…Case in point: over the weekend, the British newspaper the Guardian published the tantalizing statistic that Google’s data center in The Dalles, Oregon, could use as much energy as the entire city of Newcastle, England when it comes fully online in 2011.
A recent survey commissioned by Lantronix, provider of secure communication technologies, finds that green IT initiatives are a top priority for 31 percent of U.S. businesses in 2009. Also, 40 percent of businesses already have green initiatives in place, with plans to intensify them in the future.
HP pads out thin client – ITweb
Groudan says HP has incorporated HP RDP Enhancements multimedia and USB redirection into its Windows Embedded thin clients to enable users to easily run Web applications, videos and other files within a virtual desktop environment without audio or video synchronisation issues and additional loads on servers.
The company notes that HP RDP Enhancements, available on HP thin clients with Windows XP Embedded, create a near-desktop experience for VMware View environments, including support for the latest VMware View Manager 3 broker.
Supermicro Crams Intel Atom Processors inside low-power servers – Slippery Brick
The 4W machine is optimized for the Atom 230 CPU and supports multiple RAID configurations, four SATA ports, 2GB of DDR2 RAM and more. The 8W server uses the dual-core Atom 330 processor and offers many of the same specifications.
The Desktop Management Task Force (DMTF) may not solve the Jell-O problem, or even the definition of Cloud, but it is working on a set of specifications that should give both cloud providers and customers a common language to describe what services a cloud offers and how to make use of them, according to Winston Bumpus, president of DMTF and director of standards architecture at VMware.