HP’s networking capabilities primarily lie within the data center, with switches that enable such communications as those between racks of server or between PCs and remote offices. What it didn’t have–before the Alcatel-Lucent partnership–were core switches that essentially allow networks to communicate or aggregate networks. Cisco has always had both, and such networks are increasingly important as data centers evolve and cloud computing becomes more popular.
Virtual desktop performance gets Streamcore’s attention – Network World
As more enterprises consider deploying desktop virtualization technology, they need to be prepared to deal with performance problems.
That’s the message from WAN optimization vendor Streamcore, which this week is highlighting some of the application performance challenges linked to desktop virtualization initiatives.
LG Electronics will start selling this month flatscreen monitors that can function as virtual computers, saving costs by allowing multiple users to run programs off a single standard PC.
Power consumption should be measured at the server level, or even at the outlet level, Tal says, so that efficiencies can be realized through changing several small tactics rather than creating one larger green strategy. For example, this type of granular measurement might uncover sluggishness in the compute cycles of certain storage servers or show that consumption is too high for idle hours.
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