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VMTurbo 'invisible hand' control freak grabs more virty servers

There are a lot of tools out there to allow system administrators to monitor the various aspects of virtual computing capacity and help them figure out how to manage its use. But VMTurbo wants to get humans out of the way and automate the allocation of resources using the "invisible hand" of market economics - pushing the admins …
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VMware ponies up $30m for Puppet Labs partnership

VMware injected a little money into systems management software upstart Puppet Labs in its third round of funding back in November 2011. But now the server virtualization juggernaut has its hands firmly up the backside of Puppet Labs as it has become one of the bigger investors in the company after doing the fourth round of …

Firms 'coughed $39 BEEELLION' for system software in 2012

The system infrastructure software racket is a steady business and a profit center for the IT industry, and according to projections from IDC, this space is on track to grow steadily over the next few years. IDC just finished taking a snapshot of this hairball segment of the IT racket, examining the sales of 220 vendors across …
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Canonical aligns Ubuntu Server with quick-change OpenStack

Canonical, the distributor of the Ubuntu variant of Linux, wants to be on the cutting edge and be stable at the same time. And as anyone who has dated knows, that is a tough balancing act that few people can manage. But a new strategy from Canonical will line up the fast-changing OpenStack cloud control freak that is part of the …
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Simple ways to tune your private cloud infrastructure

“Dynamic workload management” and “private cloud” are just two of the terms currently in vogue to describe new approaches to the management of IT systems. Dynamic IT is likely to be marketed as a fully automated environment where everything is controlled in an orchestrated manner. We know from a recent survey that a growing …
Tony Lock, 26 Apr 2012
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Opscode gets more venture dough for its Chef

Opscode, the maker of the open source Chef tool that the company says can help system administrators "rule the cloud", has lured more big backers as momentum builds for that tool's open source, hosted, and licensed versions. The $19.5m infusion is Opscode's third round of financing, led by Ignition Partners, and with existing …
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Canonical updates Landscape manager

Having taken the wraps off the enterprise-grade Ubuntu 10.04 Long Term Support variant of Linux, commercial Linux distributor Canonical this morning delivered an upgrade of its companion Landscape systems management tool to keep all those Linuxes in line. With Ubuntu 10.04, both the server edition and the desktop edition have …
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EMC absorbs FastScale Technology

Storage giant and systems management software wannabe EMC added another tool to its data center utility belt today when it snapped up FastScale Technology for an undisclosed sum. Because everybody has cloud on the brain these days in the IT vendor community, the FastScale Composer Suite tools were being pitched by EMC's Ionix …
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Parallels juggles servers for John Q. ISP

Server management and virtualization vendor Parallels has put out a beta of a new tool that takes a subset of the complex Plesk Panels system management tools used by large hosting companies and offers it up to smaller ISPs that have much less complex systems but similar management needs. The Plesk tools are now known as …
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VMware copes with performance, chargeback anxiety

VMware has given its vCenter management tool an overhaul, giving admins the ability to monitor application performance and charge back departments for the privilege. VMware has kept its tools for managing server virtualization separate from the ESX Server hypervisor that implements virtualization and the features and functions …
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HP gooses virtualization for servers

System management software tuned for server platforms and created by the server's maker has been a key account control factor in the server market for more than a decade. While nothing beats the old-fashioned legacy application lock-in of mainframes and proprietary systems of days gone by, the hassle of using multiple and not …
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Time to manage virtual sprawl

In some ways, virtual server sprawl is much worse than the physical server sprawl from the turn of the last millennium. At least with real servers, there is some physical limit - the size of the data center and the power delivered to it - that puts a limit on the number of machines system administrators create. Not so in a …
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Red Hat opens Satellite service code for Spacewalk

Summit Red Hat is opening the code of its Network Satellite Server, the locally hosted service behind the Red Hat Network (RHN) management platform. Available under the GPLv2 license, Project Spacewalk will act as a free upstream for future RHN Satellite and proxy products. Open source management code supported by Red Hat will appear …
Austin Modine, 19 Jun 2008

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