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|Antares Gigabit Ethernet
Adapters Achieve Solaris Ready Certification from Sun Microsystems
CAMPBELL, CALIFORNIA - October 14, 2002 - Antares Microsystems today announced that its Gigabit Ethernet PCI adapters P-1055, P-0082 and P-0085 Gigabit Ethernet with Trunking and Failover have achieved the Solaris Ready Certification from Sun Microsystems, Inc..
The Solaris Ready program provides customers with a recognizable symbol for tested Solaris solutions from third-party providers. To receive the Solaris Ready designation, products must complete a rigorous testing process conducted by an independent testing laboratory. Products are evaluated for interoperability, platform support, Solaris platform compliance, ease-of-installation, driver compatibility and product documentation.
The Antares Gigabit Ethernet PCI adapters offer single, two or four independent Gigabit Ethernet channels on a single NIC, two on (P0082) and four on (P0085). Antares complete line of Gigabit Ethernet adapters offer true 64-bit/66 MHz with Trunking and Load Balance support for both Solaris and Linux operating systems and is included with Gigabit Ethernet adapters at no additional charge. ...Antares Microsystems profile
|Emulex||LightPulse LP9002S 2Gb/s
Fibre Channel SBus HBA Certified Solaris Ready |
COSTA MESA, Calif. - October 14, 2002 - Emulex Corporation announced today that the Emulex LightPulse LP9002S 2Gb/s Fibre Channel SBus host bus adapter achieved the Solaris Ready Certification from Sun Microsystems, Inc. The Emulex LP9002S features automatic speed negotiation capability, allowing for compatibility with existing 1Gb/s Fibre Channel SANs, while ensuring seamless migration to higher speed 2Gb/s SANs. ...Emulex profile
See also:- Fibre-channel adapter cards
|Amtec||UK VAR Amtec Offers
Comprehensive Maintenance Support for New and Second User/Refurbished Sun
Editor:- October 14, 2002 - UK Sun VAR Amtec publishes a monthly email newsletter which contains their latest pricing offers. This month, they're offering deals on maintenance services. This makes a change from the normal promotions on systems and memory etc, so here are a few details...
Amtec can offer you a total hardware and operating software support service to suit your business needs. We can offer annual contracts or the equivalent of Sun's "Instant Upgrade" service the latter can be offered against new systems, and, quite unusually, against second user/refurbished systems. Typical "Instant Upgrade" Options
Sun E220R to Platinum @ £990 per annum
Sun E420R to Silver @ £570 per annum
Sun Ultra 10 to Gold @ £372 per annum
For More Info phone: +44 (0) 1202 597 400 ...Amtec Computer Corporation profile
|Cylink|| Securing IP Storage
Networks - a New Whitepaper from Cylink |
Editor:- October 14, 2002 - a new white paper called "Securing IP Storage Networks" from Cylink Corp. is published today on STORAGEsearch.com. The article looks in detail at SAN network architectures which include iSCSI, FCIP and iFCP, and describes how security can be achieved in various types of network topology.
Cylink manufactures a stand-alone encryptor box designed to secure IP SAN environments at wire line speeds.The company's NetHawk VPN appliance currently has a bandwidth capacity of 200 Mbps full duplex, and can support 20,000 simultaneous connections. Multiple NetHawks can be stacked in a load-balanced configuration to handle higher bandwidth requirements. Cylink is also developing a higher speed interface that will support a full Gigabit. ...Cylink profile
See also:- Security
|CCNY Launches New Web Site|
Utica, New York - October 10, 2002 - Computer Connection of Central New York (CCNY) announced today that it has launched a new website.
The enhanced site provides an increased depth and breadth of information on CCNY for its current and prospective customers.
CCNY's website provides information-rich updates on refurbished Sun products, CCNY's corporate product line, service offerings, support, and news updates. CCNY focus was to provide easy access and contact to our company. ...Computer Connection profile
Editor's comments:- CCNY had a pretty good web site in the 1990's and then it just seemed to freeze for a couple of years. Whenever I asked about this, it seemed the company was just too busy developing its business. Despite the frozen web site the company, which has been reselling Sun for nearly 15 years, still achieved a ranking as one of the top 10 SPARC companies based on reader pageviews in the SPARC Product Directory.
We can see now, from their new web site, that the company has field offices and a division in Canada, and it's no surprise, that based in NY they are very heavily involved in the data recovery and security business.
MagnaVault for Plasmon D-Series |
UK - October 9, 2002 - BakBone Software today announced that it has certified its optical storage software MagnaVault for the new Plasmon D-Series Enterprise DVD libraries, among the largest capacity DVD libraries in the world. MagnaVault will be demonstrated at BakBone's stand at Storage Expo next week at the UK NEC, in Hall 8, Stand 230. The BakBone stand backs onto Plasmon's stand, so interested visitors will be able to view both products consecutively.
MagnaVault 2.3.0, the latest version of the industry-leading software for UNIX/Linux-based optical storage which supports Linux 2.4, improves an enterprise's ability to rapidly store and retrieve documents and images to and from optical media, including CDs, DVDs and magneto-optical (MO) disks. Installed on a server, MagnaVault provides seamless data access to all existing application software and utilities. One feature of the recently released 2.3.0 version of MagnaVault is enhanced device support for newer DVD and MO libraries, making it a perfect fit for Plasmon's Enterprise DVD libraries....BakBone Software profile, ...Plasmon profile
See also:- Backup software, Events & trade shows, Jukeboxes
|New IBM eServer Software
Dramatically Improves Unix Server Utilization
ARMONK, NY - October 8, 2002 - IBM today unveiled new eServer software enabling customers to harness the "un-tapped" power within their UNIX systems. The software, AIX 5L Version 5.2, dramatically improves system utilization and helps lower costs with mainframe-style workload balancing and the ability to add resources on the fly. Using the software, users can manage their servers with twice the precision versus competing systems from Sun.
Today, industry averages for UNIX server utilization are in the 10 to 15 percent range, representing a tremendous opportunity for cost savings. In creating its latest software offering, IBM leveraged its expertise developing automated workload management capabilities for its mainframe systems, where peak utilization can average from 85 to 100 percent.
Available on new and existing IBM eServer pSeries systems, AIX 5L v5.2 allows users to divide their server into smaller "virtual" servers running either UNIX or Linux. Like in the mainframe world, users can exploit the full power of their system by shifting workloads and changing resources transparently. If one partition experiences a problem and needs to be restarted it does not affect any of the other virtual servers on the system.
Planned availability for CSM on the IBM eServer Cluster 1600 is October 25, 2002. Support for up to 128 servers or 128 operating system images on IBM eServer Cluster 1600 is December 13, 2002. ...IBM profile
Editor's comments:- users might find it quite useful to be able to run Solaris and Linux on the same SPARC server on different processors. This would enable them to test the best features of both environments while minimising cost. I guess that if IBM can do it now, then Sun will also do it soon.
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