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HP hops on the OpenFlow train with 16 new switches

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Programmable networks could mean less downtime. HP is following other big systems makers into the world of software defined networking with a line of 16 OpenFlow-enabled switches. That’s a pretty serious commitment to OpenFlow, a protocol that helps take the intelligence associated with routing packets off of the high-priced switching...
HP hops on the OpenFlow train with 16 new switches
SnapVolumes lets enterprises run just a single copy of their apps
Microsoft Gives Windows Azure Amazonian Facelift

Parallels update adds Windows 8 support

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Microsoft's upcoming and controversial Windows 8 operating system is now supported in virtual machines using Parallels Desktop on your Mac. [Read more]...
Parallels update adds Windows 8 support

Cisco buys VCider to boost its distributed cloud vision

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Cisco is buying vCider, a specialist in virtual network overlay technology (and a former GigaOM Structure LaunchPad finalist). The move is a response to  VMware’s acquisition of Nicira and its software-defined networking technology in July which has strained the once close partnership between Cisco and VMware. vCider’s technology works in much...
Cisco buys VCider to boost its distributed cloud vision

Cisco Keeps Up Acquisition Pace With $141 Million Cariden Buy

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Networking giant Cisco Systems said this morning that it will buy Cariden, a maker of software used in the planning, design and engineering of networks. Cisco will pay about $141 million for the privately held company and the deal will close early next year. It’s Cisco’s third deal this month....
Cisco Keeps Up Acquisition Pace With $141 Million Cariden Buy

HP quadruples virtual machines in new blade server

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Hewlett-Packard is set to deliver a new blade that will quadruple the virtual desktops that can be deployed from one server compared to the company's previous offerings. The HP ProLiant WS460c Gen8 blade server uses graphics processors to deliver virtual desktops, but adds a layer of virtualization on top...
HP quadruples virtual machines in new blade server

Intel's Romley Chip Is Good News for Storage Players EMC and NetApp

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Remember how last week after a survey of 100 CIOs the investment bank JP Morgan concluded that while IT spending is trending up, Intel’s new Xeon server chip known best by its codename Romley isn’t likely to be much of a catalyst for that spending? Remember also how on the...
Intel's Romley Chip Is Good News for Storage Players EMC and NetApp

This is my rig: ExtremeTech's Neal Gompa

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It’s been quite a long time since I’ve had to build my own rig. The last time I built a rig from scratch was long before I moved to Mississippi in 2004, so it’s been quite a while. However, I finally decided to build a new rig in August, after...
This is my rig: ExtremeTech's Neal Gompa

Well played, EMC.

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EMC might be smarter than we thought it was. You already know the news — Paul Maritz out as VMware CEO, in as EMC chief strategist. Pat Gelsinger, former EMC COO, now in as VMware CEO. The companies are planning to spin out their cloud computing and big data assets...
Well played, EMC.

VMware buys big data startup Cetas

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VMware CEO Paul Maritz VMware has acquired Cetas, a Palo Alto, Calif.-based big data startup that provides analytics atop the Hadoop platform. Terms of the deal haven’t been disclosed yet, but Cetas is an 18-month-old company with tens of paying customers, including within the Fortune 1000, that didn’t need to...
VMware buys big data startup Cetas
VMware isn’t going to let network virtualization pass it by

Getting TextExpander, BetterTouchTool, and Parallels to behave with Mavericks

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Since the new OS X Mavericks is just a few days old, bugs and incompatible applications are to be expected until developers have time to run through the new APIs and patch up their apps. In the meantime, some non-functioning apps can be fixed with simple work-arounds or downloads....
Getting TextExpander, BetterTouchTool, and Parallels to behave with Mavericks

9 Things Microsoft Does Right

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M$: Short for Microsoft, used to imply Microsoft cares more for money than it does for security, stability, and anything else that could make a good Operating System." - Urban Dictionary, 2004. "Microsoft sucks." Too many times, the conversation stops there. Yes, Microsoft gets plenty of criticism, much of it...
9 Things Microsoft Does Right

Microsoft Wins Big with Windows Azure Internet TV Deal in China

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Microsoft's Azure cloud computing platform won a strong endorsement Monday when PPTV, which claims to be China's leading Internet TV service provider, signed on to launch its platform on top of Windows Azure's new Media Services offering. Microsoft's Azure cloud computing platform won a strong endorsement Monday when PPTV, which...
Microsoft Wins Big with Windows Azure Internet TV Deal in China
Google Opens Up Compute Engine To All Developers Who Buy Its $400/Month Gold Support Package, Drops Instance Prices By 4%

