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Uncle Sam drags feet on govt data center cull

US government agencies are falling behind on their plans to consolidate data center facilities to cut IT costs. This according to a report [PDF] from the US Government Accountability Office, which found that just three agencies have made up the bulk of data center closures as part of the Data Center Optimization Initiative. …
Shaun Nichols, 22 May 2017
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How to turn application spaghetti into tasty IT services

The promise of IT service management is to deliver services that make sense to their business users. To do that, though, IT departments must be able to untangle their own internal resources. IT services must be accessible in one place so that users can find them easily and administrators can manage them. And the back-end …
Danny Bradbury, 25 Jun 2015

CMS Distribution swallows Interactive Ideas

Specialist storage and CE wholesaler CMS Distribution has hoovered up open source distie Interactive Ideas for an undisclosed sum. The buy of London-based Interactive adds vendors including RedHat, NetIQ and Solar Winds. "There is no vendor cross over," said Frank Salmon, CEO at CMS. "The future of storage is open …
Paul Kunert, 5 Nov 2013
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Why mergers LOSE money, but are GOOD for the economy

So the distribution sector has had yet another round of consolidation. Mergers, takeovers - these are the things that make an M&A banker's heart* thumpety-thump with joy. The big question, though, is whether this actually does any good for the shareholders of the various companies - you know, the people who actually own them? …
Tim Worstall, 11 Jan 2013
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US Navy puts stops on server spending

The US Department of the Navy is slashing server spending as of last week, with Vice Admiral David Dorsett, deputy chief of naval operations for information dominance (how's that for a title?), issuing a directive for all IT operations to get their act together and start virtualizing and consolidating servers and data centers to …
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Data Domain bid war: Could NetApp go higher?

Comment Could NetApp go higher than its $1.9bn Data Domain bid if EMC raises its offer? Stifel Nicolaus analyst Aaron Rakers writes in an investor briefing today: "Our conversations with Dan Warmenhoven, NetApp's CEO, last week would not discount that other potential bidders could surface – though we admittedly did not expect EMC to …
Chris Mellor, 3 Jun 2009
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NetApp ups bid for Data Domain

NetApp has revised its bid for Data Domain, lifting its offer to $30/share in cash and stock. Yesterday EMC trumped NetApp's original $1.5bn cash and stock bid with its own, unsolicited, $30/share, $1.8bn all-cash bid. NetApp values its bid at $1.9bn, net of Data Domain's cash. The new bid is comprised of $16.45/share in cash …
Chris Mellor, 3 Jun 2009
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When rip and replace is not an option

Comment Today’s brochures about data centre design show pictures of row upon row of rack-mounted devices, and come with the clear message that in networking, servers and storage, conformity is the answer, efficiency is the goal and value is the inevitable result. This message is reinforced by many parties. Networking companies such as …
Jon Collins, 22 May 2009
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NetApp says no one wants to buy NetApp

No-one really wants to buy NetApp. There are five possibles but none of them has a problem that buying NetApp would solve better than any alternative. Really. That's NetApp CEO Dan Warmenhoven's view. He listed the five possible suitors in a question and answer session at NetApp's Sunnyvale HQ this morning. In reverse order, …
Chris Mellor, 21 May 2009
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Vector buys security firm Aladdin

Private equity firm Vector Capital has agreed to acquire Israeli security tools firm Aladdin Knowledge Systems in a deal valued at $160m. Under the terms of an agreement, announced on Monday, Aladdin shareholders will receive $11.50 per share in cash, a premium of approximately 20 per cent on Aladdin's closing price on 9 …
John Leyden, 12 Jan 2009
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Microsoft's Azure means dark days for storage vendors

Comment Another huge heaving grunt of a move as Microsoft shifts its great fat rear to sit more comfortably on the changing furniture of the computing industry and offer cloud computing services. It could be very bad news indeed for the storage industry. Microsoft's Azure Services Platform - ASP as in 'we've been here before, surely …
Chris Mellor, 28 Oct 2008
The Register breaking news

Telco compares merger to Challenger space shuttle

Top brass at Thus are celebrating their merger with Cable and Wireless by modestly telling staff through the medium of leaving large cardboard junk around offices that "a new era of telecoms" has begun. So far, so tedious consolidation. But an eagle-eyed Reg spy noticed their equally modest choice of metaphor - that of …
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McAfee snaps up Secure Computing

McAfee is buying smaller IT security rival Secure Computing for $465m in cash. Secure Computing is best known for its firewall and security appliances product lines but more recently it has been busy on the acquisition front, most recently with a deal to buy user control firm Securify for $20m earlier this month. Prior to …
John Leyden, 22 Sep 2008
The Register breaking news

JDA gobbles up i2

JDA Software is buying i2 Technologies for $346m in borrowed cash. The two supply chain specialists reckon they can find $20m in annual savings, and the combined company will have revenues of $635m - including $300m in annual maintenance and subscription fees. The deal will create a big supply chain player to go up against …
John Oates, 12 Aug 2008
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Linspire CEO defends Xandros buy-out

The CEO of Linux distributor Linspire has confirmed that rival desktop Linux maker Xandros Inc has acquired the firm. Michael Robertson said in a blog post on his website yesterday that he was “excited to see the Linspire, Freespire and CNR [Click 'n' Run] technology go to a worthy competitor.” He added: “Linux is going …
Kelly Fiveash, 3 Jul 2008
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Symantec: Most data centers are a green tease

The majority of data center operators say they're concerned about power consumption, but when it comes to actually implementing a plan, they haven't the energy. Symantec's latest pollster thermometer prodded 800 data center professionals in a worldwide survey about energy efficiency woes. The firm says 85 per cent of …
Austin Modine, 20 Nov 2007
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SGI's new NAS box caters for storage sharing

SGI is launching an InfiniBand-based RDMA storage device to its freshly announced Nexis family of NAS storage systems. The Nexis 9000 is a 5U system built with high-performance computing in mind. It holds 48 drives in four enclosures, for a maximum of 144TB of raw capacity. The hardware is powered by up to eight Intel Dual …
Austin Modine, 14 Nov 2007
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Sun data center goes less power-crazy

After 12 months of planning and construction, Sun Microsystems is opening the doors on its newly consolidated data center - and ready to pass the green Kool-Aid along to its customers. Sun has reduced the area used by its hometown Santa Clara, California data center by half, from 254,000 sq. ft. to 127,000 sq. ft. The company …
Austin Modine, 21 Aug 2007

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