Content tagged with Hardware & Infrastructure
posted in March 2005
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NCipher's Security System Supports More Databases
News  |  3/31/2005  | 
The vendor next week will add support for IBM's DB2 and Microsoft's SQL Server to its SecureDB database-security product.
Sun And J.P. Morgan Chase Forge Technology Alliance
News  |  3/31/2005  | 
The companies will work to develop advances in grid computing, data archiving, and vitualization in the data center that will run on Sun's Solaris 10 operating system.
RFID-Chip-Embedded Passports Nearing Reality
News  |  3/31/2005  | 
As the U.S. government prepares to issue the first RFID-chip-embedded passport midyear, the voice of opposition is rising among some privacy and business-travel groups.
IBM Lays Out Storage-Virtualization Plans
News  |  3/30/2005  | 
Company says 1,000 customers have deployed its SAN Volume Controller technology.
iPods Attract Sticky Fingers
News  |  3/30/2005  | 
From coast to coast, police blotters are filled with reports of stolen iPods and missing music--sometimes thousands of songs at a time.
HP Confirms NCR's Hurd Will Replace Fiorina
News  |  3/29/2005  | 
HP's board selects NCR president and chief executive Mark Hurd to keep the company moving forward as a full-service enterprise vendor.
Intel Adds 64-Bit Xeons For Multiprocessor Servers
News  |  3/29/2005  | 
Intel introduced five new Xeon MP processors targeted at two-way and four-way server systems that provide a 70% performance improvement. Dell, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, and Unisys all plan new servers based on the processors.
Bus-Tech Improves Mainframe-Open Source Connectivity
News  |  3/29/2005  | 
The zDASD can now emulate up to 512 IBM 3390 data volumes, allowing IT administrators to deploy 13 terabytes of open systems disks as mainframe-attached DASD.
Schwartz Sees Sun At Forefront Of Utility Computing
News  |  3/29/2005  | 
Sun Microsystems says its pay-per-use programs are growing; it plans to double its regional network of grid-computing centers in the coming year.
Egenera And SWsoft Form Blade-Server Virtualization Effort
News  |  3/28/2005  | 
Alliance will spur use of server virtualization to lower operating costs, vendors say.
Company Introduces RFID-Embedded Medical Test Tubes
News  |  3/28/2005  | 
The test tubes are pricey, but the automated information collection helps avoid human error and can help health-care companies meet FDA regulations.
Storage Smarts
News  |  3/25/2005  | 
New Speed Record
News  |  3/25/2005  | 
IBM's Blue Gene/L eclipses its previous record
Dell Aims Four-Way Servers At Data Centers
News  |  3/25/2005  | 
PowerEdge servers boost performance by a third without increasing costs
Wings Of Change
Features  |  3/25/2005  | 
As Southwest Airlines grows, its technology strategy must continue to evolve. Part 2 in a series
RFID Pain Now, Rewards To Come
Features  |  3/25/2005  | 
Survey finds implementations of radio-frequency identification can be rough going, and payback may be a long time coming
RFID Help From The Outside
Features  |  3/24/2005  | 
Small and midsize companies are turning to systems integrators and consultants to help them design, test, and implement RFID initiatives
IBM Supercomputer Sets Another Speed Record
News  |  3/24/2005  | 
The teraflops are popping as IBM's Blue Gene performs 135.3 trillion floating point operations per second running benchmark software.
AMD Targets Blade Servers With New Chip
News  |  3/23/2005  | 
The new Opteron balances power needs and performance for a growing market.
Dell Pushes Four-Way Servers For Data Centers
News  |  3/23/2005  | 
The company says its new four-way PowerEdge servers offer a performance increase of nearly a third without an increase in cost.
Microsoft Readies iSCSI Initiator 2.0
News  |  3/23/2005  | 
Foremost among the enhancements is a multipath I/O feature intended to improve performance and robustness of IP-based storage networks.
Acquisition Of Tally Shows Where Novell Wants To Go
News  |  3/23/2005  | 
Novell is working to position itself as a broad provider of IT infrastructure, from asset management to operating systems.
IDC Revises PC Shipments Forecast Down
News  |  3/23/2005  | 
Short-term prospects for PC shipments growth are weakening slightly in the U.S. as the economic recovery and job growth continue to be slow.
IBM Brings Virtualization And Blade Servers Together
News  |  3/22/2005  | 
IBM-VMware partnership aims to get companies to test the partitioning technology.
Less Than Half Of Managers Like What They See Coming For IT Budgets
News  |  3/22/2005  | 
InformationWeek's IT Confidence Index is down 14% from a year ago, driven mostly by concerns about IT budgets in the near future.
