Virtualizing the server is great, but what about network I/O virtualization? – InfoWorld
InfoWorld: For those of us who are new to this, tell us what are the current approaches to performing network I/O virtualization?
Neugebauer: Methods traditionally include using software IOV [SW IOV], multi-queue IOV [MQ IOV], and single PCIe Root complex [SR-IOV]. The challenge has been that these IOV methods either create a bottleneck at the CPU or offer decreased network device functionality.
Computer centers adopt low-tech methods – The Denver Post
Data-center designers “are not paid to create energy efficiency; they’re paid to create reliable and redundant facilities,” Hines said. “If they’re not asked to do it, they’re not driven to do it. But they don’t realize that the savings are tremendous.”
IBM has slashed close to $1 million off its $4 million annual power bill in Boulder since opening the $350 million green data center last year.
CIOs Slow to Embrace Cloud Computing – BusinessWeek
A 2009 survey on IT spending by Goldman Sachs ranked cloud services #33 on the list of spending priorities among CIOs, with about 50 percent saying that it was a low priority. Software as a service ranked even lower at #36, with more than 60 percent categorizing it as a low priority.
Symantec Report: Green IT Now ‘Essential Item’ – Greentech Media
Nearly three-quarters of those surveyed said they’re increasing their budgets for green IT, nearly a fifth of them by more than 20 percent – and this at a time when most overall IT budgets are falling, Iglesias said.
HP upgrades mobile and desktop thin clients – Network World
HP says its 4410t Mobile Thin Client gives users notebook-quality performance while insuring businesses against loss of data by storing all data on the server rather than on the endpoint. The mobile thin client, available in mid-July at $550 and up, is based on Intel Celeron processors and preinstalled with Windows Embedded Standard operating system.
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