: News in brief (ComputerWeekly.com | 12 Aug 2011)
Cisco Systems reported a 36% fall in its net income for the fourth quarter to $1.2 billion (£750 million), but its financial results surpassed analysts’ expectations.
Week of 01 Aug 2011 VMware bows to customers, changes vSphere 5 licensing: News in brief (ComputerWeekly.com | 04 Aug 2011)
After facing customer backlash, VMware has raised the virtual RAM limit in its new vSphere 5 licensing model.
Week of 25 Jul 2011 Dell expands its networking portfolio with Force10 Networks (ComputerWeekly.com | 25 Jul 2011)
Dell is set to acquire Force10, a company that makes networking equipment for data centres; and more news in brief.
Study shows surge in bring-your-own-device policies: News in brief (ComputerWeekly.com | 29 Jul 2011)
A Citrix study finds that a high percentage of IT organisations will formalise bring-your-own-device policies and begin to use desktop virtualisation in the coming years.
Week of 30 May 2011 Cloud computing adoption remains tepid (ComputerWeekly.com | 05 Jun 2011)
According to a recent cloud adoption survey, the value of server virtualisation may be a no-brainer, but the cost benefits of cloud computing aren’t widely understood.
Week of 04 Apr 2011 VMware hires former deputy director of UK government’s cloud computing (ComputerWeekly.com | 08 Apr 2011)
VMware hires the former deputy director of the UK government’s cloud computing initiative; plus more news in brief.
Week of 28 Mar 2011 HP oufits new data centre with 10,000 network sensors (ComputerWeekly.com | 31 Mar 2011)
HP’s new data centre includes electricity, air-temperature and water-temperature sensors; plus more news in brief.
Storage is key to getting the most from virtualisation (ComputerWeekly.com | 28 Mar 2011)
A Forrester survey shows that the benefits of server virtualisation aren’t fully realised unless the proper storage technology is in place; plus more news in brief.
Week of 14 Mar 2011 Tyre pressure firm pumped for Microsoft Hyper-V virtualisation project (ComputerWeekly.com | 18 Mar 2011)
Schrader Electronics spends €575,000 on Microsoft Hyper-V virtualisation project; plus more news in brief.
Week of 07 Mar 2011 VMware launches VMware View software for Apple iPad (ComputerWeekly.com | 10 Mar 2011)
VMware View software is now available for Apple’s iPad to give users access to their Windows desktops, applications and data; plus more news in brief.
Week of 28 Feb 2011 Loughborough University looks to Logicalis Cooperative Cloud and VDI (ComputerWeekly.com | 03 Mar 2011)
Loughborough University will deploy Logicalis’ Cooperative Cloud, in addition to implementing a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) strategy; plus more news in brief.
Week of 21 Feb 2011 VMware unveils virtualisation technology for smartphones (ComputerWeekly.com | 24 Feb 2011)
VMware has released a virtualisation technology to make it easier for businesses to incorporate their employees’ smartphones; plus more news in brief.
Week of 14 Feb 2011 Fujitsu data centre in North London first Tier 3 facility in Europe (ComputerWeekly.com | 17 Feb 2011)
Fujitsu’s data centre in North London is the first in Europe to receive the Tier 3 Operational Sustainability Gold Certification by the Uptime Institute; plus more news in brief.
Week of 07 Feb 2011 NYSE chooses London-based Interxion data centre (ComputerWeekly.com | 10 Feb 2011)
NYSE selects London-based service provider Interxion for its Secure Financial Transaction Infrastructure; plus more news in brief.
Week of 31 Jan 2011 Interxion hits colocation sweet spot and sees market shares soar (ComputerWeekly.com | 03 Feb 2011)
Colocation provider Interxion recently made its debut on the New York Stock Exchange and saw its shares soar 18%; plus more news in brief.
Week of 24 Jan 2011 After revenue boost, Citrix to push cloud and VDI (ComputerWeekly.com | 27 Jan 2011)
Citrix plans to push cloud, collaboration and desktop virtualisation to surpass its 2010 revenue and meet its $2 billion benchmark; plus more news in brief.
