Dimension Data standardises managed services

Anoosha Pervaz by Anoosha Pervaz - September 17th, 2014

A U.S. based ICT solution provider Dimension Data  has released a  standardised Managed Services solution for data centres. Built on the group’s Managed Services Automation Platform, the solution manages server, storage and networks …

Confronting malware intelligently

Anoosha Pervaz by Anoosha Pervaz - August 26th, 2014

Brian Kenyon, Chief Technology Strategist, McAfee, a part of Intel Security, follows a “define-freeze-fix” approach to eradicate malware, and is confident that his company is well positioned to deal with today’s ever-evolving threat landscape.

Should EMC sell off 80% stake in VMware?

Brandon Butler by Brandon Butler - July 23rd, 2014

Talk has intensified in the past week that changes could be afoot in the strategic relationship between EMC and VMware.

BlackBerry opens management of its smartphones to rivals

John Ribeiro by John Ribeiro - May 15th, 2014

BlackBerry is allowing rivals AirWatch, Citrix, SAP and IBM to directly manage its smartphones with the Blackberry 10 operating system as part of its strategy to open up management of its devices to third parties.

EMC unveils cloud and software-defined storage offerings in Las Vegas

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - May 6th, 2014

EMC has announced new cloud and software-defined storage offerings at the 14th edition of its EMC World conference in Las Vegas.

HDS introduces ‘Continuous Cloud Infrastructure’

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - April 23rd, 2014

Hitachi Data Systems has announced ‘Continuous Cloud Infrastructure’, consisting of its Storage Virtualisation Operating System (SVOS), Virtual Storage Platform G1000 (VSP G1000), a new version of the Hitachi Command Suite management platform and enhancements to its Unified Compute Platform converged computing offerings.

Virtual networks

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - April 15th, 2014

As a prelude to CNME’s Network World ME Awards 2014, delegates from Dell partnered with CPI to host a roundtable on network virtualisation at Jumeirah Emirates Towers on 24th March.

Interview: VMware cloud R&D chief

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - April 8th, 2014

VMware’s VCloud Hybrid Service, when launched in May last year, was considered to be a game-changer for the company. Ray O’Farrell, Head of R&D, VMWare, speaks about why hybrid is the future and how VMware is going to play its cards in the Infrastructure-as-a-Service space.

VMware launches virtual SAN software

Joab Jackson by Joab Jackson - March 13th, 2014

VMware has introduced software designed to make it easier for its customers to store large numbers of virtual machines (VMs) created with the company’s software.

The differences between SDN, network virtualisation and Network Functions Virtualisation

Steve Garrison, VP, Marketing, Pica8 by Steve Garrison, VP, Marketing, Pica8 - February 12th, 2014

Steve Garrison, VP, Marketing, Pica8 examines how NV, NFV and SDN differ and how each moves us down the path toward programmable networks.

WatchGuard extends network security visibility tool to Microsoft’s Hyper-V Platform

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - February 11th, 2014

WatchGuard has announced the enhancement of its network security visibility solution, WatchGuard Dimension.

HP expands OneView into VMware environs

Joab Jackson by Joab Jackson - February 11th, 2014

Hewlett-Packard is expanding the scope of its OneView infrastructure management console, releasing a OneView plug-in that should help system administrators more efficiently manage their VMware vCenter operations with OneView functionality.

Symantec announces latest version of NetBackup

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - February 2nd, 2014

Symantec has announced the latest version of its NetBackup solution, bringing new functionality to protect the largest scale VMware-based environments as enterprises move to a software-defined data centre architecture.

Emulex unveil new adapters to address explosive storage growth

Brian Karlovsky by Brian Karlovsky - January 28th, 2014

Network management firm Emulex have released their next generation of Ethernet connectivity solutions for virtualised, enterprise and Cloud datacentres.

EMC to lean on VMware for public cloud

Brandon Butler by Brandon Butler - January 26th, 2014

In lieu of launching its own public cloud lineup, storage giant EMC has decided to resell the cloud products of its VMware subsidiary, Network World has learned.

Lenovo agrees to buy IBM’s server business for $2.3 billion

Michael Kan by Michael Kan - January 26th, 2014

Lenovo Group has agreed to buy IBM’s x86 server hardware business and related maintenance services for US$2.3 billion, it announced Thursday.

Software Defined Networks – the future of networking?

