Stories by China Martens

  • IBM offers starter pack for grid computing

    IBM plans to unwrap a bundle of software, hardware and services called Grid and Grow at the LinuxWorld show in San Francisco. The company hopes the bundle will act as a starter pack for mid-size and large companies wanting to move into grid computing, according to an IBM executive.

  • VMware opens up its virtualisation software

    Virtualisation software vendor VMware is teaming up with a host of leading IT companies to work on open virtualisation standards, the company announced Monday. As part of those efforts, VMware will provide its partners with access to its VMware ESX Server source code and interfaces under a program it's calling VMware Community Source.

  • GPL 3 likely to appear in early 2007

    The next version of the GPL (General Public License), GPL 3, is likely to appear in early 2007, according to a board member of the Free Software Foundation (FSF) who is working on drafting the future release.

  • EMC stresses end-to-end security

    EMC is looking to focus on providing end-to-end security for its customers and deliver more management capabilities in its software offerings, according to executives speaking at the company's analyst day in New York on Thursday.

  • Novell to open source Suse

    Novell is planning to open up a version of its Suse Linux operating system to users and developers, unveiling its OpenSuse project at the LinuxWorld show next week in San Francisco, a company executive confirmed Wednesday.

  • Sponsors float open-source software ratings system

    A university, a start-up and chip giant Intel are pushing a proposal for a standard model to rate open-source software to provide customers with a better sense of the maturity of the more than 100,000 projects available today.

  • Sun to lay off 1000 staff

    Sun Microsystems expects to lay off around 1,000 staff at a cost of about US$100 million as part of the company's ongoing cost-cutting strategy, according to Sun's chief financial officer.

  • EMC announces Symmetrix 7, rebrands as DMX-3

    EMC unveiled its Symmetrix DMX-3 high-end, storage-array system, previously code-named Symmetrix 7, Monday. The system will begin to ship in early September, according to company executives speaking on a conference call.

  • Open-Xchange puts on Red Hat, reveals ambitions

    Open-source collaboration software vendor Open-Xchange has clarified its relationship with Novell and kicked off a new relationship with Red Hat, the company announced Thursday. The deals mean the vendor can now bundle and resell either of the leading Linux operating systems with its Open-Xchange Server, according to the company's chief executive officer (CEO). He also revealed Open-Xchange's ambition to become one of the top three players in the groupware market within the next few years.

  • IBM helps data centers to keep their cool

    IBM is to take the wraps off its eServer Rear Door Heat eXchanger, a cooling system for data centers. The water-cooled door helps to resolve data center hotspots and overall cooling issues, according to a company executive.

  • HP prints out high-speed inkjet technology

    Five years of development and US$1.4 billion of investment later, Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP) unveiled scalable inkjet technology Monday it claims will substantially improve the speed and performance of home and small and midsize office printers. The company also plans to take the technology to the commercial market, HP said.