An upgrade to Dell's systems management appliance delivers improved visibility of and control over networked PCs, servers and other devices.
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Cisco's family of SAP HANA appliances is designed to "cover the needs of early adopters testing HANA to experienced large scale deployments."
Stratus brings its expertise in extremely high availability solutions to VMware vCenter.
Oracle has released a hardware appliance built on top of x86 servers, after its chief executive, Larry Ellison, said he didn't care if that portion of the business went bust.The Oracle Database Appliance is a 4U box with pre-installed Oracle Linux and Oracle appliance manager software, Oracle said on Wednesday.
The Slough-based facility is preparing to expand as the company builds its UK cloud, adopts new cooling techniques and seeks to increase efficiency
HP has expanded support for its virtualised SAN appliance to Microsoft's hypervisor, Hyper-V, as part of its 'Just Right IT' strategy
Kickfire's hardware-accelerated MySQL appliance blows the doors off monster Oracle database servers in equivalent TPC-H benchmarks in a tiny fraction of the cost, space, storage and power usage. Last week, during their press briefings the future of the company looked bright indeed.
The reason for the 10x to 72x performance improvements cited by Ellison are do to bringing the "intelligence" closer to the data, that is bringing the Exadata Programmable Storage Server appliance into close proximity to the Oracle database servers, and then connecting them through InfiniBand connections. In essence, this architecture mimics some of the performance value created by cloud computing environments like Google, with its MapReduce technology.
Suppliers offering "virtual appliance servers" have often stopped by to brief me on their products and how they're going to take over the market in some segment or another. The most recent example was a really interesting discussion I had with Dave Asprey, VP of Marketing for Zeus Technology, about their take on a security appliance.
The tie-up with Microsoft should make it easier to manage Windows Server services in remote offices
This is a powerful system that enables server administrators to very quickly restore data that may have been lost due to viruses, user error or hardware failure.
The Snap Server 210 makes for a very tightly integrated and low maintenance backup system over WAN, but is pricier than many other solutions.
Colorado start-up hopes its custom software will appeal to those who fear denial-of-service attacks on the network.
Philippine telco Smart Communications will use the Sun Fire X4500 with Greenplum's database to extract customer information in real time.
The Queensland University of Technology (QUT) has recently dumped an irregular array of network management servers using open source software for an appliance-based solution from vendor Infoblox. QUT had previously been using the servers with multiple operating systems to manage domain name (DNS), automatic IP address assignment (DHCP) and associated network identity services.
As if VMware did not already have enough companies lining up to catch the virtualisation wave, the company has launched a contest to spur development
This is not as easy as to deploy as Adaptec would have you believe, but it's worth persevering with as an affordable alternative to more expensive Fibre Channel SAN solutions.
Although Microsoft is keen to encourage backup appliances based on its forthcoming Data Protection Server (DPS) package, hardware manufacturers are remaining cautious about the concept.In September, Microsoft announced a planned mid-2005 release for DPS, a direct-to-disk backup solution aimed at the SMB market.
This is a good first attempt at a mail server security appliance, but it needs more development to challenge the longer-established vendors.
This mail server security appliance is child’s play to set up and manage, and great for companies with limited technical expertise.
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