The processors are capable of configuring RAID 5 or RAID 6 data protection natively without an additional RAID controller. Jasper Forest processors also integrate PCIe hub functions which allows for even thriftier use of power and space.
Data growth defies economic downturn – FierceCIO
Data, it seems, is a growth industry and there is no end in sight. This opens up new opportunities to improve energy efficiency, computer hardware and software to meet a host of new challenges. And all that is good for IT professionals, good for the industry and good for business.
Microsoft accelerates desktop virtualization plans – The Register
Microsoft has massively accelerated delivery of the next version of its desktop enterprise virtualization software, while unveiling the next release of its Application Virtualization, aka App-V.
Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) 2009 R2 will now be released to manufacturing at the end of October, soon after the release of Windows 7 on October
22. The initial plan had been for a MDOP beta “sometime” during the first quarter of 2010, with RTM code presumably after that.
The green data center degree program will steer students toward technologies and real-world business strategies that involve virtualization, server consolidation, energy efficiency, business resiliency, security, and compliance skills. It mimics real world IT
scenarios in that it includes technologies from IBM, competitors such
as Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, Oracle, and others, but IBM Power Systems servers running IBM i, AIX, and Linux environments are the central elements of the system.
Adaptec promises server speed boost with MaxIQ – Computer Business Review
It uses a modified 32GB Intel X25-E Extreme SATA SSD, which is tacked onto to I/O path, and can work with Adaptec’s Series 5 or Series 2 controller cards.
As well as increasing the read speed of servers, the reduction in hardware needs can save a company 50% of the costs associated with similar set ups. It also takes up less space and requires less power to drive it.
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