It is virtually impossible to go about your daily life without hearing about the cloud. While I’m not talking about this fluffy white things in the sky that look like the perfect location for a quick nap, I am actually referring to the use of cloud computing resources that are powered via the Internet. The cloud boasts multiple benefits including reducing costs, increasing efficiency and ramping up reliability and cloud-based data centers play the pivotal role of enabling organizations to be more responsive while raising the bar on operational efficiency.
This week, Red Hat (News - Alert) unveiled its completely revamped enterprise virtualization platform that has been designed to enable customers to overcome an array of obstacles typically seen within application performance in a multi-hypervisor environment. Not only does this robust solution help users to much more closely manage and maintain cloud infrastructures, but it slashes costs significantly.
“VMTurbo and Red Hat have been working closely together to offer customers the ability to effectively manage their virtual environments,” said Chuck Dubuque, senior manager, product marketing, Red Hat Virtualization Infrastructure. “We are extremely excited to collaborate with VMTurbo to provide our customers with the ability to better control and optimize their virtual environments with Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.1.”
The VMTurbo Operations Manager will fully support the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.1 solution, a product that is currently available for a 30-day trial period that can be leveraged to pinpoint where resources can be bettered used in order to optimize the benefits seen by cloud users.
In other news, PLX Technology (News - Alert), a company touted as powering high-speed connectivity solutions developed from the ground up to meet the needs of data centers, recently appointed David K. Raun as its president and chief executive officer.
"We are excited to appoint David Raun as CEO and director of PLX," said James Guzy, chairman of the board at PLX. "Dave has demonstrated outstanding leadership for many years at PLX and especially during his time as interim CEO. Despite the uncertainty caused by the protracted IDT merger process which just terminated, employees are excited about the company direction, attrition remains low, product execution is on track and the company continues to successfully advance its PCI (News - Alert) Express initiative with its customers.”
Previously serving as interim president and CEO, Raun will now be responsible for enhancing the firm’s PCI Express footprint as well as driving profitability and positive cash flow.
In other news, in certain scenarios powering a cloud data center strategy alone will not enable organizations to see the level of efficiency they desire. In addition to this strategy, companies need the right equipment in place and that is where Panduit comes into play.
Not only does Panduit yield the ideal level of support required for high-heat, high-density loads for the data center but it can eliminate problems that range from cooling, power and space to even cable management. In fact, its Net-Contain Passive Thermal Containment System can reassign any exhaust that is given out, eliminating hot air from reentering the space and its N-Series can dramatically reduce the amount of physical space needed for the data center to run smoothly.
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