VMware lays out prices for hybrid cloud offering -- now customers have the ball

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VMware re-announced its long-awaited vCloud Hybrid Service as an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) play for current vSphere customers to use. It will become available in an early access program in June and generally available in the third quarter of the year. The company is pitching the platform for both legacy vSphere applications already...
VMware lays out prices for hybrid cloud offering -- now customers have the ball

VMware virtual machines targeted by "Crisis" espionage malware

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Symantec.com Researchers have uncovered a single espionage malware attack that is capable of infecting multiple platforms, including computers running the Windows and Mac OS X operating systems, Windows-powered mobile devices, and VMware virtual machines. When Ars first chronicled the trojan backdoor known as Morcut last month, we reported that...
VMware virtual machines targeted by "Crisis" espionage malware

Nuage Networks SDN aims for easy connections in the rack and beyond

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Nuage Networks, a startup inside French network vendor Alcatel-Lucent, has come out with an overlay product for software-defined networking (SDN) inside and outside the data center and a plan for SDN-enabled wide-area networks for the enterprise. Carrying out that vision would show that the SDN concept can spread far beyond...
Nuage Networks SDN aims for easy connections in the rack and beyond

Microsoft hopes to lure users away from VMware with new migration tool

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Microsoft's free Virtual Machine Converter (MVMC) tool is now available for download. The tool is used to convert virtual machines that today run on VMware products into a format compatible with Microsoft's own virtualization environment, Hyper-V, the company said in a blog post on Thursday....
Microsoft hopes to lure users away from VMware with new migration tool
Can VMware Get a Virtual Machine On the iPhone?

Is a VMware/EMC Cloud Spinoff in the Works?

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Here's what we know: After four years as CEO of VMware, Paul Maritz is being replaced by EMC COO Pat Gelsinger. But is there more to the story? Maritz is leaving, but it is not at all clear what will be happening to him - is he all the...
Is a VMware/EMC Cloud Spinoff in the Works?

More Details on Google's Cloud Offering; Many More Details Needed

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Google has released a few more details about Compute Engine, the infrastructure-as-a-service offering it debuted at Google I/O today. In a company blog post, Craig McLuckie, its product manager sketched some some of the details that didn’t make it into Urs Hölzle’s remarks during today’s keynote address at Day 2...
More Details on Google's Cloud Offering; Many More Details Needed

5 tips for vanquishing virtual sprawl

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Take control of the virtual machines in your data center with these 5 simple rules. Insider (registration required)...
5 tips for vanquishing virtual sprawl

Quorum lands $11m in Series B funding to help firms combat downtime and hardware failure

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Quorum has announced today that it has raised $11 million in Series B funding in order to ramp up sales, marketing and support for its one-click backup, recover and continuity solutions aimed at small and medium-sized businesses. The round was led by new investor Toba Capital, a venture firm created...
Quorum lands $11m in Series B funding to help firms combat downtime and hardware failure
Microsoft Satiates Developers' Ever-Loving Appetites For Lower Pricing With Per-Minute Billing On Windows Azure

Symantec adds disaster recovery capabilities to Veritas Cluster Server

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Veritas Cluster Server now monitors applications running in virtual machines, and can take action to recover them if they go down as well as migrate VMs without downtime....
Symantec adds disaster recovery capabilities to Veritas Cluster Server
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VMware bundled with 10 other great apps including Drive Genius, PDFPen 5, Forklift, Snapheal, Typinator 5, more for $49

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From 9to5Toys.com: MacUpdate has one of the best bundles we’ve ever seen on a wide ranging set of Mac software.  You’re breaking even with the VMWare Fusion 4 headliner but there are great apps up and down the lineup including Drive Genius disk utility, PDFPen 5 PDF editor, Snapheal photo...
VMware bundled with 10 other great apps including Drive Genius, PDFPen 5, Forklift, Snapheal, Typinator 5, more for $49

New Ways to Do Disaster Recovery Using Virtualization

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Remember your father's disaster recovery (DR) process? Chances are it involved using a bunch of data tapes and rotating them between home and work, or different offices. Tapes were cheap, but notoriously unreliable. And getting them restored on a server took a lot of work. There are better solutions for...
New Ways to Do Disaster Recovery Using Virtualization
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