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Fujitsu releases Xeon-based Primergy servers

Fujitsu has launched a family of energy-efficient dual socket Primergy servers based around Intel's yet-to-be released Xeon 'Romley' processors.The Primergy Dual Socket Generation of servers was launched worldwide on Monday, along with the Primergy CX400 S1, a multi-node server designed for cloud and high-performance computing.

March 5, 2012 by

Fujitsu Primergy RX300 S5

This is a well built and very capable 2U rack server from a respected vendor that can be configured to suit a wide variety of applications. It's particularly strong on disk capacity and PCIe expansion.

August 20, 2009 by

Fujitsu, blades and virtualisation

Fujitsu Siemens has launched a BladeEngine for its PRIMERGY Blade Servers that offers virtualisation features along with unified network communications and a combined 10 Gbit Ethernet and iSCSI SAN Mezzanine card, according to the company.Designed for use in data centres, the card has a dual capability with its 10 Gbit Ethernet and iSCSI SAN controller for virtualised operations so that an individual machine can operate in, say, VMware and Xen environments.

March 19, 2008 by

100 gigabits per second over copper?

According to Penn State engineers, transmission rates of 100 gigabits per second are possible today over copper. But only on distances of less than 100 meters. And only with high-end Category 7 copper cables. These Ethernet cables are made up of four pairs of twisted wires shielded to reduce crosstalk. The Penn State technology could provide an alternative to glass fiber optics cables in computer datacenters where distances between systems are not too big. In other words, it would be possible to interconnect servers inside a building at speeds similar to the ones provided by more expensive fiber optic cabling.

November 19, 2007 by

Adaptec iSA1500 Storage Array

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.

February 15, 2005 by

Dell announces PowerVault expansion card

Dell Computer announced an expansion card Monday that improves some of its PowerVault 750N and 755N storage systems, giving those that attach to servers by ordinary Ethernet networks the ability to connect with high-speed Fibre Channel networks. The latter technology makes a storage system appear to a server to be connected just like an internal hard drive. The new product--the result of Dell's partnership with storage giant EMC--is designed to smooth over differences between Ethernet-based network-attached storage (NAS) and Fibre Channel-based storage area networks (SANs). The card costs just under $2,500, said Matthew Brisse, product manager for the Dell-EMC product lines. --Stephen Shankland

June 10, 2002 by

Cisco to furnish Dubai Internet City

Cisco Systems will furnish telecom gear to Dubai Internet City, the companies announced Tuesday. Dubai Internet City(DIC) is a high-tech office park in Dubai, a city that is part of the United Arab Emirates, which shares borders with Saudi Arabia. Cisco will supply a variety of Internet gear to the project, such as its 124000 and 10700 series of routers, which will enable DIC tenant companies to have access to high-speed Ethernet connections. The Dubai government-supported venture aims to attract foreign tech companies to set up offices at DIC by offering perks such as relaxed labor and taxation laws. DIC's technology infrastructure includes servers from Sun Microsystems and cables from Lucent Technologies. --Sam Ames, Special to ZDNet News

April 9, 2002 by

Intel dishes up new networking chips

Intel announced a chip that lets server- and network-card manufacturers build two 1-gigabit-per-second Ethernet ports into their servers. Most servers today come with network connections one tenth that speed. In addition to the two-port 82546EB chip for servers, Intel released the one-port 82545EM gigabit Ethernet controller chip for workstations and the one-port 82540EM for desktop computers. The chips, currently still in prototype stage, will cost $89.95, $59.95 and $34.95 each. The workstation and server models support the higher-speed PCI-X data-communication standard. --Stephen Shankland, Special to ZDNet News

February 25, 2002 by

Connecting the enterprise

With nine offices and 800 attorneys, Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP runs a sophisticated array of local and wide area networks designed to keep all employees in the loop. The firm's Los Angeles headquarters is the nerve center, housing an Ethernet-based LAN comprising Cisco networking equipment and Dell servers.

January 16, 2002 by

Commentary: Time to upgrade to Gigabit

Next time you crack open one of your servers, do yourself a favor: Stuff a Gigabit Ethernet card inside of it. The move toward Gigabit Ethernet is accelerating, and it's only a matter of time before you're ready to flip the switch.

May 21, 2001 by

Upgrade to Gigabit at next opportunity

COMMENTARY--Next time you crack open one of your servers, do yourself a favor: Stuff a Gigabit Ethernet card inside of it. The move toward Gigabit Ethernet is accelerating, and it's only a matter of time before you're ready to flip the switch (literally!

May 20, 2001

Upgrade to Gigabit at next opportunity

COMMENTARY--Next time you crack open one of your servers, do yourself a favor: Stuff a Gigabit Ethernet card inside of it. The move toward Gigabit Ethernet is accelerating, and it's only a matter of time before you're ready to flip the switch (literally!

May 20, 2001 by

Enterprises Take Back Nets

Lucent Technologies last week helped fuel a surprising trend toward private optical networks that could set today's managed service model on its ear.Lucent introduced OptiStar, network storage adapter cards and software designed to connect servers directly to an optical network and thus speed and simplify the process of connecting Gigabit Ethernet, Fiber Channel or other networks over the wide area.

July 28, 2000 by

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