Symantec to expand cloud-based software – Reuters
Symantec’s hosted storage services, which consumers and businesses access over the Web, are among its fastest-growing products. Salem said companies were originally hesitant to use the Internet to transmit sensitive information, but are gradually becoming more comfortable with the concept, thanks to improved technology for securing the data.
VMware Targets SMBs with vSphere – Network Computing
VMware will introduce three new VMware vSphere 4 product editions for SMBs, that the company claims will deliver cost-effective server consolidation, high availability and data protection to enable ‘Always on IT’. Small businesses can deploy a server consolidation and management solution for only $166 per processor with VMware vSphere 4 Essentials and get higher application uptime with VMware vSphere 4 Essentials Plus (only $499 per processor)–features which VMware claims are out of reach for most small companies.
Hitachi claims green benefits with new blade servers – vnunet.com
The BladeSymphony 2000 now boasts 144GB of memory, and the server’s bandwidth has been increased to help ensure that virtualised environments have the necessary resources. The platform maintains a high server density, and eight blades can be squeezed into each 10U chassis.
Why My Company Uses Amazon’s EC2 Cloud – Computerworld
ShareThis uses the data it collects from each customer site to analyze how content is forwarded amongst Internet users. The company crunches their link logs every night, adding them to its 10 terabyte data warehouse stored on Amazon’s service. The process could take a single computer 100 hours, but ShareThis creates more than dozen virtual instances and finishes the job overnight.
Report: SSDs Can’t Replace HDDs – Tom’s Hardware
But what made TDK’s revelation stand out Friday was its claim that the new SSDs are ideal as magnetic hard drive replacements, and, according to the EETimes, the company began to shop the new SDGA2 around to laptop manufacturers last week. “TDK’s SDG2A series of industrial SSDs are SATA discs suitable as replacements for hard disc drives(HDDs) and provide high-speed performance, data reliability, storage life span, and data security at the highest levels in the industry,” TDK said Friday in a press release.