As noted in a report from the Government Accountability Office for the House Foreign Affairs Committee last August, the United States remains notoriously lax in its regulation of electronics waste and the business of shipping it overseas. “U.S. hazardous waste regulations have not deterred exports of potentially hazardous used electronics,” the report concluded.
IT Outsourcing Firm CSC Launches Cloud Computing with Security Focus – Channel Insider
Partnering with Cisco and its Unified Computing effort, EMC, and VMware, CSC will offer what it is calling “Cloud Orchestration” and “Trusted Cloud” services, designed to provide more management, consulting security and other additional services than are provided by other cloud providers such as Amazon.com.
JMicron is preparing to debut its new NAND flash controller at Computex, and with it the company intends to boast it can slash SSD pricing by 50% in time for the holiday season.
IBM Makes the Case for Power Systems SSDs – IT Jungle
For Power 520 and Power 550 machines, an SSD costs $10,000, while for Power 560 and Power 570 machines, it costs $13,235. (The price difference seems completely arbitrary to me.) The Power 595 does not yet have support for SSDs, but the external DS series of disk arrays from IBM that are commonly used at big Power shops have SSDs inside already. By comparison, a 139 GB (for i) or 146 GB (for AIX or Linux) SAS hard disk runs $498; the 282 GB/300 GB SAS disks run to $1,150 a pop. (This is after recent price cuts, mind you.)
Virtual machine movement — Virtual machine resources can be dynamically moved without disrupting processes and allocated where there is the most need. The same applies for a virtual appliance that enables WAN optimization and application acceleration services to be moved from one machine to another without disruption of services.