Muhammad Rehan Sami, Senior Solution Architect, Business, Etisalat by Muhammad Rehan Sami, Senior Solution Architect, Business, Etisalat - January 23rd, 2014

SDN is a technology that promises to be the next big thing not only for IT organisations and networking vendors, but also for service providers, says Muhammad Rehan Sami, Senior Solution Architect, Business, Etisalat

VMware acquires AirWatch in $1.54 billion deal

Mikael Ricknäs by Mikael Ricknäs - January 23rd, 2014

VMware has reached a deal to acquire mobile management specialist AirWatch for US$1.54 billion, with $1.175 billion being paid in cash and $365 million arriving in installment payments and assumed unvested equity.

Gulf Business Machines signs IT infrastructure partnership with Abu Dhabi Police

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - January 22nd, 2014

Gulf Business Machines and Abu Dhabi Police General Headquarters have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, reaffirming their commitment to a longstanding strategic relationship.

Is the PaaS market that we know dying?

Brandon Butler by Brandon Butler - January 14th, 2014

Cloud’s platform as a service market hasn’t even grown up yet, but already some people are saying it’s doomed.

Oracle makes cloud advancement by acquiring SDN firm Corente

Chris Kanaracus by Chris Kanaracus - January 8th, 2014

Oracle is buying Corente, maker of SDN technology for WANs (wide area networks), in a strike against competitors Cisco and IBM. Terms of the deal, which is expected to close early this year, weren’t disclosed on Tuesday.

Virtualisation: the bigger picture

Joe Baguley, Chief Technology Officer, VMware by Joe Baguley, Chief Technology Officer, VMware - January 2nd, 2014

As an annual maturity assessment, the Gartner Hype Cycle continues to provide an accurate indication of those technologies and IT trends that are continuing to change the landscape around us, particularly those that have created large-scale technological shifts that impact a diverse set of users.

SanDisk SSDs certified as supported flash tier of VMware Virtual SAN

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - December 17th, 2013

Flash storage solutions provider SanDisk has announced that its SAS enterprise solid state drives, have been certified by VMware as a supported flash tier of VMware Virtual SAN.

Virtual desktop infrastructure offers risks and rewards

Ed Tittel and Kim Lindros by Ed Tittel and Kim Lindros - December 17th, 2013

Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) is designed to deliver virtual desktops to client computers over a network from a centralised source. With traditional VDI, you create a master image (reference computer, or core) to use for all clients, then personalise images as needed.

Dell jumps into enterprise mobility management

Ellen Messmer by Ellen Messmer - December 12th, 2013

Dell Software yesterday introduced a suite of software and services for enterprise mobility management, including a ‘secure workspace’ for mobile devices that lets enterprise IT managers separate work from data apps.

Key Asian cloud suppliers to pit against each other

Anuradha Shukla by Anuradha Shukla - December 11th, 2013

IDC predicts key Asian cloud suppliers will pit against each other resulting in a new leadership structure within the IT industry.

9 storage trends for 2014

Tom Paye by Tom Paye - December 4th, 2013

CNME asks a panel of experts to look forward to the nine biggest storage trends of 2014.

VMware adds increased scale to Virtual SAN beta

Mikael Ricknäs by Mikael Ricknäs - November 27th, 2013

VMware has posted a new beta release of Virtual SAN (VSAN) that lets enterprises add more storage capacity and management features.

Application services meet up with SDN in the cloud

Stephen Lawson by Stephen Lawson - November 6th, 2013

Enterprises and service providers are looking beyond collections of boxes and toward virtual data centers that are better at growing and changing, and now application services such as security and acceleration are about to fit into that picture as well.

Facebook networking chief: No more secret ASIC commands

Joab Jackson by Joab Jackson - October 6th, 2013

Facebook’s head of network operations has great expectations for software defined networking (SDN), though he may not be relying on commercial hardware vendors to bring SDN to the social networking giant’s own infrastructure.

Report: Ford CEO downplays chatter that he’s in line to replace Ballmer

Juan Carlos Perez by Juan Carlos Perez - October 2nd, 2013

Ford President and CEO Alan Mulally, considered a front-runner among candidates to replace Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, has reportedly tried to put the brakes on the accelerating rumours.

HP and VMware Enable Customers to Unify Data Center Networks

Bilal Khan by Bilal Khan - September 24th, 2013

HP and VMware, Inc. announced plans to collaborate to deliver the industry’s first federated network solution, designed to  provide customers unified automation of, and visibility into, their physical and virtual data center networks. …

Influential IT decision makers gather in Jeddah for third annual IDC CIO summit

CNME Staff by CNME Staff - September 17th, 2013

International Data Corporation (IDC), IT and communications market intelligence and events firm, today brought together more than 150 of the top IT end users from across the Kingdom for the first day of its prestigious Saudi Arabia CIO Summit 2013.