Week of 10 Jan 2011 Mainframe backup brings different challenges to backup administrators (13 Jan 2011)
Mainframe backup is still widely used in today's industry. Find out why organisations are still choosing to use mainframe backup and how it's different from open-systems backup.
NetApp bags Akorri to bolster capacity planning lineup (ComputerWeekly.com | 14 Jan 2011)
NetApp has entered into an agreement to buy data centre management software provider Akorri Networks; plus more news in brief.
VCE redo aims to boost Vblock sales (13 Jan 2011)
As the VCE Coalition morphs to the VCE Company, partners hope for better, faster Vblock sales.
Week of 03 Jan 2011 Dell to enter Security as a Service market in 2011 (ComputerWeekly.com | 07 Jan 2011)
With its buyout of SecureWorks, Dell is poised to become the latest competitor in the Security as a Service market; and more news in brief.
VMware users vexed by quiet changes in PowerCLI 4.1 (05 Jan 2011)
Changes to VMware PowerCLI version 4.1.x break scripts written in earlier versions of the vSphere scripting language, users say, who also feel VMware did not give them adequate warning.
Virtualisation in 2010 through a newbie's eyes (07 Jan 2011)
Senior News Writer Beth Pariseau, a storage industry veteran, looks back on her first year covering the server virtualisation market.
Week of 27 Dec 2010 VMware Site Recovery Manager: An exclusive look at the future (29 Dec 2010)
In the future, VMware Site Recovery Manager will have host-based replication and other new features. Expert Mike Laverick previews these yet-to-be-released VMware SRM capabilities.
Week of 06 Dec 2010 A quarter of servers shipped in 2014 to support VM technology, says IDC (ComputerWeekly.com | 10 Dec 2010)
Almost a quarter of all servers shipped in 2014 will support virtual machine technology, according to report from analyst IDC; and other news in brief.
Managed hosting services explode in 2010 (ComputerWeekly.com | 07 Dec 2010)
As businesses become more comfortable keeping their data in the cloud, UK colocation providers have seen growing demand for their managed hosting services.
Week of 22 Nov 2010 Novell snapped up by Attachmate for £1.4 billion: News in brief (ComputerWeekly.com | 24 Nov 2010)
Attachmate will purchase Novell, the maker of the SUSE Enterprise Linux OS, for £1.4 billion, but the future of SUSE is unclear; and other news in brief.
Quest adds Hyper-V support, automation to vFoglight 6.5 (24 Nov 2010)
There's a race on to beef up virtualisation management and monitoring tools with automated problem remediation, but not every enterprise is ready for automation just yet.
VARs eye VCE coalition incentives to boost Vblock sales (24 Nov 2010)
Data centre customers like the idea of the VCE coalition's Vblocks, but pricing, a lack of channel incentives and other concerns are putting the brakes on Vblock sales.
Week of 15 Nov 2010 Cisco adds virtual desktops to its infrastructure strategy (17 Nov 2010)
IT shops are accustomed to Cisco in the enterprise. Now the networking company wants to wiggle into virtual desktop infrastructures and thin-client devices.
Cisco and VMware team up on desktop virtualisation tools (ComputerWeekly.com | 19 Nov 2010)
Cisco Systems and VMware have released desktop virtualisation tools that combine elements of each the vendor's existing services; and other news in brief.
Oracle changes its tune about RAC on VMware (17 Nov 2010)
Oracle no longer explicitly excludes RAC from its support statement on VMware, but users say tech support isn't the biggest fish to fry when it comes to virtualising Oracle apps.
Week of 08 Nov 2010 Cloud computing is coming: Prepare for hybridisation (ComputerWeekly.com | 09 Nov 2010)
An analyst explains why businesses should prepare for cloud computing by determining which type of cloud fits the company's needs.
UK IT managers ignore energy efficiency initiative (ComputerWeekly.com | 08 Nov 2010)
UK data centre managers are ignoring the EU's Code of Conduct on Data Centres' Energy Efficiency; plus more daily news.
Week of 01 Nov 2010 Bank of Ireland replaces HP with IBM (ComputerWeekly.com | 02 Nov 2010)
The Bank of Ireland has ditched HP and signed a new infrastructure deal with IBM; plus more daily news.
