|IDC||European IT Managers
Cautiously Confident about Spending in 2002, IDC Hardware Survey Reveals
London, UK - April 5, 2002 Research undertaken among a representative sample of IT managers in Europe shows that most feel their 2002 budgets will remain at 2001 levels or increase slightly over 2001. Other findings include:
|Adax and HSS deliver
integrated SIGTRAN solution|
Reading, England - April 4, 2002 - Adax and Hughes Software Systems (HSS), two of the leading telecoms infrastructure companies, have collaborated to deliver an integrated SIGTRAN solution. This latest joint offering, HSS' latest SIGTRAN M3UA software stack integrated with Adax' SCTP/T signaling protocol, and HDC and ATM protocol controller cards, was demonstrated at the ETSI M3UA interop/ plug tests in Sophie Antipolis, France, 25th February 1st March 2002.
The companies will offer the integrated solution to manufacturers of signaling gateways, Voice over Packet technology and UMTS network infrastructure. As demonstrated in France, the solution meets and exceeds the functional, performance, carrier-grade and interoperability requirements necessary for next generation networks. The system complies with the latest M3UA version 10 definition, from RFC 2026, supporting socket APIs for rapid deployment of Adax' SCTP/T.
"In our endeavour to give our customers a quick start on their programs, we are the first to offer an integrated offering along with ADAX," said Manoranjan Mohapatra, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Hughes Software Systems. "Our customers will benefit in terms of saving time and money in developing their products while leveraging the interoperability attained by HSS with other vendors." ...ADAX profile, ...Hughes Software Systems profile
|Continuous Computing||Continuous Computing
Corporation Names Simon Waters Vice President of European Sales |
San Diego - April 2nd, 2002 - Continuous Computing Corporation today announced that Simon F. Waters has joined the company as Vice President, Sales, of the European region. He will be based in the Continuous Computing headquarters in the United Kingdom and will manage all sales activities for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Waters' background includes his most recent roles as Vice President, Sales, of RadiSys Corporation, and Northern Sales Manager for Sun Microsystems Microelectronics.
"Simon brings over 16 years of experience in the embedded electronics market and knows the needs of EMEA," said Ken Kalb, CEO, Continuous Computing. "We are confident that his expertise and knowledge will bring CCPU great opportunities in a very important market." Waters, a native of the UK and a graduate of the Southall Technical College, has been a highly successful sales executive, working extensively with the major European telecom companies.
Waters will be working with the established CCPU European sales force to promote Continuous Computing's products with Tier 1 telecom equipment manufacturers. ...Continuous Computing profile
|Cisco Systems||Cisco Introduces New
Firmware and More Storage Interoperability Successes for Cisco SN 5420 Storage
PALM DESERT, Calif. - April 3, 2002 - Cisco today announced the availability of the Cisco SN 5420 Storage Router v 2.1.1, a firmware upgrade that improves security, reliability and manageability features. Cisco also announced additional interoperability and iSCSI driver support that will allow customers to use the Cisco SN 5420 in more storage and server environments.
The Cisco SN 5420 firmware adds new, advanced features that have long been standard within Cisco's IP networking solutions, but up until now had not been applied to networked storage. Through its IP expertise, Cisco extends these features to storage networks, giving customers highly available, secure, and easier-to-manage access to storage resources. Specific feature updates include:
|iQstor||iQstor Launches the
Foundation Series of Networked Storage Solutions|
NEWBURY PARK, Calif - April 2, 2002 - iQstor, (launched in February 2002 by the founders of the SPARC systems company - Integrix) is debuting its Foundation Series of Storage Solutions this week at Storage Networking World at Booth #G20. The R1800/J1800 Storage Appliance and iQ2000 High Availability Storage System provide enterprise-level features, performance, and reliability for the mid-tier market. By embedding expertise into the storage subsystem, iQstor optimizes storage administrator resources, increases productivity and reduces operating costs. The iQstor storage solutions are targeted at the mid-tier market.
Jason Lo, president and CEO of iQstor remarked, "The explosive growth of the Internet and networked business applications created an urgent need to store and manage mission critical data. Mid-tier operations face the same set of IT challenges as their larger counterparts and have the same storage requirements, but not often the same resources." ...iQstor Networks profile
|Cyclades||Cyclades-TS Series Obtains
Solaris Ready Certification |
Fremont, Calif. April 2, 2002 - Cyclades Corporation today announced that is has been certified Solaris® Ready" by Sun Microsystems, Inc. for the Cyclades-TS Series console access and terminal servers. Achieving Solaris Ready Certification denotes that the Cyclades-TS Series has passed Sun's requirements and testing criteria for reliability, integration and ease-of-installation into the Solaris 8 Operating Environment.
"Earning the Solaris Ready logo ensures our customers that they can benefit from increased user satisfaction, improved productivity and high security in our terminal and console access servers," said Marcio Saito, vice president of technology for Cyclades. "We are pleased to see that Cyclades has been recognized to receive the Solaris Ready Certification, and through this, meet the demands of the rapidly changing and fast growing market by delivering powerful, scalable and reliable networking solutions."
The Cyclades-TS Series is used by data centers to manage clusters and server farms based on servers from Sun, IBM, HP, Compaq and Dell. The Cyclades-TS Series is available with 4 to 48 ports and is in full production. Pricing ranges from $898 for the 4-port model to $4,320 for the 48-port model. ...Cyclades profile
Announces the 3GHz hotSPARC 9000 Rackmount Server|
Anchorage, AK - April 1, 2002 - HotServer Technologies Inc., a stealth mode incubator company and subsidiary of Gunnar Technologies AS (Sweden), today disclosed details of its forthcoming hotSPARC 9000 Rackmount Server, which will be generally available in early May.
HotServer Tech has been testing the new systems at a number of defense locations under non disclosure agreements since the 3rd quarter of 2001, but delayed announcing the new systems because of adverse market conditions in the computer industry at the time.
"We think the market is now ready for our 3GHz hotSPARC systems," said Ivan Sinkashipovitch, Chief Tehnology Officer. "We've been developing the clock pulse modulation and heat pipe technology used in the hotSPARC 9000 for five years, and because of concerns about reliability and field servicability of any new technology, we've done our testing the old fashioned way, by measurement and field trials rather than just simulations."
The company which started as a stealth mode incumbator in the mid 1990's, published a business plan saying it was working on military and ruggedised systems for seismic research. As a result they were able to buy SPARC chips from Texas Instruments, Fujitsu and other companies as raw dice, which they retested and packaged to their own military specifications. The company declines to say which manfucturers chips they are actually using, and when questionsed about the yield for the new process, just commented that "It's satisfactory."
The entry level hotSPARC 9000/8 has the following features:-
Editor's comments:- this is the first time since Ross Technology launched their hyperSPARC upgrades in the early 1990's that Sun Microsystems has been outclassed by a competing systems company offering a faster SPARC processor. I asked HotServer Tech what they thought Sun would do about their new product. The company didn't want their comments to be quoted, but indicated their hope that Sun could well become a reseller for the new product, or even buy the company if it proved to be successful.
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