IBM/Sun: The Technology Fall-Out

If the merger goes ahead, IBM will have to make choices: Which database, which directory, and which virtualisation technology?

IBM/Sun: It’s All About The Storage?

Enterprise storage has to change, as customers finally get free of proprietary systems. Buying Sun gives IBM a chance to moves its customers on without losing them to the competition

Cisco’s Blades Might Cut Both Ways

Cisco’s Unified Computing System could be a chance for IT departments looking to rebuild their data centres in the rubble of the recession – but there will be upfront costs, warns Cameron Sturdevant

IT must lead the way – eWEEK Europe UK

Video: IT is not just cleaning up its own act. It will be the driving force in allowing every sector to thrive in today’s climate – that was the message form our London launch

IBM pushes for 21st century infrastructure

IBM has a set of new management functions and a “cloud czar”, in a bid to provide the management and control that virtualised data centres and outsourced IT will require.

NetApp Drops SMB Storage

Storage company NetApp quietly axed its line of midmarket-based storage solutions, StoreVault.

Wozniak Joins Storage Startup

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has signed up as chief scientist at Fusion-io, a Salt Lake City-basedcompany that makes compact NAND flash storage arrays.

Green Grid Measures Data Centre Efficiency

The Green Grid consortium has issued a set of guidelines to solve one of the trickiest issues facing sustainable computing – how to measure the efficiency of a data centre.

Toshiba Looks to Cut Costs as NAND Flash Memory Prices Fall

Toshiba is looking to cut costs by £2.3 billion in the next year as the company looks to deal with the falling prices of NAND flash memory. Toshiba, which is also a major player in the worldwide PC market, and Samsung are struggling as memory prices continue to drop and consumers cut back on their purchases of digital cameras, handset devices and other gadgets.

Sun Cools Down the Data Centre

The IT industry has a poor record of wasting energy in data centres, says server maker Sun Microsystems. But the company wants to make amends: it has attacked the source of the problem, and rewritten the rules for cooling and power.

HP ProLiant DL185 G5 Storage Server Is Capable, Quick

With the ProLiant DL185 G5, Hewlett-Packard introduces a major update to the management software that improves usability over earlier versions of HP Storage Server Management Console. The ProLiant DL185 G5 can be configured as either an NAS or iSCSI SAN device.