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VMware Zimbra IT Simplification through Virtual Appliance

Posted in acquisition, collaboration, email, it-simplification-strategy, open-source, virtual-appliance, vmware, vmware-zimbra-acquisition, zimbra on January 13th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

VMware acquires Zimbra to further its IT simplification mission with virtual appliances for collaboration platforms. …

… “Virtual appliances are just virtual machines pre-populated with an operating system and applications that can be downloaded and easily started without installation and with minimal configuration. Once deployed onto VMware vSphere, the Zimbra virtual appliance will automatically benefit from the built-in VMware vSphere scalability, availability, and security services. We see this on-premise virtual appliance distribution and deployment model as a very simple yet effective approach for providing employees with collaboration capabilities, especially for small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). ” …

Via VMware: Zimbra Acquisition

Server Consolidation Reduces Carbon Footprint

Posted in consolidation, country-new-zealand, data-center-consolidation, financial-industry, heat-load, ibm, open-source, platform, red-hat, server-consolidation on February 8th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Red Hat saves energy through server consolidation
Another example of open source making an impact on CO2 emissions. …

… “With the combination of Red Hat and IBM solutions, BNZ has achieved significant cost savings and made major steps to green its IT systems. In just three months, BNZ was able to consolidate its servers and reduce its front-end systems datacenter footprint by 30 percent. It has recorded a 33 percent reduction in heat output and a 39 percent reduction in carbon dioxide emissions for its front-end systems. The solutions has also helped BNZ to carve out costs, as the bank expects approximately 20 percent return on investment (ROI) over the life of the platform. ” …

Via IBM: Bank of New Zealand Reduces Carbon Footprint