1. Kevin Rose creates Twitter directory

    Date: 03/14/09     Keywords: no keywords

    WeFollow is a simple site that lists top Twitter users by tags. Simple tweet @wefollow with the top three tags you'd like to be associated with. Categories listed on the front page include news,...

    Source: http://blogs.zdnet.com/weblife/?p=367

  2. Microsoft weekend roundup: Win 7, GP 11 and more

    Date: 03/13/09     Keywords: microsoft

    It's been a relatively quiet news week on the Microsoft front -- perhaps in anticipation of next week's Mix '09 conference, which kicks off on March 18 in Las Vegas. To close out the week, here are a few Microsoft-specific items of potential interest by Mary Jo Foley

    Source: http://blogs.zdnet.com/microsoft/?p=2297

  3. Spotlight on Austin: Anue Systems' Tommy Landry

    Date: 03/13/09     Keywords: web

    The second part of my Spotlight on Austin series features Anue Systems,  which provides network emulators for testing real world network conditions and tool aggregation for optimizing networking and application monitoring. While Anue Systems isn't a Web or social media company that would normally fall onto my radar, it has...

    Source: http://blogs.zdnet.com/feeds/?p=703

  4. Cisco's expected Unified Computing System splash raises a data center ruckus

    Date: 03/13/09     Keywords: no keywords

    Cisco Systems on Monday is widely expected to launch network servers in a move that will put it in the virtualization business and potentially at odds with players like Hewlett-Packard and IBM. Cisco says it's merely doing what it has always done---investing in "market adjacencies during times that may cause...

    Source: http://blogs.zdnet.com/BTL/?p=14536

  5. SAP, Sybase, mobile apps: shrug?

    Date: 03/11/09     Keywords: web

    In between the infomercials being played out at Oracle's virtual conference I dropped in on the SAP-Sybase mobile apps announcement. The interwebs seem to have grabbed onto the iPhone vibe but as I've been telling other developers this week: concentrate on RIM and Nokia first. Check...

    Source: http://blogs.zdnet.com/Howlett/?p=725

  6. Turtles vs. Hares

    Date: 03/11/09     Keywords: no keywords

    In Aesop's version of the story a bragging rabbit challenges a turtle to a race, and then loses because he shoots so far ahead he becomes overconfident enough to take a nap, only to find on waking that the turtle has made it over the finish line. ...

    Source: http://blogs.zdnet.com/Murphy/?p=1532

  7. Too many FaceBook friends? Try some data visualization!

    Date: 03/10/09     Keywords: no keywords

    TouchGraph's free data visualization tool for FaceBook really helps make sense out of your interpersonal social network. Data Visualization tools and Business Intelligence type applications are typically reserved for Fortune 500 number crunchers. But in the age of Social Networking services like FaceBook,...

    Source: http://blogs.zdnet.com/perlow/?p=9641

  8. Microsoft details changes coming to SQL Data Services

    Date: 03/10/09     Keywords: sql, microsoft

    After acknowledging a couple of weeks ago that it was changing direction with SQL Data Services SDS, Microsoft officials are filling in the gaps about exactly what will be changing when. by Mary Jo Foley

    Source: http://blogs.zdnet.com/microsoft/?p=2273

  9. Microsoft takes 'Astoria' service offline with early test build

    Date: 03/10/09     Keywords: microsoft

    Microsoft is readying new updates of some of its back-end data services of interest to developers, including an offline version of its "Astoria" ADO.Net Service. by Mary Jo Foley

    Source: http://blogs.zdnet.com/microsoft/?p=2268

  10. Reading the Oracle tea leaves

    Date: 03/10/09     Keywords: no keywords

    In reviewing RDBMS and related licensing I found something I hadn't expected: I knew that Oracle's strategy is to shift the revenue base to applications and so ultimately position itself to give the infrastructure products away - but I hadn't realized that Sybase and IBM have pretty much resigned themselves...

    Source: http://blogs.zdnet.com/Murphy/?p=1529

  11. Coming Monday: Cisco's data center strategy

    Date: 03/09/09     Keywords: no keywords

    Cisco has confirmed to Reuters that a scheduled announcement next Monday is related to speculation that the Silicon Valley company will unveil a new strategy to make data centers more efficient. Last month, news spread quickly that Cisco was planning on launching its own server, one that...

