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KPMG: UK tech supplier takes on 'majority' of customers from titsup Glasshouse

More than half the workers at defunct storage consultancy Glasshouse Technologies have been chopped after administrator KPMG failed to find an investor to secure the business as a going concern. Glasshouse simply ran out of cash and called in the receivers late last month just days before it was due to defend itself against a …
Paul Kunert, 23 Apr 2014
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Bell Microsystems circles cawing above corpse of Glasshouse UK

South coast-based tech supplier Bell Microsystems is trying to pick up customers and staff at bust storage integrator Glasshouse Technologies. As we revealed a couple of days ago, hard pressed Glasshouse called in KPMG Restructuring after cash flow dried up, with the administrator looking to offload the business to a third party …
Paul Kunert, 04 Apr 2014

UK storage integrator Glasshouse Tech goes titsup

Glasshouse Technologies has called the administrators into its UK ops after directors exhausted all possible solutions to heal the sickly infrastructure services integrator. El Chan can reveal that KPMG Restructuring answered the cries for help on 27 March just days before Glasshouse was due to attend a winding up petition at …
Paul Kunert, 02 Apr 2014
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Integrator GlassHouse kicks IPO plans into touch again

GlassHouseTechnologies has for the second time shelved plans for an initial public offering (IPO) in the US due to the uncertain economic outlook. The virtualisation, security and data centre integrator will withdraw its registration statement on Form S-1 filed with the SEC in 2010, it had been seeking to raise $75m. “Obviously …
Paul Kunert, 09 Dec 2011
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Cough up or else, HMRC tells storage channel biz

Surrey-based storage player Glasshouse Technologies has been slapped with a winding-up petition over unpaid debts from the tax bulldogs at HM Revenue and Customs. HMRC used to issue these orders like they were going out of fashion because it was first in the queue as a preferential creditor if a business went under as a result …
Paul Kunert, 20 Mar 2014
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Xiotech cracks GlassHouse

Xiotech's new management team has scored a big channel win by signing up GlassHouse to work on joint development and marketing efforts using Xiotech's ISE technology. GlassHouse is a data centre infrastructure consulting services company that has grown by acquisition that has filed for an IPO after an earlier IPO attempt failed …
Chris Mellor, 12 Feb 2010
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Glasshouse tries for IPO - again

Trading conditions must be improving, as storage services company Glasshouse Technologies has refiled IPO papers and is looking to raise $75m. It previously filed IPO papers in December 2007, looking for $100m, but walked away when the arrival of recession clouds in the spring of 2008 screwed up the IPO climate. A year ago …
Chris Mellor, 01 Feb 2010

How to make $7,000 a month and benefits: Be a teen tech INTERN

Summer is here again, and technology firms have made a big push to recruit the best young talent with massive salaries and a host of perks. Facebook, for example, has just hired 17-year-old Michael Sayman to code at Menlo Park after flying him out to Facebook headquarters to meet its behoodied founder in person. Sayman got …
Iain Thomson, 08 Jul 2014
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Satya Nadella is 'a sheep, a follower' says ex-Microsoft exec

Dan Lyons, the writer behind Fake Steve Jobs, has found someone willing to bucket incoming Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. That someone is Joachim Kempin, who was general manager of Microsoft Germany in the subsidiary's early days and rose to become a senior veep in charge of Microsoft's OEM business. Kempin has form criticising …
Simon Sharwood, 06 Feb 2014
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Dell moving into GlassHouse?

Back in December 2007, a confident GlassHouse Technologies, sensing good prospects in its services and consulting area, filed for an IPO. In the spring of 2008, it entered a strategic partnership with Dell, made another acquisition - and then the recession happened. The company has started firing people as it cuts costs and …
Chris Mellor, 06 Jan 2009
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Amazon erects 'digital hub' near Silicon Roundabout

Amazon is opening a new eight-storey office in London just west of Shoreditch's Silicon Roundabout to house design teams, software devs and engineers from its July 2011 acquisition Pushbutton and its video-on-demand subsidiary LoveFilm. Staffers at the new centre will work on developing platforms and APIs for "the next …
Anna Leach, 23 Jul 2012

GlassHouse bids for Euro storage business

US outfit GlassHouse Technologies has bought itself a slice of the $8bn European storage services market by acquiring two UK companies in the same field. Sagitta Performance Systems and Source Consulting had already agreed to merge with each other, and have now become GlassHouse's UK arm. GlassHouse supremo Mark Shirman says …
Bryan Betts, 11 Jun 2004
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Application Lifecycle Management: The movers and shakers

