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Volume 2, Number 40 -- October 25, 2005

 
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Black Duck Offers Free Software IP Scanning Until 2006
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

When any new idea comes to market, it takes a little time for it to be understood and absorbed by companies, and the fact that the company promoting a product that encapsulates that idea needs to pay its employees and bills can complicate and extend the product ramp-up process. But sometimes, you just have to give the product away for a while to get a large potential customer base, and that is what Black Duck Software has decided to do with its protexIP OnDemand service between now and the end of the year. READ MORE >

 

Newisys Launches Baby NAS, Working Away on Horus Chipset
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

While formerly independent Opteron server maker Newisys may have seen a bunch of its top techies move over to partner Advanced Micro Devices, there is no shortage of smart people in the world and Newisys, which has been part of contract IT manufacturer Sanmina-SCI, continues to innovate. Specifically, Newisys has created a tiny Linux-based RAID array and is still plugging away on its high-end "Horus" chipset for enterprise-class Opteron servers. READ MORE >


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Fujitsu-Siemens Finally Opts for Opteron in Servers
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

With PrimePower servers sporting its own Sparc 64 processors, a reseller agreement with Sun Microsystems to sell its UltraSparc servers, a Xeon-based Primergy server product line, and the new Itanium-based PrimeQuest servers, you might think that the last thing in the world that the Fujitsu Siemens partnership would need is another chip architecture to sell and support. But the server market is a complex one, and there is demand in certain circles for AMD's 64-bit Opteron processors. READ MORE >

 

VMware's Revenue Growth Slows as VM Player Debuts
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

The VMware subsidiary of disk array maker EMC continues to be a bright spot in its financial results and is equally importantly a clear example that EMC is capable of innovating--even if it did buy in the smarts of the VMware team as well as that from Data General, Legato Systems, Documentum, and others. While VMware accounted for a small portion of EMC's $2.37 billion in sales in the third quarter, VMware has an installed base of over 10,000 enterprise customers and is growing like crazy. READ MORE >

 

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   But Wait, There's More

Bob Young Steps Down from Red Hat Board . . . SGI Delivers Linux Clusters Based on Altix 330s, New NAS Arrays . . . Gartner Says IT Spending to Rise 5.5 Percent in 2006 . . . IDC Predicts Virtualization-Related Tech to Balloon to a $15 Billion Biz by 2009 . . . Red Hat Offers Certification for Security on Linux . . . IBM Acquires XML Appliance Maker DataPower . . . Azul Adds Unix Support, Other Gizmos to Java Appliances . . . 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
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
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THIS ISSUE
SPONSORED BY:

AML
Arkeia
Gabriel Consulting Group
California Digital
ShaoLin Microsystems


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TABLE OF
CONTENTS
Black Duck Offers Free Software IP Scanning Until 2006

Newisys Launches Baby NAS, Working Away on Horus Chipset

Fujitsu-Siemens Finally Opts for Opteron in Servers

VMware's Revenue Growth Slows as VM Player Debuts

But Wait, There's More




The Four Hundred
Behind the Scenes at the Award-Winning iSeries Support Center

iSeries Sales Rebound 25 Percent in Q3

Sometimes You Have to Think--and Look--Inside the Box

As I See It: Listen Up, Kids

The Windows Observer
Microsoft Finds Problem in Patch, as Fresh Windows Flaws Uncovered

Akimbi Leverages Virtualization for QA Testing

VMware Boosts VM Scalability with ESX Server 3

Server Makers Are Ready and Sorta Eager for Dual-Core Xeons

The Unix Guardian
Sun Puts UltraSparc-IV+ Chips in Its Big Boxes

Fujitsu-Siemens Finally Opts for Opteron in Servers

IBM's pSeries Unix Server Sales Up 15 Percent in Q3

Stop Arguing About Cars and Start Managing Fleets




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