Stories by China Martens

  • HP completes consolidation services offering

    Hewlett-Packard (HP) believes it now has a complete consolidation strategy in place to offer customers, according to a company executive. HP has just unveiled the final piece in that strategy, a networking component.

  • HP hires another Palm exec for its PC group

    Hewlett-Packard (HP) has taken on board a second former Palm executive to handle its personal systems group. Satjiv Chahil has joined HP as senior vice president of marketing for the PC division, the company announced.

  • CA makes next storage management move

    Computer Associates International (CA) is expected to announce general availability of BrightStor r11.5, the second release of the company's bundle of integrated intelligent storage management applications, this week. The new version of the bundle provides support for additional devices and applications along with streamlining disk and tape backups, according to a company executive.

  • IDC: Global disk storage market reached $5.6b in Q2

    The total worldwide disk storage systems market grew 9.9 percent to US$5.6 billion in factory revenue in the second quarter of this year as compared to the year-ago quarter, according to an IDC analyst. The growth was the highest year-on-year growth over the last eight quarters, the analyst said in a report released Friday. Total disk storage systems petabytes grew 59.3 percent year over year to reach 457 petabytes in the second quarter.

  • CA to RAISE BAR on managing mainframes

    Computer Associates International (CA) is working on re-energising its mainframe software business, with one of its ultimate aims to put the management of big iron on a par with what's already offered in the distributed systems world, according to a company executive.

  • 'Loverspy' program creator indicted, on the run

    The creator of Loverspy, software to surreptitiously observe individuals' online activities, has been indicted for allegedly violating US federal computer privacy laws, local and federal authorities announced Friday.

  • Sun, StorageTek about to start life as merged firm

    Sun Microsystems is likely to close its acquisition of Storage Technology (StorageTek) on August 31, pending a special meeting of StorageTek shareholders Tuesday when they are expected to approve the deal, according to a Sun executive.

  • Scyld Software's Becker on Linux, clustering, grid

    More work needs to be done on Linux at the operating system level, grids will have limited appeal, and there will be a mass movement to embrace clustering software among organizations large and small. These were some of the conclusions and predictions of Don Becker, cofounder of the Beowulf clustering project and a significant contributor to the Linux kernel, as he attended the LinuxWorld show in San Francisco last week

  • IBM to offer virtual training for start-ups

    IBM is to give developers at start-up companies access to virtual workshops on Big Blue hardware and software. Although the company is specifically targeting developers in Brazil, China, India and Russia, its peers elsewhere in the world will also be able to access the courses from their desktops, according to IBM executives.

  • Intel moves up delivery date for 'Paxville' processors

    Intel is planning to release its dual-core, hyperthreaded Xeon and Xeon MP processors, known under the "Paxville" code name, later this year in advance of the original delivery date of 2006, the company announced Monday. The chip giant said the move was possible due to the development of the Paxville processors being ahead of schedule.

  • HP to resell Emulex HBAs with its blades

    Hewlett-Packard Co. is reselling Fibre Channel host bus adapters (HBAs) from storage networking company Emulex Corp. across its entire family of blade servers, the two companies announced Monday. As users adopt the smaller form factor servers, they are increasingly interested in attaching their blades to SANs (storage area networks), according to both firms.