“HP is offering a Cloud Design Service to get customers using cloud IT faster. HP services already has a Cloud Discovery Workshop and a Cloud Roadmap Service for customers who want to learn about cloud computing and develop a strategy and plan about how to move some or all of their IT into the cloud. It has added a new service to develop a customized cloud infrastructure design and an implementation plan for building it.”
“Atmos is EMC’s storage array product that is designed to combine in massively scalable cloud structures that span the globe and deliver data automatically to where it is needed so that access requirements can be met. Version 1.3 has Nehalem Xeon 5500 processor support added, giving half as much performance again as the previous processor, according to EMC. It also has support for 2TB drives, doubling capacity to 720TB per Atmos product.”
Mary Jo Foley writes about Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 9 (IE9).
“According to a February 16 update on the Mix 10 blog, IE General Manager Dean Hachamovitch will be keynoting Mix in Las Vegas next month to ‘talk about changes and improvements that have been made to Internet Explorer 9 since PDC09.’ Microsoft officials have not shared a ship-date target for IE9. I know a number of bloggers have been hoping it will be before the end of 2010. I’m thinking it will likely be timed to hit closer to the date Windows 8 ships, so I’m guessing 2011.”