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Legendary Intel co-founder Gordon Moore's eponymous law holds that the number of transistors per square inch of chip will double every two years, a prediction that has held remarkably firm as incredibly tiny devices have been made increasingly powerful. In recent years, that assertion could be used to apply to the creation of data as well. An IDC study in 2011 showed that the amount of data created by every device and person in the world would double every two years, with a staggering 1.8 zettabytes (1 billion terabytes) created in 2011 alone. A significant driver for this trend in the enterprise sector is the explosion of virtual machines. In virtualization, a software program is used to simulate the functions of physical hardware, offering new levels of flexibility and hardware cost savings as more and more hardware functionality is virtualized. Yet, as might be ... (more)

Virtualization Conference Europe 2009: 18-19 May 2009 in Prague

Virtualization is quickly becoming an important technology across all parts of the IT environment. The technology is rapidly being deployed in server, storage, networking, as well as client environments. The theme of SYS-CON's Virtualization Conference Europe 2009, to be held in Prague, Czech Republic, on May 18-19, 2009, is 'Deploying Virtualization in the Enterprise' and the Call for Papers (Submissions Deadline March 15), welcomes submissions from exceptional speakers with high-quality use cases not only of how virtualization maximizes the use of resources and thus saves compa... (more)

Welcome Spring to a Green, More Efficient Data Center

  We are all getting ready for Earth Day in one way or another. I taught my three-year old what goes in the recycle bin, and he is quite obsessed with recycling these days - in a good way, that is.  He is certainly doing his part, and I am also doing mine by sharing with you a new book with a very green cover and content to match any IT manager’s “green IT dreams.” I am talking about a must-read for those trying to create an eco-friendly data center while taking advantage of the latest virtualization technologies, but also conserving existing resources, “The Green and Virtual ... (more)

VDI and UEM Help Level the Playing Field for Rich UI Developers

It's an old headache that seemed to be going away, when most everyone in the enterprise was running Internet Explorer 6 on Wintel XP.   The good thing about the Microsoft desktop monopoly was that UI developers could count on a predictable "easel", or foundation on which to deploy fat clients or web apps.  Back when I was at Oracle and we had one monolithic suite of web e-business applications, we could get away with testing solely on IE, at least until a growing set of customers insisted we support those rogue Mac users. But if you're building rich UI apps and trying to leverag... (more)

SOA and Cloud: Achieving the Agility Double Play

What are the linkages of SOA to Cloud, and what is best way to accelerate from SOA into Cloud? These questions will be answered by Eric Marks - founder, president, and CEO of AgilePath Corporation - in a breakout session to be given at SYS-CON's 1st Annual Government IT Conference & Expo (GovITExpo). 1st Annual Government IT Conference & Expo is taking place on October 6, 2009, at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC., and you can attend both Mark's session and the entire event FREE by use of the guest code VIPguest here [case sensitive] FREE COUPON CODE FOR VIP ... (more)

Avaya Uses Xen for Unified Communications

Avaya, the telecommunications outfit spun out of Lucent in 2000 and taken private by Silver Lake Partners and TPG Capital for $8.2 billion in 2007, the company that's buying Nortel's Enterprise Division for $900 million, a move that will recombine Northern Electric and Western Electric, entities that haven't been together since 1949, means to announce a virtualized unified communications solution today targeted at SMBs. The widgetry is a version of the Aura solution the company brought out for the large-scale enterprise in May. It's supposed to be one of the first solutions to us... (more)