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Volume 5, Number 1 -- January 8, 2008
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Red Hat Taps New CEO As It Reports Solid Third Quarter
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

While IT Jungle was on holiday in late December, commercial Linux distributor Red Hat gave customers and investors something of a surprise when it reported its financial results for the third quarter of fiscal 2008 ended November 30. No, the company's sales were not impacted in any way by the mortgage crisis and the related IT slump in the financial services sector that some vendors are seeing. Sales and profits were up smartly. The surprise was the Matthew Szulik, who has been at the helm of Red Hat for the past eight years, was stepping down as president and chief executive officer. READ MORE >

Supermicro Preps for Quad-Socket Blade Push
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

Server and motherboard maker Supermicro Computer, is gearing up its SuperBlade blade server platform to take on the high performance computing and data centers of the world with the 'Barcelona' quad-core Opteron processors from Advanced Micro Devices. Specifically, Supermicro has launched a four-socket blade that crams more cores into smaller spaces than blade server alternatives from IBM and Hewlett-Packard, who utterly dominate the market for commercial blade servers. READ MORE >


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IDC 2008: It's Post Disruption, the Aftermath of Webification
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

Art had post modern. Politics and economics had post history. Naturalist Euell Gibbons had Post Grape Nuts, at least until he died in 1975, when he became, like all of us, compost. And now information technology in 2008 appears to have something that the propellerheads at IDC are labeling post disruption. This seems to be another way of saying cleaning up the loose ends in Web-style computing, which is what IDC expects for IT vendors and IT buyers to worry about this year. READ MORE >


Servers Get Their First Power and Performance Benchmark
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

For the first 40 years of the systems and server market, price/performance was basically the only metric that mattered within a given class of machines. But in the 21st century, when power and cooling issues are thwarting the attempts of companies to continue adding computing capacity at the rates they did in years gone by, there will be a new metric that people will start to pay attention to: performance/watt. To that end, the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation has just release its first benchmark that gauges the performance and power consumption of servers. READ MORE >



 

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A New Year, A New IBM Systems and Technology Group
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

IBM's desire to get a much larger share of IT sales to small and medium businesses (SMBs) and the company's heavy reliance on the financial sector for core software and system sales has compelled the company's top brass to reorganize its Systems and Technology Group. Bill Zeitler has managed IBM's server and systems unit for so long that no one can remember his predecessor--hint: there wasn't one--and last Thursday he told STG employees about the final phase of a year-long transformation that has been underway in the group. READ MORE >


But Wait, There's More:

• Novell Books a Loss in Its Fiscal 2007 Fourth Quarter

• Dell Puts Ubuntu on Selected Desktops and Laptops

• Which Geographies Use the Most Juice for Servers?

• Sun Open Sources Sparc T2 Chip, Too

• Chip Makers Gang Up for Advanced Processes


 

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: Timothy Prickett Morgan
Contributing Editors: Dan Burger, Joe Hertvik, Kevin Vandever,
Shannon O'Donnell, Victor Rozek, Hesh Wiener, Alex Woodie
Publisher and Advertising Director: Jenny Thomas
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Rocket Software Buys NetManage for $69 Million

Servers Get Their First Power and Performance Benchmark

Mad Dog 21/21: Motherboarding

IDC 2008: It's Post Disruption, the Aftermath of Webification

Four Hundred Stuff
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Shield's Remote Journal-Based DR Solution Matures at V2R1

Putting the 'i' Back Into PCI

Pat Townsend and BalaBit Pair Up to Cover System i Logs

Big Iron
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Top Mainframe Stories From Around the Web

Chats, Webinars, Seminars, Shows, and Other Happenings

Four Hundred Guru
Use SQL User-Defined Functions to Avoid Data Repetition Problems

Stuff I Didn't Publish This Year

Admin Alert: Getting Started with Trial Capacity on Demand, Part 2

System i PTF Guide
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December 29, 2007: Volume 9, Number 52

December 22, 2007: Volume 9, Number 51

December 15, 2007: Volume 9, Number 50

December 8, 2007: Volume 9, Number 49

December 1, 2007: Volume 9, Number 48

The Windows Observer
Windows Server 2008 RC1 Debuts with Group Policy Enhancements

Eleven Security Flaws Patched by Microsoft

AMD Stalled by a Bug in Barcelona Opterons

IDC Says Server Buyers Weigh Economy and Power in Q3

The Unix Guardian
Sun Open Sources Sparc T2 Chip, Too

AMD Stalled by a Bug in Barcelona Opterons

IDC Says Server Buyers Weigh Economy and Power in Q3

As I See It: What's Past Is Prologue

Four Hundred Monitor
Four Hundred Monitor's
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Red Hat Taps New CEO As It Reports Solid Third Quarter

Supermicro Preps for Quad-Socket Blade Push

IDC 2008: It's Post Disruption, the Aftermath of Webification

Servers Get Their First Power and Performance Benchmark

A New Year, A New IBM Systems and Technology Group

But Wait, There's More:

Novell Books a Loss in Its Fiscal 2007 Fourth Quarter . . . Dell Puts Ubuntu on Selected Desktops and Laptops . . . Which Geographies Use the Most Juice for Servers? . . . Sun Open Sources Sparc T2 Chip, Too . . . Chip Makers Gang Up for Advanced Processes . . .


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