IBM and HP are in a duel to be the favored enterprise server provider, but there are many other players to keep things interesting. For instance, Dell is a solid No. 3 and Oracle's acquisition of Sun Microsystems should keep the server market interesting. Cisco also aims to be a server player. A recent trend: Creating application optimized servers.
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Microservers are replacing more traditional servers at some organizations. Tech Pro Research reveals who is using them, who is not, and the reasons driving these decisions.
Software vendor CA plans to move its Melbourne-based antivirus labs to a new facility after exhausting the space and energy resources at its current location -- by consuming as much power as an average metal-welding factory.CA's antivirus lab currently looks, in the words of the company's vice president, development, Eugene Dozortsev, like a "scene from Space Odyssey 2001".
John Fowler, Sun's executive vice president of systems, discusses the energy efficiency of its new blade servers. CEO Jonathan Schwartz says plastic is no longer used in the blades and frames. Both spoke at a Sun presentation Wednesday in Washington, D.C.
Col. John Hayes, the CIO of the Air Force Reserve Command, explains how a new emergency notification system would use IP and voice networks during a terrorist attack or natural disaster.
At a press event in San Francisco May 17, Dell CTO Kevin Kettler and Jay Parker, head of the company's server business, showed recent and upcoming technologies that they hope will beat out competitors in the business computing market. Among the offerings was a cooling system for PCs and a new product called Project Hybrid.