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|Quantum|ATL Certifies the
Emulex LP8000S SBus HBA with its Fibre Channel-Based Network Storage Solutions
IRVINE and COSTA MESA, Calif., April 5, 2001 - Quantum|ATL and Emulex Corporation today announced that the Emulex LightPulse® LP8000S SBus Fibre Channel (FC) HBA has been awarded certification of interoperability with Quantum|ATL's SAN solution offerings for Sun Solaris environments. Certification of the Emulex LP8000S provides customers with the assurance that this product is not only compatible with Quantum|ATL's P1000, P2000 and P3000 Series FC tape libraries, but also will perform with Quantum|ATL-certified solutions in a SAN environment.
"Our certification process consists of rigorous laboratory testing of the product in a Quantum|ATL SAN environment. The Emulex LP8000S SBus host bus adapter demonstrated the performance and reliability demanded by our mutual customers," said Richard Toomey, technical marketing SAN engineer, Quantum|ATL. "With this announcement, our SAN customers can now choose both PCI and SBus host bus adapters from Emulex with full confidence of interoperability with our SAN solutions." ...Emulex profile, ...Quantum|ATL profile
|BSDi||BSDi to Become iXsystems,
San Jose, CA, April 4, 2001 - BSDi announced today that it intends to adopt a new name and business focus following the signing of a definitive agreement for the sale of the company's BSD operating systems units to Wind River Systems, Inc. To be known as iXsystems, Inc., the company will focus on developing and marketing the world's most reliable and scalable rackmount servers, server appliances, and advanced systems offerings especially for Internet data centers, content providers, and Web hosting providers.
Upon closing of the sale to Wind River, which is expected by the end of April, the company will change its name to iXsystems; will be licensed to use the BSD operating system, networking and Internet technologies; and will gain access to Wind River's industry-leading embedded software and development tools. This will enable iXsystems and third-party developers to leverage a range of advanced technologies when building solutions for iXsystems platforms. iXsystems will maintain BSDi's corporate and manufacturing operations in the Silicon Valley.
"We're very excited about this opportunity to focus exclusively on the growing systems segment of our business with our iXtreme Series of Internet infrastructure-grade server solutions," said Gary J. Johnson, CEO of BSDi. "Going forward, iXsystems will be in an excellent position to deliver advanced server solutions based on both BSD and Wind River technology streams." ...iXsystems profile
Editor's note:- although the company's products will initially be Intel based, I included this news item because BSDi was one of the original operating systems technologies which users had to understand in the early days of managing their SunOS workstations, before Sun rewrote everything for Solaris 2.
||Tatung Announces New Dual
750 MHz UltraSPARC III Compatible Server|
Fremont, CA - April 2, 2001 - Tatung Science & Technology, Inc. (TSTI), celebrating more than ten years of commitment to the SPARC® systems market, has announced the COMPstation® U280R/2750, a new 4U high rack-mountable server based on Sun Microsystems' 750MHz UltraSPARC III processors.
"The COMPstation U280R/2750 is a very powerful and flexible system that can be used in a variety of high end applications," said Dr. Kam Chan, president of TSTI. "Because the system is highly scalable, it is equally effective as an enterprise-class server, in e-commerce applications for Internet Service Providers and for design-station applications in small to medium-size workgroups."
Expansion options include:
Suggested list pricing starts at $19,800 for a standard configuration of dual 750MHz processors, 1GB of memory and 36GB of FC-AL disk drives. ...Tatung profile
|BASIS International||BBj Technology Marries Java
with Business BASIC |
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - April 2, 2001- BASIS International Ltd. announced the release of BBj(R), the new Java(TM)-based Business BASIC product. BBj is the most significant development in the Business BASIC world since the porting of the language to non-proprietary systems in the 1980s. Combining the networking strengths of Java with the ease and business processing of Business BASIC, BBj allows thousands of companies around the world to bring their legacy business applications into the 21st century of computing technology.
For 15 years, BASIS has provided over 7,000 software application developers the tools to create leading business applications that are reliable, scalable and cost effective. BASIS products form the foundation of thousands of mission-critical systems in industries as varied as banking to manufacturing to health care and serve 1.7 million end-users worldwide.
The BBj Enterprise Edition(TM) provides true client/server and distributed processing with a power and portability never before available for Business BASIC users. With its Thin Client, running locally over a LAN or remotely over a WAN, either on a stand-alone machine or in a Web browser, applications can be accessed from anywhere. With the Java-based interpreter, GUI code now runs in the native GUI mode of most any operating system, making it available on UNIX as well as Microsoft Windows clients. And its server-centric, Java-based data server ensures that whether the user is remote or local, data access is fast and reliable.
BBj is available on Compaq Tru64 UNIX, Hewlett Packard HP-UX, IBM AIX, Linux, Microsoft Windows, Sun Solaris Intel and Sun Solaris SPARC operating systems.
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