Bank's server consolidation and virtualisation strategy yields returns (ComputerWeekly.com | 02 Nov 2010)
With VMware virtualisation and a new SAN architecture, a financial services firm extended well beyond hardware consolidation and toward improved infrastructure management. This project won at the...
Behind the scenes of the London VMware User Group (ComputerWeekly.com | 05 Nov 2010)
Mike Laverick shares the details of the latest London VMware User Group meeting, along with explaining why local IT professionals should consider membership.
Enterprises face integration hurdles to private clouds (04 Nov 2010)
Enterprises that want to offer IT as a Service face challenges that include virtualisation stall, bleeding-edge infrastructure automation tools and thorny policy orchestration problems.
Fast Ltd holds Annual Conference for IT managers at Mercedes-Benz World (ComputerWeekly.com | 04 Nov 2010)
Fast Ltd held its annual conference, 'The Complexity of Change,' at Mercedes-Benz World in Weybridge Surrey yesterday; plus more daily news.
Here's how the cloud will crowd your job (04 Nov 2010)
With cloud computing on the rise, many of the IT jobs done manually will fade into the past. Keeping up with products and technology has never been more important.
My VMworld Europe: An expert's adventures in Copenhagen (ComputerWeekly.com | 01 Nov 2010)
Our VMware expert gives his account of VMworld Europe 2010, including the up and downs of the new Copenhagen location and the quality of this year's attendees.
Organisations still wary of virtualising mission-critical apps (ComputerWeekly.com | 03 Nov 2010)
Organisations are still wary of using virtualisation for their business-critical applications, according to a survey by Veeam; plus more daily news.
PayPal suffers data centre outage (ComputerWeekly.com | 01 Nov 2010)
Online payment system PayPal suffered an unexpected data centre outage last week; plus more daily news.
VMware home lab makes the grade at VMworld Europe (ComputerWeekly.com | 01 Nov 2010)
A VMware home lab helped Simon Gallagher do some personal VMware certification training -- without breaking the bank. This virtual lab tinkering also won two best of VMworld Europe 2010 User awards.
Welsh council goes green with data centre redesign (ComputerWeekly.com | 05 Nov 2010)
A council in Wales has a newly tailored green data centre to reduce its energy costs and carbon footprint; plus more daily news.
Week of 25 Oct 2010 A prison's virtual desktops keep inmates plugged in (ComputerWeekly.com | 26 Oct 2010)
Using virtual desktops and a private cloud, the Justice Department of Belgium -- a Best of VMworld Europe 2010 winner -- has given prison inmates access to services without sacrificing security and...
Businesses form Open Data Centre Alliance to push for unified cloud standards (ComputerWeekly.com | 28 Oct 2010)
In an effort to spread the adoption of cloud computing, over 70 companies have come together to demand that vendors change the way they make their kit; plus more daily news.
Convergence and collaboration -- good or bad? (ComputerWeekly.com | 29 Oct 2010)
In discussing his experiences at the last HP Gold Partner conference, a VAR questions whether the recent boom in convergence really benefits the end user.
DNM Technology boosts Dublin power plant with cloud strategy (ComputerWeekly.com | 29 Oct 2010)
When a plant ran out of data centre space and capacity, it turned to a private cloud and disaster recovery strategy: The project won the plant's integrator, DNM Technology, a Best of VMworld Europe...
Managed hosting and server virtualisation set for 2011 growth (ComputerWeekly.com | 29 Oct 2010)
Analyst firm Ovum reports that managed hosting and server virtualisation are set for huge growth in 2011; plus more daily news.
Multi-tenant clouds still cause for concern at SNW Europe (ComputerWeekly.com | 26 Oct 2010)
Attendees of this week's SNW Europe 2010 virtualisation show in Frankfurt share their public cloud security concerns.
VMware Lab Manager users want clarity on vCloud Director (28 Oct 2010)
With significant overlap between key VMware products, users see the writing on the wall for Lab Manager, Will vCloud Director take Lab Manager's place?
IT managers asked for the improvements, but the upgrade to Citrix's new management architecture in XenDesktop 5.0 is a whopper and may require starting over.
