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AustStor launches RocketSTOR 500

Marketed as "enterprise-class performance at a midrange system price", storage distributor AustStor has announced the availability of Zzyzx Peripherals' RocketSTOR 500.

Designed for SAN implementations, AustStor hopes the new system will complement its current RocketSTOR 2000 data centre strength offering and delivers 1.6 Terabytes of usable disk storage.

The system features include hot swap, active/active, dual redundant RAID controllers with two 100Mbps Fibre Channel host interface, an ARM SA-110 RISC processor, 1GB of cache memory, internal 32-bit and 64-bit PCI busses and multi-tasking controller operating system. The rack mount systems can be configured from 18GB to 1.6TB utilising 9, 18, 36, and 73GB in both 7200 and 10,000 RPM.

RocketSTOR 500 is currently available in Australia and is backed by AustStor's technical support with a three-year return to manufacturer warranty on the controllers and enclosure, and five years on the disk drives.

Next-generation Oracle server targets IA marketOracle has announced the release of its latest integrated middleware server, Oracle iAS, furthering the company's push into the Internet applications server market, a market Oracle expects to exceed $US11 billion by 2004.

The Java-based server is claimed to accelerate Web applications through caching, as well as offering a single point of contact for Web site management. A Wireless Edition of Oracle iAS is also available offering remote network access to handheld devices, organisers and browser-equipped mobile phones. The new offering rounds out Oracle's Internet Platform consisting of the Oracle8i (database and options ), Oracle iAS and the Oracle Internet Developer Suite The new Oracle iAS is now available.

SuSE offers free Linux S/390 OS preview

Punters can now download a preliminary version of Linux SuSE's new operating system for the IBM S/390 platform.

Happy to be aligned with Big Blue, Dirk Hohndel, CTO of SuSE Linux AG in Germany, claims "with SuSE Linux for the S/390 we establish SuSE as a major league player in the enterprise server environment".

Coupled with the download are up to 400 software applications including Apache, Samba, Sendmail and Bind. The OS is now available for download from SuSE's ftp server (

The production version is scheduled for release within the next few months.

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