Here’s a quick roundup of some recent news bites of interest to data center professionals:
- VeriSign said Thursday that CEO Bill Roper has resigned and been replaced by founder and chairman Jim Bidzos. Roper had overseen a refocusing of VeriSign’s operation that included the sale of its Kontiki CDN unit . Some saw the prompt exit as a bit of a mystery , but Roper’s resignation was voluntary, Bidzos told analysts  Thursday on a conference call. “I don’t think it was fair to have him around while we were looking for a replacement, so he chose to leave.”
- Rackspace Hosting continues to announce service enhancements in preparation for its IPO . Today Rackspace announced a full suite of hardware, software and professional services to help customers achieve Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance. The PCI Data Security Standard (DSS) is a set of security requirements developed by major credit card companies for businesses that accept, process or store credit card information.
- Brocade is stepping up the rhetoric in its rivalry with Cisco (CSCO) for next-generation switches to power a unified fabric in the data center. Greg Ferro  notes that in a recent call with analysts, Brocade “dismisses DCE (Data Center Ethernet) as a Cisco-trademarked term and expects it to be a proprietary implementation, not backwards-compatible either, meaning a fork-lift upgrade.” For background, see our item on blogfeuds around storage networking standards .
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 sale of its Kontiki CDN unit: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2008/May/07/its_official_kontiki_spun_off_to_mk_capital.html
 bit of a mystery: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/07/04/verisign_boss_quits_suddenly_again/
 told analysts: http://blogs.mercurynews.com/docudrama/2008/07/03/bidzos-is-back-as-verisign-chief-at-least-for-now/
 its IPO: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2008/Apr/25/rackspace_confirms_400_million_ipo.html
 Greg Ferro: http://etherealmind.com/2008/07/07/data-centre-ethernet-standards-fight-ahead-fcoe-failing-future/
 storage networking standards: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2008/Apr/14/cisco_dell_blogs_feud_over_fcoe_vs_iscsi.html
 Rich Miller: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/author/richm/
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