Week of 18 Oct 2010 Carbon Reduction Commitment "reformed" so Treasury keeps revenue (ComputerWeekly.com | 22 Oct 2010)
The UK's Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) is due to be "reformed" so the Treasury keeps the revenue raised through the carbon pricing scheme; plus more daily news.
For enterprises, virtual desktop technology still needs a lot of work before widespread adoption is possible. IT shops want less complexity and lower cost.
Go for function, not application (ComputerWeekly.com | 18 Oct 2010)
Clever businesses are realising the value in virtualisation, and they might also soon discover the benefits of a functional approach over monolithic applications.
HP unveils converged infrastructure training and certification programme (ComputerWeekly.com | 20 Oct 2010)
HP has introduced a converged infrastructure training and certification programme called ExpertONE; plus more daily news.
Survey says network speed hindering British business (ComputerWeekly.com | 21 Oct 2010)
British workers claim their network speed and reliability is critical in their productivity and competitiveness, according to research from Brocade; plus more daily news.
As VMware prepares to announce its third-quarter earnings, experts assess its short-term growth prospects and whether cloud computing can fuel company growth over the long term.
VMware's net income more than doubles as revenues soar for Q3 (ComputerWeekly.com | 19 Oct 2010)
VMware's net income more than doubled for Q3 2010, in addition to its revenue soaring; plus more daily news.
Virtualised apps help protect a hospital's data (ComputerWeekly.com | 22 Oct 2010)
The University Hospital of Leipzig needed a better disaster recovery strategy to protect critical patient data for the long term, so it turned to virtualisation. This Best of VMworld Europe 2010 User...
Week of 11 Oct 2010 Citrix advances management simplicity with XenDesktop 5.0 (15 Oct 2010)
Citrix XenDesktop 5.0 gets early raves from IT pros, many of whom claim virtual desktop tools are still too complicated. But XenClient 1.0 gets only raspberries.
IT managers won't swallow VMware's grand cloud vision whole (ComputerWeekly.com | 12 Oct 2010)
VMware has a grand cloud vision with vCloud Director, but smaller IT shops are still virtualising servers and sceptical about external providers.
VMware partners in Europe say recession still looms (ComputerWeekly.com | 11 Oct 2010)
VMware's European partners say cloud is out, VDI is in and the budget-conscious are turning to Microsoft in 2011.
VMware pushes patchwork quilt approach to data centre automation (ComputerWeekly.com | 13 Oct 2010)
VMware has encouraged IT shops to 'stitch together' components to achieve data centre automation and centralised management, but IT pros have to embrace the cultural shift that comes with such...
Virtualisation outgrows adolescence: The Best of VMworld Europe User Awards (ComputerWeekly.com | 13 Oct 2010)
Virtualisation has grown up and isn't just about consolidating hardware anymore. The Best of VMworld Europe 2010 User Awards recognise some of the 'crazy-bonkers' virtualisation deployments among...
Virtualisation projects hit in-house roadblocks (15 Oct 2010)
Good news: Virtualisation is getting cheaper and easier. Bad news: It's hard to get budget approval, and IT pros don't always have the skills to support virtualisation projects.
Week of 04 Oct 2010 Apple buys prospective data centre land from elderly couple for $1.7 million (ComputerWeekly.com | 06 Oct 2010)
Apple has reportedly splashed out $1.7 million to acquire one acre of the 225-acre strip of land that will eventually contain its North Carolina data centre; plus more daily news.
Citrix announces XenServer 5.1 (ComputerWeekly.com | 08 Oct 2010)
Citrix has announced a new version of its XenServer product with enhanced storage functionality; plus more daily news.
Citrix survey says demand for desktop virtualisation doubling every year (ComputerWeekly.com | 07 Oct 2010)
Demand for European desktop virtualisation services and sales are doubling every 12 months, according a study commissioned by Citrix; plus more daily news.
Known as Project Cowley, the beta release of a XenServer 5.6 feature pack includes a new distributed virtual switch and other features to bring greater parity between XenServer and VMware.
Cloud migration: More complex than plug-and-play (ComputerWeekly.com | 04 Oct 2010)
Strategies for cloud migration and integrating cloud applications into your existing infrastructure can be tricky. Find out how some users are fairing.
