Gartner’s data on energy consumption, virtualization, cloud

Gartner's 27th annual data centre conference is producing no shortage of research related to energy consumption, virtualization, cloud computing and other hot enterprise topics. Here are some of the most interesting numbers revealed

Published on: December 4th, 2008 Jon Brodkin

Symantec promotes software as key to green IT solutions

Many businesses today are searching for solutions to help them more effectively use existing resources while at the same time drive down IT and other efficiency costs. To achieve these benefits, many organizations

Published on: November 25th, 2008 Maxine Cheung

Review: HP c3000 BladeSystem enclosure

There has been a dearth of conveniently packaged servers for the midsize market. HP decided to try to change that with the introduction of the HP BladeSystem c3000. I recently tested a well-equipped

Published on: September 8th, 2008 Jonathan Hassell

Cloud computing the focus of collaboration between HP, Intel and Yahoo

Hewlett-Packard Co. (NYSE: HPQ), Intel Corp. (NASDAQ: INTC) and Yahoo Inc. (NASDAQ: YHOO) are embarking on a joint research project focused on cloud computing, an approach that already is starting to reshape IT

Published on: July 30th, 2008 Patrick Thibodeau

We’re primed for cloud computing, says Gartner

A Gartner analyst thinks Canada's natural resources and cooler temperature can help it take advantage of the growing cloud computing trend to provide services and Web applications.The country has an estimated server installed

Published on: July 8th, 2008 Kathleen Lau

Canadian solution provider re-brands itself

Word of mouth as gotten HighVail Systems pretty far, but the Toronto-based IT solutions integrator is hoping a re-branding and a new marketing campaign will help take it to the next level.With a

Published on: June 27th, 2008 Jeff Jedras

Microsoft sees little data centres everywhere

Portable data centres will be key to supporting the surging demand for online services, but equipment vendors need to start designing products especially for them, a Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) engineer said Wednesday.Microsoft has

Published on: June 26th, 2008 James Niccolai

Vendors aim to make the data centre green with VAR opportunity

It's been a year since <a href="http://www.ibm.com" target="_blank" IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced its Project Big Green initiative that aims to help businesses become more energy and environmentally-efficient by reducing their overall power usage

Published on: June 26th, 2008 Maxine Cheung

Gaining better visibility into the data centre

LAS VEGAS – Hopkinton, Mass.-based EMC Corp. (NYSE: EMC) has unveiled the latest version of its application discovery and dependency mapping tool in an effort to give customers better visibility into their virtualized

Published on: May 22nd, 2008 Kathleen Lau

Six must-have enterprise data centre skills

Los Angeles – IBM's (NYSE: IBM) new focus and push around the enterprise data centre with come with a new Business Partner program that's still being developed and will be launched later in

Published on: May 7th, 2008 Jeff Jedras

IBM directs channel to enterprise data centres

Los Angeles – IBM (NYSE: IBM) used its Partner Leadership Conference Wednesday to unveil several channel programs to its more than 90,000 worldwide partners.In his keynote address Ravi Marwaha, general manager, IBM Global

Published on: May 1st, 2008 Jeff Jedras

CA and Opalis form an OEM partnership

CA, (Nasdaq: CA) and Toronto-based Opalis Software Inc. formed a strategic OEM partnership to further expand its solution portfolio, while at the same time increasing Opalis' overall presence in the IT process automation

Published on: April 22nd, 2008 Maxine Cheung

Cisco adds data centre to VIP program

Honolulu, Hawaii – Cisco Systems (NASDAQ: CSCO) is adding its Data Center 3.0 initiative, unveiled last year, onto its Value Incentive Program (VIP). Announced at the Cisco Partner Summit, held here, the Data

Published on: April 9th, 2008 Paolo Del Nibletto

New Cisco platform family targets the data centre

With a new family of data-centre switches, Cisco Systems is seeking to capitalize on the transition of the data centre to a more services-centric model, and assist network managers in orchestrating virtual IT

Published on: January 28th, 2008 Jeff Jedras