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IBM Blades Destined for Rackable Modular Data Center

IBM is preparing to offer its BladeCenter blade system as part of Rackable's ICE Cube modular data center, which some believe has the potential to be part of an IT infrastructure for high-performance computing and Web 2.0.

HP's Purchase of EDS Gets EU Approval

In an effort to compete with IBM in global technology services, Hewlett-Packard gains approval from the European Union to purchase technology outsourcing company EDS for $12.6 billion.

VMware Focuses Virtualization in the Cloud

New VMware CEO Paul Maritz is planning to bring the virtualization company deeper into the cloud by providing the tools to create a virtual, flexible IT infrastructure for the enterprise and for hosting providers.

VMware to Ship ESXi Hypervisor for Free

VMware is moving to create a free version of the VMware ESXi hypervisor. The company's new CEO also plans to delve deeper into cloud computing and expand VMware's virtualization technology reach.

Sun Undergoing Another Round of Layoffs

As many as 1,000 Sun employees could lose their jobs, though Sun will still plow on with Java, hardware and utility computing plans. Some speculate that Fujitsu could acquire Sun.

Ubuntu Linux at Amazon, Best Buy for $20

The Ubuntu Hardy Heron 8.04 Linux distro is available online at and, and is being made available by ValuSoft.

Jungle Disk Aids Amazon Storage

Jungle Disk gives the Amazon S3 storage service a solid front end for the online storage and backup needs of enterprises. The product works with systems running Windows, Linux and OS X.

Platform Vendors Seed the Cloud

Vendors deliver new and improved cloud computing offerings and partnerships at the Structure 08 conference.

Report: Green IT Equals Greenbacks

IT systems makers can indeed become more environmentally friendly and make money at the same time.

IBM Scores Microsoft as First iDataPlex Customer

The IBM iDataPlex server array will serve as the testing hardware for Microsoft's Windows High-Performance Cluster operating system.

Keynote: Flying KITE in the Cloud

Keynote Systems launches a new version of its Keynote Internet Testing Environment to test Web application performance from the desktop and the Internet cloud. Aims to Grow Into a Utility Computing Power

| will stake its future growth for the next decade on delivering a computing platform as a service.

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