Flexibility overrides cost savings as a driver for adopting server virtualization technology, a recent industry survey indicates. The Forrester survey findings are echoed by a Canadian survey of 500 large and mid-sized firms conducted by research firm IDC Canada Ltd. in Toronto.
Getting top performance from a storage system and making applications faster and more resilient are two critical and challenging aspects of computing. Unfortunately, many products focus on just one side of the problem or require massive, costly infrastructure changes.
Dell Inc. on Monday announced plans to expand its partnership with storage vendor EMC Corp. by supporting EMC subsidiary VMware Inc.'s ESX Server, VMotion and VirtualCenter Management Server software on certain configurations of Dell's server and storage systems.
Trying to grow the library of applications for Linux, IBM Corp. on Tuesday announced a program for developers that makes a server available to them over the Internet so they can develop, test and port their applications to IBM's iSeries server.