Stories by Jennifer Mears

Linux comes to Sun SPARC servers

Sun is officially giving customers a wider choice on its SPARC servers with the announcement that it will support Linux on its new multicore UltraSPARC T1 systems.

Hitachi pitches easier path to storage virtualisation

Hitachi Data Systems aims to make it easier and more cost effective for enterprises to virtualise storage with a product that consolidates existing data stores without requiring customers to buy more disk capacity.

SMBs see outsourcing as growth tool

Encharter Insurance prides itself on its hometown appeal. It’s that neighbourhood feel that has contributed to its rapid growth, doubling in size in the last few years to 55 employees and about US$8 million (NZ$12 million) in revenue.

The server strategy: virtualisation

IT execs who have delayed virtualising their x86-based servers for fear the technology is still unproven should put that project at the top of their to-do lists for 2006, as the market for virtualising the low-volume systems heats up.

IBM taps VMware, Citrix to create blade PCs

After spending the past few years on the sidelines, IBM Wednesday jumped headlong into the blade PC market, announcing partnerships with Citrix and VMware to provide users with the means to manage desktop PCs from a secure, centralized location.

Akamai adds digital rights management

Content delivery specialist Akamai Technologies is integrating digital rights management into its media delivery services, meaning that users now can not only use the Akamai network to speed the download of audio and video files, but also to protect those files from misuse and track who accesses them.

IBM targets data integration with new WebSphere release

IBM has released the latest version of WebSphere DataStage TX, data integration software it acquired from Ascential, as part of its effort to make it easier for businesses to manage and use information from a variety of data sources.

Sun lets Solaris loose

Sun Microsystems Inc. Tuesday made good on its promise to open source its Solaris operating system, releasing code for a diagnostic piece of the software and promising to have full, "buildable" code available in the next few months.

SGI rolls out midrange Linux system

FRAMINGHAM (01/12/2004) - Customers who have shied away from Silicon Graphics Inc.'s Linux-powered supercomputers because they don't need the high-end capabilities -- or the high-end price tag -- may want to take another look with the release of SGI's Altix 350, designed to provide a standards-based alternative to midrange Unix systems from Hewlett-Packard Co., IBM Corp. and Sun Microsystems Inc.

C&W finds buyer for U.S. business

FRAMINGHAM (12/08/2003) - Cable & Wireless on Monday announced plans to sell its U.S. business to Gores Technology Group LLC, culminating a market exit than began in June.

Dell, Microsoft streamline management

FRAMINGHAM (11/11/2003) - In an effort to reduce the number of tools customers need to run their IT environments, Dell Inc. on Tuesday rolled out updates to its OpenManage product to provide a single console for managing hardware, software and operating systems.

C&W, Akamai call truce over patent lawsuits

FRAMINGHAM (11/07/2003) - Ending a back-and-forth legal scuffle that began more than three years ago, Cable and Wireless PLC and Akamai Technologies Inc. Friday announced they are dropping the handful of patent infringement lawsuits that they have filed against each other.

Cable & Wireless, Akamai call truce on patent lawsuits

FRAMINGHAM (11/07/2003) - Ending a back-and-forth legal scuffle that began more than three years ago, Cable & Wireless plc and Akamai Technologies Inc. Friday announced they are dropping the handful of patent infringement lawsuits that they have filed against each other.

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