The News Review:
- Atrato unveils super fast SAID storage unit
- IBM, Universities Partner on Cloud Computing
- Legend Silicon and aigo Co-launch Mobile High Definition Device for…
Atrato unveils super fast SAID storage unit
Register – Mar 26, 2008
com reports a starting price of $140,000 for a 20TB configuration, but it’s the only publication to post a price. The company has yet to return our calls seeking comment. Atrato is targeting both a price and product niche between traditional storage and expensive enterprise quality SSDs. By the way, Atrato is named after the fast-running river in Colombia, apparently known for its copious sediment discharge. The company currently has about $18m in funding, and is led by former Xiotech exec, Dan McCormick. There’s more information.
IBM, Universities Partner on Cloud Computing
PC World – Mar 26, 2008
universities on initiatives that the company hopes will improve the self-healing and self-managing features of physical and virtual servers in a broad-scale computing environment. The company will team with Georgia Institute of Technology and Ohio State University to train students and researchers on software development that enables effective management of system resources and prevents jeopardizing of large-scale computing environments when a critical service is taken down. Smarter SystemsIBM will also focus on the development of self-managing software that addresses the balance of system availability and performance in such large-scale environments, said Matt Ellis, IBM’s vice president of Autonomic Computing. For example, if a server or virtual partition needs to be updated in a large computing environment, a part of the research could lead to the development of software that addresses infrastructure changes on the partition shutdown, Ellis said. Software from the initiatives could recognize and move workloads to another physical server or virtualized area to keep the system running without downtime. First results from the partnerships may appear in 12 months, an IBM spokesperson said…
Emphasis on the VirtualAlthough IBM sees cloud computing as a cost-efficient way to provide applications and information management services, the research is important to keep up with the rapid changes in broader, more virtualized environments, Ellis said. As computing environments become more virtualized, there is an increased speed in which system changes are made, he said. A physical data center has limits on how fast new systems and storage can be added. “As you go to a more virtualized data center, the challenge is whether or not the rate of change is such that human administrators can struggle to keep up with it,” Ellis said. In the case of a cloud environment, virtualized systems break down the physical barriers of separate servers, allowing the management and automation of a group of systems as a whole, he said. The project will create a new curriculum for both schools to help train future technical professionals, Ellis said. IBM is providing the technology infrastructure — blade servers, storage, software and a networking equipment — to the universities.
Legend Silicon and aigo Co-launch Mobile High Definition Device for…
sys-con.com – Mar 26, 2008
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