EMC grabs Intel exec; other news

Report: EMC poached Gelsinger from Intel; virtualized Exchange: It's doable now; other news.

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Report: EMC poached Gelsinger from Intel

Pat Gelsinger, a top Intel Corp. exec, is reportedly heading to EMC Corp. The Wall Street Journal reported the news Monday morning. Gelsinger led Intel's massive chip business and will apparently take on EMC's bread-and-butter storage products and is seen as a possible heir to EMC CEO Joe Tucci. EMC also promoted long-time executive Howard Elias to head its service business.

Virtualized Exchange: It's doable now

The thought of virtualizing Exchange Server used to be a non-starter. Not so anymore, as several vendors now offer guidance on how to virtualize the messaging platform without incurring server downtime, according to SearchExchange.com.

At VMworld 2009, there was a packed session on this topic. The goal is to ease management, boost resource utilization and cut server downtime using live migration capabilities in VMware, XenServer or Hyper-V R2 server virtualization products.

Amazon hands out security tokens

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is working with Gemalto NV to sell Gemalto's Ezio Time token one-time password devices for use with AWS accounts. The devices sell for $12.99 and, once activated, generate a random password every 30 seconds for a user's AWS login. Use of that token will not affect the encryption keys used with AWS accounts, according to SearchCloudComputing.com.

Anyone can access AWS using a credit card and an email account -- something that gives some enterprises pause. That is why Amazon is looking at ways to bolster the security of its services and user confidence in them.

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