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IBM Raises the Bar on Security TestingIBM Internet Security Systems Challenges the Security Industry to Support Monthly Testing for Consistent, Pre-Emptive Security Against Evolving ThreatsATLANTA, GA - 03 Feb 2009: IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced today it is the first vendor to commit to monthly testing to measure the security effectiveness across its entire product portfolio. The testing will be conducted by NSS Labs, a leading global independent testing lab that focuses on security product testing and certification. At the same time, IBM Internet Security Systems (ISS) is announcing results from its latest NSS Labs Security Update Monitor (SUM) report from December that showed 100 percent protection... Read more...
In the last few years Virtualization has gone from a buzzword to a platform of choice in the world of Information Technology. Consumers already reap its benefits on a day to day basis as Banks, Internet Service Providers, online merchants, and many other companies have adopted the technology all the while transparent to the end user. The reasons why virtualization is attractive to companies are many but, to put it succinctly, it all boils down to efficiency which then translates to lower cost and higher availability.Just as the mighty transistor has shrunken down to sub-micron sizes over the years, so goes the data center. Less server sprawl does indeed equal more efficiency when virtualization... Read more...
Ken Brill at Forbes does a little arithmetic to examine the true cost of running a server, and the numbers are a bit of a surprise. Since we're in the midst of something of a boom in data center construction, shouldn't someone be figuring out what they really cost before they buy a bunch of servers and roll out the plans? Because of the weird way accounting departments compartmentalize costs, server farms might seem awfully cheap. Until you plug it all in, of course.Data-center building depreciation is often carried separately from data-center mechanical and electrical equipment. Utility bills often go to a centralized energy function. Site operation costs for technicians, security staff, power... Read more...
It seemed obvious, didn't it?  With the new in-store activation process, not only would it take longer, it would also be prone to the same sorts of server issues as last year, when customers would go home and be unable to activate.  Only this time, it would in the store.  Ah, the joys of early adoption.It seems that not only was the process taking a long time, now the servers have crashed, meaning that AT&T is sending people home unactivated.  As AT&T said:We have had reports that customers attempting to download new iTunes 7.7 software to their new iPhone may get an error message saying “page not found.” We have reported this issue to Apple. While Apple works to resolve... Read more...
IBM Unveils Three Energy-Efficient Servers Powered by Quad-Core AMD Opteron Processors - Enterprise Customers have Choice of 28 Quad-Core AMD Opteron processor-based OEM Server Platforms - SUNNYVALE, Calif. — May 28, 2008 — AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced growing industry support for the Quad-Core AMD Opteron processor among global OEMs continues with IBM’s launch of three updated System x servers.  Designed to address customer priorities such as energy efficiency, performance, scalability, and virtualization, the Quad-Core AMD Opteron processor-based servers from IBM offer an exceptional power-efficient platform for today’s most demanding datacenters. “Quad-Core AMD Opteron processor-based... Read more...
Sun Microsystems is a long-time player in the enterprise-level world of servers, software, and services. While the company prides itself on its Java technology, Solaris operating system, and UltraSPARC processors, its true bread-and-butter comes from its servers--including rackmount, x64, blade, enterprise, among other types of servers. Sun's server options seem endless with multi-processor solutions featuring CPU choices from Sun UltraSPARCs, Intel Xeons, and AMD Opterons. Today, Sun's Opteron processor-based options just expanded even more:"AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced enterprise customers now have more choices for rack-mount and blade systems based upon Quad-Core AMD Opteron(tm) processors... Read more...
Dell Now Offering Five Server Platforms Based on Quad-Core AMD Opteron Processors Qualification for VMware Virtualization now Completed; 13 Global OEM Platforms now Shipping SUNNYVALE, Calif. - April 16, 2008 - AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced that Dell Inc. (NASDAQ: DELL) is now offering five server platforms based on high-performance, energy-efficient Quad-Core AMD Opteron(tm) processors. This news follows last week's announcement that Quad-Core AMD Opteron processors are generally available, and brings the number of available global OEM platforms based on the new processors to 13. Additionally, AMD is announcing today that VMware has completed qualification of Quad-Core AMD Opteron processors... Read more...
Microsoft's download servers must be on overload this week. First Office 2007 SP1, then Windows XP SP3 RC1, and now Windows Vista SP1 Release Candidate 1 (RC1) have gone public.Microsoft was vague this week about when Windows Vista SP1 RC1 would be available, but based on the other two releases yesterday, it was going to be soon, and here it is. You use Windows Update to download it, but first you have to download a tool from the site above to "mark" your machine as eligible for SP1. Windows Vista Service Pack 1 RC is available through Windows Update. Experience the WU based Vista SP1 installation by following 4 simple steps.I'm assuming that when SP1 is released they'll be a standalone installer... Read more...
AMD Validated Server Platforms Now Certified for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server from Novell - AMD expands Validated Server Program; empowers solution providers with increased platform choice and new opportunities to engage customers - SUNNYVALE, Calif. - Aug. 8, 2007 - At LinuxWorld San Francisco this week, AMD (NYSE: AMD) announced the availability of AMD Validated Server platforms certified for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server from Novell, further confirming AMD's commitment to the channel by offering solution providers the ability to brand and differentiate their solutions to address customer needs.  With today's news,... Read more...
