VMware has unwrapped the latest version of its Virtual Infrastructure — re-christened as vSphere 4.0 — and detailed a new pricing structure that might make IT shops consider more ways to reap virtualisation's bounty.
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When <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/t/mergers-and-acquisitions/update-oracle-agrees-buy-sun-74b-095">Oracle bought Sun Microsystems</a> on Monday it took a leap into the hardware realm. And so the question: Can software-centric database and applications vendor Oracle succeed with Sun's hardware business?<br/>
Looking to plug NetApp wares into Cisco's grand datacenter vision-in-progress, the two companies on Thursday detailed a partnership that fills a key piece of Cisco's Unified Computing System: storage.<br/>
VMware on Monday made available an online service that it claims can help users evaluate the true costs of server virtualization expenses.
IBM and Sun Microsystems are <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/article/09/03/18/Report_IBM_is_in_talks_to_buy_Sun_Microsystems-IDGNS_1.html">said to be in acquisition talks</a>, and if such a deal actually happens, it could change the course of not only IBM's but Oracle's and SAP's use of Java.
VMware has announced VMware View Open Client, claiming that the move advances its vClient Initiative towards universal clients.
McAfee on Monday announced that it has rolled its SaaS security offerings into a new business unit.
Enterprise IT shops might soon get another option for virtualizing their entire datacenter.
No company is immune from the economy's ebb and flow. So it's no surprise that, in the face of a fearsome downturn, IT shops are scrambling to figure out where they should cut.
Every time the economy turns downward, IT shops take a hit.
It's a classic case of mine versus yours: Users are downloading a crop of new and often unsanctioned programs onto their PCs, bypassing IT's careful management discipline. Although user-downloaded apps are nothing new, they're now streaming onto business PCs at a fever pitch -- bolstered by the automatic updating common to many apps and by the trend of apps self-installing when needed by a browser. These have joined the familiar parade of personal apps users just can't seem to live without at work, such as instant messaging and iTunes.
ArcSight Inc. this week detailed a new software product, TruThreat Discovery, that combines data mining technology with security to more effectively evaluate security threats.
Two companies calling themselves "service-oriented" systems management providers released new or updated products on Monday.
Under what CEO Mark Templeton called "a new Citrix," the company detailed plans and products Tuesday to transform access into a strategic forethought, rather than a mere afterthought.
ORLANDO (10/24/2003) - Three of the IT industry's top CEOs have claimed that security is a manageable challenge, despite lingering problems, including the obstacles posed by Web services.
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