Welcome to Scribd, the world's digital library. Read, publish, and share books and documents. See more
Download
Standard view
Full view
of .
Look up keyword
Like this
1Activity
0 of .
Results for:
No results containing your search query
P. 1
060609 IBM eweek

060609 IBM eweek

Ratings: (0)|Views: 24 |Likes:
Published by john_habib

More info:

Published by: john_habib on May 14, 2008
Copyright:Attribution Non-commercial

Availability:

Read on Scribd mobile: iPhone, iPad and Android.
download as PDF, TXT or read online from Scribd
See more
See less

06/16/2009

pdf

text

original

 
12/16/2006 06:36 AMIBM Grows Reach of Blade.orgPage 1 of 4http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,1974713,00.asp
ADVERTISEMENT
Using WebConferencing toEnsure SuccessfulEnterpriseApplicationDeployment fromWebExCommunicationsKilling Botnets: AView From theTrenches fromMcAfeeUsing SecurityCompliance Softwareto Improve BusinessEfficiency andReduce Costs fromSymantecSee All White Papers >
 
eWEEK
 
My Account | Sign In Not a member? Join now
RELATED ADS
IBM Grows Reach of Blade.org
By
 
Jeffrey Burt
 
June 9, 2006
 
Be the first to comment onthis article
IBM is getting a boost for its Blade.org group in the form of more financing, additional members and a newproduct.The Armonk, N.Y., technology giant kicked off Blade.org in February as a vehicle for encouragingother vendors to build products on top of IBM'sBladeCenter platform.The organization was one of the latest moves byIBM to expand the reach of its BladeCentersystems and to keep its lead in the competitiveblade server market.IBM June 9 announced that Walden International,a venture capital firm in San Francisco, is going toinvest up to $100 million in BladeCenterecosystem partners, with about half of that goinginto the Asian market. In addition, IBM announcedthat 17 new members—Intel OEMs and channelpartners—are joining Blade.org,
bringing itsmembership past 75
.On June 12, the company will unveil a new 10Gigabit Ethernet switch blade from Blade NetworkTechnologies, a company
spun off from NortelNetworks
Feb. 13."The announcements mean the mission and benefits of Blade.org are being very well received by partners,"said Lisa Galish, program director of IBM's blade ecosystem. "It's a positive show of support from partners."Walden International already has invested in almost a dozen companies thatprovide components and solutions for the blade market, and it is a major investorin the Asian market, having committed $1.6 billion to the region.Galish said a large percentage of Blade.org is made up of U.S.-based companies,but that the group is committed to expanding its reach globally."The membership will become more geographically diverse," she said.The new members reflect that diversity. Bull is based in France, while Ex-Channel Ltd. is in Hong Kong andIntech & Co. hails from South Korea. Several other U.S. companies also are joining the group, includingNCR, Symbol Technologies and Wal-Mart Stores.The new networking switch from Blade Network Technologies is the latest example of IBM's push tointegrate technologies into the BladeCenter platform, said Ishan Sehgal, program director for BladeCenter."What we have done since the beginning with BladeCenter that has been different than our competitors isintegrate more and more capabilities into BladeCenter," Sehgal said.IBM has shipped more than 1.5 million 1 Gigabit Ethernet ports with BladeCenter. In addition, the companyalready has 10GB InfiniBand capabilities integrated into the platform, he said. Having 10 Gigabit Ethernetwill give customers a familiar I/O technology to build upon, Sehgal said.
RELATED LINKS
IBM Aims Blades atSMBsIBM Adds Members toBlade.orgIBM Rolls Out BladeRoadmapIBM, SuSE ChallengeBlade Economics
Share This
 Digg this Post to del.icio.us Post to Slashdot
BREAKING NEWS
12.13.2006
Microsoft, HP Plan JointInvestment, Closer Ties
12.13.2006
Teradata Unveils NewAdvanced Analytics forData Warehousing
12.13.2006
Disk Drive Pioneer AlShugart Dies
12.13.2006
'Logic Bomb' Backfires onHacker
12.13.2006
EMC Boosts SecurityLevel of Network AnalysisSoftware Home
>
Topics
>
Infrastructure
>
News
> IBM Grows Reach of Blade.orgBlade ServerIBM BladeBlade HPBlade IntelIBM BladeCenter
 
