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  • 10 Big Data startups to watch

    The Big Data space is heating up ? to the point that many pundits already see it as the over-hyped heir to "cloud." The hype may be a bit much, but Big Data is already living up to its potential, transforming entire business lines, such as marketing, pharmaceutical research, and cyber-security.

  • Does VMware have a real future?

    Price is a big weakness when every player in the virtualisation market is offering a good-enough free option.

  • The best way to maximise server uptime

    In an IT world full of elusive goals, there's probably no target as slippery and generally elusive as server uptime.

  • Ice balls help data centre go green

    Green isn't usually the first colour that comes to mind when one visits the hot, dry desert climate of Phoenix, where temperatures recently topped 109 degrees. But that's exactly where I/O Data Center has opened a 180,000-square-foot commercial data centre collocation facility that couples an energy-efficient design with the use of innovative green technologies. Those range from an unusual set-up for its air handlers to its server-rack design.

  • The life and death of a virtual machine

    If IT managers aren?t careful, the failure to manage virtual machines throughout their life cycles could erase virtualisation?s benefits.

  • For management software, it's automate in 08

    IT management software makers will make 2008 the year of automation technology.

  • Challenging the agent overload

    Software agents, long seen as a necessary evil by those securing and managing servers, desktops and other endpoint devices, have proliferated to the point of polluting enterprise environments.

  • Dashboards: The key to net management

    Integrated management dashboards can save you money and are spurring technology partnerships, but they need planning and they're not to be embarked upon lightly.

  • Those incredible shrinking servers

    When it coms to virtualisation, no matter what your strategy or goals, you still have a problem. How do you even know what's out there to consolidate?

  • Can VMware's open standards moves halt Microsoft?

    Microsoft is coming -- this much virtualisation market leader VMware knows. But the company, led by Diane Greene, seems to know exactly how to stave off the software giant. But is it enough?





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