Stories by China Martens

  • Emulex finally signs OEM deal with Sun

    Storage networking company Emulex has signed a non-exclusive OEM (original equipment manufacturer) agreement with Sun Microsystems for host bus adapters, the company announced Monday. User pressure was the driving force behind the deal, according to Emulex and an industry analyst.

  • Small biz first stop for Dell's dual-core server

    Dell is to start global shipments of its first dual-core server Monday. The PowerEdge SC430, an Intel-based machine, is aimed at small businesses. However, selling customers on the benefits of dual-core computing may initially prove something of an educational challenge, a company executive admitted.

  • Virtualization, regulations to keep disk storage strong

    The disk storage systems market is set for continued steady growth over the next four years, according to a report market research company IDC released Thursday. The growth will be fueled by the need to store information to comply with global regulations, the availability of inexpensive, easy to manage tiered storage products and the emergence of new technologies such as storage virtualization.

  • Dell fills out blade connectivity, more to come

    Dell is to unveil an additional connectivity option for its blade server, according to a company executive. Dell also expects to announce further connectivity plug-ins shortly as part of the company's ongoing strategy to reposition blades as general purpose servers.

  • HP simplifying backup for small businesses

    Hewlett-Packard plans to release the industry's first DAT USB 2.0 tape drives for servers next month, the company announced this week. Aimed at small to midsize businesses (SMBs), the move is part of an ongoing HP strategy to make storage products for data backup easier to use.

  • IBM expands On Demand portfolio with Meiosys buy

    IBM has purchased privately held middleware company Meiosys which specializes in application relocation software, Big Blue announced Thursday. The move will help IBM broaden the information on demand and virtualization capabilities of its existing Unix and Linux middleware, the company said in a release.

  • Ethernet startup wants to be on every server

    Startup Level 5 Networks believes it can solve the growing problem of inefficient Ethernet connectivity with its EtherFabric network card and software. Emerging from stealth mode Monday, executives at the 50-person company also talked up their ultimate ambition for EtherFabric to ship with every server sold worldwide, directly positioning their offering against current iWarp and InfiniBand interconnect technologies.