Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Today's News: Consultants fulfilling need in midsize data centers

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August 16, 2005
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IT PROJECTS BENEFIT FROM AN OUTSIDE VANTAGE | Matt Stansberry, News
Editor

Face it -- you're in over your head. On a daily basis you're expected
to be an expert in computing, networking, electrical and mechanical
engineering and probably more. But when it comes to major projects,
such as assessing your operations or designing a new data center,
you're likely to seek outside help.

To some, consultant is a dirty word. But a growing number of midsized
data centers are turning to outside architects, engineers and IT pros
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SUN, VMWARE JOIN FORCES | Luke Meredith, News Writer

Sun Microsystems Inc. has finally jumped on the VMware bandwagon.

The Santa Clara, Calif.-based company recently partnered with
virtualization giant VMware to deliver its full line of server
virtualization capabilities onto Sun Fire x64 servers and the
StorEdge 6920 system.

Sun has also agreed to provide support for the Solaris 10 operating
system as a guest OS on future VMware server and desktop products.
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