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VMware, Inc.has announced that customers purchasing the VMware P2V Migrations Jumpstart service will receive the VMware P2V Assistant product for free. The VMware P2V Migrations Jumpstart service is an on-site consulting workshop that offers customers a proven methodology supported by VMware and its partners to move and consolidate existing physical servers into VMware virtual machines. P2V migrations are ideal for customers involved in server consolidation or legacy migration projects where recreating existing servers is not feasible or practical. The VMware P2V Assistant is an enterprise-class migration tool that lets users migrate existing physical systems ranging from Windows NT 4 to Windows Server 2003 into VMware virtual machines. "Without VMware, migrating these machines would have taken months to years because we'd have to start from scratch," said Suraj Dalal, ... (more)

Are You Comfortable with Where Your Data Sleeps at Night?

How can you manage the cloud so you – and your data – sleep safe and secure? In an Live Webcast and Interview from Times Square today October 8, at 2:00PM EDT, Sam Gross, vice president, Global Information Technology Outsourcing Solutions, Unisys Corporation, will answer these questions and more. SYS-CON.TV viewers will have the opportunity to interact directly with Gross, who will be in the SYS-CON.TV studio with Cloud Computing Expo conference chair Jeremy Geelan. SYS-CON.TV viewers are invited to join Unisys's Gross, ask questions, and learn about the market and business force... (more)

It's Here! Windows XP Service Pack 2 Released Yesterday to Computer Makers

"With the proliferation of viruses and other broad threats on business and consumer desktops, I can think of no higher priority than trying to ensure the security of personal computers," said Rob Enderle, principal analyst for the Enderle Group, yesterday as Microsoft released Windows XP Service Pack 2. "Whether the customer is a large enterprise, a small business or an individual," Enderle continued, "Windows XP Service Pack 2 is critical because it addresses today's exposures in a comprehensive fashion. For anyone currently using Windows XP, my advice is to apply it at your earli... (more)

Arkeia Expands Support to Include Mac OS X Tiger

Arkeia Corporation has announced that its Arkeia Network Backup solution now supports the recently released Mac OS X Tiger operating system. Arkeia also offers hot backup plug-ins to safeguard MySQL and LDAP data applications operating in Macintosh environments. The Arkeia Mac OS X client performs backup of all files, including documents and applications, as well as important system files such as the Netinfo database. In addition, users can preserve privilege information and special file system features like Mac OS resource forks and Finder attributes. The Arkeia backup solution... (more)

Cisco, ISS Had No Case, Lawyer Says

Attorney Jennifer Granick attending the Black Hat conference, and become embroiled in the Michael Lynn imbroglio, ending up as his legal representation when both Cisco and Lynn's former employer, ISS, decided to squelch the presentation. Granick has published a long post at her blog describing her involvement. The blog has subsequently been picked up by Wired news. In her post, Granick attacks the idea that Lynn had somehow improperly used copyrighted information or trade secrets in his presentation. Among her statements: "ISS claimed copyright in the slides Mike used on Wednesday ... (more)