A survey by data center operator Digital Realty Trust found that 69 percent of IT pros surveyed “were extremely or very concerned about government regulation.” The study was done by Campos Research & Analysis, and surveyed senior decision makers at big U.S. corporations in charge of datacenter and green IT strategies.
Microsoft Adds Virtualization to Unified Communications – Virtualization Review
The promise of UC is to unify all communications over a common platform. However, Microsoft hasn’t enabled virtualization for all components in OCS R2 quite yet. Virtualization of voice, video, Web conferencing and other collaboration apps are not supported. Microsoft cited “possible” quality-of-service issues with real-time media as the reason.
SQL Server Support Policy for Failover Clustering and Virtualization gets an update… – CSS SQL Server Engineers
…One fairly controversial aspect to this policy was our support (actually non-support is a better word) for “guest” failover clustering. We didn’t support installing SQL Server failover clustering in a virtual machine. Well this policy is now changed effective immediately as updated in the article.
Virtualization Management at Interop; new focus for network managers – SearchNetworking.com
Barb Goldworm and Anne Skamarock: Network management tools are still able to provide management of the physical components within the environment. However, to manage any of the virtual components and even to see into the OS or application, these tools need to be virtualization-aware, i.e., interact with the virtual layer to gain access to the virtual components. Many network management companies have become, or at least started to become, virtualization-aware. Furthermore, application management, including performance tools and root cause analysis tools, must likewise now understand the concepts of the virtual layers as well.
Western Digital’s 2TB green drive eyes surveillance market – Crave – CNET
The company announced Tuesday the new 2TB WD AV-GP. It incorporates Western Digital’s AV Intelligent Drive Technology, which makes it a good choice for AV applications such as DVRs, media centers, media servers, and surveillance video recording.