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Ex-MySQL chief Marten Mickos lands new CEO job

Marten Mickos, the longtime CEO of MySQL who eventually sold the open-source database company to Sun Microsystems for US$1 billion, has taken a new job as CEO of Eucalyptus Systems, the company said Friday.

Written by James Niccolai22 March 10 07:38

Sentilla's energy management tool gets chargeback feature

Sentilla has released an update to its data-center energy management tool, which lets IT and facilities staff track the energy usage of servers and other equipment. The latest version is a software-only product that adds a chargeback capability, allowing companies to bill individual business units for the energy they use.

Written by James Niccolai10 March 10 08:06

Group seeks to open source data-center design

A new industry group is trying to apply open-source principles to the design and construction of data centers, which it says could accelerate the use of new technologies and increase competition in the industry.

Written by James Niccolai08 March 10 08:02

HP cuts reported profit on additional BSkyB legal costs

Hewlett-Packard has been forced to reduce the amount of profit it reported last quarter to cover additional costs awarded against its EDS division in a lawsuit brought by British Sky Broadcasting in the U.K.

Written by James Niccolai06 March 10 09:45

Ballmer: We'll beat Google ... someday

It's not easy being Steve Ballmer. The Microsoft CEO was asked for the umpteenth time Tuesday if his company will ever be number one in search.

Written by James Niccolai03 March 10 07:34

HP's Singapore lab to develop cloud services platform

Hewlett-Packard has opened a research lab in Singapore, where it will work on a software platform for delivering cloud-based computing services to enterprises, the company said Wednesday.

Written by James Niccolai24 Feb. 10 16:08

HP profit climbs 28 percent as company raises outlook again

Hewlett-Packard's first-quarter profit increased by 28 percent from a year earlier as growth returned to some of its core businesses, prompting the company to raise its forecast for the fiscal year.

Written by James Niccolai19 Feb. 10 07:37

HP profit climbs 28 percent, company raises outlook again

Hewlett-Packard's first-quarter profit increased by 28 percent from a year earlier as growth returned to some of its core businesses, prompting the company to raise its forecast again for the fiscal year.

Written by James Niccolai18 Feb. 10 11:15

APC plans new push into containerized data centers

Power and cooling company APC by Schneider Electric will make a new push this year into the market for containerized data centers, this time including portable infrastructure gear such as generators and chillers.

Written by James Niccolai13 Feb. 10 09:06

Energy Star for data centers coming in June

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is wrapping up work on an Energy Star program for data centers that it hopes to launch in June, EPA officials said this week.

Written by James Niccolai06 Feb. 10 07:22

Yahoo sells HotJobs to Monster for $225 million

Job-hunting service provider Monster Worldwide is to buy Yahoo's HotJobs Web site for US$225 million under an agreement announced between the companies on Wednesday.

Written by James Niccolai04 Feb. 10 08:09

HP cuts containerized data center down to size

Hewlett-Packard has released a smaller version of its portable data center, this time based on a standard 20-foot shipping container, half the size of its first model.

Written by James Niccolai03 Feb. 10 07:40
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