Dell To Open Third Call Center In India
News  |  3/22/2005  | 
Michael Dell is optimistic that earlier language problems can be overcome.
Nasdaq Commits To HP's NonStop Platform
News  |  3/21/2005  | 
The stock exchange boosts performance by installing more than 30 HP S88000 NonStop severs running more than 500 MIPS R16000 processors in its data center.
VoIP And Security Beat Out RFID In Battle For Business Dollars
News  |  3/21/2005  | 
More than one-third of businesses have invested in security and voice-over-IP technologies, but only 16% have put money into radio-frequency identification wares, study says.
Financial Firms Put Technology To The Test
News  |  3/18/2005  | 
Wall Street looks to Linux, grid, and services-oriented architecture to up performance
Smart Advice: Storage Attachment Made To Order
Commentary  |  3/18/2005  | 
Expect iSCSI to gain popularity at Fibre Channel SANs' expense, The Advisory Council says. Also, plan your migration to Microsoft Exchange 2003 carefully, and recognize possible need for coexistence of messaging systems during the migration.
Latest Online Scoops Thwart Apple's Bid For Secrecy
News  |  3/18/2005  | 
Apple's legal crusade to protect its trade secrets isn't working, so the parties involved are heading back to court April 12 to determine whether Apple's efforts to learn who's leaking information can be stopped by California's anti-SLAPP statute.
Supplying Labor To Meet Demand
Features  |  3/18/2005  | 
Companies want to manage their employees just like a supply chain, and vendors such as IBM are offering software and services to help
Dartmouth Scales Up Its Wireless Network
Features  |  3/18/2005  | 
College will use GigaBeam's WiFiber system, which supports the transmission of data at the speed of 1 Gbps
Blade-Server Boom Expected To Continue
News  |  3/18/2005  | 
Strong and steady growth in sales of server blades last year has vendors and analysts predicting even greater gains this year.
Ethernet's Future Is Bright
Features  |  3/18/2005  | 
Inventor expects big things from the technology in the future, including speeds of 100 Gbps
Defense Agency Updates Systems
Features  |  3/18/2005  | 
The Department of Defense's Logistics Agency nears completion of extensive system upgrades that will move it from warehousing to real-time delivery
HP Chairwoman Says CEO Search Going Well, But Doesn't Elaborate
News  |  3/17/2005  | 
Patricia Dunn tells shareholders the company is making progress toward hiring a new CEO, but shuts down any specific questions on the topic.
Shrunk: Blades For Small Businesses
News  |  3/17/2005  | 
HP is trying to bring the right level of blade technology to the small and midsize market.
Blades: The Edge Of Acceptance
Features  |  3/17/2005  | 
More businesses are considering blade servers, but the technology must first make good on some of its early promises
Hurry Up: Filmmakers turn to blades for big project
Features  |  3/17/2005  | 
C.O.R.E. Feature Animation settled on an installation of 504 dual-CPU blade servers from IBM, which drastically reduced the floor space needed for cabling and interconnections.
Wall Street Firms Embrace Cutting-Edge IT
News  |  3/16/2005  | 
Financial-services companies are adopting Linux, grid computing, and services-oriented architectures, execs say at Wall Street IT conference.
RFID Deployment Costs Only Just Beginning
News  |  3/15/2005  | 
A new study by Deloitte & Touche and the Retail Systems Alert Group indicates companies' RFID investments are still conservative.
IBM And Novell To Boost Linux With Software Developers
News  |  3/15/2005  | 
The two vendors will provide resources and tools to help developers certify products to run Novell's SuSE Linux on IBM eServer platforms.
Dumb 'Qwerty' Keyboard Finally Getting Smart
News  |  3/15/2005  | 
The 'qwerty' keyboard has been the subject of abuse ever since it made its first appearance in 1872. The device has been largely neglected through the march of decades, even as computer components have advanced dramatically. Clearly keyboards need some imagination. A new software program that introduces a level of memory and intelligence to the lowly PC keyboard may just do that.
HP Counts On Strategic Alliances To Fuel Growth
News  |  3/15/2005  | 
HP works with 16 key partners to develop products, open new markets, and sell more products to customers.
Plans For Progress
News  |  3/11/2005  | 
Gaining Control Over The Wireless Explosion
News  |  3/11/2005  | 
InnerWireless system lets customers manage a wide variety of applications
U.S. Pushes For Advances In Facial Recognition
News  |  3/11/2005  | 
CIA invests in 3-D scanning, but technical hurdles stand in the way of its promise.
Symbol Technologies Sues Intermec
News  |  3/11/2005  | 
Cross-licensing negotiations have broken down in an attempt to resolve Intermec's suit against Symbol, so now Symbol has counter-sued.
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