Data Center Briefs: July 1, 2008
By Systems Management News Team
July 1, 2008 —
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Avocent Execs Jumping Ship
Data center provider
will undergo a number of management changes, starting with William Dambrackas retiring as executive vice president of advanced technology. Executive president and CTO Christopher Thomas will leave in the third quarter of this year; the company said he intends to pursue other interests. Also leaving is Douglas Pritchett, executive vice president of corporate strategy, who will also pursue other interests. Avocent said it named Ben Grimes as CTO. Grimes has been with the company since 2007 and is responsible for corporate strategy and research and development.
NetApp Joins Tools With Liquid Computing
IT equipment provider
have combined networking, computing and storage capabilities for a joint data center offering. The two companies call the combination a “data center in a box” and claim that customers can provide services without the complexity of day-to-day management or integrating individual nodes, disks, appliances or servers.
Brocade Releases Reporting Utility
has released a free downloadable utility and related assessment program to help customers address the growth of file data stored across their distributed networks, the company said. Brocade executives said that its File Insight product is a reporting utility for Microsoft Windows administrators in charge of managing distributed file environments using Server Message Block protocols. File Insight lets administrators obtain an overview of Windows file data by collecting file metadata and producing meaningful reports on file age, size and type. Brocade said it is able to report across heterogeneous SMB/CIFS-based storage environments.
HP Puts EYP Into Portfolio
has rolled data center services from consulting company
EYP Mission Critical Facilities Inc.
into its portfolio, melding the main assets of a company it purchased in February to expand its data center offering in the Asia-Pacific region. EYP specializes in technology planning and operations support for large-scale data centers. HP executives said that the services would focus on the consulting and design of the data center, and they would help customers create scalable facilities that reduce the cost of data center operations with more energy efficient cooling technologies.
SAVVIS to Host Trading Apps in Chicago
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Tooling Up to Go Green
The prominence of green computing is causing many companies and organizations to develop a myriad of ways to increase energy efficiency and create eco-friendly data centers. This special report illustrates the kinds of effort going into towards this goal.
Data Center Briefs: September 15, 2008
Vodacom acquires Storage Technologies Services, 3PAR details financial incentives for adopting energy-efficient storage technologies and TrendPoint comes up with a plan to reduce energy usage.
Data Center Briefs: August 15, 2008
CRG West, Internap and SAVVIS build or expand their data centers around the world, Avocent names a new CEO, and Rackable now takes IBM BladeCenter servers in its ICE Cubes.
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