Sun Microsystems and EMC, sometime bitter rivals in the storage arena, are collaborating to make life simpler for customers running EMC software on Sun's Solaris 10 operating system, executives from the two companies confirmed last Friday.
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IBM has purchased privately held middleware company Meiosys which specializes in application relocation software, Big Blue announced Thursday. The move will help IBM broaden the information on demand and virtualization capabilities of its existing Unix and Linux middleware, the company said in a release.
Sun Microsystems and EMC, sometime bitter rivals in the storage arena, are collaborating to make life simpler for customers running EMC software on Sun's Solaris 10 operating system, the two companies announced Thursday.
IBM's supercomputers continue to be the fastest in the world, according to the latest Top500 list of the speediest machines released Wednesday. The company snagged six of the top 10 spots, including the coveted number one and two placings while widening the performance gap between its machines and those of its competitors.
Half of the Fortune 500 companies have dealt with at least one incident related to computer porn in the workplace over the past 12 months, according to a survey released Tuesday. Corporations are taking the problem very seriously, with offenders being fired in 44 percent of the cases or being disciplined in a further 41 percent of the instances.
Startup Level 5 Networks believes it can solve the growing problem of inefficient Ethernet connectivity with its EtherFabric network card and software. Emerging from stealth mode Monday, executives at the 50-person company also talked up their ultimate ambition for EtherFabric to ship with every server sold worldwide, directly positioning their offering against current iWarp and InfiniBand interconnect technologies.
Sleepycat Software announced the general availability Monday of Berkeley DB Java Edition (JE) 2.0, an upgrade to its open-source transactional Java database for developers. The new release supports Sun Microsystems Inc.'s J2EE standards and has double the performance of previous versions of the software, according to the company.
Four years of research later and the storage company financed by Oracle head honcho Larry Ellison is finally moving product out of the door and naming its first customers. California-based Pillar Data Systems is to launch the SAN (storage area network) version of its Axiom hardware, software combo in three to four weeks, while the NAS (network attached storage) release quietly slipped into the market in April.
Standards body the Liberty Alliance Project believes it can contribute something currently missing from the ongoing debate on tackling identity theft -- a lexicon of terms defining exactly what constitutes ID theft. The alliance, which focuses on developing open standards for federated network identity, revealed its work on the lexicon Tuesday.
Corporations should think of wireless security as an add-on to their existing security architecture, not as a separate entity, according to analysts and vendors at the Wireless Security Conference & Expo. IT managers should either integrate the new wireless piece into the overall company security policy, if one already exists, or take the opportunity to create a plan for the entire IT infrastructure, security experts urged Wednesday at the event, being held in Cambridge, Massachusetts.