Novell adds creation of EC2 images to SUSE Appliance Toolkit

Novell has announced new features, including support for Amazon EC2 image creation, that will be added to its SUSE Appliance Toolkit; plus more daily news.

The Daily Data Centre

Novell adds creation of EC2 images to SUSE Appliance Toolkit
Novell has announced new features to its SUSE Appliance Toolkit. The Toolkit includes SUSE Studio and a suite of tools designed to make Linux-powered applications portable and cloud ready. The latest version supports the creation of Amazon EC2 images.

Companies fear analytics infrastructures won't hold up
Two-thirds of financial services companies worry that their analytics infrastructures won't be able to cope with increasing analytical complexities and data volumes, according to a survey by Wall Street and Technology and other groups, including Platform Computing, SAS and TABB Group. Completed in July of this year, the survey reveals that companies are being affected by lack of scalability, inflexible architectures and inefficient use of computing capacity.

SNIA GSI releases second draft of its Storage Power Efficiency Measurement Specification
The Storage Networking Industry Association's (SNIA) Green Storage Initiative (GSI) has released the second draft of its Storage Power Efficiency Measurement Specification, as a follow-up to its SNIA Green Storage Power Measurement Technical Specification released in January 2009. The new draft adds active power measurement to the specification and five software-based capacity optimisation techniques.

HDS unveils Virtual Storage Platform (VSP)
Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) has unveiled a new storage platform, in addition to new software to go with it. The Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform (VSP) is designed to "dynamically scale up, scale out and scale deep."

Magirus launches vBundle
Value-added distributor Magirus has launched its vBundle unified data centre offerings to businesses across Europe. Aimed at the SME market, the offering includes technologies from VMware, Cisco and EMC.

Kayleigh Bateman is the Site Editor of

Read more on Managing servers and operating systems

Start the conversation

Send me notifications when other members comment.

By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy

Please create a username to comment.