Sun Microsystems and Fujitsu Enhance Announce SPARC Enterprise M3000 Server  
SANTA CLARA, CA & TOKYO, Japan - Sun Microsystems, Inc. and Fujitsu announced an enhanced SPARC Enterprise M3000 server with the new 2.75GHz SPARC64 VII processor. The SPARC Enterprise M3000 is a single socket, highly reliable, mission-critical server powered by a quad-core SPARC64 VII processor. It has many of the same mission-critical features as the mid-range and high-end SPARC64-based SPARC Enterprise servers such as mainframe-class reliability, availability and serviceability (RAS) at an entry-level price. The new SPARC64 VII processor running at 2.75GHz and faster system memory modules deliver up to 23 percent better performance than the previous generation. The server's increased performance coupled with the industry leading Solaris Operating System (OS) provides customers with an ideal platform to handle enterprise applications including database, BIDW, ERP and CRM. The SPARC Enterprise M3000 server helps enable customers to consolidate multiple entry-level servers into a compact 2U chassis and realize significant savings in physical space, energy consumption and cooling needs in their datacenters.
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Computacenter, PLC uses Embotics2019 V-Commander to Improve Data Center Efficiency by More than 30 Percent   M86 Security Positioned as a Visionary in Analyst Firm's Magic Quadrant Report for Secure Web Gateway
Ottawa, ONT - Embotics, the Virtualization Automation and Control Company, announced that Computacenter, PLC is using Embotics’ V-Commander to improve their virtual data center efficiency and discovered more than $200,000 in virtual waste within the first day of deployment. V-Commander helps Computacenter reduce virtual sprawl, optimize virtualization resources and reduce ongoing support and administrative costs, improving data center efficiency by more than 30 percent. Computacenter is an IT infrastructure services provider with 10,000 employees in offices in the U.K., Germany, France, Spain and more. Having first deployed server virtualization in 2007, the company leverages Embotics’ V-Commander to automate the predominantly manual activity of managing their virtual infrastructure, policing corporate regulations and improving troubleshooting. The out of the box management automation provided by V-Commander enabled Computacenter’s three administrators to free up time for long-term capacity management and planning of the overall virtual environment.   Orange, CA - M86 Security, a global provider of Web and messaging security products, announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Visionaries quadrant of the research firm’s recently published report on Secure Web Gateway (SWG). i The report evaluates 17 vendors. According to Gartner, "The secure Web gateway market continues to experience solid growth as enterprise customers scramble to improve defenses from an increasingly hostile Internet and safely use increasingly interactive Web applications." The report adds that the "secure Web gateway is a critical tool for protecting endpoints from various forms of malware and other security risks, and for monitoring and controlling potentially dangerous Web traffic." "We are pleased to be recognized as a Visionary in Gartner’s SWG report," said William Kilmer, Chief Marketing Officer, M86 Security. "Secure Web Gateway appliances provide a critical means of protecting a wide range of organizations from Web-based threats.."
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Lattice Technology Releases XVL Studio Version 9.0   Novell Delivers First Integrated Toolkit for Building, Testing and Managing Software Appliances
SAN FRANCISCO, CA, - Lattice Technology Inc., developers of digital manufacturing applications using the XVL format released the updated version of its core DMU, simulation and technical authoring application, XVL Studio version 9. XVL Studio is the industry’s leading application for Digital Mock Up (DMU) and creation of technical documentation using 3D design data. Available in three versions, Basic, Standard and Pro, XVL Studio delivers easy-to-use tools that enable advanced, accurate and rapid design review, motion simulation, kinematics, process design, and reporting in standard document formats. XVL Studio also provides the core platform for creation of print-ready and interactive digital documentation including 3D spreadsheets, mBOMs, process instructions, high quality 2D illustrations, and more, directly from 3D. “This latest release of XVL Studio continues to keep Lattice Technology at the forefront in digital manufacturing,” said Bill Barnes, GM, Lattice Technology.   WALTHAM, MA - Novell announced the availability of a suite of new tools that significantly reduces the time and cost for independent software vendors (ISVs) and enterprises to develop, deploy and manage software appliances. With the availability of the SUSE® Appliance Toolkit, Novell now delivers the industry's most complete and integrated solution for building, testing, updating and configuring software appliances across physical, virtual and cloud environments. The Toolkit features an onsite version of Novell's innovative appliance-building solution SUSE Studio and new management tools that enable ISVs and enterprises to reduce software development time, installation cycles and maintenance costs. "Software appliances can significantly simplify integrating and managing the applications and solutions that customers need," said Dr. Bob Sutor, vice president, Open Source and Linux, IBM Software Group.
