The Daily Data Centre repository for July

July's editions include Microsoft's in-house Azure offering, EMC's interest in Greenplum and Oracle's debut of Sun Ray 5.

The Daily Data Centre

The Daily Data Centre is's roundup of important and interesting news from around the world. July's editions include Microsoft's in-house Azure offering, EMC's interest in Greenplum and Oracle's debut of Sun Ray 5.

VMware unveils vCenter Site Recovery Manager 4.0.2
July 30, 2010
VMware fixes issues highlighted with vCenter Site Recovery Manager 4.0.1 in updated version.

Warwickshire College picks RES Software for VDI
July 28, 2010
Warwickshire College has opted for RES Software's workspace management solution for its new virtual desktop environment.

VMware launches volume purchasing software licensing programme
July 27, 2010
VMware has unveiled its VMware Volume Purchasing Programme (VPP), designed to provide global customers with software licensing discounting.

Savvis' net loss widens for Q2
July 26, 2010
Cloud services provider Savvis has announced a net loss of $13.9 million for its second quarter results, widening from $6.17 million when compared to Q2 2009.

IBM unveils zEnterprise mainframe
July 23, 2010
IBM has announced the availability of its zEnterprise mainframe system, which is said to be 40% to 60% faster than its previous system.

VMware posts strong second quarter results
July 22, 2010
VMware has posted $674 million in revenue for Q2, a 48% increase from the same period in 2009.

Uptime Institute unveils Accredited Tier Specialist course for IT managers
July 21, 2010
Uptime's new offer follows on from the Institute's Accredited Tier Designer (ATD) course to help data centre managers improve their operations.

Green Grid debuts four categories for measuring PUE
July 20, 2010
The Green Grid, a group of companies striving for energy efficiency, has unveiled four categories of PUE ratings, from category 0 to category 3.

Rackspace unveils open source cloud platform
July 19, 2010
Rackspace has announced an open source cloud platform called OpenStack which uses code that powers its public cloud offerings.

IBM cuts ribbon on cloud computing centre in Germany
July 16, 2010
IBM has unveiled a Cloud Computing Competence Centre in Ehningen, Germany, which is designed to provide services to customers locally and internationally.

Oracle releases latest Sun Ray software
July 15, 2010
Oracle has announced that Sun Ray Software 5 is now available, with several enhancements from the previous edition.

IBM joins forces with European Union on e-services research
July 14, 2010
IBM has announced that it is collaborating with the European Union, industry and academia, to launch an e-services research consortium.

Citrix announces advanced virtualisation certifications for engineers
July 13, 2010
Citrix Systems has announced its advanced certifications are now available to engineers and architects.

Microsoft lets businesses run Windows Azure in their own data centres
July 12, 2010
Microsoft has announced plans for businesses and partners to run Windows Azure in their own servers through purchasing its Appliance package.

CIOs should plan for a second economic downturn, Gartner
July 8, 2010
If a second recession unfolds in the next 12 to 18 months, no CIO should be forgiven for being unprepared, according to analysts at Gartner.

EMC to acquire Greenplum
July 7, 2010
Storage giant EMC will acquire privately-owned data warehousing vendor Greenplum.

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich opts for IBM hot water-cooled supercomputer
July 6, 2010
The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich has chosen IBM's hot water-cooled supercomputer, which also generates warmth for the university's buildings.

Blue Chip cuts ribbons on UK 'Eco' data centre
July 2, 2010
Blue Chip has unveiled its UK 'Eco' data centre, designed to use half the energy of data centre facilities of a similar size.

New Uptime Institute standard for data centre managers
July 1, 2010
The Uptime Institute has announced a new standard to address facilities' management behaviours and highlight risks that may affect data centre uptime.

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