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Five Minute Briefing - Data Center
July 27, 2009

Five Minute Briefing - Data Center: July 27, 2009. Published in conjunction with SHARE Inc., a bi-weekly report geared to the needs of data center professionals.

News Flashes

IBM has introduced new systems software for managing virtualized servers, to help clients plan, build and maintain data centers. The new systems software—IBM Systems Director VMControl—gives companies a tool to manage heterogeneous virtual servers. The solution is designed to enable users to discover, display, monitor and locate virtual resources; create and manage virtual servers; and deploy and manage workloads with a common interface across IBM System z mainframes, System x x86-based servers, BladeCenter, Power Systems AIX, Linux, and System i platforms.

Mark Logic Corporation, a provider of software for information-centric applications, announced the release of its new product, MarkLogic Application Services 1.0, a suite of services designed to help organizations rapidly design, develop, and deploy rich information-centric applications.

Netrics, a provider of data matching technology, announced it has signed TIBCO Software as an OEM partner.

A number of VMware global partners, including Dell, Fujitsu, HP, IBM and NEC, announced their support for use of VMware Distributed Power Management (DPM) to make their hardware more power efficient. VMware DPM, part of the VMware vSphere 4 platform, lowers power consumption in the data center by aggregating unused capacity and powering off unused servers without disrupting service levels.

Think About It

In a surprising announcement last week, Microsoft announced it released 20,000 lines of device driver code to the Linux community.