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Top Preparatory School Uses Brocade IP Technology to Accelerate Education Beyond 2010   V CAST Media Manager Helps Customers Manage Media Between Their Computers And Verizon Wireless Phones
SAN JOSE, CA - Brocade announced that The UMS-Wright Preparatory School, one of the most technologically ambitious educational institutions in the United States, has leveraged Brocade high-performance 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10 GbE) switches to power its active “SMARTBoard” learning system and advance teaching techniques. Through cutting-edge IP networking solutions, UMS-Wright has further strengthened its educational methods by creating an on-demand system to promote real-time and active participation from its students. As a forward-looking educational institution, UMS-Wright selected the Brocade FastIron® SX chassis-based 10 GbE switches for its IP networking core. To connect the core to the edge, they implemented the Brocade FastIron GS 10 GbE Power-over-Ethernet (PoE)-ready fixed configuration switches to connect all classrooms and offices. “In order to educate our students to their fullest capacity, the technology used in a college preparatory school is more important today than it ever has been in history,” said Dr. Tony W. Havard, Headmaster for UMS-Wright.   BASKING RIDGE, NJ and ALISO VIEJO, CA - Verizon Wireless said it is offering its customers a new tool, V CAST Media Manager, to help them manage photos, videos, and music between their wireless phones and PCs. V CAST Media Manager is powered by a customized version of QuickLink Media Software from Smith Micro Software, Inc., a leading developer and marketer of software solutions and services for the mobility market. Verizon Wireless customers with certain phones, including the LG enV TOUCH, Samsung Alias and Alias 2, can easily move user-generated photos, and videos from their phones to their personal computers using V CAST Media Manager and a USB cable. Customers can then use V CAST Media Manager to transfer the same content, as well as unprotected music from their PCs to another V CAST Media Manager-enabled handset, ensuring memories are preserved when changing phones, and that content is available for use in other applications.
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Kingston Technology Launches 24GB HyperX Kits - Largest Ever   Severn Trent Water Launches Transformation Program With IBM to Achieve Major Cost Savings
Las Vegas, NV and Fountain Valley, CA - Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced it is shipping the largest HyperX DDR3 memory kits to date. Users of the Intel Core i7 and X58 platforms can now take their systems to the memory extreme with Kingston's 1600MHz 24GB HyperX kit made up of six 4GB modules. For Core i5, P55 chipset enthusiasts, Kingston has released a 1600MHz kit 16GB kit of four 4GB modules to take full advantage of dual-channel performance. "We are pleased to make available the largest HyperX memory kits ever for the prosumers, multimedia pro or super enthusiast who wants everything," said Mark Tekunoff, senior technology manager, Kingston®. "Users working with the latest operating systems like Windows 7 can keep multiple programs open, run memory intensive video or photo applications, or run numerous virtual machines using 24GB or 16GB of DDR3 HyperX memory and create more efficiency and performance gains than ever before."   LONDON - IBM announced that Severn Trent Water (STW), which provides services to 8.5 million people across the midlands and mid Wales in the UK, has gone live with phase one of a business transformation program aimed at delivering major cost savings by increasing the efficiency of operational processes. The program has been designed to help STW continue its drive for ever-higher standards by improving the speed of decision making, regulatory reporting and service to its customers. The transformation program analyzed STW's existing business processes, data models and procedures to create a set of streamlined back and front office processes across finance, procurement, HR and the water and waste businesses. The new processes have been implemented using SAP enterprise systems which allow each employee to use centralized procedures which they self manage and monitor from their individual work station.
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Raritan Introduces First Digital KVM Switch with FIPS 140-2 Certified Encryption Module for Secure Data Center Access   Iomega Introduces Revolutionary v.Clone Technology: Lets You Take Your PC Virtually Anywhere
SOMERSET, NJ - Raritan announced the first digital KVM switch with an embedded Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 140-2 certified encryption module, making it the most secure KVM-over-IP switch in the industry. Designed to protect sensitive information in data centers, the FIPS 140-2 Cryptographic Module in the Dominion KX II Release 2.2 encrypts KVM session traffic consisting of video, keyboard, mouse, virtual media and smart card data. "The FIPS 140-2 Cryptographic Module used by the Dominion KX II meets the requirements for the U.S. and Canadian mandates for cryptographic-based security systems to protect sensitive information," said Richard Dominach, Senior Product Manager at Raritan. "Raritan's solutions can help organizations in government, military, financial, healthcare, retail and other security-conscious segments secure their information. This new security feature is the latest in a long line of industry firsts delivered by the Dominion KX II."   SAN DIEGO, CA - Iomega, an EMC company and a global leader in data protection, announced the launch of Iomega v.Clone software, an application that empowers individuals to create and carry on an Iomega hard drive an image of their primary PC which can be run on virtually any PC* in the world. Iomega's ground-breaking v.Clone technology, to be demonstrated this week at the Consumer Electronics Show (Booth # 31823, South Hall 3) in Las Vegas, will be available later this month as download for purchasers of Iomega portable and desktop hard disk drives. In addition to being available by download, v.Clone software is expected to begin shipping with Iomega USB 2.0 portable hard disk drives beginning the first quarter of 2010. "Iomega's v.Clone technology represents the first time virtualization has been made easy-to-use and extremely convenient for consumers and small offices," said Jonathan Huberman, president of Iomega and the Consumer and Small Business Division of EMC.