The dos and don’ts of OpenStack

Frederik Bijlsma by Frederik Bijlsma - September 16th, 2013

In the space of a little over 20 years, Linux has grown from an open source ideal into an enterprise class OS used in every domain.

Review: VMware Workstation 10 turns to tablets

Serdar Yegulalp by Serdar Yegulalp - September 11th, 2013

The last few versions of VMware Workstation haven’t been radically different from one another, and Workstation 10 is no exception.

Fail fast to keep up: Microsoft

Adam Bender by Adam Bender - September 5th, 2013

On day one of TechEd, the Microsoft mantra was that failing fast is the best way to succeed. At the opening keynote of the Microsoft TechEd Australia conference on the Gold Coast, Microsoft …

EMC goes all flash with storage updates

Ben Rossi by Ben Rossi - September 4th, 2013

EMC today announced advances in its VNX line of midrange storage, which will now be built for flash first, and new capabilities for its VXPEX Proven Architecture portfolio. The storage giant also revealed …

VMware: Win7 can cost more than twice as much on PCs as on virtual desktops

Ellen Messmer by Ellen Messmer - September 4th, 2013

VMware says enterprises migrating to Microsoft Windows 7 can save a bundle by using virtual-desktop infrastructure technology rather than standalone PCs.

VMware spotlights key NSX security tool for deploying security software and services

Ellen Messmer by Ellen Messmer - August 29th, 2013

VMware’s NSX network virtualization platform, expected out by year end, will have a key security tool for deploying security software and services to VMware-based virtual machines.

VMware’s virtualization quest could help shake up storage, too

Stephen Lawson by Stephen Lawson - August 29th, 2013

The jam-packed VMworld show this week in San Francisco has been VMware’s launchpad for flights deeper into storage, an area that the company thinks is due for more virtualization. While VMware’s new NSX …

With Ballmer retiring, tech world awaits white smoke from Redmond

Juan Carlos Perez by Juan Carlos Perez - August 27th, 2013

Mere days into the Steve Ballmer Successor Watch, guessing who will be his replacement has become a new tech industry pastime. Ballmer’s announcement that he will retire within the next 12 months has …

Eurocom Panther 5SE: The Incredible Hulk of notebook computers

Tom Henderson by Tom Henderson - August 26th, 2013

Eurocom rocked us with the most powerful per-pound choice in a notebook that we’ve seen to date. The Panther 5SE came with 4TB of storage, 64GB of DIMM3 memory and eight Xeon cores. …

$10 billion will be saved by 2020 thanks to virtualisation: IDC

Patrick Budmar by Patrick Budmar - August 26th, 2013

A recent study by IDC has predicted that Australian businesses will avoid $9.7 billion in costs through the year 2020 with the help of virtualisation.

Creating your first cloud policy

Scott Hazdra, principal security consultant, Neohapsis by Scott Hazdra, principal security consultant, Neohapsis - August 25th, 2013

While cloud-based services can help you reduce time to market, increase availability and ease management, challenges include loss of control, understanding risks and gaps in the cloud provider’s environment, and maintaining compliance with …

Virtualization could save businesses $6b in costs by 2020: IDC

Rebecca Merrett by Rebecca Merrett - August 22nd, 2013

If Australian companies were to virtualize their severs and physical infrastructure, $6 billion in costs could be saved from now to 2020, according to a new whitepaper by research firm IDC.

  • Hands-on: New iPhones pack big features in thin package

    Few announcements summon as much attention as a brand new iPhone, and this year, for the second time in as many years, Apple gave us two models of its smartphone to pore over. I got my mitts on the newest mobile devices in the hands-on area after Tuesday’s event.

  • Review: Samsung Galaxy Note 3

    They say that good things come in small packages—diamond rings, the crown jewels, keys to an exotic villa. When it comes to the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, big is beautiful, writes James Dartnell.

  • Acer takes on the Nexus 7 with 7.9″ Intel tablet

    The new A1-830 tablet ticks all of the right boxes for people interested in a functional tablet sporting the sub 8-inch form factor. The tablet sports a 7.9-in, 1024×768 resolution screen at a 4:3 screen ratio; ideal for web browsing and reading e-books.

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