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Windows & Linux Edition
Volume 2, Number 18 -- May 7, 2003
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Bill's, Andy's, and Linus' Enterprise Adventure, Every Week

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HP Reorganization Consolidates Server, Storage Units
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

With the entire company's server platforms moving toward a unified Itanium-based platform, it was inevitable that Hewlett-Packard would eventually consolidate its server units, which have heritages that stretch back decades at different companies (Compaq, Digital, HP, and Convex, just to name a few), into a single, streamlined organization. And last Friday, that is exactly what the company did. The announcement came days before an HP analyst conference where the company is expected to divulge its unified enterprise computing strategy. READ MORE >

IBM Launches "Man-O-War" xSeries 450 Itanium Box
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

IBM has finally rolled out its "Man-O-War" xSeries 450 machine, an Itanium-based server that was expected to debut in February. The delay in the launch of the xSeries 450 was due to a lot of factors--some of them internal politics at IBM--but can be officially chalked up to the rollout of Microsoft's Windows Server 2003, which supports the 64-bit Itanium chips. This doesn't exactly add up, when IBM says it is aiming its Itanium machines at the technical computing market, which increasingly favors Linux. Linux has long since run on the Itanium 2 processors. READ MORE >

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Palmisano Outlines On Demand for Shareholders, IBM Rolls Out Products
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

IBM chairman and CEO Sam Palmisano has seen the future of the IT industry, and it is black and blue. The black part is not the abyss, but rather profits; the blue part is, as you might expect from Palmisano, Big Blue itself and its central role in what IBM is calling e-business On Demand. You and I might call it distributed computing as originally intended but never delivered. Of course, when addressing shareholders at its annual meeting in Kansas City several days ago, Palmisano didn't come out and say that. He likes On Demand better. READ MORE >

Unisys Bests 16-way IBM xSeries 440 with Aggressive ES7000 Performance, Pricing
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

During the past year that IBM has been shipping its "Vigil" xSeries 440 Pentium 4 Xeon MP servers, Big Blue and Unisys have been slugging it out in the 16-way Wintel space that both are trying to dominate. This week, Unisys landed a good punch on IBM's jaw with a TPC-C online transaction processing benchmark that shows its new "Dylan" 16-way ES7000 Orion 540 machine besting IBM's 16-way Vigil server by 19 percent on performance at a price that is 35 percent lower. READ MORE >

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As I See It: Only Mushers Lead from Behind
by Victor Rozek

"On my dresser sits an oak box lightly coated with dust. In it, for reasons passing memory, I keep an assortment of random relics that have somehow survived years of domestic downsizing." I wrote those words a decade ago, and wouldn'tchaknowit, the box is still there, and still holds the same collection of oddball memorabilia. Among my neglected treasures are a broken watch, a black stone, the significance of which I've forgotten, an expired library card, a commemorative belt buckle, about the size and weight of a waffle iron, a button that says "The Scenery Only Changes for the Lead Dog," and eight shares of IBM stock. READ MORE >

But Wait, There's More

HP Announces Two New Entry Servers for SMB Customers . . . Microsoft Previews Virtual Server, As Promised . . . EMC, Microsoft Broaden Partnership for Storage Hardware and Software . . . Bill Gates Talks Up Dynamic Systems Initiative at WinHEC . . . IPNet Solutions Offers Free UCCnet Starter Kit with EDI Software Purchase . . . IPS Developing Linux-Based Print Protocol Converter for iSeries, Mainframe . . . READ MORE >



Reader Feedback and Insights

We value your feedback and insights on the Windows and Linux server markets. Feel free to send a letter to the editor. We will consider your letter a candidate for the reader feedback column for this newsletter, but we will contact you before we publish your e-mail. READ MORE >


Editor: Timothy Prickett Morgan
Managing Editor: Shannon Pastore
Contributing Editors: Dan Burger, Joe Hertvik, Shannon O'Donnell,
Victor Rozek, Hesh Wiener, Alex Woodie
Publisher and Advertising Director: Jenny Thomas
Advertising Sales Representative: Kim Reed
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THIS ISSUE
SPONSORED BY:

Hewlett-Packard
Unisys/Microsoft
Brooks Internet Software
Stalker Software
Winternals Software
Acucorp


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HP Reorganization Consolidates Server, Storage Units

IBM Launches "Man-O-War" xSeries 450 Itanium Box

Palmisano Outlines On Demand for Shareholders, IBM Rolls Out Products

Unisys Bests 16-way IBM xSeries 440 with Aggressive ES7000 Performance, Pricing

As I See It: Only Mushers Lead from Behind

But Wait, There's More







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