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Enterprise Solutions Briefs: Intel, Oracle & UDDI, CA, CSIRO

Enterprise Solutions Briefs: Intel, Oracle & UDDI, CA, CSIRO

Intel serves up servers

Intel, the undisputed heavy-weight champion of the chip-manufacturing world, has announced a rash of new server products for its global channel program.

The new offerings are designed for partners to help scale their customer's Internet infrastructure, according to a statement released by the company.

On offer is the Intel Server Board STL2, the Intel Server Board SBT2, and the Intel Server Platforms SPKA4 and SRKA4. Also available to qualified system integrators is the high-end Intel SRPM8 - an eight-way Intel Pentium III Xeon Rack Mount Server. www.intel.com.auOracle supports UDDI Oracle last week threw its weight behind the online B2B directory formed by IBM, Microsoft and Ariba Networks, which is designed to help bring together developers interested in creating Web-based services and products.

Oracle decided to join the consortium, after some internal debate, because it felt the three founding members had made base technology processes less proprietary. The online database follows the UDDI (universal description, discovery and integration) standard.

CA updates bus apps tool

Computer Associates (CA) has released an upgraded version of a software tool that lets business managers modify applications as corporate needs change, adding a Web-based user interface and other new features to the package.

The Aion 9.0 tool, which grew out of CA's 1999 acquisition of Platinum Technology, can also be integrated with the vendor's Neugents predictive-analysis product range and its Jasmine ii application development and e-business software.

CSIRO aims at independent platform evaluationThe Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) is releasing a series of studies this month which evaluate a key technology for Internet-based computing.

The study of middleware technologies is aimed at providing independent assistance for business in product choice.

CSIRO has released the first two of a continuously updated set of reports including Iona Technology's OrbixOTM and Forte Software's 4GL.

BEA WebLogic Enterprise, Inprise's Visibroker ITS, Fujitsu's Interstage Application Server and Microsoft's COM+ will be available later this month.

Work is also under way to evaluate Enterprise Java Beans and message-orientated middleware products.

CSIRO's Ian Gorton said IT managers can rely on the evaluations provided in the reports.


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