Virtualization

Virtualization just a step in journey to the cloud: IDC
Enterprises that have begun to virtualize their IT infrastructure are on the right track in their journey towards cloud computing, but they should not think that they have successfully made the transition as virtualization is only the first step, say industry watchers.
Dell unveils new ‘Fluid Data’ solutions
Dell has unveiled a series of end-to-end storage portfolio updates designed to advance the Fluid Data architecture and to help customers further optimize data at every point in its lifecycle.
Dell extends cloud portfolio with Citrix’s help
Dell has expanded its cloud client computing portfolio in Asia Pacific with new desktop virtualization and cloud client solutions developed with Citrix that are easy to deploy and support, and deliver a cost effective and highly secure way to enable any worker to use any app on any device.
Cloud growing in Asia, but companies face new challenges
Cloud computing has attained wider adoption and more companies are opened to its usage in enterprises across Asia, although there are still some challenges arising from companies adopting the cloud, according to a new study by Forrester Research.
Defending modern data centers
The virtualization and cloud trends are forcing profound shifts within data centers, affecting everything from IT services and business models to architectures. While the obvious impact of these changes is the need for performance scalability to meet the increasing demands, they also inherently change how data centers are secured. It is this second impact that is often overlooked.
Integrated backup and deduplication appliances from Symantec
Symantec Corp has announced updates to its backup appliances, NetBackup 5220 and Backup Exec 3600, which now include the latest NetBackup 7.5 and Backup Exec 2012 software the company announced earlier this year.
IBM says new technologies boost security, cloud and analytics capabilities
IBM has unveiled new technologies it says are designed to help organizations with today’s greatest challenges, including the need for improved security, the ability to take advantage of cloud computing, and the requirement to manage and analyze vast amounts of data.
Melaka state govt goes open source in a big way
The Melaka State Government and Red Hat have entered into an alliance that will see the former deploy the vendor’s software offerings and utilize its training material at the Melaka Open Source Center of Excellence come next year.
Asean businesses starting to take innovation seriously: Survey
Businesses in Asia South are experiencing a mindset shift in terms of innovation investment, according to a survey by CA Technologies and IDC, signalling that Asean-based C-level executives recognize a growing need to innovate for business success in an increasingly competitive marketplace.
Dell ramps up server and networking offerings
Dell has announced a slew of products over the last couple of weeks, from servers to storage, including hardware optimized for Microsoft Corp’s new Windows Server 2012 operating system.
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