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Posted by iTech on 2006-06-08   
A startup with a new approach to contentaddressable storage is looking to take on EMC and other vendors with a lowcost USB memory stick and some software. That startup Austin Texasbased Caringo is planning to unveil its first product CAStor which allows solution providers and ISVs to turn any industrystandard server into a contentaddressable storage node. Contentaddressable storage or CAS is a technology which turns a fixedcontent data file which is data that once stored does not need to be changed into an object using
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Posted by iTech on 2006-06-07   
Motorola says its new DSL home gateway will be the anchor of advanced home networks and the unit will be sold directly to carriers. The new HH gateway to be unveiled at Globalcomm next month combines an ADSL modem a fourport router a wireless gateway and a VOIP ATA (analog telephone adapter) in one compact device. The device will use TR to let carriers troubleshoot the device on the home LAN and to provision new services. &;We&;re considering the gateway to be the anchor in
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Posted by iTech on 2006-05-05   

The shrinking roster of tape library vendors lost another player when Quantum acquired rival ADIC for $770 million Tuesday night, creating a larger player looking to take on Sun and IBM.

The acquisition brings together companies with combined revenues of more than $1.2 billion over the past year. Quantum CEO Rick Belluzzo says he expects the deal will give his company a revenue boost and accelerate growth in the tape and disk backup markets. It also makes Quantum a partner with EMC, which

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Posted by iMark on 2006-05-03   

Advance Micro Devices Inc. on Friday said that it has discovered a potential heat problem with a small percentage of Opteron chips run under extreme conditions, and said as many as 3,000 processors at customer sites could be affected.

The Sunnyvale, Calif., chipmaker said it was making available diagnostic tools for identifying susceptible chips, which the company would replace at no charge. The potential problem affected single-core Opteron x52 and x54 processors manufactured in late 2005 and early 2006.


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Posted by iMark on 2006-05-01       Article Source : VARBusiness

A key shortcoming of IBM's DB2 database is that it requires massive storage, but the company is promising to change that with its forthcoming release, due out this summer.

A new feature in that next version, code-named Viper, will apply compression to data at the row level, according to Jeff Jones, director of strategy for IBM's information-management software. Rows in database are the key data components in a horizontal field.

Although it's not the first time IBM has applied compression to

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Posted by iMark on 2006-05-01   

Any merger or acquisition can stress an IT staff, but few have to deal with combining 30 organizations in one shot.

That's what happened when Allied Capital Corp. acquired Advantage Sales and Marketing for $257 million and decided to consolidate what had been an umbrella group of 30 marketing firms into one company. The deal started Advantage's IT staff on a consolidation project that continues today -- nearly two years after the June 2004 acquisition and through a subsequent sale last month

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Posted by iMark on 2006-04-30   

The California Public Utilities Commission approved a plan Thursday allowing providers of high-speed Internet services to test electricity lines to deliver online access throughout the state.

CPUC commissioner Rachelle Chong, who drafted the plan, said broadband over power lines, or BPL, could become a new competitor to Internet services delivered via telephone, cable and satellites and help reduce prices for consumers.

BPL uses existing utility lines delivering power to neighborhoods to carry broadband signals into homes.

It has been touted by

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Posted by iTech on 2006-04-30       Article Source : EE Times

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Evergreen Solar Inc. said that its manufacturing plant in Germany has begun making volume shipments of finished solar modules.
The Thalheim-based EverQ plant manufactures Evergreen Solar's new Spruce Line of photovoltaic panels. The Spruce line includes panels up to 190-Watts.

Products fabricated at the EverQ plant use Evergreen Solar's String Ribbon manufacturing process. String Ribbon claims to be more efficient in the use of silicon than conventional sliced crystalline technologies.

EverQ is a partnership

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Posted by inet on 2006-04-29       Article Source : EE Times

IBM Corp.’s Microelectronics Group plans to deploy 193-nm immersion lithography in production at the 45-nm node, according to a company official.

And in an apparent move to hedge its bets, IBM will also use its current 193-nm “dry” lithography tools at the 45-nm node as well.

“We will use a mix,” said Tom Gow, director of 300-mm manufacturing engineering at IBM, in an interview.

For some time, IBM, ASML and Albany Nanotech have been working together on the

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Posted by iNext on 2006-04-28       Article Source : VARBusiness

Tech Data has been selected as the first U.S. IT products distributor to offer Cisco MDS 9000 Family storage area networking (SAN) solutions to Cisco Advanced Technology Program (ATP) Partners, the distributor has announced.

Tech Data will offer the entire line of Cisco MDS 9000 fabric switches, multilayer fabric switches and directors. The products are available to authorized Cisco ATP Partners when sold along with qualifying network-hosted or network-assisted intelligent applications using the Cisco Storage Solution Module (SSM) in the MDS platform.

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Posted by iNext on 2006-04-26       Article Source : TechWeb News

AT&T Inc. will offer internet protocol television (IPTV) in 20 more markets by the end of the year, a company executive told TechWeb at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show in Las Vegas.

Today, AT&T offers limited service in San Antonio, Texas, with about 200 channels, picture-in-picture browse, digital video recording (DVR) and video on demand (VOD).

"We'll increase subscribers in the San Antonio area though the summer before we expand into new markets," said Jeff Weber, AT&T's vice

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Posted by iMark on 2006-04-25       Article Source : EE Times

TOKYO — Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd. has developed internal Blu-ray Disc drives for PCs.
The company will also start offering an internal half-height model in Japan in June 10. It will also offer four types of writable disks– 25 Gbyte and 50 Gbyte BD-RE (rewritable) and BD-R (write-once) disks without cartridges beginning April 28 in Japan.

"The year of 2006 is a milestone as the BD technology has completed including ROM and now we can newly offer total BD

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Posted by iNext on 2006-04-23       Article Source : CRN

IBM is not taking EMC's incursion into middleware lying down.

Next week, the company will announce what it will call an "industry first" in data storage compression, code-named Venom, to surface in the next release of its DB2 database, aka "Viper."

The technology could reduce customer storage hardware costs and usage by more than 50 percent, according to IBM. The company also claims Venom will cut CPU and memory bandwidth requirements.

Venom is characterized as a "mainframe-like" compression

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Posted by iNext on 2006-04-22       Article Source : CRN

Cisco Systems this week reported security vulnerabilities in several products and issued patches to fix them.

Independent researchers discovered a privilege escalation vulnerability that could allow attackers who already have authenticated access to the command line interface to obtain access to the underlying operating system of certain products.

Impacted products include the CiscoWorks Wireless LAN Solution Engine (WLSE), Hosting Solution Engine, User Registration Tool, Ethernet Subscriber Solution Engine and CiscoWorks 2000 Service Management Solution.

Cisco has issued patches

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Posted by iNext on 2006-04-22       Article Source : Networking Pipeline

EarthLink has chosen Level 3 to be the VoIP provider for its new consumer service, EarthLink DSL and Home Phone Service. Level 3 will provide nationwide local voice service as part of EarthLink's bundled voice and broadband access package that includes caller ID, voicemail and three-way calling bundled with DSL.

Level 3 will support EarthLink's local, long distance and international voice traffic, and will provide voice origination, voice termination, directory listings, and caller ID. The Level 3 service will also allow EarthLink

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