Here are some short 'hot from the press' new items!
Windows 2000 Roll-out complete with Datacenter Server
Yesterday, MS finally officially rolled out Windows 2000 Datacenter
Server. We now have a highly reliable and scalable player in the glass-
house space of the bizz. Datacenter supports 64Gig of RAM and 32 CPU's.
Steve Ballmer said that this new version is going to erode the SUN
market. This is definitely their target and I'm fairly sure they will
One of the MS group product managers said: "We're looking at two classes
of customers, the more traditional high-end customers and the hosting
market." And it is obvious that MS is also eying the ASP-market, but
I have not seem many people make a lot of money in that space so this
may not pan out. A lot of third party vendors jumped on the bandwagon,
here are some links with more news:
Here is the MS-page with the announcements, as a few other '2000'
products were released at the same time:
StorageCeNTral: First Third Party DataCenter-Approved Tool
Today WQuinn's StorageCeNTral becomes the first Quota Management tool
to Receive IBM's Datacenter Solution Program Validation. Receiving
this validation comes as further testimony to how WQuinn's patented
StorageCeNTral real-time, disk management software can support large-
scale Windows 2000 data centers. IBM Netfinity 8500R customers can
confidently manage their Windows 2000 Datacenter Server content with
StorageCeNTral's real-time quotas, storage usage reporting, trending,
and file type blocking.
"As today's large enterprises turn toward Windows 2000 Datacenter
Server deployments, high availability and high-speed access to mission-
critical data will certainly be top priority," Najaf Husain, WQuinn's
president and chief technology officer, says. "We are excited to help
IBM Netfinity server customers achieve these priorities".
StorageCeNTral is the only patented Windows NT/2000 disk monitoring
and reporting management software that, controls and screens disk
utilization in real time; that reports on storage content and usage
to ensure appropriate disk allocation, and that provides practically
no server downtime. StorageCeNTral's patented TruStor I/O filtering
technology enables IT managers to optimize their enterprise storage
resource management in real time without sacrificing performance.
30-day Eval at:
Supreme Court Pushed MS-case back
The Wall Street Journal reported this morning that the Supreme Court
gave Microsoft what it wanted: Its case is now going to be reviewed
by the Washington Federal Appeals Court, which ruled in Microsoft's
favor in an earlier case. This will delay a final judgment for at
least another two years and it frees up the company to roll out its
.NET initiative without interference from any judicial side.
Ballmer commented: "We have won a procedural step in the right
direction". They are not there yet though, and there's going to be
a lot of time and money going to be spent on this issue before it
That's all for this quick update. See you Monday morning!
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