EMC is aligning VFCache, a system designed to shift data among various types of systems to make sure that the intensively used data remains available to applications. The company has also consolidated it with another tier of storage within server, accessible via the system's fast PCle bus, to boost the performance even further.
Microsoft declared a new, open specification to help C++ developers to take the advantage of the computing power in GPU of modern computers. A corporate vice president of Microsoft's Developer Division revealed in a blog post, that this release is intended to fuel the developer's desire to target heterogeneous hardware for accelerated computation.
According to a leaked video seen by PocketNow, Windows Phone 8 will be based on the same kernel as Windows 8 and will support BitLocker encryption and multicore processors. In the video intended for internal consumption for executives, Windows Phone manager, Joe Belfiore, describes the extensive features that Windows Phone 8 will include.
A new incremental update to Lion, Mac OS X 10.7.3, has been released by Apple , on Wednesday, to address the issues related to stability, compatibility and security. The update offers support for various new languages and fixes various bugs.
The beta version of Microsoft's Office 15 is most likely to arrive this summer. According to Jan 31st report published on The Verge, Office 15 is designed to be more touch-friendly, offering consumers and businesses an easy solution to complete most of their daily tasks on smart phones and tablets.
Mozilla is going to release Firefox 10 with big improvements soon. The new version will roll out with silent update mechanism, allowing browser to automatically disables incompatible add-ons and mark others as compatible. Also, the add-ons that work with Firefox 4 or later will be marked as compatible in Mozilla 10.
Until recently, flash memory has proved to be far too costly for the enterprises to deploy for tier 1 storage. However, enhancements to flash memory is most likely to spell the end for spinning media as a primary storage mechanism for enterprise tier 1 storage.
Oracle has presented a new proposal stating demands to create a single committee to oversee Java specs. The current system is divided into separate entities; Java SE and EE concern desktop and server environments while ME is for mobile and embedded uses of Java. If a new proposal by Oracle is accepted, the Java technical standards will fall under a single committee.
AT&T launches cloud-based unified communication services to help businesses increase productivity and simplifying communications without spending much on hardware and software in-house. With this cloud-based UC offering, AT&T is aiming to eliminate much of hardware, integration and installation challenges associated with a UC project.
Ovum annual survey of developers has placed Google's Android platform on top of other mobile platforms. According to Ovum, Google's Android operating system is expected to surpass Apple's iOS in developers' interest in the next 12 months. Researchers have revealed that most developers claimed to support both iOS and Android, however, Android Market trailed woefully behind Apple in the former category for number of reasons.