Startup City: Eucalyptus Systems Readies Enterprise Add-Ons – InformationWeek
Eucalyptus makes it possible to manage existing data center resources–servers, storage, networking–as unified resources that can be doled out through self-service provisioning by developers, end users, and business units. Eucalyptus has the added benefit of supporting Amazon.com’s Web Services APIs, making it possible to move data and applications between private Eucalyptus clouds and Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud and Simple Storage Service. These hybrid environments can be used for “cloud bursting”–a way of accommodating traffic spikes–and for short-term IT resource requirements.
Vyatta, a Belmont, Calif.-based company that makes open source routing platform has raised $10 million in Series C funding led by Citrix Systems. Previous investors Comcast Interactive Capital, Panorama Capital and ArrowPath Venture Partners also invested in this round of funding. The company had previously raised a total of $18.5 million in funding.
Data Center Efficiencies Coming Full Circle to DC, Liquid Cooling – Environmental Leader
Recent work suggests most legacy data centers can shave 5-10 percent in cooling use by raising the average temperature from 20-25 C to as high as 27 C, or about 81 degrees. “That’s a huge amount of energy when you look at the number of data centers around the world,” he said.
HP, Intel, Yahoo collaborate on cloud computing – Between the Lines Blog – ZDNet
Expansion of the Open Cirrus community means researchers will have access to new approaches and skill sets to better realize the full potential of cloud computing. The new institutes will also host additional test bed research sites, expanding the global footprint of Open Cirrus to nine locations, making it the most geographically diverse cloud computing test bed available to researchers.
At the opposite end of the spectrum from Nehalem-EX systems is the diminutive Dell XS11-VX8, better known by its codename of “Fortuna.” If you are having trouble with the scale of this devices, that silvery part with the white label on the back of the server is the 3.5″ hard disk. Yet this pocket-sized computer is no toy, but a true, enterprise-ready, 64-bit, hardware virtualization enabled, self-contained server with dual NICs and 2GB RAM that supports IPMI and iSCSI. The processor is the Via Nano, one of the most economical processors on the market with full hardware virtualization support for Hyper-V.