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Toshiba Acquires Landis+Gyr

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Toshiba Acquires Landis+Gyr

Toshiba bolsters its smart-grid operations by purchasing Swiss smart metering provider Landis+Gyr for $2.3Bn.

Landis+Gyr specialises in smart metering, networking and service products for the utility industry. 

Toshiba is the Japan's biggest nuclear reactor maker, and will now have access to Landis+Gyr's customer base-- one spread globally across 30 markets with over 8000 utility customers, including E.ON AG, Centrica, British Gas and PG&E. 

The WW smart-grid market is a potentially lucrative one-- Toshiba says it could grow to $71Bn over the next Read more...

SanDisk's Latest Acquisition

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SanDisk's Latest Acquisition

SanDisk purchases Pliant Technology, in a deal reaching $327m in cash and equity-based incentives.

Pliant is an enterprise-level SAS protocol-based SSD developer. It also sells PCI-e based solutions for high performance servers.


Pliant uses multi-level cell (MLC) NAND in enterprise SSDs, and the lower cost of MLC is a key enabler for the broad adoption of SSDs in the enterprise market.

As it increases performance and reduces power consumption, flash memory is making significant inroads into the enterprise. By combining Pliant's enterprise-level Read more...

Avaya Streamlines Virtual Machine Solution

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Avaya Streamlines Virtual Machine Solution

Avaya integrates its Virtualisation Provisioning Service (VPS) with VMware vCenter Server, providing a complete view of ethernet infrastructure and virtual machines within and between data centers. 

In its initial release, Avaya says VPS should provide insight into the entire VM lifecycle-- from activation to mobility to deletion-- updating Avaya networking devices in reaction to the lifecycle's changes. 

The company says VPS increases IT efficiency, reduces time-to-service and ensures consistent data center application performance as VMs move between Read more...

New Senior VP for HP EMEA

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HP SVPHP appoints Yves de Talhouët as Enterprise and Business senior VP and managing director for HP EMEA. 

De Talhouët succeeds Jan Zadak (recently HP Business Sales and Marketing executive VP) and will oversee the Instant-On Enterprise hardware, software and services portfolio in EMEA.

He will also chair the region's leadership team. 

Go HP Appoints Yves de Talhouët to Lead EMEA 

Video: Inside the Google Data Center

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Google Data CentreUntil now, Google has guarded its Data Center from public eye. Finally, we get a video tour...

The Tour focuses on how Google protects and secures its data centers, presumably to push Google forward at a time when security breaches are making the most news. Yet, it is also interesting to hear how the hardware/software is customized to Google's needs.

Google shows physical security, protection of data and its steps towards reliability in the data center.  Worth a good luck.

Watch Google Data Center Tour

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