Managed hosting and server virtualisation set for 2011 growth
Managed hosting and server virtualisation are both set for huge growth in 2011, analyst firm Ovum has claimed. According to research from the company, the business process outsourcing market is an arena which will do particularly well next year. Ovum's IT Services Contracts Analytics report found the case for outsourcing remains a strong one.
Microsoft bolsters Azure
Microsoft has added to Windows Azure with several new capabilities, including the ability the ability to run Windows Server instances on Azure. This aims to make applications portable between the data centre and a Microsoft cloud platform. New features include the Windows Azure Virtual Machine Role and Server Application Virtualisation.
Emerson improves energy efficiency in St. Louis data centre
Emerson has announced how its St. Louis, U.S.-based data centre has seen several improvements in its energy efficiency since opening in July last year. The vendor said its 7,800-square-foot solar array produced an estimated 11,400 kilovolt ampere hours of energy a month during the first 12 months.
F5 Networks adds to VMware View 4.5
F5 Networks has added to VMware View 4.5 with its Application Ready Solution. This add-on capability for F5's BIG-IP Edge Gateway is offered as a hardware appliance designed to improve connectivity between remote users/sites and the data centre. This is achieved through reducing latency through improved packet compression, packet de-duplication and local caching.
Veeam ships Backup and Replication 5.0
Veeam shipped its Backup and Replication 5.0 on Oct. 20, saying its VM backup tool now includes a vPower feature. This allows VM images to boot directly from compressed backup repositories and therefore shrink VMs.
Kayleigh Bateman is the Site Editor of SearchVirtualDataCentre.co.UK.