Operating systems

  • RAID Controllers Gain Steam
    Given the substantial increase in multicore systems' processing power and memory, pure software-based RAID implementations have gained in popularity.
  • SGI Using ICE To Heat Blade Market
    SGI is using ICE to heat up the scalability of its Intel/Linux server blade offerings for use in clustered environments. The server vendor this week unveiled the SGI Altix ICE, or Integrated Compute Environment, a server blade architecture which allows up to 512 Intel Xeon processor cores with up to 6 Tflops of processing power to fit into a standard rack.
  • DTR's business model reveals that thinking big is not always the answer

    On The StraightNarrow
    Laser-like focus on building servers for a very specific niche market while settling on a single vendor as the primary source for key components has paid off for system builder DTR Business Systems.
  • DriveClone's Got Your Backup
    FarStone's DriveClone Pro is one of the easiest-to-use hard-drive imaging and backup offerings on the market. The software installs in seconds and provides many useful, quick data-transfer capabilities.
  • Microsoft's Watson: It's Just A Vacation
    Allison Watson wants partners to know she has no plans to vacate her position as Microsoft's worldwide channel chief after the vendor's annual worldwide partner conference, slated for July 10-11 in Denver.
  • Popular SMB accounting package will now run on Linux, as well as Windows, servers.

    Intuit QuickBooks Enterprise Enters Linux Fold
    Intuit's QuickBooks Enterprise accounting package for SMBs will now run on Linux, as well as Windows, servers.
  • Researcher Roots Out D-Link Wireless Bug
    Symantec Tuesday warned of an unpatched vulnerability in a D-Link wireless device driver that could enable an attacker to create a denial of service situation or compromise an affected PC.
  • ISVs Launch New Products For Microsoft's Latest Software
    ISVs flocked to Microsoft's TechEd 2007 conference this week in Orlando, Fla., to launch new products for the latest iterations of the software giant's key products, including Exchange 2007, Windows Vista, Office 2007, SharePoint 2007 and SQL Server 2005.
  • Google: Microsoft IIS Serves Up More Malware
    Security is one of the few areas where Google and Microsoft haven't been squaring off for battle, but a recent post on Google's new Online Security Blog could signal a change on that front.
  • Microsoft Tweaks U.S. SMS&P Org
    Microsoft is adjusting its U.S. Small and Midmarket SolutionsPartners Group (SMS&P) in an effort to streamline it for the next fiscal year.