Old applications never die; they just stick around sucking up valuable computing resources and helpdesk time. If your business faces that problem, then it’s time to take application lifecycle management seriously. Code is alive. Applications are living, breathing things that are supposed to change as the business changes, and …
Danny Bradbury, 25 Nov 2012
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Removing the irrational from application rationalisation

Are you hoping to forklift some of your applications over to the cloud, to take advantage of cost savings? By all means evaluate it, but understand all of the implications for the applications and the business processes that they support. Rationalisation is one of the most important steps in that understanding. Before deciding …
David Gordon, 04 Dec 2012
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Ye olde London comes to the iPhone

The Museum of London has launched a free iPhone application showing what London used to look like way before the iPhone was invented. Street Museum is a photographic database, linked to locations through Google maps and capable of overlaying on reality to provide a proper before-and-after look for those who'd prefer London with …
Bill Ray, 27 May 2010

Virtualising your infrastructure? Get your numbers right

Virtualisation can be a powerful tool for your IT department, making your infrastructure far more efficient. But without proper planning it is easy to trip yourself up by not scaling the system properly. How can you plan the capacity needed for a virtualised system so that you don’t end up overspending or under-resourcing? Here …
Danny Bradbury, 26 Sep 2011

Should IT departments tackle desktop virtualisation on their own?

So, you’ve made the business case for your desktop virtualisation project and you have the budget to do it. The next question is whether you need outside help, either from product vendors or consultancies. How do you decide? No two organisations are created equal, and neither are IT departments. An organisation’s individual …
Danny Bradbury, 11 Mar 2011
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My desktop is always there for me

Desktop virtualisation can be an asset to an organisation, but what happens when something goes wrong? In a conventional non-virtualised desktop system, users with a downed network or crippled server could perhaps still work on something locally. But when that same downtime means that your whole desktop vanishes, high …
Robin Birtstone, 07 Apr 2011
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Storage Fusion lowers prices on intimate searches

UK start-up Storage Fusion will offer a storage resource analytics (SRA) service in the cloud, with customers getting an unprecedented level of detail about heterogeneous storage arrays at a far lower cost than they would from enterprise SRA tools. Tools such as EMC's ECC and IBM's Total Productivity Suite are good for the …
Chris Mellor, 26 Aug 2009
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Nexsan tries for IPO - again

Nexsan is trying for an IPO again, two years after the first attempt, and hoping that recovery from recession will open investors' wallets. The company supplies storage arrays to hold long-term data at low cost by using graduated spin-down (aka AutoMAID) to reduce energy costs and deduplication to increase storage efficiency. …
Chris Mellor, 01 Mar 2010
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So long then, Windows 2000

Windows NT 4.0 made Microsoft an operating system player for file servers and crushed NetWare, but it was Windows 2000 Server and Advanced Server that stormed the walls of the glasshouse and smashed enough windows to actually get inside and start taking over the joint. And now, it is dead. At least as far as Microsoft is …
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Kingdom of Sweden dragged into Reg smut-basket

Our suggestion that the newly-legit Pirate Bay could follow Vuze by offering adult content has triggered great national sensitivities. Take it away, pseudonymous reader: From: techie dude Date: Wed, Jul 1, 2009 at 9:18 AM Subject: You people have no common sense, ethics and moral standing whatsoever, in my personal opinion. …
Andrew Orlowski, 01 Jul 2009
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Hitachi Data Systems: A storage giant lost in translation

Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) is the only world-class Japanese storage company, with its USP-V high-end enterprise arrays and AMS mid-range systems. Its fellow Japanese corporations, Fujitsu and NEC, are under-performers in comparison. In fact, the USP-V arrays are so good that HP OEMs them and Sun did resell them. Acer OEMs a …
Chris Mellor, 26 Jul 2010
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Virtualisation gets trendy

Had you 'Rip van Winkled' your way through the first half of this decade, you could have fallen asleep thinking virtualisation was merely a means of slicing-up large servers. However you would have awoken to discover it is in fact one of the most versatile tools in IT. Virtualisation is now involved in the most trendy fields in …
Dennis Szubert, 06 Jun 2007
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Porn purveyor charged with purloining Army bandwidth

A man has being charged with conning the US Army into providing high-speed access to video feeds from his porno Web site by pretending it was a communication link for NATO forces in Bosnia. Gilbert Benjamin, 49, of Neptune, New Jersey, has been charged with mail and mail fraud as well as filing false government claims, Reuters …
John Leyden, 11 Mar 2002