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|BakBone Software ranked #1 storage ISV by STORAGEsearch.com||
Poole, UK - December 18, 2003 - BakBone Software today announced that
it has ranked 1st place in STORAGEsearch's 2003 poll of storage software
companies, beating rivals Veritas Software,
Legato Systems and Computer Associates.|
The #1 position reflects the amount of interest STORAGEsearch's readership has taken in the various storage companies listed on STORAGEsearch.com.
In another article published this month BakBone was ranked #4 during the year out of more than a thousand storage companies in all categories.
STORAGEsearch also identified BakBone as one of the fastest growing storage companies in 2003, having reported 82% year-on-year revenue growth. ...BakBone profile
See also:- article:- the Top 10 Storage Software Companies
|Sun||Sun Claims Success in High
Performance and Technical Computing Market|
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - December 17, 2003 - Displaying its mounting strength in the high performance and technical computing market (HPTC), Sun Microsystems, Inc. today announced it has the number one position in total server units shipped, according to IDC's Q3CY03 Worldwide Technical Server report.
For the quarter, Sun nearly doubled unit shipments (99.7% growth) versus 37.8% for the overall market quarter-over-quarter, achieving 46.9% unit market share. Adding to the impressive numbers, Sun's HPTC units grew 111% compared to 66% for the market as a whole when compared to the same period in 2002, making Sun the only vendor to outgrow the market in units shipped both year-over-year and quarter-over-quarter figures.
storage at Princeton and Stanford|
SAN JOSE, Calif. - December 16, 2003 -BlueArc announced today that Columbia University, Princeton University's Center for the Study of Brain, Mind and Behavior and Stanford University School of Medicine have selected the SiliconServer. Researchers at Columbia, Princeton and Stanford are deploying BlueArc systems to integrate UNIX and Windows platforms, enabling them to use a single, high-performance centralized file system.
BlueArc SiliconServers simplify system administration by enabling users to utilize and access a shared central pool of storage. Because BlueArc's storage products map security across UNIX and Windows effortlessly, users of both platforms are given equal access rights and the ability to view storage as if it were on local disk native to their environments, without compatibility issues. As a result, customers can achieve the optimal blend of performance, capacity and cost without having to acquire and maintain multiple storage systems. ...BlueArc profile
Editor's comments:- there was a time when Sun servers were the glue that held together disparate networks. Nowadays that role is being taken over by NAS.
|Sun||Sun drops "SPARC"
in server PR blunder|
Editor:- December 12, 2003 - I was amused to see that in a -Sun press release yesterday regarding a speedup in the Sun Fire V1280 server - the word "SPARC" did not make a single appearance.
We learn that Sun's server is better than IBM's 12 way server, and even the clock rate. But the processor type remains a trade secret.
It's not surprising that I was recently asked by a market researcher covering the open systems market - what SPARC had to do with Sun?
Well it now looks like the creeping disassociation of the SPARC moniker by Sun's marketers has gone all the way at last.
Sun may add the word SPARC in a later correction. Or maybe not.
|Emulex||Emulex FC HBA gets Solaris
COSTA MESA, Calif. - December 11, 2003 - Emulex Corporation today announced that its LightPulse LP10000DC Fibre-channel HBA has achieved Solaris Ready Certification from Sun Microsystems, Inc that will include support for Solaris 9 on SPARC and x86 platforms. ...Emulex profile
|Arkeia announces new Linux
Carlsbad, Calif. - December 11, 2003 - Arkeia Corporation announced today that the just-released version 5.2 of its flagship enterprise software program has passed certification processes for the most widely used commercial Linux distributions.
The certifications further strengthen Arkeia's position as the international leader in offerings for Linux network solutions. The new Arkeia v5.2 is certified for SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server. Arkeia is also fully compatible and certified with the RedHat Enterprise Server ready program and the Mandrake Linux 9.2 distribution.
Arkeia continues to maintain its position as the first professional network backup solution fully capable of protecting Linux environments of all configurations. It offers the widest coverage in terms of architecture, including x86, Itanium, PowerPC, SPARC and appliances such as Sun Cobalt servers. Arkeia supports a broad range of other operating systems, including Windows, Unix, Mac OS X, NetWare and xBSD.
Among the strengths of Arkeia's powerful solution is a Linux Disaster Recovery module that provides the ultimate in security. A fully automated disaster recovery process can restore a Linux server from scratch, as well as the backup server itself, if machines are stolen or totally destroyed. ...Arkeia profile
|Extreme Networks||Extreme Networks' New
BlackDiamond 10k Switch|
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - December 8, 2003 - Extreme Networks, Inc. announced its new BlackDiamond 10K switch. Making its debut with the BlackDiamond 10K, ExtremeWare XOS is an all-new UNIX-based modular software platform that directly responds to the need for greater software scalability, security, resiliency and extensibility. It will be the first to deliver non-stop resiliency and extensibility. Open XML and POSIX interfaces, coupled with a configurable Command Line Interface, enable ExtremeWare XOS and the BlackDiamond 10K to be easily and seamlessly integrated with business processes and metro OSS environments.
The BlackDiamond 10K is available now. 10 Gigabit Ethernet port pricing is $7,200 per port (US list price). The new switch delivers six 10 Gigabit ports or 60 Gigabit Ethernet ports per blade for a total of 48 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports in a single chassis. ...Extreme Networks profile
|Sun Reaffirms Commitment to
Solaris OS x86|
SunNetwork 2003 Conference, BERLIN - December 3, 2003 - Sun Microsystems, Inc. today announced significant updates to its Solaris OS and additional support for its "military-grade" Trusted Solaris Operating System.
Trusted Solaris for the SPARC and x86 platform includes support for additional Sun hardware such as the low-cost Sun Fire V60x and V65x systems, and the Sun Fire V250 and V440 SPARC systems. The latest version of Sun's military-grade Trusted Solaris OS allows customers to take advantage of unique multi-level security features. Trusted Solaris is now being implemented in commercial application environments, such as banking and healthcare, for the same reasons governments and the armed forces find it useful - military-grade security - which provides mandatory access controls, data separation, and security labels that help prevent unauthorized access and alteration of data.
With more than 375,000 registered licenses since January 2003, the Solaris OS x86 is rapidly gaining partner and customer momentum. Sun recently partnered with AMD to deliver Solaris OS support and optimization for AMD's 32-bit and 64-bit architectures. ...Sun profile
|Epoka Group joins SPARC
San Jose, California - December 4, 2003 - SPARC International is pleased to welcome our newest VAR member Epoka Group A/S, Pandrup, Denmark with sales and purchasing done from their offices around the world.
Epoka Group A/S was founded in 1991 to buy and sell used high performance mainframe equipment. Since then Epoka Group A/S has expanded the core business of computer wholesale in Germany and in Russia. In 2002 Epoka was awarded one of the AAA ratings given to companies by Dunn & Bradstreet. ...Epoka profile
|Texas Memory Systems
|Texas Memory Systems Named
in Top 5 Storage Companies of the Year 2003|
Editor:- December 3, 2003 - Texas Memory Systems was named as one of the top 5 storage companies of the year in a new article published today on STORAGEsearch called - Chewing over 2003.
This is the first time that an SSD company has made the top 5 list. The list is compiled from analysing the reader pageviews on over 1,000 storage companies on the STORAGEsearch.com web site, and is an indication of the growing importance of Solid State Disks. ...read the article, ...Texas Memory Systems profile
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