12/16/2006 06:36 AMIBM Grows Reach of Blade.orgPage 2 of 4http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,1974713,00.asp
Add
eWeek Infrastructure
RSS feed to your feed reader so that you don't miss another headline!
More RSS feeds
The Nortel 10G Uplink Ethernet Switch Module for BladeCenter will be available the week of June 12 startingat $4,999.In addition, IBM on June 12 will announce that, in the second half of the year, it will embed the SMASH(Systems Management Architecture for Server Hardware) protocol in the BladeCenter AdvancedManagement Module. SMASH is designed to enable cross-platform management of data center resources,and works with IBM's Director and Tivoli management software.The management module ships with IBM's
BladeCenter H chassis
. IBM also is preparing a softwaredevelopment kit for the platform, which will help third parties interested in developing software forBladeCenter.The blade server market is a fast-growing one. Analyst company IDC, of Framingham, Mass., expects it togrow to $10 billion by 2009.In the first quarter of 2006, blade revenue grew 43.4 percent and shipments rose 29.5 percent. The $591million in revenue represented 5 percent of the overall server market. IBM topped the market with 40.1percent share, followed by Hewlett-Packard, at 35.6 percent. Dell was third, with 11.1 percent.Iris Wireless, a global wireless messaging and data services company based in Greenwich, Conn., decidedthis year to switch from Dell to IBM for its blade server needs. The company, with up to 1.2 billionsubscribers worldwide—195 million of them in the United States—wanted to strengthen its worldwide MMS(Multimedia Messaging Service) network, particularly in such regions as China and India. Iris facilitates theexchange of MMS messages. CEO Peter Rinfret said he wanted to make processing times faster. "We'reliterally doing a billion calculations per minute [in these transfers]," Rinfret said.There were several factors that fueled his decision to make the move to IBM, he said, including the fact that
IBM offers the LS20 blade
, powered by Advanced Micro Devices' Opteron processor, which offers greaterenergy efficiency than current Xeon chips from Intel, which helps with such issues as data center densityand power costs.In addition, Rinfret said he was sold on IBM's management software, as well as the flexibility and modularityof IBM's systems.He also said IBM representatives did a good job working with Iris to ensure that the company got exactlywhat it needed, something he didn't see as much with Dell."If you can't fit a square peg in a square hole [with Dell], you're done," he said.Iris Wireless submitted its first order with IBM in mid-May and already is preparing more over the next fewweeks. Rinfret said he expects to double the number of servers Iris is running in the next six months anddouble it again in the six months after that.Check out eWEEK.com's
Infrastructure Center
for the latest news, views and analysis on servers,switches and networking protocols for the enterprise and small businesses.
 
TALKBACKTalkback Now! | Register
Convert to Blade Servers
Move to blade server infrastructure with a drag-and-drop.www.platespin.com
Blade Server Buying Guide
Find the right blade server for your enterprise. Free report.www.egenera.com
IBM Application Servers
Help Protect Your IT Investment w/ IBM. Find the Right Server.www.IBM.com
Blade Server
Get IT Resources You Need To Gain a Competitive Edge On Your Company!www.ITBusinessEdge.com
Blade Server
Bladeform Blade Server Platform Configure and buy online.www.siliconmechanics.com
View All >
VIRTUAL TRADESHOW
Secure Mobility
Mobility is changing theway enterprises dobusiness. Employees canrespond at lighting speedto customers andcolleagues, access data,and turn downtime intouptime from anywhere.But providing employeesaccess while protectingyour organization is easiersaid than done. View thisone-day event as topanalysts, consultants andindustry execs exploreeffective approaches thatenhance productivity withwireless solutions.
View NowWHAT YOUR BOSS ISREADING
Baseline:
• I.T. Triumphs & Trip-Ups of 2006• Apple Mega-patchFixes 22 Flaws• 50 Fastest-GrowingSoftware Companies for2006• What's DrivingToyota?• Top 10 Project PitfallsYou Can Avoid• more
CIO Insight:
Ads by Google
 
