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Heroix introduces its Longitude Hyper-V application to monitor Microsoft Hyper-V hypervisor. This follows the Heroix VMware vSphere...

January 12, 2015 By Heroix

VMware outs datacentre automation gear

VMware is moving upstream in the software stack into IT operations management. VMware rolled out VMware vCenter Operations yesterday, which will aim to integrate computing assets, capacity and configurations. Analytics will help automate virtualised datacentre infrastructure.

March 8, 2011


ELLAROSE is Riyosu's latest free offering. It is an intricate performance analysis tool providing detailed analysis results and superb...

December 15, 2014 By Riyosu

EnerNOC takes an integrated approach to energy management

I've written about energy management company EnerNOC in the demand response sense, based on the work that it is doing to help companies with generating capacity reduce their grid dependency in peak demand situations. (As a reminder, here's my post about how EnerNOC is working with a New York-based data center operator to help it make the most of situations where it could benefit financially from turning on its generators.

March 10, 2010 by

Capacity Management

Capacity Management: EVS (Environmental Services) and Transport solution for iPhone or iPod Touch supports fast, easy and smart workflows...

February 26, 2014 By Cerner Corporation

Improved insights and analysis from IT systems logs helps reduce complexity risks from virtualization

We seem to be at a tipping point in terms of everyone doing virtualization, or wanting to do it, or wanting to do even more. IT managers experimenting with virtualization are seeking to reduce costs, to improve the efficiency in use of their assets, or for using virtualization to address the issues they might have with energy cost, energy capacity or sometimes even space capacity in the data center. But the paybacks from virtualization can be lost or mitigated when management and complexity are not matched. Poorly run or mismanaged virtualized environments are a huge missed opportunity.

September 30, 2008 by

No Government rules on packet throttling, blocking, colleague says on Capitol Hill

Colleague George Ou, who is not a proponent of most net neutrality regulations, stated his opinions before a Congressional staffer-panel on Network Management sponsored by iGrowthGlobal.That outfit, whose board is full of board members who have served in a similar capacity on the Pox on consumer rights that is the Progress & Freedom Foundation, a group that declares as part of its goal that:governments resist the temptation to regulate, tax and control.

March 2, 2008 by

Virtual labs and education

Yesterday, I asked for people to share their thoughts via a guest blog on virtualization in Ed Tech.   Guest blogger Erik Josowitz provided us with the following (thanks, Erik).  Feel free to talk back or submit your own guest blog with some specific experiences or implementation details. Virtualization is great tool but, like any Swiss-Army knife, success with it depends on the task at hand. One of the places that people get into trouble with virtualization is when they try to use out-of-the-box virtual infrastructure with non-technical audiences. Virtualization is a great solution but often is not a complete solution.In education we've frequently seen challenges that look like appropriate places to implement a virtualization solution, only to find that the end-result is not fully usable by the intended audience. One example is providing hands-on lab environments to support application training. Success in the workforce today depends on high-level application skills and there is no better way for students to attain those skills than through hands-on use of the software applications. Many educational institutions provide computer lab environments to help support their student population and provide access to necessary software applications. Many of these lab environments have become the source of IT management problems as they become virus-ridden, get subverted as distribution sites for pirated software or music, or just plain have the normal IT management issues associated with a shared resource in a public environment. For many institutions their student population brings with them their own PCs which solves one problem but creates another. The lab issues diminish but the problems of providing secure access to software (and software licenses) often takes its place.The answer, we've found, is virtual lab management - using virtualization to deliver secure computing environments as a shared resource. Virtual labs allow administrators to serve up a clean and unchangeable environment for each student - in the lab or on their own PC - on-demand. This makes it easy to provide access to applications that students either can't afford individually or that their home PCs cannot support. It makes it simple to track and monitor lab usage and to control the use of resources so that systems are not subverted into file servers. Virtual lab management sits on top of virtualization (from Microsoft or VMware) and tells it what to deliver and to who. It makes it easy for non-technical users to select the types of applications they need from a menu and to gain access to those environments without needing to understand virtualization, networking, hosts systems or anything about how it gets delivered. Best of all, virtual labs make it easy to manage capacity. By scheduling time in the lab environment the shared resource is managed for maximum utilization. If more capacity is needed it is simple to add additional resources to the system. The end-users simply see an increase in availability.Virtualization may not be a panacea for educational institutions, but for a subset of problems, a centralized virtual lab may enable technology administrators to focus their time and attention on enabling learning rather than administering systems.

December 19, 2007 by

Five tips for a healthy BlackBerry Enterprise Server environment

Ahmed Datoo of BlackBerry troubleshooting solutions provider Zenprise sends along some BlackBerry Enterprise Server management best practices:Five Tips To Ensure A Healthy BES Environment:Ensure you have enough Exchange server capacity. Every BlackBerry user added to your environment can generate a fair amount of load on your Exchange server.

August 29, 2007 by

More power from the people...

[Live from VMWorld in Los Angeles]VMWare working on power management system on top of VI that spots spare capacity and shuts down or clams down servers to save power. Also, says VMWare, letting virtual desktops run at employees homes saves power in the office.

November 7, 2006 by

Sonicblue bumps top exec

Struggling consumer-electronics maker Sonicblue announced several executive changes Friday, a day after narrowly missing analysts' earnings expectations. The biggest change comes from the chief operating officer position. COO John Todd will move into a consulting capacity immediately, the company said. He joined Sonicblue just under a year ago after leaving PC maker Gateway where he was the chief financial officer. Company representatives said Sonicblue is not looking for a new COO at this time. Todd is the second executive at the Santa Clara, Calif.-based company to move out of upper management this month. Earlier this month, David Sugishita left the company after serving as chief financial officer for less than two months. Todd took over as interim CFO. The company announced Thursday that Marcus Smith will be taking over as acting CFO immediately. Smith has been the company's vice president of finance for the past year. During the company's first-quarter earnings call Thursday, Chief Executive Ken Potashner said that there would be additional executive changes in the near future. In midday trading, Sonicblue shares were down 64 cents, almost 25 percent, to $1.95. --Richard Shim, Special to ZDNet News

April 26, 2002 by

HP takeover bolsters its OpenView tool

Hewlett-Packard has agreed to acquire Trinagy, a company whose software is used to monitor network performance, find network problems and apportion network capacity. The Trinagy products will become a part of HP's OpenView management software, said Bill Russell, vice president of HP's Software and Solutions Organization, in a conference call Thursday.

August 8, 2001 by

Sun Enterprise 3500

The the Sun Enterprise 3500 comprises advanced system management tools, and software enhancements, such as Dynamic Reconfiguration and Alternate Pathing. The modular hardware components of the systems, combined with Solaris Operating Environment, makes it easy to expand performance and capacity.

May 15, 2001 by

IBM sees growth of powerful database management systems

Nov 24 (Manila Bulletin) - A top official of IBM Asia Pacific foresees a strong growth of powerful database management systems, transaction processing capability and a portfolio of strong applications next year."Moving forward, the world we live and compete in will continue to be powered by massive computing capacity," said Tom Kendra, vice president for software of IBM Asia Pacific.

July 28, 2000 by

Compaq's Former CEO To Join Intershop

Eckhard Pfeiffer won't be peddling PCs in his new gig: The former chief executive of Compaq Computer next week will join Intershop Communications, a developer of e-commerce software.According to reports, Pfeiffer will become chairman of Intershop, a German company that has its headquarters in San Francisco, and will work with the company in an advisory role rather than a management capacity.

July 28, 2000 by

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