A quarter of servers shipped in 2014 to support VM technology, says IDC
Almost a quarter of all servers shipped in 2014 will support virtual machine (VM) technology, according to a report from analyst firm IDC. It surveyed more than 400 organisations currently deploying server virtualisation and expects 2010 to be the first year during which more than half of all installed application instances run inside a VM IDC anticipates the worldwide business virtualisation market to reach nearly $20 billion (£12.67 billion) by 2014.
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VMware brings virtualisation to mobiles with LG partnership
VMware Inc. has teamed up with LG Electronics in an effort to bring virtualisation technology to smartphones. As part of the deal, VMware will work on ways to incorporate virtualisation technology into LG's handsets. During a conference call earlier this week, Srinivas Krishnamurti, senior director for mobile solutions at VMware, said the partnership will aid IT administrators in securing access to company data given increased use of handsets such as Apple iPhone and Android-based smartphones.
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SGI releases third gen ICE Cube Air
SGI is now shipping its third-generation ICE Cube Air, which is designed to use evaporative air cooling or chilled-water coils. Formerly known as Rackable Systems, the company claims to have completely eliminated the need for heating, ventilating, and air conditioning and the solution will house four compute racks. It ships in 20- and 40-foot lengths with a starting cost of £65,000.
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IBM unveil data centre analytics tools
IBM has unveiled predictive analytics tools, based on intellectual property from 21 of its products. The tools are designed to allow CIOs to see trends in the data centre and forecast years down the line. Analytical capabilities include removing a server from a data centre and predicting how operational needs might have to align with future business demands. To assist in data centre planning and management, the tools use information including cash flow, physical threshold capacity and resiliency rationalisations.
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