Citrix Systems is buying virtualization management software maker VMLogix as part of a larger strategy to improve the scalability and interoperability of its OpenCloud infrastructure platform.
Voltaire Ltd., a provider of scale-out data center fabrics, introduced the Voltaire Vantage 6048, a low-latency, high-performance Layer 2/3 top-of-rack switch optimized for cloud computing.
The switch features 48 ports of 10GbE line rate connectivity in a space-saving 1U device, Voltaire said in a release.
CA Technologies’ roughly $1 billion bet on cloud computing continued Monday with the $200 million cash purchase of Arcot Systems Inc, an authentication and fraud prevention player in the cloud and on premise.
The Arcot acquisition marks the sixth cloud-focused purchase for CA in a 14-month cloud computing spending spree that puts CA’s acquisition tally at around $1 billion.
"Threat dynamics continue to multiply and evolve at a furious pace, making it more crucial than ever to look at unfolding trends so we can better prepare our clients for the future," said Steve Robinson, general manager, IBM Security Solutions. "This year’s X-Force report reveals that although threats are on the rise, the industry as a whole is getting much more vigilant about reporting vulnerabilities. This underscores the increased focus among our clients to continue looking for security solutions that help them better manage risk and ensure their IT infrastructure is secure by design."
Egenera Inc.’s PAN Manager Software has been verified as Citrix Ready. The software developer’s product underwent a rigorous verification process to ensure compatibility with Citrix XenServer as part of the Citrix Ready Program from Citrix.
According to Citrix, the Citrix Ready Program “identifies verified solutions that are trusted to enhance virtualization, networking, and cloud computing solutions from Citrix, including Citrix XenDesktop, XenApp, XenServer, NetScaler, and GoToMeeting.
The cloud may be the best thing that has happened for disaster recovery/business continuity (DR/BR) for small- and medium-size businesses (SMBs).
Employ a carefully defined risk analysis of IT systems and procedures before deciding which cloud technology and service is best for your organization.
Managing logs is essentially the digital equivalent of taking of the trash. Nobody wants to do it, but if it doesn’t get done all kinds of stinky things can happen.
In the latest twist, Dell agreed to match an increased $1.8bn (£1.2bn) total bid, or $27 per share, made by HP on Thursday.
But only hours later, HP again raised the stakes, saying it was now willing to pay $2bn in cash, or $30 per share.
Dell already has an agreement with 3Par that makes it the preferred bidder, so long as it matches any rival bids.
Before HP made its latest bid known, 3Par confirmed that as things stood, its board would recommend Dell to shareholders.
3Par’s share price jumped nearly 10% in early New York trading on the latest news, to over $31.
This means the company’s price has more than tripled in the last two weeks.
With the launch of its Real-Time Application Recovery service, Qwest (NYSE: Q) wants to give SMBs the same access to its cloud computing capabilities that are currently offered to its large business customers.
One of the biggest problems with the hybrid desktop/cloud model being adopted by MYOB is dealing with any conflicts that arise when at least one user is working in offline mode. For some aspects of the software, the issue is no big deal, but for others it is a crucial consideration.
For example, it is easy to reconcile a situation where two people have created a contact record for the same new customer. But how can you tell if a disconnected user has just paid a particular invoice? And how can you ensure that invoices are issued with strictly sequential numbers?