|Editor:- June 24,
2007 - STORAGEsearch.com today published a new article - Green Storage -
Trends and Predictions. |
There's a lot of nonsense in the media
about so called "Green Storage". This article blows away the
and clears the air for a better view of forward looking green data storage
gets a mention. ...read the article
STORAGEsearch.com Publishes 2.5" SSD Guide
Editor:- June 13, 2007 - STORAGEsearch.com
today published a new directory of 2.5" solid state disks.
provides a summary and quick links to nearly 100 SSD models from 24 oems
actively marketing SSDs in the 2.5 inch form factor, including new products
The 2.5 inch form factor is the hottest part of the
solid state disk market -
with new oems entering the market every couple of weeks in the first half of
At stake are multibillion dollar market segments for 3 of the
4 primary applications described in detail in our
Adoption Model. These will add up to a $10 billion / year SSD market within
a few years. The 2.5" form factor is the only size which straddles the
wide range of SSD application slots. ...read the article
Sun / Linux / Openmess
June 12, 2007 -
Linus Torvalds (creator of
Linux) shares his views about Sun's intentions re Linux
yourself why the open source parts (of OpenSolaris) are not ready to
bootstrap a competitive system, or why they are released under licenses that
Sun can make sure they control."
June 13, 2007 -
Jonathan Schwartz (Sun' CEO)
"...you're not the enemy for us, we're not the enemy
Editor's comments:- 4 years ago (August 2003)
in an article called
What's the Trigger
Event that will Turn Around Sun's Revenue Decline?
I concluded it
would be... "...if Sun were to launch a complete range of supported SPARC
servers running Linux."
Because that would signal that SPARC
processors were fast enough and priced competitively enough to take on the Intel
Architecture world - as they did in the 1990s.
In that article I also
"The future availability of a strong SPARC/Linux product
family will be beneficial to Solaris users - there will be a bigger market for
processors, and so faster SPARC processors will come out sooner and at lower
cost. It will cut down the arguments for users to migrate away from SPARC. It
will also offer a credible platform for Sun to attack HP and IBM. It will be
good for Sun, good for current and future SPARC users, and good for competition
in the computer market.
So why doesn't Sun just do it?"
Today it's clear,
whatever Sun says to the contrary, that until Sun has the confidence to do this,
Linux has been and remains a clear and present danger, and is a more troubling
competitive force / enemy than Microsoft (which is now out of reach). Just
because Sun embraces Linux in some weak selling parts of its server product
line doesn't change that.
Hitler-Stalin Pact - the non-aggression treaty between the German 3rd Reich
and the Soviet Union in 1939
This shows you can't always believe
what leaders of states (or companies) say. You have to judge them by what they
Sun Launches Blade Platform
CLARA, Calif - June 6, 2007 - Sun Microsystems, Inc. today introduced
the Sun Blade 6000 Modular System.
Sun Blade 6000
Modular System offers a choice of blades powered by the UltraSPARC T1, Intel
Xeon processors or AMD Opteron processors, allowing customers to deploy a broad
range of applications on a single common modular design.
comments:- sometimes from reading Sun's marketing blurb I get the impression
they think their customers were born yesterday. Here's an example from Sun's Sun
Blade 6000 page. - "Here's history in the making: Solaris, Linux, Windows,
and VMware running on single and multi-core processors by Sun, AMD, and Intel,
in one chassis."
This link on the wayback engine shows a page from
Directory 5 years ago in 2002 showing various blade oems who made SPARC and
Intel Architecture products which could coexist in the same rack.
the company I worked for 16 years ago in 1991 made
VMEbus racks in which we
could (and did) mix SPARC, Intel, Motorola and other architecture "blades"
I'm still uncomfortable with the word "blades"
having been involved with them since the late 1970s (Intel's Multibus 1) I
still think of them as SBCs (Single Board Computers).
Infonetics Publishes Ethernet Switch Report
MA - June 4, 2007 - The Ethernet switch market experienced a seasonally weak
quarter, with worldwide revenue dropping 8% (to $4 billion) and port shipments
dropping 5% in the first quarter of 2007, says Infonetics Research in
its latest Ethernet & Application Switches report.
5 years between 2006 and 2010, a cumulative of more than $92 billion will be
spent on Ethernet and application switches. Cisco continues to lead in
worldwide Ethernet switch revenue market share with 66%; ProCurve is 2nd and
3Com/H3C is now 3rd for revenue