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|Perle Systems CS9000
Certified "Solaris Ready"
NASHVILLE, TN - January 14, 2002 - Perle Systems Limited today announced that its CS9000 Console Server product line has achieved "Solaris Ready" status, the official verification that the console server enhances and seamlessly works within the Sun SPARC Solaris and/or X86 Sun Solaris Intel environments.
Unlike many products on the market that have not earned Solaris Ready status, the Perle CS9000 does not shut down Sun servers when the power is cycled. By not sending out a break signal, the CS9000 prevents the unwanted shutdowns. The CS9000 can be configured, however, to allow a break signal to be passed through when deliberately sent by the network administrator. This allows the administrator to take a Sun server to the "open boot prompt" only when desired.
The CS9000 was also rated Sun Safe because the RJ45 ports are surge protected, and the server includes on board security, Radius support, in and out of band management, Web management, DHCP, SLIP & PPP. To earn the Solaris Ready designation, the Perle CS9000 passed independent testing to be certified as compatible with Sun equipment and the Solaris operating system.
The Perle CS9000 is a console server, offering network managers a secure, reliable and cost-effective solution to remotely maintain and monitor servers and other network devices over a LAN/WAN network. Users can connect up to 24 servers to one console server permanently. The console ports can then be accessed via the corporate LAN/WAN (or in the event of LAN failure via a dial up modem), allowing for permanent LAN access to server console ports, as well as simultaneous access to multiple systems in a server farm environment. The Perle CS9000 provides a simple, extremely reliable, low-cost-per-port solution for remote management of distributed networks for clients such as ISP's, data warehouses, ASPs, and large corporate IT centers. Major CS9000 customers include Sun Microsystems, Vodafone and AT&T. ...Perle Systems profile
See also:- serial interface cards
|Sun's Cache Problems||Unsafe At Any Speed?|
Santa Fe - January 14, 2002 - a new article in the SPARC Product Directory by IT business guru Peter Baston looks under the hood at Sun's recent server engine problems.
|Sun Microsystems||Sun Microsystems Scores
Lead in High Performance Computing Market Share|
SANTA CLARA, CA - January 9, 2002 - According to analyst firm IDC (International Data Corporation), Sun Microsystems Inc. is the leading provider of servers (in revenue terms) for the high performance technical computing (HPC) market for the nine month period ending September 30, 2001. With 22 percent of the $3.6B market, Sun beat rivals Compaq, Hewlett-Packard and IBM and grew its share of the total HPC market by nearly two percent over the same nine month period in the previous year.
See also:- Market research companies
PMC-to-CompactPCI (cPCI) adapter board|
OAKLAND, Calif. - January 8, 2002 - Peritek Corporation has introduced a new PMC-to-CompactPCI (cPCI) adapter board. The PMA-C is a 3U cPCI card that hosts any 32 or 64-bit PMC module. It speeds the integration of PMC mezzanine cards into cPCI systems, by reducing software development requirements. The PMA-C is a passive PMC to CompactPCI adapter module. There is no PCI to PCI bridge to program, which simplifies and speeds the software development process for integrating PMC (IEEE 1386) mezzanine cards into a cPCI system. Instead, the adapter makes a direct PCI bus connection between the PMC and the cPCI carrier's J1/J2 connectors.
"The PMA-C is the simplest, fastest way to integrate vital PMC mezzanine cards, such as Peritek's RG-101 and VCQ graphic cards, into CompactPCI systems," stated Victor Gold, President of Peritek. "Passive carriers free integrators from unnecessary software development."
The PMA-C supports PCI Rev. 2.1, PCI 64, and provides a full 64-bit interconnec t between the cPCI and PMC Connectors. The board meets the PICMG 2.0 R3.0 revision of the CompactPCI standard. Jumpers enable the user to select 66 MHz operation, PCI PRSNT and PMC BUSMODE. The card also includes test points and power supply LEDs. The board comes standard with a 6U faceplate. A 3U faceplate version is also available.
Pricing for the PMA-C starts at $244.00 in 100 piece quantities. Availability is off-the-shelf. ...Peritek profile
See also:- cPCI to VME-bus Interfaces
|RHI Consulting||CIOs Report on
Fastest-Growing Jobs in Information Technology|
MENLO PARK, CA - January 4, 2002 - Networking once again tops the list of skills most in demand by the nation's CIOs. In the semi-annual RHI Consulting Hot Jobs Report, 18 percent of information technology (IT) executives said networking is the fastest-growing job specialty within their departments. Internet/intranet development was identified as the second most sought-after area of expertise, receiving 14 percent of the response. Data/database management ranked third with 12 percent. The Hot Jobs Report tracks job growth in information technology through a survey of more than 1,400 CIOs nationwide.
The study was developed by RHI Consulting and conducted by an independent research firm, which polled CIOs from a stratified random sample of U.S. companies with 100 or more employees. RHI Consulting is a leading provider of IT professionals on a project and full-time basis.
The seven specialty areas experiencing the strongest growth in U.S. corporate IT departments, as ranked by CIOs, are:
The job titles most requested within this category include network engineer, systems analyst and network security specialist. Lee noted that demand for network security experts is driving up compensation in this specialty, a trend reflected in the RHI Consulting 2002 Salary Guide. ...RHI Consulting
announces PS3380 CompactPCI Power Entry Module
WATERLOO, CANADA - January 3, 2002 - Kaparel Corporation, today announced the release of the their PS3380 Power Entry Module (PEM). The PS3380 is a 6U, 8HP card module that provides 48V power to a CompactPCI backplane for telecom applications. The card connects to the backplane through a rear side blind mating connector.
The PS3380 accepts 48V DC externally and provides filtered 48V to the backplane. The card is hot swappable for high availability systems and parallel operation for redundant N + 1 applications. ...Kaparel
Editor's notes:- the company also recently launched a 6U CompactPCI dual SCSI hard disk drive module. This module allows two SCSI hard disks to be added to any CompactPCI embedded system, without requiring the addition of a sub-chassis.
Solutions to Provide 'Feet on the Street' Service to iXsystems' Customers |
ATLANTA - January 2, 2002 - Multi-User Solutions, a wholly owned subsidiary of Computone Corporation, announced today that it has finalized an agreement with iXsystems to provide on-site services to its customers throughout North America.
Leo Bebeau, President of Computone Corporation said, "Under the terms of this agreement, users of iXsystems will be offered Multi-User's 'feet on the street' to service their rackmount servers with next business day service and 24/7 coverage options. Multi-User's knowledge of the IT market and acquired expertise in working with hardware technology makes us confident in the ability to deliver expert service." ...Computone profile, ...iXsystems profile
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