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|Continuous Computing||Continuous Computing's HA/
Disaster Recovery Seminar
April 19, 2002 - Continuous Computing will host an informational seminar on the challenges of providing HA and Disaster Recovery solutions to enterprise systems at its San Diego, CA headquarters on May 3rd, 11am-1:30pm. An industry expert from Continuous Computing will discuss why IT professionals are so concerned, what are the most prevalent solutions to date, and what products are now coming to market to address this need. There is no registration fee for this workshop. Lunch will be provided.
What do you do to keep your systems safe, your data intact and readily available, if disaster strikes?
This seminar will go over the basic problems enterprises have faced and what the benefits and downsides are of the most common disaster recovery solutions. ...Continuous Computing profile
See also:- Backup software, Tape libraries
|Sun Microsystems Reports
Third Quarter Results|
SANTA CLARA, CA - April 18, 2002 - Sun Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ: SUNW) reported results today for its fiscal third quarter which ended March 31, 2002.
Revenues for the third quarter were $3.1 billion, essentially flat, as compared with the $3.1 billion in revenues reported for the second quarter of fiscal year 2002. Net loss for the third quarter was $26 million and the net loss per share was $.01, a sequential improvement of 67% over the net loss per share reported for the second quarter of fiscal year 2002 (excluding losses incurred during such periods on Sun's equity investment portfolio, restructuring charges/adjustments, and related tax effects). ...Sun Microsystems profile
Editor's comments. It's a year since I commented that Sun's Revenue Growth Hits Brick Wall based on reported results for the third quarter of fiscal year 2001, which ended April 1, 2001. Sun's Revenues for the third quarter 2001 were $4.095 billion, up 2 percent compared with the third quarter of fiscal 2000.
So today's reported revenue of $3.1 billion is about 33% down on the same quarter last year, and the year before that. That's quite different to the "essentially flat" sentiment at the start of today's press release which compares this quarter with the quarter after 9/11. Possibly misleading, but clever copywriting.
See also:- PR Strategies: Remember, the web has no memory!
|Arrow Electronics Announces
Distribution Agreement With Lantronix|
ENGLEWOOD, CO - April 17, 2002 - The MOCA Division of Arrow Electronics, Inc. today announced a new distribution agreement with Lantronix, Inc. Through the agreement, Arrow will offer console management products to Sun Microsystems solution providers from Lantronix' systems management group. Console management products include console servers and KVM switches, which are designed to help IT professionals remotely manage network and telecom equipment.
The cornerstone of the Lantronix console management offering is the Console Server, which provides remote management using familiar tools like telnet, Secure Shell (SSH), a Web browser, or a modem when an in-network link is not available. The Console Server is offered in configurations such as the Secure Console Server, which insures the integrity of equipment and data through authentication, authorization, and encryption. ...Arrow Electronics profile, ...Lantronix profile
|Digi International||Digi International Adds
SSHv2 Feature To PortServer TS Products|
Minnetonka, Minn.- April 16, 2002 - Digi International®, Inc. today announced advanced new security and diagnostic capabilities for the PortServer® TS line of terminal server products that are available to customers immediately as a free Flash ROM update.
New product features include SSHv2 security, the most up-to-date implementation of Secure Shell, a secure replacement for telnet. Using strong encryption and authentication, SSH protects against unauthorized interception of LAN traffic (or "sniffing"). This latest version of SSHv2 addresses the security flaws found in SSHv1. Other PortServer TS enhancements include PPP support, which enables easy-to-configure modem connections from Windows or Linux-based PCs, using standard dial-up networking.
PortServer TS has been certified "Solaris Ready" by Sun Microsystems, ensuring ease of installation and compatibility with Sun equipment. Available in 8 or 16-port desktop and 16 port rack configurations, the PortServer TS product line connects serial ports (such as the management ports found on Sun servers and Cisco routers) to Ethernet networks. ...Digi International profile
|Sun Microsystems Names Nu
Horizons an OEM Channel Development Partner (CDP)|
SANTA CLARA, CA - April 15, 2002 - Sun Microsystems today announced that Nu Horizons Electronics Corp., a distributor of high technology products, has been appointed as Sun's first designated OEM Channel Development Partner (OEM-CDP). Helping turn the channel's focus to the entire array of Sun's OEM products, procedures and practices, Nu Horizons' new status marks the first time Sun has dedicated an OEM-CDP to a very broad product portfolio that will include boards, components, and Sun systems and storage. The primary goal of the OEM-CDP designation is to provide OEMs with a CDP that is fully dedicated to the OEM marketplace. The appointment of Nu Horizons as the first OEM-CDP helps Sun improve the OEM channel by focusing dedicated programs and sales engagement processes with Sun partners, and expanding the mix of Sun products used in OEM applications. ...Nu Horizons profile
Editor's comment:- apart from the cost of sales advantages, there's another compelling reason why many OEMs who want to use SPARC technology would prefer to deal indirectly through a distributor rather than with Sun directly. When you're developing a new product there are times when you need to discuss your future product plans in order to get the right information about upcoming products or get your hands on scarce new samples. For many SPARC OEMs their biggest direct competitor is Sun itself. So the channel model should work quite well.
|Sun Microsystems||Sun Aligns Software Brands
Under Sun One Name|
SANTA CLARA, CA - April 15, 2002 - Sun Microsystems, Inc. today announced it will rebrand its popular iPlanet, Forte, StarOffice and Chili!Soft product lines under the Sun Open Net Environment (SunONE) brand. This move reflects Sun's commitment to its wide array of software offerings - spanning from portal server and middleware to directory solutions, developer tools and productivity suites - that make up the Sun ONE platform for Services on Demand. Branding all of the products under the Sun ONE name will result in a singular focus that simplifies Sun's software portfolio for customers and streamlines marketing efforts. The new "Open Net Environment" branding also underscores Sun's commitment to multi-platform support across the Sun ONE infrastructure products, which are available today on Solaris Operating Environment, Linux, Windows, AIX and HP-UX operating systems.
Sun has launched a global marketing campaign to support the rebranding effort that will kick off this week with a series of print advertisements scheduled to appear in major business publications.
Editor's comments:- Sun's press release includes a useful dictionary which translates the old product names into their new Sun ONE equivalents. I've often commented on the confusion caused by Sun's multifarious brands, looks like they're doing something about it.
|GNP||Patricia McGowan Joins GNP
as Senior Product Marketing Manager |
MONROVIA, Calif - April 15, 2002 - GNP today announced Patricia A. McGowan joined the company as senior product marketing manager. Responsible for Continuant Cluster, GNP's high-availability middleware for carrier-grade servers, McGowan brings more than two decades of marketing and technical expertise to GNP. In her new role, she oversees ongoing product development and marketing of the Continuant family of solutions, which deliver more than 99.999 percent uptime in switching applications. Based in the Southern California headquarters office, McGowan reports to GNP's president and CEO, Roger Baar, Ph.D.
Previously, McGowan was a senior product manager at Sun Microsystems where she established product strategy and defined product solutions pertinent to customers for the Netra FT 1800 and Systems Management Solutions products. Prior to Sun, McGowan created telecommunication product definitions as product manager for PC Client Software at Siemens. ...GNP Computers profile
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