Cisco Beckons Carriers to the Cloud – Light Reading
Cisco is announcing a blueprint called Unified Service Delivery (USD), which it claims will simplify the carrier data center and let carriers make better use of virtualization — the technology that treats groups of servers or disk drives as pools of resources to be divided arbitrarily among users and services.
Any K-12 or higher education institutions are eligible to recycle old Macs, PCs and peripherals (keyboards, mice, printers, etc.) from any manufacturer, with no purchase required. The limits are these: a school must have at least 25 pieces of recyclables to participate, they must register by July 31 and pick-up must occur by August 31 and all equipment must be packaged according to the instructions.
With XenClient, Citrix has decided to take what could be argued as the more difficult path of client virtualization, or at least the road less travelled. However, they aren’t the only company going after this space. As the current virtualization giant in the industry, VMware made a similar announcement to XenClient during its own trade show, VMworld Europe, back in February. VMware and Intel announced their own collaboration as they work toward another client hypervisor. There are also startup companies in this space, companies like Neocleus and Virtual Computer, both of which have produced their own Type-1 client hypervisors.
STEC sees SSD business boom – Channel Register
Enterprise solid state drive use means booming sales for STEC which saw revenues for its Zeus SSD rise 267.1 percent year-on-year.
Measurement is the first step of energy management, which becomes even more critical as energy costs rise. A new chip by Teridian Semiconductor is aiming at not only at concerns towards growing enterprise data center energy demand, but also for residential applications.