Why cloud computing needs open source – IT World Canada
For companies like Red Hat, ISVs have to more fully embrace moving apps that enterprises need to the public cloud, according to Red Hat CTO Brian Stevens. For the future, the company wants to see a higher degree of compatibility between external cloud providers, zero cost of entry and exit for users moving to cloud-based environments, better data mobility, the elimination of ISV licencing obstacles, and an overall reduction in complexity for on-premise cloud installations.
Virtual Iron had about 2,000 customers as of April 2008. Customers who move to Oracle VM won’t incur new license costs, because the software itself is downloadable for no charge.
Oracle makes money by charging for support, using a pricing model tied to the number of server cores in use.
The simplified cabling schemes promised by FCoE will reduce the amount of physical work required to move a VM from one server to another, Stevenson says. “If there are less connection points to a virtual machine, you have more mobility,” he says. Even in a virtual environment, “there are still physical interfaces beneath the hardware that have to be provisioned properly.”
GeIL offering Green Series of DDR3 memory – Neoseeker
The GeIL DDR3 Green Series of memory comes in four different speed and capacity combinations which require 10-20% less power than the JEDEC standard. The series offers PC3-8500 memory modules in 2GB (2 x 1GB) and 4GB (2 x 2GB) 1066MHz kits with CAS 8-8-8-20 timings. GeIL is also offering PC3-10660 2- and 4GB kits with timings of CAS 9-9-9-24.
Among its other environmentally friendly properties: Seagate claims that 70% or more of the materials used in the drive are recyclable and that the drive meets the RoHS (restriction of hazardous substances) environmental standards. According to Seagate, the drive is also well suited to newer low-power PCs, networking appliances and personal attached storage devices.