Last September, the analyst and consulting firm Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) released a research report on virtualization that found a lack of skills or knowledge was the No. 1 barrier to success with virtualization, while lack of time and/or people was third at 36 percent. According to Andi Mann, VP of research at EMA, these findings are consistent with EMA research going back to early 2006, with skills being one of the top three issues every time.
HP Targets Small Businesses With Virtualization Bundles – Small Business Computing
Virtualization remains one of the most talked-about technologies for businesses of all sizes. And while adoption may not be as high with small businesses as it is with larger enterprises, virtualization’s promise to allow organizations to better use its available hardware makes it well-suited for small businesses looking to save on space, hardware costs and power consumption.
Intel promises fix for SSD firmware bug – Techworld
The firmware, dubbed the SSD Optimizer update, was made available late last month, but was quickly pulled by Intel. The decision by Intel to stop the firmware’s availability was due to various reports, including several disgruntled forum posts, that the software was bricking certain users drives.
Surge in Federal Cloud Revenue for Terremark – Data Center Knowledge
The Obama administration’s plan to shift federal IT services to a cloud computing model is beginning to boost revenues for Terremark Worldwide, one of the early leaders in the government cloud services market. The Miami-based company said yesterday that its revenue from cloud computing has surged to an annual rate of $13.2 million, with the majority of that growth coming from the federal government.
New Power Management Systems at the Ready – IT Business Edge
One potential growth area is in power management software systems for the data center. Newcomer Viridity Software is looking to tap into this vein through a series of systems and services aimed at energy management and asset optimization. The company aims to unite energy-saving efforts across the application and hardware layers, bringing under one roof the often conflicting efforts of IT management, facilities management and executive-level oversight.
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