Monthly Archives: February 2014


Wind River to Create Carrier Grade NFV-Ready Server Platform With HP

Wind River, a world leader in delivering software for intelligent connected systems, has announced that it is working with HP to certify Wind River networking and communications software on Network Equipment Building System (NEBS)-compliant HP ProLiant servers. Wind River networking and communications products currently in certification with HP include the following: Wind [...]


Dean Drako Launches Eagle Eye Networks

Based in Austin, TX, Eagle Eye Networks, Inc. formally introduced itself as a provider of an on-demand security and operations video management system. In other news today, Eagle Eye also announced that its Security Camera Video Management System (VMS), was released to the channel after 18 months of development and deployment with [...]


$2.4 Million Series A Funding for Adar IT

ADAR IT (ADAR LLC), a Chicago-based cloud computing company has secured $2.4 million in Series A funding from MK Capital and engaged BOSI Global as an operating partner to build on 84% compounded annual growth and 97% customer retention. ADAR IT is a cloud IT services company bringing enterprise cloud solutions to [...]


Workday Brings Consumer Web Experience To Enterprise Apps

Cloud-based enterprise applications vendor Workday announced Thursday that it's bringing a consumer-web-app look and feel to its human capital management and financial applications. Expanding its use of HTML5 from mobile devices to the desktop, Workday says it's poised to deliver a clean look, better usability, and a consistent user experience to desktops, [...]


Solid-State Storage: On The Road To Datacenter Domination

Solid-state storage is marching through the datacenter, displacing disks in everything from servers to standalone storage arrays. The reasons are clear: significantly lower power, faster access times -- particularly for reads -- and most importantly, price points that make SSDs both technically feasible and fiscally preferable alternative to mechanical disks for more [...]


Better Videoconferencing In The Cloud

A critical part of the CIO's job is to keep the enterprise's technology environment up to date and relevant. When it comes to communication, most CIOs have focused on upgrading email systems and bringing in VOIP telephones -- but many have missed the boat on desktop videoconferencing. A more convenient and efficient [...]


3 Datacenter Trends To Watch In 2014

There was so much activity in the datacenter arena in 2013 -- from innovative approaches to reducing data centers' environmental impact to the software-defined-everything trend -- that it would be foolhardy to try to sum up all the datacenter trends to watch for in 2014 in a single post. That said, much [...]


Microsoft’s Strong Quarter: 5 Key Facts

Microsoft handily beat Wall Street estimates Thursday, announcing revenue of $24.52 billion for its second fiscal quarter, which ended Dec. 31. The highest-grossing quarter in company history, Microsoft's second quarter, was up from $21.5 billion in the same quarter last year. Net income was $6.6 billion, which translated to 78 cents per [...]


The Evolving PUE of Containerized Datacenters

When I first started designing containerized datacenters, I looked at them as ways to tidy up many of the problems bedeviling the IT department, such as acceptance testing, installation disruption, cabling, and overall performance. As things evolved, we found ways to reduce inefficiencies in power utilization.In turn, this led to x64 server [...]