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Volume 12, Number 15 -- May 22, 2012
Four Hundred Stuff is taking a hiatus next week. We will resume publishing on June 5.
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EMC Unveils New VMAX, IBM i Support for FAST Technology
by Alex Woodie

EMC yesterday announced that it now supports IBM i with its FAST VP (Fully Automated Storage Tiering for Virtual Pools) technology, which enables data inside EMC arrays to be automatically moved between traditional disk and solid state disk (SSD) for the best bang for the storage buck. Among the many other announcements made at the annual EMC World extravaganza was the Symmetrix VMAX 40k, a hulking beast of a SAN that immediately becomes the largest and fastest disk array in the world. READ MORE >

NGS Unveils BI Development Kit for Under $500
by Dan Burger

Business intelligence on IBM i goes beyond DB2 Web Query or Cognos and it goes well beyond the most commonly used reporting tool, the old Query/400. If that's all you know about BI on i, then you need to know about New Generation Software (NGS), which used the recent COMMON conference as a springboard to announce a new BI software development tool that costs less than $500. READ MORE >


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SkyView Launches Security Compliance Reporting Service
by Alex Woodie

Companies that are struggling to find the resources to meet their security and compliance reporting requirements may be interested in a new managed services offering unveiled yesterday by SkyView Partners. As part of the Managed Services for Compliance Reporting (MSCR) solution, SkyView will do much of the hard work associated with maintaining security policies, addressing exceptions, and managing compliance for IBM i and AIX servers on an on-going basis. READ MORE >


Surround Tech Adds Goodies to .NET Development Tool for IBM i
by Alex Woodie

Over the last few years, Surround Technologies has been building out its collection of Microsoft .NET-based user interface controls for applications that run on the IBM i server. At the recent COMMON conference held at Disneyland, Surround Tech displayed the latest new UI goodies that developers can play with. READ MORE >




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Vision Shares Some 2012 Product Plans
by Alex Woodie

Vision Solutions is a much different company than it was five years ago. Aside from running three major IBM i high availability software lines, Vision is also doing a brisk business with HA and DR software for Windows, Linux, and Unix servers thanks to its DoubleTake acquisition. Vision executives plotted out the rest of the year's roadmap during the recent COMMON conference in Southern California. READ MORE >


News Briefs and Product Shorts:

• SEA Now Selling Centerity Systems Management Tool

• Crossroads Adds More Automation to SPHiNX VTL

• Tributary Brings Storage Director to IBM i 6.1, 7.1 Environments

• Data Storage Adds IBM i Servers to Cloud Data Center

• CA Product Manager Bill Hunt: 1964-2012


Reader Feedback and Insights

We value your feedback and insights.  Feel free to send a letter to the editor.  Letters may be printed, unless otherwise specified, and edited for clarity or length. READ MORE >


 
Editor: Alex Woodie
Contributing Editors: Dan Burger, Timothy Prickett Morgan
Publisher and Advertising Director: Jenny Thomas
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As I See It: A House of Many Windows

Maxava Sees Big Bump In HA Sales To New Customers--Again

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TPM at The Register
May 18, 2012: Inside Nvidia's GK110 monster GPU

Whitman said to be planning massive HP job cuts

Dell forges GPU-enriched virty rack workstation

SGI skips future Xeon E7s, lobs E5-4600s into UV2 supers

HP frogmarches new Xeon, Opteron chips into ProLiants

Dell feeds Xeon E5s to hungry new PowerEdge beasts

Graphics shocker: Nvidia virtualizes Kepler GPUs

Nvidia's Kepler pushes parallelism up to eleven

Cisco hits the targets in fiscal Q3

Red Hat hits 10-year, $1bn Enterprise Linux birthday

VMware puts on new vFabric suite, takes your database on a date

Nvidia launches Nsight CUDA dev tools into Eclipse

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
EMC Unveils New VMAX, IBM i Support for FAST Technology

NGS Unveils BI Development Kit for Under $500

SkyView Launches Security Compliance Reporting Service

Surround Tech Adds Goodies to .NET Development Tool for IBM i

Vision Shares Some 2012 Product Plans

News Briefs and Product Shorts:

SEA Now Selling Centerity Systems Management Tool . . . Crossroads Adds More Automation to SPHiNX VTL . . . Tributary Brings Storage Director to IBM i 6.1, 7.1 Environments . . . Data Storage Adds IBM i Servers to Cloud Data Center . . . CA Product Manager Bill Hunt: 1964-2012 . . .


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