The Daily Data Centre is SearchVirtualDataCentre.co.UK's roundup of important and interesting news from around the world. September's editions include Oracle updating Solaris, Cisco and Citrix doing desktop virt together and IBM abandoning an Icelandic data centre.
Businesses shrug shoulders at today's CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme deadline
September 30, 2010
IFS reports that businesses need to pick up the pace on environmental monitoring or face severe penalties as a result of the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme.
Novell adds creation of EC2 images to SUSE Appliance Toolkit
September 29, 2010
Novell has announced new features, including support for Amazon EC2 image creation, that will be added to its SUSE Appliance Toolkit.
HP rips out Cisco kit in six internal data centres
September 28, 2010
HP has completed its plan to remove Cisco networking equipment from all six of its internal data centres and replace the kit with its own.
Numerous businesses struggle with server recovery yet fail to test
September 27, 2010
Nearly two-thirds of companies experience consistent problems when attempting to recover a server, yet only 2% admit to testing.
London data centre space most attractive in Europe
September 24, 2010
The well-connected, high-density data centre space of London remains very attractive to European enterprises.
Viglen achieves certification for green computing
September 23, 2010
Viglen has achieved Environmental Management Systems ISO-140001 certification for its efforts in improving environmental performance.
UK government to slash data centre facilities from 220 to a dozen
September 22, 2010
The government hopes to reduce its data centre space from 220 facilities to around a dozen as more ICT spending cuts are revealed.
HP and Oracle settle legal spat over Hurd hiring
September 21, 2010
HP and Oracle have agreed to settle their legal spat over the hiring of Mark Hurd.
IBM set to buy Netezza for $1.7 billion
September 20, 2010
IBM will buy data analytics company Netezza for $1.7 billion, and Yahoo's new energy-efficient data centre comes with a 'chicken coop' design.
Tech companies storm top 10 best global brands list
September 17, 2010
Six of the top 10 best global brands are tech-based companies, according to Interbrand.
Cisco offers Unified Network Services
September 16, 2010
Cisco has launched Unified Network Services, designed to deliver network services in different environments.
MTI cuts ribbon on third solution centre
September 15, 2010
MTI has announced the opening of its third MTI Solution Centre, designed for VCE infrastructure testing.
IPC locates Electronic Connectivity Services at Interxion's data centres
September 14, 2010
Colocation service provider Interxion has announced that IPC will locate its core Electronic Connectivity Services infrastructure at Interxion's Financial Hub in London and Vienna.
HP buys ArcSight for $1.5 billion
September 13, 2010
HP will offer $43.50 per share, at a grand total of $1.5 billion, for security software vendor ArcSight.
Oracle makes updates to the Solaris range
September 10, 2010
Oracle has improved the security for its virtual machines through enhancements to its Solaris product line.
Cisco and Citrix buddy up on desktop virtualisation
September 9, 2010
Cisco and Citrix have joined forces on a desktop virtualisation offering that combines Citrix's XenDesktop platform with Cisco's Unified Computing System.
IBM pulls plug on Verne Holding's Icelandic data centre
September 8, 2010
Many of the companies hoping to store data at Verne Holding's Icelandic data centre facility have pulled out of the project.
Survey says software audits on the rise
September 7, 2010
More than half of UK businesses have been audited by a software publisher or other body in the last 12 months, according to a survey from FAST Ltd.
Reach Internet moves in with UKSolutions
September 6, 2010
UKSolutions has announced that online training provider Reach Internet has moved its in-house data provision to the company's Studley data centre.
IT managers ignore data centre consultants' advice
September 3, 2010
IT managers are increasing their use of independent data centre consultants, but most have admitted to ignoring their advice.
VMware and Novell unveil SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for VMware
September 2, 2010
VMware and Novell have announced the availability of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for VMware.
VMware acquires Integrien and TriCipher
September 1, 2010
VMware has made acquired two companies: application and analytics software vendor Integrien and access management applications firm TriCipher.
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This was first published in September 2010