Intel To Power 300,000 New Google Servers? DigiTimes has a new article about Google and a possible purchase of 300,000 or more new Intel-powered servers: "According to sources at motherboard makers, Intel recently landed a deal with search engine giant Google to supply CPUs for about 300,000-400,000 servers for Google, with Intel sweetening the deal by providing free chipsets to support the processors. The sources stated that Intel will provide a custom-designed solution for Google's servers, with Gigabyte Technology expected to support the project, as the motherboard maker has had a manufacturing relationship with Google in the past." The fact that Google seems to be leaning the way of Intel... Read more...
Home users and Small Business owners can often benefit from technologies that are normally out of reach for some general consumers. Home users may benefit from having a file server for sharing media, transferring large files between PCs, or even remote access while away. Small Office users can utilize the same features as well, while also benefiting from automated backup capabilities, centralized printer management, or even hosting a domain. The problem is, many of these things often require a level of understanding or experience that many home or SOHO users may lack or simply may not have the time to learn.  For larger businesses, network administrators... Read more...
Cnet is reporting that Dell has finally released their first two AMD servers.  The first system is the PowerEdge 6950 which is a quad cpu configuration ranging from 2.0Ghz to 2.8Ghz.  The next system is the PowerEdge SC1435 which is a dual CPU configuration based off of the same speed cpu's.  Both systems will be using the power hungry AMD's Opteron SE cpus which had previously only been available to Sun.  A moderately configured 6950 will set you back approximately $16,183 whereas a the same on a 1435 will set you back $5,653. With the move, Dell finally joins the other three major server makers in selling AMD-based... Read more...
Some good news for AMD for a change. The success Sun and HP have been having in the server market with AMD's Opteron family of processors has caught the attention of IBM. IBM is now considering increasing their server product lineup with more servers built around the Opteron processor. The Opteron's large advantage over Intel's Xeon, is that it uses less power and produces less heat, while at the same time performing faster in most server tasks. This leaves Dell as the only top-tier server maker not selling any Opteron based servers, which could cost Dell market share.... Read more...
Sun Fire(TM) x64 Servers and Sun Ultra(TM) x64 Workstations, Boosted by Solaris(TM) 10 and Sun(TM) Studio 11, Deliver 16 New World Records SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 11 -- Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW) today announced the availability of Sun Fire(TM) x64 (x86, 64-bit) servers and Sun Ultra(TM) Workstations powered by the newest, highest-performing single-core AMD Opteron(TM) Model 156, 256 and 856 processors. The faster processor speeds, combined with the inherent performance advantages of Sun's x64 servers and workstations, give customers increased processing power and a performance edge over competitive systems. "Sun is the first vendor to take full performance advantage of... Read more...
Appro, one of the largest OEM rack mount computer manufactures in the 90's, has recently released their new XtremeServer products into the market. Tonight the folks over at X-Bit labs had a chance to sit down with Appro, and discuss server features, their current relation with AMD, and a host of other topics. "The Appro 3U XtremeServers brings even more power, impressive memory scaling, and end-user flexibility. This server is ideal for large compute-intensive applications such as mechanical and engineering graphic simulation and rendering, computational fluid dynamics, scientific visualization, and digital content creation."... Read more...
  AMD Announces World's First 64-Bit, x86 Multi-Core Processors For Servers And Workstations At Second-Anniversary Celebration Of AMD Opteron Processor —AMD launches Dual-Core AMD Opteron processors for server and workstations and unveils AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core processor for consumers and business users — NEW YORK -- April 21, 2005 --Charting another industry first, AMD (NYSE: AMD) today introduced a broad portfolio of dual-core solutions from server and workstations for enterprise users to desktop and desktop-replacement notebooks for consumers and business users. At the second-anniversary celebration of the award-winning AMD Opteron processor, the company announced immediate... Read more...
Good morning all.  I may be a little behind in delivering the news this morning, but it turned out for the better.  We just found out some major news from Intel and NVIDIA that is about as big as it gets.  Check the PR below for a taste and then head over to Intel.com or NVIDIA.com for more details.  Then be sure to come back and check out the other bit of treats we've lined up for you this morning! NVIDIA And Intel Sign Broad Cross-License, Chipsets License Agreements SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 19, 2004 - NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) and Intel Corporation today announced the companies have signed a broad, multi-year patent cross-license agreement spanning multiple product... Read more...
Good moring everyone. It's time for your morning news fix.  We have an interesting collection today, covering printers, hard drive enclosures, video cards and more.  Let us jump right into it and see what's on tap for today... The Tech Zone took five of the smallest color printers on the market and pit them against each other to see which one is best: "Fast forward to today, where color printers offer great print quality and weighs just a few pounds. Whether it's going from bar to bar to take photos with Coors babes or taking wedding photos at the country club, there are plenty of reasons to pack a portable printer the next time you hit the road. To help you along we have assembled... Read more...
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