Author Archives: John MacDonald

Citrix updates NetScaler

Citrix updates NetScaler The latest version of the Citrix NetScaler MPX line of Web application delivery systems includes massively parallel multi-core system architecture that the vendor promises will “significantly increases data center capacity and deliver 2.5 times more applications with the same infrastructure footprint” — while also reducing power.The most high profile examples of users of web application delivery systems ... Read More »

HP introduces extreme storage

HP introduces extreme storage HP’s StorageWorks 9100 Extreme Data Storage System (ExDS9100) represents a cheap, more scalable, faster growing and easier to manage hardware/software solution for dealing with forms of data which is expanding exponentially in many organizations, stated Glenn Bontje, business development manager for storage and high performance computing at HP Canada. Extreme storage is a descriptive solution for ... Read More »

HP launches new large business printers, outlines strategy for enterprise market

HP launches new large business printers, outlines strategy for enterprise market HP extended its Print 2.0 strategy to large businesses by launching six new enterprise printers as well as a range of access control printing solutions and services, and an accreditation program for software development partners.”In the enterprise, Print 2.0 is about how do we create efficient workflow processes so ... Read More »

Say goodbye to System “i” and “p”

 Say goodbye to System “i” and “p” In spring 1999, IBM hosted a visit by information technology (IT) research analysts to its Rochester, Minnesota AS/400 manufacturing plant. The purpose of this trip was to better familiarize IT research analysts with the company’s AS/400 product line and to introduce analysts to some of the designers of AS/400 systems (mostly bachelors of ... Read More »

Tackling the data explosion

Tackling the data explosion Systems administrators are being urged by a new updated IDC report to do three things to better confront burgeoning data, which is growing 60 percent annually and appearing in newer forms of storage media that chief information officers are reportedly having difficulty handling, stated its authors.Entitled “The Diverse and Exploding Digital Universe: An Updated Forecast of ... Read More »

LineSider launches OverDrive policy technology for 3Com MSRs

LineSider launches OverDrive policy technology for 3Com MSRs LineSider Technologies has launched its OverDrive product as a module for the 3Com MSR Series Multi-Service Router platform.LineSider designs software that uses policies to virtualize infrastructure services, through which it automates devices-level and service-level configurations across distributed infrastructure, said Harley Stowell, CEO of LineSider Technologies. “Policy is sort of an over-exercised word ... Read More »

Management of virtual servers not up to snuff

Management of virtual servers not up to snuff A little over half of 300 chief information officers and other top IT executives interviewed worldwide rate management of their virtual server environment as critical or high priority, but only 45 per cent indicated their organizations are doing an effective job here. That was among the conclusions of a new study provided ... Read More »