HP Technology Services will offer Chef's IT automation platform as part of its Datacenter Care infrastructure automation offering.
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It does apparently to the U.S. government, which reportedly will be scrutinizing Lenovo's move to buy IBM's server business to ensure it doesn't lead to a backdoor access to U.S. national secrets and infrastructure.
Cloud infrastructure market leader Amazon Web Services upgrades its tools so that Windows Server 2012 virtual-machine images can move between on-premise systems and EC2.
Redmond has joined the Facebook-led datacentre infrastructure and offered up its designs for a 12U shared server chassis used in its Windows Azure, Bing, and Office 365 services.
Cloud accounting software firm Xero deploys SQL Server 2012 on Rackspace infrastructure to gain resilience, uptime, and scalability.
When the performance issues of an outsourced, cloud environment grew unacceptable, one firm opted for an entirely virtualised inhouse server and desktop infrastructure.
Server, storage, network, desktop and application virtualization allows the creation of flexible, scalable, manageable and secure IT infrastructure that utilises the underlying hardware to maximum efficiency. Some of these technologies are in the early stages of development while others are mature and widely deployed.
The new x86 server infrastructure essentially combines Dell hardware with Oracle software.
The average annual IT budget, when adjusted for inflation, is less now than it was 10 years ago. Automation can help control costs and create a more flexible and responsive infrastructure.
Dell Software this week delivered Foglight for Virtualization Enterprise Edition, to extend the depth and breadth of managing and optimizing server virtualization, as well as virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and their joint impact on such IT resources as storage.
Opscode's Private Chef: they like it, they really like it. For cloud infrastructure automation, that is.
Hooking up to the NBN will allow the Tasmanian police to retire server infrastructure in several stations, according to the department.
The 451 Group's TheInfoPro recently released the Server and Virtualization Study, Wave 12. Peter ffoulkes, of TheInfoPro, stopped by to review the findings of the study. It is clear that the majority of those surveyed have moved towards a converged infrastructure. Adding automation and orchestration remain.
Cloud computing is rearranging the datacentre infrastructure market: large server makers are seeing their dominance wane as competition grows from low-cost Asian manufacturers that sell directly to the clouds of Google, Amazon and others.
The same forces that are eroding some jobs will fuel new ones. Taking a page from Forrester's Service Management and Automation Playbook, Stephen Mann outlines what the hottest infrastructure and operations (I&O) jobs of the next five years will be.
The final pre-release version of Microsoft's next server OS shows few changes from the beta, so you should be able to install it in your test infrastructure and use it to plan any eventual deployment.
HP has announced updates for its ProLiant Generation 8 server line, which HP has said increase datacentre automation, compared with previous HP servers.Five of the new servers, which are part of its HP's Project Voyager push will use Intel Xeon E5-2400 processors.
There has been a small wave of panic lately to the end that cloud computing signals the death knell for traditional IT workers. The perception is that enterprise job openings such as server administrators, database administrators and infrastructure and network people are likely to become far fewer given that the cloud provides these services in cost-effective and flexible ways.
Cloud infrastructure automation firm Opscode announced this morning that it raised $19.5 million from investors.