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September 25, 2008 by

Oracle Fires A Booming Shot Across The Bow Of The Storage Vendor Establishment

Yesterday at Oracle OpenWorld, Larry Ellison announced the database giant's first foray into the hardware realm, unveiling the HP/Oracle Database Machine, branded as Exadata. The Exadata system is a combination of Oracle's 11g database engine using Automated Storage Management (ASM) to manage a grid of HP Proliant servers with 12 SATA or SAS drives each, connected to database servers via InfiniBand.

February 26, 2007 by

HP ProLiant ML370 G5

HP's Proliant ML370 G5 can handle a wide range of back-end business applications, but is over-specified for organisations with more modest requirements.

February 20, 2007 by

HP drinks to NZ brewer's million dollar spend

Auckland-based DB Breweries has spent NZ$1 million on datacentre equipment -- including servers and storage solutions -- from Hewlett-Packard to support its SAP rollout which began in September.The brewer operates four breweries throughout the north and south islands, and manufactures such brands as Heineken, Tiger and Export for all of New Zealand.

January 20, 2003 by

Proliant blades lead HP charge

ENSA@Work 2003: HP's conference opens with a four-way Proliant blade server, some serious Alpha big iron, and possibly the world's biggest storage area network

April 17, 2002 by

Compaq tools up for small biz

Compaq Computer on Wednesday announced a potpourri of new products aimed at small businesses. The roster includes a new budget version of Compaq's Evo desktop PC. The D300v has an Intel Celeron 1.3GHz processor, 128MB of memory and a 20GB hard drive. It sells for $499. On the notebook front, the new Evo N115 line is powered by AMD's 1GHz Mobile Duron or 1.2GHz Mobile Athlon 4 processor. Models are available with 13.3-inch or 14.1-inch screens, with prices starting at $999. For small businesses with high-end computing needs such as computer-assisted drafting or digital media editing, the new version of the Evo Workstation 4000 boasts Intel's new 2.4GHz version of the Pentium 4 processor, an 80GB hard drive and 256MB of memory. Prices start at $1,799. Compaq also expanded its line of entry-level ProLiant servers for small businesses. The new ProLiant ML330, ML350 and ML370 servers sport 1.26GHz and 1.4GHz Pentium III processors and advanced storage systems. Prices start at $1,222. --David Becker, Special to ZDNet News

November 19, 2001 by

Compaq wins $60 million contract

Indiana HMO Cardinal Health System has named Compaq Computer its exclusive provider of servers, storage systems, desktop PCs and laptops in a three-year deal valued at $60 million. Cardinal will purchase Compaq's high-end AlphaServer Unix systems as well as the Intel-based ProLiant servers, the companies said in a statement.

July 28, 2000 by

New Compaq ProLiant streamlines storage

With the new DL380, Compaq Computer Corp. has built on its popular ProLiant 1850R, adding speedy 733MHz Pentium III processors, an integrated RAID controller and a faster bus—but very little innovation.

November 10, 1997 by

Compaq ups the server stakes

Compaq threw down the gauntlet to server rivals Dell, IBM and Hewlett-Packard today when it completed a year of server launches with a Pentium II-based ProLiant range, a ProLiant cluster strategy and the promise of fibre channel storage products early next year.Compaq also showed its server rivals a clean pair of heels, racing ahead in the server market to a 43.


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