Energy budgets continue to inflate, says Gartner (ComputerWeekly.com | 05 Oct 2010)
Energy costs contribute one-eighth of the total expenditure needed to run a data centre, according to analyst Gartner; plus more daily news.
Five steps to a successful cloud applications strategy (ComputerWeekly.com | 04 Oct 2010)
Porting apps to the cloud is not as easy as switching servers or data centres. Read about some emerging best practices for creating cloud applications.
Nimbus likes life in the cloud (ComputerWeekly.com | 04 Oct 2010)
Nimbus Partners has found a home for running its business applications -- in the cloud. Discover how they found the right cloud computing offering.
Plugging the IT technical and non-technical skills gap (ComputerWeekly.com | 07 Oct 2010)
Attendees at the 360 IT Infrastructure event discussed the gap between technical and non-technical roles and the severe lack of professionals out there.
Students gain internships with HP through new degree course (ComputerWeekly.com | 04 Oct 2010)
University students that take a new degree course dedicated to HP's enterprise technology will be able to earn internships at the company and its partners; plus more daily news.
Sun VARs to Oracle: You need us! (07 Oct 2010)
For Oracle to become a hardware power, it needs a viable channel, at least according to channel people.
UK cloud adoption picks up as CIOs adapt to new delivery model (ComputerWeekly.com | 04 Oct 2010)
As the benefits of cloud computing become clearer and clearer, many CIOs are finding new approaches to cloud adoption.
VMworld Europe 2010: Wish list and what not to miss (ComputerWeekly.com | 07 Oct 2010)
With VMworld Europe 2010 just about ready to begin in Copenhagen, several attendees share what they hope to gain from the show.
Week of 27 Sep 2010 Businesses shrug shoulders at today's CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme deadline (ComputerWeekly.com | 30 Sep 2010)
Businesses need to pick up the pace on environmental monitoring or face severe penalties as a result of the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme, reports IFS; plus more daily news.
HP rips out Cisco kit in six internal data centres (ComputerWeekly.com | 28 Sep 2010)
HP has completed its plan to remove Cisco networking equipment from all six of its internal data centres and replace the kit with its own; plus more daily news.
Novell adds creation of EC2 images to SUSE Appliance Toolkit (ComputerWeekly.com | 29 Sep 2010)
Novell has announced new features, including support for Amazon EC2 image creation, that will be added to its SUSE Appliance Toolkit; plus more daily news.
As speculation swirls around a possible deal for Novell's SUSE Linux operating system, virtualisation experts are also eyeing Novell's PlateSpin virtualisation management tools.
UK service providers biding time on vCloud Director (ComputerWeekly.com | 29 Sep 2010)
Despite being branded as a great opportunity for cloud providers, businesses aren't rushing to adopt VMware's vCloud Director product.
IT shops should compare offline support for virtual desktops from lesser-known client-computing vendors with technologies from VMware and Citrix.
Week of 20 Sep 2010 HP and Oracle settle legal spat over Hurd hiring (ComputerWeekly.com | 21 Sep 2010)
HP and Oracle have agreed to settle their legal spat over the hiring of Mark Hurd; plus more daily news.
IBM set to buy Netezza for $1.7 billion (ComputerWeekly.com | 20 Sep 2010)
IBM will buy data analytics company Netezza for $1.7 billion; Yahoo opens new energy-efficient data centre with 'chicken coop' design; plus more daily news.
London data centre space most attractive in Europe (ComputerWeekly.com | 24 Sep 2010)
The well-connected, high-density data centre space of London remains very attractive to Europe; plus more daily news.
Oracle Enterprise Unbreakable Linux forks over Red Hat (22 Sep 2010)
New Oracle Linux distro, optimised for Oracle software and hardware, may include Solaris features like dtrace.
UK government to slash data centre facilities from 220 to a dozen (ComputerWeekly.com | 22 Sep 2010)
The government hopes to reduce its data centre space from 220 facilities to around a dozen, as more ICT spending cuts are revealed; plus more daily news.
Viglen achieves certification for green computing (ComputerWeekly.com | 23 Sep 2010)
Viglen has achieved Environmental Management Systems ISO-140001 certification for its efforts in improving environmental performance; plus more daily news.
