Data centers are being reinvented via virtualization, servers with better performance per watt and the increasingly popularity of cloud computing. Key vendors such as Cisco, EMC, HP, IBM, VMware and others are all pushing to make the data center more efficient. Who will be the leader in next-gen data centers?
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At Google I/O in San Francisco, Google executive Rishi Chandra demos the company’s new TV platform, which integrates traditional television with Web features. Running on Android, the platform lets users search for shows on TV or watch on-demand video content through the Web.
At the OnDemand conference in Palo Alto, Calif., NetSuite CEO Zach Nelson refutes the myth that customization is the Achilles' heel of cloud computing. He asserts that modification and adaptation are precisely how customers can gain productivity from the technology.
At Oracle's OpenWorld conference in San Francisco, CEO Larry Ellison previews the company's Exadata Version 2 computer. He says the new database computer is designed for online transaction processing and data warehousing. He adds that Exadata 2 can do faster processing at a much lower cost than can its biggest competitor, IBM.
Sponsored: The Software as a Service market is expected to double by 2012. Martin Capurro, senior director of product management at Qwest Communications, examines how security, performance, compliance and portability are affecting overall adoption.The content for this video was sponsored and provided by Qwest Communications.
At VMworld 2009 in San Francisco, Praveen Asthana, Dell's VP of storage and networking, talks about the company's virtualization strategy and how it plans to optimize the data center with fewer tools.
At the VMworld conference in San Francisco, ZDNet Senior Editor Sam Diaz tours the exhibition floor to see what is happening at the show. Diaz also talks to David Bricker of IBM about the company's XIV substorage system, which works in the VMware environment, and to Tripwire's Michael Reznick about how the company's software helps IT managers audit and control their systems inside a data center.
ZDNet correspondent Sumi Das speaks with senior editor Sam Diaz about the efforts of Twitter, Facebook, and MySpace to up their Web 2.0 game. Diaz also discusses the significance of the Sun-Oracle deal to the data center market and the rumors swirling around Apple and Verizon. Will there be an alternative to AT&T for iPhone users?
Hewlett-Packard plans to cut its global energy use 20 percent by 2010. Correspondent Sumi Das looks at "green" strategies the company is implementing to accomplish its goal, such as designing new energy-efficient datacenters and helping make cities more eco-friendly through IT. She also talks to Bonnie Nixon, HP's director of sustainability, about the company's recycling efforts and its plan to eliminate unsafe materials inside its PCs.
At the TechCrunch Cloud Computing Roundtable in Mountain View, Calif., Marc Benioff, CEO of Salesforce.com, explains why he thinks Microsoft's entry into the business will bring validation to the cloud. Many CTOs, he says, still need to be convinced that using software as a service will save them money and move their companies toward the future. Moderator: Steve Gillmor, editor of TechCrunchIT.