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Volume 1, Number 34 -- September 28, 2004


 
Sponsored By
ACUCORP

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Companies Want Good Enough IT, Not 'Best of Breed'
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

If you are an IT organization accustomed to assembling your systems and software piecemeal using the so-called "best of breed" components on the market, or are one of the major IT players used to supplying such customers, watch out. Best of breed is a dying breed. With IT budgets tight for going on three years now, and decades of history during which so many well-intentioned IT projects failed, the best-of-breed approach to IT is being downshifted to "good enough." READ MORE >

 

Azul's Network-Attached Processing to Shake Up Server Market
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

The advent of n-tier computing, where the database, application, and presentation layers of an application are spread out over multiple, incompatible servers, has allowed much more diverse and flexible applications than would have been possible or affordable using central hosts or even simple client/server architectures. But n-tier architectures have their limitations, and Azul Systems, a secretive startup founded in April 2002, thinks it has an answer to the nightmare of managing those application servers. READ MORE >


Sponsored By
OPEN SYSTEMS

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Choose OPEN SYSTEMS Accounting Software (OSAS) for Windows, UNIX, and Linux. Source code for Open Systems products is provided at no additional cost.

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Sponsored By
SHAOLIN MICROSYSTEMS

ShaoLin Microsystems provides enterprise Linux infrastructure and storage software.

· ShaoLin HA Cluster - Easy-to-use and low cost high availability cluster software to minimize system downtime.

· ShaoLin Volume Replicator - Powerful and open disaster recovery solution to ensure data integrity and application availability.

· ShaoLin CogoFS - Outperform compressed filesystem for Linux to multiply network performance and storage capacity.

www.shaolinmicro.com


Leasing Strategies at the Big Four Server Makers
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

Last week, I told you about general leasing trends in the IT market and explained that, despite the quickly dropping costs of servers and storage and low interest rates (which makes outright borrowing attractive), the practice of leasing IT technology is growing. Now I have some insight from the captive leasing units of the big four in the server market: IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Sun Microsystems, and Dell. READ MORE >

 

New TPC Benchmarks Are on the Horizon
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

Gauging the performance and price/performance of servers using industry-developed, yet open, benchmarks is such an accepted part of the server comparison and acquisition process that many of us take such open benchmarks for granted. There is a cat and mouse game going on between server makers and benchmark administrators, the former always trying to stretch the limits and the latter trying to rein in vendors, while adapting to changes in technology. READ MORE >

 

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· Built for reliability, it offers comprehensive functionality to power today’s networks and meet user demands.
· SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server also supports a broad range of hardware platforms and leading software applications.

Get an evaluation copy today
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  But Wait, There's More

HP Deep Sixes Itanium Workstations . . . Broadcom Supports Linux on RAID Adapters . . . New IBM eServer 326 Ready for Dual-Core Opterons . . . HP Says It Has Converted 200 Sun Shops in 18 Months . . . Iran Considering Dumping Windows for Linux . . . Study Says American High Tech Has Lost 200,000 Jobs . . . Meta Says Passwords Aren't Effective . . . READ MORE >




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
Managing Editor: Shannon Pastore
Contributing Editors: Dan Burger, Joe Hertvik, Kevin Vandever,
Shannon O'Donnell, Victor Rozek, Hesh Wiener, Alex Woodie
Publisher and Advertising Director: Jenny Thomas
Advertising Sales Representative: Kim Reed
Contact the Editors: To contact anyone on the IT Jungle Team
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THIS ISSUE
SPONSORED BY:

Acucorp
Key Information Systems
Open Systems
ShaoLin Microsystems
Novell


BACK ISSUES

TABLE OF
CONTENTS
Companies Want Good Enough IT, Not 'Best of Breed'

Azul's Network-Attached Processing to Shake Up Server Market

Leasing Strategies at the Big Four Server Makers

New TPC Benchmarks Are on the Horizon

But Wait, There's More




The Four Hundred
OS/400 Shops in Limbo During Oracle-PeopleSoft Fight

JBoss 4.0 Gets J2EE Support, Takes on IBM, BEA, and Others

Modernizing Apps, IBM Toronto Labs in Spotlight At COMMON

The Windows Observer
Microsoft to Launch Software for Disk-Based Backups

Dell Bundles Oracle 10g Database, VMware Partitioning on PowerEdges

As I See It: The Quiet Among Us

The Unix Guardian
Sun Debuts Next Batch of Kit As Solaris 10 Looms Large

Sun Stakes Claim on Financial Services

Sun's Wall Street Act Includes Contrition




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