Cisco Wins First Big Server Deal With Savvis Cloud

Cisco has scored its first major customer for its unified computing system in Savvis, a hosting provider that’s building out a computing cloud for enterprise users -- the first non-Cisco shop to get behind the UCS servers in a big way.…

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Does Your Smartphone Need a Split Personality?

VMware believes smartphones will be the next frontier in virtualization, as people want to use the same phone for work and play. But should handset makers focus on device virtualization or can such work-life balance on a handset be achieved via the cloud?…

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Why Cloud Computing Might Not Dampen IT Spending

The question was posed earlier this week as to whether cloud computing ultimately will represent a permanent downshift in IT spending, or whether it will become another channel for growth. Conventional wisdom, as well as Goldman Sachs, suggests the former: While spending will rise in the short-term as companies and cloud providers update their data centers, their investments in virtualization and automation technologies actually will decrease the need for spending in the long-term. It’s a solid theory, but I see the latter theory being equally possible.…

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Enomaly: An Open Source Cloud For the Enterprise

Enomaly is trying to sell big business on its open-source cloud management and provisioning software by renaming it and packaging it with enterprise-level support. The software, formerly known as Enomalism, will now use the Enomaly Elastic Computing Platform as its new moniker.…

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Cisco Virtualizes the Network, the Data Center

At the VMWorld Show, Cisco took the first concrete steps to establishing a monopoly in the enterprise data centers with the announcement of a new software switch (Nexus 1000) that would allow networking of individual virtual machines (along with their security and management.)…

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