The Daily Data Centre repository for August

August's editions include an enterprise stamp of approval for Citrix's XenDesktop, UK energy policy driving away data centres and Dell's new HPC release.

The Daily Data Centre

The Daily Data Centre is's roundup of important and interesting news from around the world. August's editions include an enterprise stamp of approval for Citrix's XenDesktop, UK energy policy driving away data centres and Dell's new HPC release.

Six new VMware cloud products to kick off VMworld
August 31, 2010
Virtualisation giant VMware has released six virtualisation cloud products to start off VMworld 2010.

Novell sees decline in Q3 results
August 27, 2010
For its third quarter, Novell reported net revenue of $199 million, compared to net revenue of $216 million in Q3 last year.

XenDesktop to include XenClient bare-metal hypervisor and XenVault
August 26, 2010
Enterprise and platinum versions of XenDesktop 4 Feature Pack 2, due for release the last week of September, will include the XenClient bare-metal hypervisor and XenVault.

IBM unveils BigFix Unified Management Software
August 25, 2010
IBM has introduced new enterprise software products based on the acquisition of BigFix it made last month.

IBM to put power processors into deep sleep
August 24, 2010
Big Blue is developing an additional deep-sleep mode for its power processors so they can draw a normal amount of current when idling in 'Winkle' mode.

Bidding war breaks out between HP and Dell for 3Par
August 23, 2010
HP has put in an offer to buy 3Par for $1.6 billion, topping Dell's bid made last week.

Veeam offers Veeam Report Free Edition
August 20, 2010
Virtualisation management vendor Veeam has revealed a new version of its Veeam Reporter product, for free.

UK businesses failing on EU data centre energy rules
August 19, 2010
Consultancy on365 warns that UK businesses are vulnerable to financial penalties and rising energy costs based on an EU directive.

Interxion cuts ribbon on 28th European data centre
August 18, 2010
Colocation service provider Interxion has opened its sixth data centre, to be based in Frankfurt.

Synopsys picks Virtensys I/O virtualisation system
August 17, 2010
Software and IP semiconductor software design firm Synopsys has deployed a VIO-4001 IOV appliance.

Dell bolsters storage portfolio with 3PAR acquisition
August 16, 2010
Dell, adding to its storage virtualisation portfolio, is set to acquire virtualised storage vendor 3PAR for $1.15 billion.

Emersion list cautions against human data centre errors
August 13, 2010
Emerson Network Power has released a list of the best practices to avoid human error interferring with data centre performance.

Rackspace launches Cloud Servers for Windows offering
August 12, 2010
Hosting provider Rackspace has announced its Cloud Servers for Windows offering, featuring various administrator upgrades.

Oracle will build Sun Microsystems data centre containers if needed
August 11, 2010
Oracle will continue to sell Sun Microsystems data centre containers, despite the solution not being part of Oracle's regular product line.

VMware launches Zimbra Collaboration Suite Appliance
August 10, 2010
After acquiring Zimbra back in February, VMware has now released its Collaboration Suite Appliance.

Super Micro tops hardware sales growth list
August 9, 2010
Super Micro Computer saw sales growth of 63.4% during the last fiscal year, placing it first in the top five vendors.

Dell releases PowerEdge C410x for HPC market
August 6, 2010
Dell has unveiled its PowerEdge C410x, designed for scientist and engineers in the HPC market.

Convirture claims to plug hypervisor gap
August 5, 2010
Newcomer Convirture claims to be plugging a hole in the open source hypervisor market, as it declares war on VMware's vCenter.

Energy plan may drive UK data centres offshore
August 4, 2010
A recent statement by Energy Secretary Chris Huhne to Parliament may drive data centres away from UK shores, according to a data centre company.

Telecity adds more power capacity due to online demand
August 3, 2010
Data centre operator Telecity has boosted its power capacity in order to meet the demands for its services, including Facebook photos and Spotify playlists.

Burton Group brands XenDesktop 'enterprise-ready'
August 2, 2010
With the release of XenDesktop 4 Service Pack 1, Citrix is the first to meet the analyst's requirements.

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