The Daily Data Centre is SearchVirtualDataCentre.co.UK's roundup of important and interesting news from around the world. October 2010 highlights include the announcement of a new version of Citrix XenServer and the trends in managed hosting and server virtualisation from analysts at Ovum.
Managed hosting and server virtualisation set for 2011 growth
October 29, 2010
Analyst firm Ovum reports that managed hosting and server virtualisation are set for huge growth in 2011.
Businesses form Open Data Centre Alliance to push for unified cloud standards
October 28, 2010
In an effort to spread the adoption of cloud computing, over 70 companies have come together to demand that vendors change the way they make their kit.
Carbon Reduction Commitment "reformed" so Treasury keeps revenue
October 22, 2010
The UK's Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) is due to be "reformed" so the Treasury keeps the revenue raised through the carbon pricing scheme.
Survey says network speed hindering British business
October 21, 2010
British workers claim their network speed and reliability is critical in their productivity and competitiveness, according to research from Brocade.
HP unveils converged infrastructure training and certification programme
October 20, 2010
HP has introduced a converged infrastructure training and certification programme called ExpertONE.
VMware's net income more than doubles as revenues soar for Q3
October 19, 2010
VMware's net income more than doubled for Q3 2010, in addition to its revenue soaring.
London Stock Exchange opens its data centre doors to suppliers
October 18, 2010
The London Stock Exchange has decided to give the suppliers of market data direct access to its data centre.
Citrix announces XenServer 5.1
October 8, 2010
Citrix has announced a new version of its XenServer product with enhanced storage functionality.
Citrix survey says demand for desktop virtualisation doubling every year
October 7, 2010
Demand for European desktop virtualisation services and sales are doubling every 12 months, according a study commissioned by Citrix.
Apple buys prospective data centre land from elderly couple for $1.7 million
October 6, 2010
Apple has reportedly splashed out $1.7 million to acquire one acre of the 225-acre strip of land that will eventually contain its North Carolina data centre.
Energy budgets continue to inflate, says Gartner
October 5, 2010
Energy costs contribute one-eighth of the total expenditure needed to run a data centre, according to analyst firm Gartner.
Students gain internships with HP through new degree course
October 4, 2010
University students who take a new degree course dedicated to HP's enterprise technology will be able to earn internships at the company and its partners.
HP puts former SAP CEO at the helm
October 1, 2010
HP announced in October 2010 that Leo Apotheker, the former head honcho at SAP, will become its CEO.