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Articles by Darrell Dunn
posted in November 2005
Customers can buy access to basic IT infrastructure, including server, storage, network, operating system, and associated HP management tools, and pay per CPU hour.
Intel remained the largest semiconductor supplier in the world, with estimated 2005 revenue of $35.5 billion; AMD is the 12th largest with estimated 2005 revenue of $5.8 billion.
Better-integrated systems-management software is the message at CA World.
The two platforms integrate pieces of CA's newly released Unicenter r11 software components as well as other existing products.
Beta testers say the products fit into CA's Enterprise IT Management vision and provide for better management, security, and alignment of IT resources with business processes.
Two-thirds won't pay a premium for an Intel server, while a quarter said they would pay up to a 10% premium and one in 10 said they would pay more than a 10% premium.
A massive product launch, a new name, and a new logo are designed to let customers know that the company is heading in a new direction.
Buyers dislike proprietary chips, but this will be tempting
CA has reorganized around security, storage, enterprise systems management, and business-service optimization, all of which have been bolstered by acquisitions valued at $1.2 billion.
Intel is embedding virtualization technology in two single-core Pentium 4 processors. Acer, Founder, Lenovo, and TongFang are expected to make PCs using the processors available soon.
A new version of Virtuozzo for Windows expands support from x86 32-bit environments to 64-bit platforms based on Intel EM6T and AMD64 applications.
The system combines IBM's blade server and PC blade platform, client systems from ClearCube, and services from IBM Global Services in a package that costs about $100,000.
Earnings declined in part because of the cost of replacing defective PCs, but the company sees plenty of opportunity for growth in storage, printers, and software and periperhals.
AMD is more popular in retail PCs and notebooks, but Intel continues to lead the market in revenue, analysts say.
The Orbital 6000 series provides flow control, compression, service class policies, and Common Internet File System acceleration to allow increased WAN throughput and application response time.
ClearCube, HP, and IBM roll out products for an emerging market
The Azul platform is priced at $59,000 and is designed for network-attached processing, which the company says is ideal for companies that are implementing virtualized networks.
Sun's new software will allow companies to integrate disaster-recovery platforms in centers worldwide.
Scalent Systems offers software to improve utilization of servers, networks, and storage systems.
IBM's Sales Connections program generated 700 active joint customer engagements in the United States in the past 10 months.
The new Xeon processors are the first to ship with Intel's built-in virtualization technology, which will be turned on using a BIOS switch in early 2006.
The servers use Opteron processors from AMD and Fabric7's Q-Par technology to let customers create hardware-based partitions.