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|AVCOM||AVCOM Posts Profits for
Silicon Valley, Calif. January 31, 2002 "Bad news sells newspapers," or so the saying goes. If that's true, newspapers must have sold like hotcakes amid the tech industry bust. However, that doesn't mean that all the news is bad. AVCOM managed to not only survive, but also prosper during 2001. In a year that saw numerous bankruptcies, the company remains not just alive, but solidly profitable.
"During the dot-com heyday, it was all about servers," Bishop said. "Today, our customers are concerned about business continuity, security, availability and scalability. We are responding with disaster recovery, storage solutions, maintenance contracts, security assessments and other solutions to answer these concerns."
The growing push toward services has been a key strategy for AVCOM since 2000. The company continues to build its practice-based services in the areas of storage, security and networks. Vice President of AVCOMs Professional Services Group, Fred Scheck, says the company is very close to meeting its goal of a 50-50 mix of products and services. ...AVCOM profile
|Gartner||Gartner Dataquest Reports
on the Server and Workstation Markets in 2001|
SAN JOSE, Calif. - January 30, 2002 - in 2 press releases today Gartner Dataquest reported on workstation and server shipments in 2001. The results, below, are preliminary. Final statistics will be available soon to clients of Gartner Dataquest's related research programs.
The year 2001 marks the first time in the history of the workstation market that the industry experienced a decline in shipments from the previous year. Dell extended its lead as the No. 1 vendor in worldwide workstation shipments, as its market share grew to 32.4%. IBM was the only other top 5 vendor in 2001 to experience an increase in shipments from the previous year
The worldwide server market in 2001 experienced its lowest annual growth rate in unit shipments since 1996. Worldwide server shipments totaled 4.4 million in 2001, a 1.8% increase from 2000. Compaq remained in the top spot with 23.3% of the worldwide market share, followed by Dell and IBM, with 16.1% and 15%, respectively. Dell and IBM were the only vendors to record positive year-over-year growth. ...Gartner profile
|LSI Logic||LSI Logic Delivers High
Performance ASIC Chipset to Sun Microsystems for New 8-Way Server |
MILPITAS, Calif., Jan. 30 - LSI Logic Corporation today announced it is supplying high-performance I/O and system ASICs to Sun Microsystems for its 8-way Sun Fire V880 server family. LSI Logic's market-proven technologies and design expertise accelerated the successful development of this cost-effective, Right-First-Time ASIC chipset for Sun.
At the heart of the Sun designed chipset are two 1.2-million-gate ASICs. These host bridge ASICs each provide the UltraSPARC III system with a high-performance bus connection to dual 64-bit PCI and a high-speed Sun graphics interface. They connect to a high performance switched interconnect fabric, made up of an address repeater, a data control switch and 6 multi-port data crossbar switches, which can sustain an aggregate throughput of 9.6GB/s. ...LSI Logic profile
|T4 Consulting Group||Revenues jump 83% in 2001
for T4 Consulting Group|
LEESBURG, Va - January 30, 2002 - T4 Consulting Group, a leading provider of web development and integration services, announced that its revenue for FY2001 topped $2.5 Million, up from $1.3 million in FY2000, an 83% increase. In addition, operating income expanded by 235%.
As a Sun Certified Subcontractor, T4 Consulting Group provides end-to-end systems integration and application development solutions using the leading industry tools and technologies. T4CGís team of senior systems engineers has extensive experience spanning requirements formation, project management, complete systems integration, and custom web development. ...T4 Consulting Group
|California Digital||California Digital Launches
Linux Server Business|
LINUXWORLD NEW YORK - January 30, 2002 - California Digital Corporation today announced the launch of its Linux server business. Founded in 1994, California Digital is now shipping ultradense Linux servers and clusters as part of the total Linux solutions it provides to its enterprise clients. California Digital has purchased assets related to VA Software Corporation's former Linux server business. Previously known as VA Linux Systems, Inc., VA exited the hardware business in August 2001 to focus on its SourceForge collaborative software development platform.
California Digital offers the popular 1220, 2230 and 2241 ultradense Linux servers as originally designed by VA Linux, as well as newer versions incorporating the latest technologies.
"California Digital provides comprehensive Linux solutions encompassing hardware, software, and consulting," explains B.J. Arun, California Digital's CEO. "This enables enterprise customers to implement the cost-effective yet robust solutions that Linux-based infrastructure delivers." ...California Digital
Editor's comment:- this product line has had a complicated history, but now it does seem to have a happy ending....
|HP||HP CEO Carly Fiorina Says
Linux Ready for Breakout Year |
NEW YORK, LinuxWorld - Jan. 30, 2002 - In her keynote address here, Hewlett-Packard Company Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Carly Fiorina declared this the breakout year for Linux, the open source technology that is finding favor with big businesses for its flexibility and cost-effectiveness.
Fiorina highlighted a number of innovative Linux solutions already deployed by customers in the entertainment, banking, service provider, Internet infrastructure and technical computing arenas. Adoption in these markets, along with retail, financial services and public sector, is helping fuel growth in Linux, which consultancy Gartner expects to achieve 50% revenue increase in 2002, despite uncertain economic conditions.
"These representatives from the business community aren't supporting Linux because it's popular. They're doing it because it meets their needs and those of their customers, and they're putting their money where their mouths are," she said.
Fiorina praised the open source community for enabling Linux to stay true to the spirit of its revolutionary roots while developing into a solution that can meet the needs of big business. ...HP profile
|Sun Supports Lineo Embedix
to Run on UltraSPARC IIe|
SANTA CLARA, Calif. Jan. 29, 2002, Sun Microsystems, Inc. has signed an agreement with Lineo®, Inc. to adapt and support Lineo's embedded Linux operating system products to run on UltraSPARC® IIe-processor based end user-developed custom hardware. Lineo is working to create a full-featured UltraSPARC IIe processor-focused software development kit complete with the Lineo Embedix® operating system. This kit will be licensed and supported by Lineo. Developers will also have free access to a basic version of embedded Linux operating system fine tuned to run on the UltraSPARC IIe processor.
The Lineo Embedix operating system and tools are carefully designed to ease complete product development and shorten release cycles, giving developers the ability to spend more time on product design. Lineo Embedix is a "100% Pure Linux" and royalty free solution. Embedix provides everything developers have come to expect from Linux combined with an infrastructure to support non-Linux services such as high performance hard real-time, multi-processor (DSPs, 16 bit, 32 bit, and non-heterogeneous architectures) support and native support for Legacy RTOS APIs.
Sun views the addition of embedded Linux as an application development option for end-user developed OEM products as a meeting point between the full featured, Solaris Operating Environment and hard-real-time embedded operating systems. Furthermore, owing to the royalty-free nature of the Linux licensing regime, developers can choose embedded Linux with hard real-time capabilities as a lower-cost alternative to commercial real-time OSes. ...Lineo profile
Editor's comments:- I've been waiting for this development since March 2000 when I started running news items from Lineo on this site. As Sun clarifies its future marketing vision, Sun will gain from having 3rd parties like Lineo deflect some of the heat from the Linux market. Meanwhile feeding TI's fab with additional SPARC capacity will help to keep Sun's own costs low. Finally competing OEM's currently using SPARC will get an insurance policy which protects them from predatory OS marketing games by Sun. This news is a good thing for all SPARC vendors and users.
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