VMware Tweaks Load Balancing In vSphere 4 – Information Week
The Distributed Resource Scheduler in vSphere 4 monitors virtual machine usage across a server cluster to see whether the virtual machine is loaded on the server that best meets its needs. DRS can perform load balancing in the cluster to ensure the best possible application performance.
MLC to SSD’s Rescue – ITBusinessEdge.com
SandForce’s Thad Omura says a key development is a new type of flash controller called the SSD processor. By concentrating processing power in the controller, the hope is that increased write amplification technology and other technologies can bring MLC performance up to the level of SLC while still keeping the overall system at a reasonable price point. It also opens the possibility of adding RAID-like features across multiple die, lowering the failure rate dramatically.
Information technology isn’t just aiding the green building sector in terms of energy management tools — it also can play a role in designing certified green structures. Brattleboro, Vt.-based BuildingGreen, a green building publisher and products cataloger, on Wednesday launched an online software package meant to help designers certify green structures more quickly and efficiently.
The tipping point for green IT – ITWorld
Green IT built on IT virtualization provides a good way to help mitigate these data center power and space issues and allows you to reduce equipment and system management costs for your data center. Virtualization can cut power requirements by 50% and also reduces data center floor space requirements.
The argument put forward by ABI is that current mobile gadgets require a lot of processing power, memory, and storage in order to cope with the apps being downloaded and used. Developers also have to make a decision between supporting a single platform (iPhone, Symbian, Android, etc.) or developing for all platforms. Either way there is a downside – lost sales or longer development time.