Citrix Dazzle Offers Self-Serve Virtualized Apps – InformationWeek
Dazzle is accompanied by Citrix Merchandising Server, which allows IT staff to prepare a wide variety of applications to be included in the Dazzle storefront, and Citrix Receiver, client software that allows the end user to receive a virtualized application or desktop. It also can receive a streamed application or virtual desktop that will run on the end user’s own machine. Receiver is available for Windows PCs, Apple Macintoshes, and iPhones.
At colo data center, air mixing happens up high – SearchDataCenter.com
Sheputis, CEO of Fortune Data Centers, saw that most mixing of hot and cold air — a no-no in data center design — happened at the top of racks, rather than around the sides of rows or through empty slots in racks. These discoveries came through the use of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software, which many data centers use to get a visual footprint of their facility’s airflow.
Eaton Provides Data Center Power Solutions – Processor
Eaton’s monitored ePDUs include the ability to measure power draw down to the receptacle (or socket) level. “Customers want to know how much power they have available,” says Skorjanec. “Monitoring consumption shows where power is being used to let IT make decisions about future expansion, like what device to buy and where to put it. And monitoring gives you a snapshot of IT power usage.” Eaton also offers power-monitoring products that can provide usage snapshots throughout an entire facility, including at the panel board level.
The virtualized client is coming – The Pervasive Datacenter – CNET
The vision here seems a sound one. After all, IT vendors have essentially been adding layers of abstraction to mask complexity since the beginning. Even an operating system is an example of abstraction (actually many of them rolled into one software package). And use cases involving personal PCs used to access corporate networks or protected VMs that run security scanners seem far less esoteric than they did even just a couple of years back.
Spending on Cloud Computing Going Up, Up, Up – ITBusinessEdge
Gartner foresees the biggest growth in cloud office suites, with spending growing from $136 million last year to $512 million in 2009. So, will this be a breakthrough year for Google Apps? Maybe. As I wrote last month, Google recently introduced some improvements that should make Google Apps an easier sell in some companies.