New SQL Server could help ‘pull’ cloud into the enterprise

With the release of SQL Server 2014 earlier this year, Microsoft Corp. marked another milestone in its vaunted plan to plunge into cloud computing. SQL Server 2014 found a favourable response in early

Published on: June 12th, 2014 Andrew Brooks

Amazon hypes the virtues of cloud computing

From its origins as an online bookseller, Amazon.com Inc. has gotten its finger in a lot of pies. Among other things, it has now become a major purveyor of cloud computing services to

Published on: June 6th, 2014 Andrew Brooks

HP boosts cloud capabilities with new thin clients, embedded OS

Cloud computing is a convenient, cost-effective and efficient way to scale existing infrastructure without springing for a ton of new boxes. But too many IT departments are still working with badly out-of-date hardware

Published on: June 5th, 2014 Andrew Brooks

Infrastructure optimization on the cheap

Considering more hardware to beef up an IT infrastructure that's hitting the wall? In the age of virtualization, cloud computing and software-based systems it should go without saying that buying more boxes is

Published on: June 5th, 2014 Andrew Brooks

Cisco extends anti-malware, data centre security portfolio

New network security products from Cisco Systems Inc. address zero-day exploits and advanced persistent threats (APTs) from the enterprise network to the endpoint to the cloud, the company says. The new malware and

Published on: May 22nd, 2014 Andrew Brooks

TekSavvy joins new Tier 3 Montreal data centre

In a partnership that both companies say will bring a new competitor to the Canadian telecommunications market, independent Canadian telecom services provider TekSavvy Solutions has partnered with Montreal-based data centre colocation provider Root

Published on: May 13th, 2014 Andrew Brooks

Ontario data centre shutdown will save $20 million, province says

The doors are slamming shut and when the two-year process is complete, only two provincial data centres will remain out of a former network of 22. While it's a massive closure, the Ontario

Published on: May 13th, 2014 Andrew Brooks

AMD shows off new “Seattle” server processor

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) highlighted its new ARM-based server chip, codenamed Seattle, this week as it laid out the company's "ambidextrous computing" roadmap and its forthcoming Project Skybridge design environment. It was the

Published on: May 7th, 2014 Andrew Brooks

HP releases new Virtual Connect module for BladeSystem

Hewlett-Packard Co. has announced a new Virtual Connect module for BladeSystem that it says will speed up the delivery of applications and services over physical, virtual and cloud computing environments while cutting data centre

Published on: May 6th, 2014 Andrew Brooks