Tech Data signs Force10 Networks
Tech Data Corp. will now offer Force10 Networks' products to its affiliated VARs. Force10 products include the S-Series 1 GB and 10 GB Ethernet switches for small and medium-sized businesses and larger companies, as well as high-end data center switches and routers. Force10 claims to have big customers, including eHarmony, Cox Communications and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
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Citrix unleashes XenServer 5.5
Citrix Systems Inc.'s free, but feature-rich, XenServer 5.5 server virtualization software launched Tuesday.
In February, Citrix caused a stir when it said it would give away XenServer. The new version features Active Directory integration, which will help IT managers implement role-based access controls, according to SearchServerVirtualization.com.
IBM CloudBurst aims at enterprises
IBM's new "cloud in a box" appliance comprises a preconfigured BladeCenter running Tivoli management software and VMware's ESXi 3.5 embedded hypervisor on each blade in a 42-U rack. Users can roll the CloudBurst appliance and associated services into their own data centers starting this week, according to SearchCloudComputing.com. CloudBurst starts at a cool $200,000.