How Enterprise Software Will Evolve in the Cloud – eWeek Blogs
As a Microsoft software partner that subscribes to the Software Plus Services mantra, Epicor is moving to offer some elements of its software, such as the Web server and SQL server components, as an optional service that customers can invoke on the Microsoft Azure cloud computing platform.
While many experts expect private clouds to be used more in production roles as enterprise grow comfortable with the technology, Kloeckner says test and development is a good starting point.
OCZ Gets Affordable with Agility Series 2.5-inch SSDs – Digital Trends
Storage developer OCZ Technology has been pushing out SSD drives for some time, but for the most part they’ve been eyeing the high end of the market, producing drives aimed at servers and other high-performance applications. Now as SSDs are getting increasingly mainstream OCZ is too: today the company announced its new Agility series of solid state drives at consumer-friendly prices.
Gartner predicted that virtualisation will yield net savings within 24 hours. Additionally, the effective use of virtualisation can reduce server energy consumption by 82 per cent, and floor space by 86 per cent.
Cisco, EMC Team with MIT to Launch $100M Green Data Center – GreenComputer
The city of Holyoke, with a ready source of cheap, relatively clean hydroelectic power, will host a new, energy efficient data center that will bring innovation and jobs to the city.
The data center will be managed and funded by the four main partners in the facility: the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cisco Systems, the University of Massachusetts and EMC.