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June 29, 2009  6:59 PM

Anti-trust regulators not giving Oracle-Sun early clearance



Posted by: Matt Stansberry
Acquisition, DataCenter, Java, Oracle, Sun

According to Reuters, U.S. antitrust regulators aren't giving early clearance on Oracle's plan to buy Sun Microsystems, due to what Oracle lawyers are calling a narrow,...

June 22, 2009  3:33 PM

HP users mostly apathetic to Oracle-Sun merger



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio

LAS VEGAS - Most of the Hewlett-Packard users that I spoke to at the HP Technology Forum last week were mostly apathetic about Oracle acquiring Sun, and didn't foresee any competitive advantage because of it. There were exceptions. Ernest Cody, a senior systems architect at Raytheon, said his...


June 18, 2009  12:01 AM

Powering up your blade servers: Some interesting numbers



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
blade server, HP BladeSystem

LAS VEGAS -- Today I attended a session at the HP Technology Forum on powering blade servers, and heard some interesting data points on how much system configuration matters to power consumption. Tony Harvey, HP product manager for blade server power and cooling, gave one particularly...


June 16, 2009  5:56 PM

Sun Microsystems scraps Rock project as Oracle ownership nears



Posted by: Bridget Botelho
Oracle, Rock processor, Sun Microsystems, UltraSparc processor

Sun Microsystems scrapped development efforts for the 16-core "Rock" UltraSparc processor, which the company once hoped would help them compete against chips from IBM and...


June 4, 2009  4:15 PM

Cisco’s timing for Unified Computing System – a tad off?



Posted by: Bridget Botelho
Cisco Systems, Dell, Gartner Inc, Hewlett Packard, HP, IBM, server market, Unified Computing, x86 servers

Does anyone else think it is a bad idea for Cisco Systems to enter the server market when the industry is experiencing the most significant year-over-year sales decline in history? Worldwide server revenue declined 24 percent in the first quarter of 2009 and shipments dropped 24.2 percent...


June 3, 2009  10:22 PM

New open source IT management tool: Lighter-weight than Nagios, more granular than Cacti



Posted by: Matt Stansberry
Data Center, Hyperic, Nagios, open source, Reconnoiter, Systems Management

Theo Schlossnagle, CEO and founder of managed services and hosting provider OmniTI, hopes to solve some of the common complaints with open source systems management tools with his company’s new tool Reconnoiter. OmniTI manages 15 data...


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