    Source: http://blogs.zdnet.com/BTL/?p=14182

  12. How Amazon builds the world's most scalable storage

    Date: 03/09/09     Keywords: no keywords

    The cloud storage market is accelerating fast - despite naysayers and alarmists - and Amazon's S3 is leading the charge. Storing over 40 billion files for 400,000 customers Amazon is the one to beat. How do they it for pennies per GB a month? Read on. I...

    Source: http://blogs.zdnet.com/storage/?p=416

  13. RDBMS license costs and Open Source

    Date: 03/09/09     Keywords: database, microsoft

    A comment by frequent contributor JesperFrimann last week caused me to take a closer look at licensing practices among major commercial database vendors other than Microsoft. All three of the big guys (Oracle, IBM, and Sybase) follow the same basic sales model: ...

    Source: http://blogs.zdnet.com/Murphy/?p=1525

  14. News to know: Green Silicon Valley, Napping datacenters, Craigslist prostitution, Clearwire

    Date: 03/06/09     Keywords: rss, web

    Here are today's notable headlines. You can get News To Know via email alert and RSS daily.  For continuous updates see BNET's around-the-Web tech coverage. Harry Fuller: Silicon Valley seeing green Chris Jablonski: "Napping" data centers could cut energy use by 75% ...

    Source: http://blogs.zdnet.com/BTL/?p=13978

  15. "Napping" data centers could cut energy use by 75%

    Date: 03/06/09     Keywords: no keywords

    Researchers at the University of Michigan have announced a plan to save up to 75 percent of the energy that power-hungry computer data centers consume by putting idle servers to sleep when they're not in use. Thomas Wenisch, assistant professor in the department of Electrical Engineering and...

    Source: http://blogs.zdnet.com/emergingtech/?p=1306

  16. SAP and IBM offer joint cloud migration

    Date: 03/05/09     Keywords: no keywords

    The two companies demonstrated a new tool at CeBIT 2009, based on IBM's Power 6 systems that offers live migration via cloud computing. SAP and IBM on Tuesday unveiled a cloud migration service at the CeBIT 2009 show in Hanover, aimed at moving of SAP applications across Power6 systems...

    Source: http://news.zdnet.com/2424-9595_22-275828.html

  17. Avocent - don't forget the underlying infrastructure

    Date: 03/04/09     Keywords: technology

    It's clear to me that as organizations use various forms of virtualization technology to increase performance, scalability, reliability, optimization and the like, they also ought to be on top of what the underlying physical infrastrucure is doing or not doing. Outages seen by an end user may come from a...

    Source: http://blogs.zdnet.com/virtualization/?p=742

  18. Simple cost/benefit and the systems upgrade

    Date: 03/04/09     Keywords: no keywords

    Lets start with yesterday's low end example: you have a Sun 490 from a few years ago (4 x 1.8Ghz USIV, 16GB, 2 x 146GB) that's still under support. It works, but it's obsolete - and support costs are outrageous: your predecessor signed up for full 24 x 7 Gold...

    Source: http://blogs.zdnet.com/Murphy/?p=1496

  19. UC Berkeley scientists define cloud computing

    Date: 03/03/09     Keywords: no keywords

    Next time you're at loggerheads with your peers over the definition and merits of cloud computing, gain some leverage by dropping terms like "parallelizable" and "multiplexing" into your argument courtesy of UC Berkeley Reliable Adaptive Distributed Systems Laboratory RAD Lab. The lab has a lofty vision:  "Enable one person to...

    Source: http://blogs.zdnet.com/emergingtech/?p=1295

  20. New book offer practical guide to greening your data center

    Date: 02/26/09     Keywords: no keywords

    Looking for a prescriptive list of questions you should ask and issues you should consider when assessing the energy efficiency and overall "green-ness" of your data center? A how-to guide, if you will? You might find what you need in the form of a new book from...

    Source: http://blogs.zdnet.com/green/?p=2631

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