IBM has launched an email search engine that does fuzzy searches. According to IBM, the product uses "advanced algorithms that can interpret incomplete queries and find information such as phone numbers, people, meetings, presentations, documents, images and more."
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Red Hat has launched a real-time version of Linux, aimed at applications needing predictable responses.
Benchmark wars are back in the virtualisation world, with VMware rebutting Oracle's claim that its newly-released virtualisation hypervisor is three times faster than VMware's.
IBM has just launched an analysis tool that it believes will help businesses find under-utilised x86 servers that could profitably be consolidated.
Microsoft has announced that a key application programming interface of its hypervisor technology will be open sourced.
Gartner reckoned it's identified 14 alternative models for the delivery of IT that it said will "completely transform the IT market in the next five years."
IBM has launched a programme that it claims allows mainframe users to monitor their systems' energy consumption in real-time.
Mainframes are getting so easy to manage that fewer people are required, according to a recent report. But there remains a big skills gap despite IBM’s efforts to improve the situation.
About two-thirds of UK mobile users hate receiving spam on their phone, according to a recently published report. But a surprisingly high 11% bought products as a result of receiving it.
Fujitsu Siemens has released what it claims is the smallest and quietest server so far, with the lowest carbon footprint currently available.
APC has demonstrated a fuel cell unit that fits into a standard datacentre rack. The ultimate aim is to displace the traditional diesel generators that supply backup power. The fuel cell is aimed at installations where environmental concerns outweigh cost and it could also be a part of greener data-centres in the future.
VMware has released the first public beta of a VMark, a benchmarking tool VMark. Until now, VMware has refused to allow anyone, via its licensing terms, to benchmark its products. Its change of heart is the first concrete evidence that it’s being forced by market pressure into changing its policy. VMware’s plans to produce it were first revealed last year, just before VMworld, its annual developer and user conference.
Open source virtualization specialist XenSource has updated XenEnterprise, its enterprise-level hypervisor, aiming to cement its position as the main alternative to market leader VMware.
Blade switch specialist Blade Network Technologies and 10 Gigabit Ethernet vendor NetXen have collaborated to deliver what they describe as “the industry’s first solution offering 10GE connectivity for blade servers”.
HP has added new capabilities to its virtual server management system, so clustered servers running Oracle on HP-UX 11i can automatically use more or fewer resources, depending on workload.