Dell to enter Security as a Service market in 2011

With its buyout of SecureWorks, Dell is poised to become the latest competitor in the Security as a Service market; and more news in brief.

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Dell adds Security as a Service to its portfolio
Dell is set to buy security company SecureWorks to expand on its "as-a-service" product portfolio. According to Dell, SecureWorks' client base includes more than 1,500 banks and credit unions, with the firm seeing over 30,000 types of malware a day. Dell has said SecureWorks expects sales of $120 million (£76 million) in 2010 -- 90% ($108 million) of this will be from repeat service contracts. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.


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Virtualisation and cloud computing could save Europe £150 billion
Businesses in Europe could save an estimated £150 billion by adopting virtualisation and cloud computing, according to Dr John Bates, chief technology officer at Progress Software. He said that widespread adoption of cloud computing across the continent will herald mass savings for businesses. Bates' comments come after a study by the Centre for Economics and Business Research reported that the UK is in line to save £25.15 billion this year through the adoption of cloud computing technology.


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Wick Hill partners with LogLogic for VMware vCloud Director support
Distributor Wick Hill has announced its partnership with security and event management vendor LogLogic. Through the new partnership, Wick Hill will offer the security tool LogLogic 5, which has support for VMware's vCloud Director. The product is designed to alert data centre staff in real time to operational issues by centralising virtual machine operational information such as log data.


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Host1Plus to host services in German colocation data centre NewColo
Hosting provider Host1Plus is working with a German partner to offer its hosting services, by collaborating with the Frankfurt-based colocation data centre owner. The so-called NewColo facility will assist Host1Plus with sever hardware administration and host cloud systems for its virtual private server, or VPS, options. The data centre will also be used for the company's hosting solution, which hosts about 40,000 websites. Host1Plus hopes NewColo will increase reliability and uptime.


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HP unveils new PC, thin client and monitor lineup
Hewlett-Packard Co. has unveiled a new range of business desktop PCs, thin clients and monitors. PCs include the HP Compaq 8200 Elite, HP Compaq 6200 Pro, HP Compaq 4000 Pro and HP 100B All-in-One, which HP claims are designed with energy efficiency in mind. The new HP t5550, t5565 and t5570 Thin Clients are pre-installed with Citrix, VMware and Microsoft plug-ins.


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Kayleigh Bateman is the Site Editor of

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