A virtualization-heavy list today, so let’s get started. VMware’s licensing cost structure shows signs of adaptability; Symantec discovers that virtualization and cloud tech fail to live up to their potential for many IT shops; and the Payment Card Industry sounds the alarm on credit card data stored in virtualized environments.
VMware takes two shots at cost of its products – ITworld
Changes to app virtualization development licensing and an acquisition hint at a future of more agile cost structures.
Survey finds many disappointed in virtualization, cloud computing – Network World
IT pros tell Symantec that these white-hot technologies aren’t what they’re cracked up to be.
PCI Updates Rules for Customer Data In Cloud – InformationWeek
Safeguards should be just as strong when customer data is on the cloud, if not stronger, according to the banking group.
Quantum Acquires Pancetera Software For $12 Million – Virtualization.com
Cost-reducing, virtual data security and management firm gets snapped up. Looks like Quantum got PCI’s memo.
Research@Intel: The cloud’s future is many-core and GPU accelerated – Ars Technica
More multi-core chips… No shocker there, but there are some intriguing ideas like GPU-accelerated crypto.
ETF Invests Over $7 Million in Cleantech Newbie 4Energy Ltd. – Green Technology World
Startups that help data center operators save money — cooling costs in this case — continue to rake in VC funds.
Are consolidation’s savings a mirage? – Federal Computer Week
Could the software part of the equation throw a wrench in the U.S. Government’s ambitious data center consolidation plans?
Verizon Exceeds AT&T’s Energy Efficiency Performance – Triple Pundit
No losers here as AT&T beats Verizon in greening supply chains and water use.
Interxion uses 100% renewable in Brussels – DatacenterDynamics
The colocation company makes a huge commitment to renewables. Are you watching Facebook, Microsoft and Apple? (Google gets a pass in this regard.)
Will Chromebooks Speed Cloud Adoption? – ZDNet | Virtually Speaking
Cloudbooks’ aversion to installed software might have a big impact if the device class takes off.