Enterprise users say the reported VMware-Novell deal wouldn't be a total shock as VMware tries to round out its data centre stack.
Week of 13 Sep 2010 A guide to VMware vCenter Server Heartbeat (ComputerWeekly.com | 16 Sep 2010)
Mike Laverick offers a four-part series on how to successfully install and operate VMware's vCenter Server Heartbeat.
Cisco offers Unified Network Services (ComputerWeekly.com | 16 Sep 2010)
Cisco has launched Unified Network Services, designed to deliver network services in different environments; plus more daily news.
HP buys ArcSight for $1.5 billion (ComputerWeekly.com | 13 Sep 2010)
HP will offer $43.50 per share for security software vendor ArcSight; plus more daily news.
IPC locates Electronic Connectivity Services at Interxion's data centres (ComputerWeekly.com | 14 Sep 2010)
Colocation service provider Interxion has announced that IPC will locate its core Electronic Connectivity Services infrastructure at Interxion's Financial Hub in London and Vienna; plus more daily...
IT pros unsure Oracle can cut it as a hardware power (17 Sep 2010)
Oracle faces big challenges selling Sun data centre appliances; stemming server defections.
MTI cuts ribbon on third solution centre (ComputerWeekly.com | 15 Sep 2010)
MTI has announced the opening of its third MTI Solution Centre, designed for VCE infrastructure testing; plus more daily news.
Tech companies storm top 10 best global brands list (ComputerWeekly.com | 17 Sep 2010)
Six of the top 10 best global brands are tech-based companies, according to Interbrand; plus more daily news.
Unplanned networking outages: How vCSHB can help (ComputerWeekly.com | 16 Sep 2010)
Our VMware expert explains the features of vCSHB and tests the unplanned loss of VMware channels and the principal public network.
What's behind the Citrix XenServer surge? (17 Sep 2010)
Research indicates that the XenServer adoption rate outpaces its competition, and users say that XenDesktop drew them to XenServer, but other factors have kept them with Citrix's hypervisor.
vCSHB failover tests: Avoiding split-brain (ComputerWeekly.com | 16 Sep 2010)
Our VMware expert experiments with vCenter Server Heartbeat and explains how the service can help with failover and unexpected vCenter outages.
Week of 06 Sep 2010 Cisco and Citrix buddy up on desktop virtualisation (ComputerWeekly.com | 09 Sep 2010)
Cisco and Citrix have joined forces on a desktop virtualisation offering that combines Citrix's XenDesktop platform with Cisco's Unified Computing System; plus more daily news.
IBM pulls plug on Verne Holding's Icelandic data centre (ComputerWeekly.com | 08 Sep 2010)
Many of the companies hoping to store data at Verne Holding's Icelandic data centre facility have pulled out of the project; plus more daily news.
IT shops resist Oracle VM push (08 Sep 2010)
Oracle's leadership wants to steer customers toward its Xen-based hypervisor, but users are forging their own path with VMware's vSphere.
Managing data centres: People and hardware don't mix (ComputerWeekly.com | 07 Sep 2010)
Turning a data centre into a lights-out, hands-off environment saves money and removes the possibility of human error. Find out how to properly separate humans and hardware.
Oracle makes updates to the Solaris range (ComputerWeekly.com | 10 Sep 2010)
Oracle has updated the security for its virtual machines through enhancing to its Solaris product line; plus more daily news.
Reach Internet moves in with UKSolutions (ComputerWeekly.com | 06 Sep 2010)
UKSolutions has announced that online training provider Reach Internet has moved its in-house data provision to the company's Studley data centre; plus more daily news.
Returning VMworld 2010 attendees sing show's praises (ComputerWeekly.com | 10 Sep 2010)
The good mood from San Francisco's VMworld 2010 still lingers, as attendees return home to the UK raving about their experience.
Survey says software audits on the rise (ComputerWeekly.com | 07 Sep 2010)
More than half of UK businesses have been audited by a software publisher or other body in the last 12 months, according to a survey from FAST Ltd; plus more daily news.
VMware customers virtualise Windows apps with Hyper-V (08 Sep 2010)
IT shops are running business applications on ESX, but then frequently turn to Hyper-V when they virtualise their Windows apps.