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HP Helps Organizations Manage Risk, Protect Information and Assets with New Security Services Portfolio   New York School District Saves Thousands by Centrally Consolidating Wireless Devices With SonicWALL
Palo Alto, CA - HP announced a comprehensive security services portfolio to empower organizations to more effectively manage risk, protect critical infrastructure, safeguard the continuity of operations and maintain regulatory compliance. To address the comprehensive information security requirements of businesses and governments, HP is integrating a wide variety of security services from across the company into a unified HP Security, Compliance and Continuity Services portfolio. The portfolio consists of consulting, training and managed security services that leverage a common reference model to reduce complexity and cost for clients. HP also introduced two new services in the portfolio: the Cloud Computing Security Assessment and Application Security Center of Excellence (CoE) Services. The portfolio and new services are part of HP Secure Advantage, HP’s portfolio of security products and services.   SAN JOSE, CA - SonicWALL, Inc., a leading secure network infrastructure company, announced that Penn Yan Central School District has successfully deployed a SonicWALL Clean Wireless solution to upgrade the wireless local area network (WLAN) at its campus-wide facility as part of a $30 million capital renovation project. "SonicWALL's content filtering is as robust as Websense in helping us comply with the Child Internet Protection Act, but at a fraction of the cost," said Chuck Roach, Director of Technology at Penn Yan Central School District. "We were paying about $15,000 a year for licensing the Websense and the ISA server, while SonicWALL gives us gateway content filtering plus intrusion prevention, anti-virus, anti-spam, and application firewall for about $2,500 a year. The first year alone will pay for the hardware, and we will be saving every year after that. It was a no-brainer."
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New Lenovo Application Helps Users Get the Most Out of Think-Branded PCs   Blue Coat Introduces Industry’s First IPv6 Secure Web Gateway Solution for Seamless Application Migration from IPv4 to IPv6
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. - Lenovo announced the Lenovo ThinkVantage Toolbox, a new combination of system health, security, and support services to keep ThinkPad laptop and ThinkCentre desktop PCs running safely and efficiently. Built on the proven PC-Doctor diagnostic platform, Lenovo ThinkVantage Toolbox monitors critical system components, notifying the user of problems and offering solutions to quickly repair the system before components fail or data is lost. With its push-button operation and intuitive interface, Lenovo ThinkVantage Toolbox provides a comprehensive solution for system health, security and productivity. Launched from the well-known "Blue Button" on ThinkPad laptops and the System Toolbar on all systems, the application is pre-installed on new Lenovo ThinkPad and ThinkCentre PCs running Windows 7.   SUNNYVALE, CA - Blue Coat Systems, Inc., the technology leader in Application Delivery Networking, introduced the industry’s first IPv6 secure Web gateway solution to enable the secure and seamless migration of applications, services and content between IPv4 and IPv6 environments. As a secure IPv6 application migration platform, the Blue Coat ProxySG appliance enables enterprises, government agencies and service providers to reduce costs and increase efficiencies by leveraging the technology advantages of IPv6. “While the network infrastructure to support IPv6 is largely built out, Blue Coat is the first to provide a solution that will smoothly migrate existing Web sites and services to IPv6 without affecting the performance of those services,” said Katsuyasu Toyama, director and general manager of the technology department at INTERNET MULTIFEED CO., a pioneer of Internet data center services in Japan and a leading provider of Internet Exchange services through its Japan Network Access Point (JPNAP).
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ADTRAN: Supplying Innovative Network Access Products Enabling a Wealth of Applications  
ADTRAN, Inc. is a leading global provider of networking and communications equipment with an innovative portfolio of more than 1,700 solutions for use in the last mile of today’s telecommunications networks. Widely deployed by carriers, distributed enterprises and Small- and Medium-sized Businesses (SMBs), ADTRAN networking equipment solutions enable voice, data, video, and Internet communications across copper, fiber, and wireless network infrastructures. ADTRAN solutions are currently in use by every major U.S. service provider and many global ones, as well as by thousands of public, private and governmental organizations worldwide. ADTRAN is headquartered in Huntsville, Alabama, with sales offices strategically located throughout the United States and around the world. Every ADTRAN product is backed by an industry-leading warranty, best-in-class telephone technical support from their team of degreed engineers, and is eligible for free firmware updates. Networking equipment is recognized within the industry as being easy to install, use and maintain - greatly reducing the field support normally required to keep your network connected.
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