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Users seek architecture standards

Jul 20, 20042 mins
Data Center

Latest data center news.

Users seek architecture standards, 07/19/04

A band of IT executives has teamed up to launch the Enterprise Architecture Interest Group (EAIG), which aims to help companies develop and share tips on building well-structured IT systems.

New server chips carry hidden cost, 07/19/04

In the rush to roll out servers that put multiple processors on a chip, IBM, Intel, Sun and others inadvertently are raising software costs for users.

Opsware extends automation features, 07/19/04

Opsware this week plans to unveil Opsware System 4.5, which the company says will make it easier for customers to integrate the automation software into existing environments and reduce manual effort around patch, asset, change and server management.

SWsoft offering divvies up server management, 07/19/04

SWsoft last week unveiled an upgraded version of its virtualization software that gives users more control over server-based resources.

Apple pumps up server OS, 07/19/04

Expected to be released in the first half of next year, Tiger brings more than 200 new features, including native support for 64-bit applications, Ethernet link aggregation that binds Ethernet connections to enable failover and faster network performance, and access control lists that will let users go beyond traditional Unix permissions.

CNT rolls out Fibre Channel director, 07/19/04

CNT this week announced the next generation of its Fibre Channel switching technology. The company’s UltraNet Multiservice Director (UMD) is a modular Fibre Channel switching platform that features active-active load sharing, failover capabilities, hot-swappable components and advanced diagnostics.