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Monday, May 27th, 2019

Data Center Management

Cisco, EMC coalition supports Oracle, VDI

VCE, the data center-focused joint venture formed by Cisco and EMC/VMware, this week rolled out converged infrastructure systems designed to support the latest technology from the founding companies as well as specialized offerings for Oracle and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) environments.

IBM hopes to Power cloud, analytics with $1 billion Linux investment

IBM will invest US$1 billion to promote Linux development over the next five years as it tries to adapt Power mainframes and servers to handle cloud and big data applications in distributed computing environments.

How shift to green IT will resolve the Big Data paradox

Basis Bay, a provider of sustainable outsourcing solutions in information technology and builder of Asia’s first Green Data Centre outlined a future scenario where data grows beyond human management capabilities and where inefficient data centers consume and waste huge amounts of energy putting even more strain on our fragile environment. 

UPS for mid-market data centers

Emerson Network Power has announced a new addition to its mid-market power protection portfolio with the Asia-wide availability of the the Liebert APS uninterruptible power supply system (UPS). The launch comes at a time when more and more small- to medium-sized companies are looking for lean yet scalable and cost-effective infrastructure that would help drive business growth.

IT operations struggle with virtual machine management and efficiency

Nearly nine in ten IT managers believe virtual machine management is risky without proper planning, according to a global survey from Kelton Research commissioned by TeamQuest.

More than four in five IT managers who use virtual machines list these as top issues:

The 3 biggest money draining mistakes enterprises can make with their data centers

There is a lot of competition among enterprises or large organizations. So when it comes to investing in technology, each organization tries its hardest to get the biggest bang for its buck. However, when looking at their data centers, a lot of these businesses believe the costs associated with running them are inevitable.

Dell delivers its most powerful mobile and tower workstations

Dell has expanded its workstation portfolio with its most powerful mobile and tower workstations, the Dell Precision M4800, M6800, T3610, T5610 and T7610, designed to seamlessly run the leading content creation, engineering, scientific and other professional software applications.

Dell will continue to make large investments in R&D in enterprise solutions after going private

Dell will invest in additional acquisitions and remain committed to its struggling PC business once a US$24.9 billion deal to go private is complete, according to company officials.

IBM's new server ideal for cloud, analytics and social media

IBM has introduced the NeXtScale System, a new computing platform which the company claims provides three times as many cores as current one-unit rack servers, making it ideal for the fastest growing workloads such a social media, analytics, technical computing and cloud delivery. 

Unified Communications Drives Collaboration, Cost Savings (After a Lot of Hard Work)

Unified communications (UC) systems offer end users the chance to broadcast the best way to contact them, avoid the embarrassment of an overstuffed voicemail and maybe, just maybe, get rid of the fax machine once and for all.

Despite the advantages, UC adoption rates - which hover between one-third and three-fifths of enterprises, depending on whom you ask - have been lower than analysts and technology vendors expected. (Those numbers may be artificially inflated; not all employees take kindly to surrendering their tried-and-true traditional telephone.)