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Microsoft seeks to win over corporate market with new Windows 10 OS

Microsoft has announced plans to gear its new Windows 10 operating system towards enterprise customers in an effort to recapture dwindling corporate adoption following its Windows 8 mis-hit. Unveiled yesterday by Windows executive vice president Terry Myerson, the new software will be made compatible across a wide range of devices including smartphones, tablets, and PCs…. Read More

Google builds on open source project with addition of Kubernetes

Google, with the support of other leading tech firms, announced yesterday its plans to develop open source software, named Kubernetes, which will enable users to manage their workloads across thousands of servers. As Quentin Hardy notes in his recent Bits blog post, Amazon Web Services (AWS) was clearly ‘absent’ from the launch, which also involved… Read More

Nutanix and Dell in global agreement to produce converged data centre infrastructure

Data centre infrastructure software start up, Nutanix is to supply its technology to Dell under a new original equipment manufacturing (OEM) agreement allowing the major to produce web scale servers for the converged infrastructure market. The devices will combine Nutanix’s software and Dell server hardware to deliver “a flexible, scale-out platform that brings IT simplicity”… Read More

If software is eating the world then NFV will be eating networking

Customisation used to mean expensive bespoke systems but in the world of software defining and software implementing, things have changed particularly for the hyperscale service providers. Chris Swan asks if their innovations will come through to normal users and if it will be worth the wait? It’s almost three years since Marc Andreesen wrote Why… Read More

2BM adds benchmark data to power monitoring software

Data centre technology leader 2bm, has enhanced its Sensorium power monitoring software with ‘real-world’ benchmarking data and other new functionality. Sensorium automated software aims to help managers gauge the facilities carbon footprint drawing on real-time data on the performance of its components including power consumption down to rack level. The software accurately tracks and monitors the… Read More