12/16/2006 06:36 AMIBM Grows Reach of Blade.orgPage 3 of 4http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,1974713,00.asp
Fill-in form below to apply.First Name:Last Name:Title:Company:Addr.:City:State:Zip Code:E-mail:
Renew todayTry digital eWEEK!Subscription Help
FREEZIFF DAVIS ESEMINARS ATESEMINARSLIVE.COM
Upcoming eSeminarsDec 18, 12:30 p.m. ETWorkload Automation: A Foundation for the Real TimeEnterprise
with Frank Derfler.
Sponsored by CA
Dec 18, 2 p.m. ETSolving the OS Migration Challenge to Vista and Beyondwith Client Virtualization
with Michael Krieger.
Sponsored by Intel 
Dec 19, 12:30 p.m. ETDB2 Version 9 For z/OS - What Does It Mean For YourBusiness?
with Frank Derfler.
Sponsored by CA
Dec 19, 2 p.m. ETBeyond GHz: Are Desktops Dead? (P.S. No, They're Not)
with Michael Krieger.
Sponsored by Intel 
View our Secure Mobility Virtual Tradeshow:
Building & Securing the Mobile Enterprise
.Top analysts, consultants,experts and industry execs discuss how to enhanceproductivity with wireless and mobile solution, maximizesecurity and protection for your growing mobile workforce,update network infrastructure to provide reliable andseamless service, extend security and mobility beyond theperimeter, and deploy wireless technologies to cut costs,improve productivity and enhance services.View Today!
FEATURED CONTENT
Beyond Viruses and Worms: Malicious CodeTrends Shifting
New security strategies required to combat newtypes of attacks launched by new attackers.
Readmore »
 
DOWNLOADABLE ROI CALCULATORS & TOOLSFROM BASELINE
Calculate Cost and ROI of Spam, VOIP, RFID,Sarbanes-Oxley and more...
Featured Calculators:
Calculating an Outsourcing Ratio 
• The Stealth SoftwareVendor• Zappos.com: SucccessThrough Simplicity• Case Study: Fast,Simple Open-Source IT• Know It All: The Colorof Money• Experts Weigh In on2007 IT Trends
eWEEK RSS FEEDS
 
Get eWEEK newsdelivered to yourdesktop with RSS
.
INFRASTRUCTURECOVERAGE
Infrastructure AnalysisInfrastructure NewsInfrastructureOpinionsInfrastructure Reviews
Special Reports
Blade ServersBusiness ContinuityGartner SymposiumInternetNetwork PerformanceSupercomputingUtility Computing
FIND INFRASTRUCTUREPRODUCTS
Network HardwareNetwork SecurityNetwork/SystemsManagementPeripherals andComponentsServersTelephony and VoIPWireless Security
All Products>eWEEK CAREER CENTER 
Search more than 60,000tech jobs. Search bykeywords, skill, job titleand location. Powered by Dice
FREE NEWSLETTERS
Get eWEEK's FREE onlinenewsletters. Fill-in theform below:
1. Make your selections:
eWEEK StorageReportInfrastructure TopicCenter UpdateEnterpriseApplications TopicCenter UpdateDatabase TopicCenter UpdateeWEEK ProductUpdateSecuring theEnterprise
2. Select email format:
HTML
3. Enter email address:
View all Newsletters >

You're Reading a Free Preview

Download
scribd
/*********** DO NOT ALTER ANYTHING BELOW THIS LINE ! ************/ var s_code=s.t();if(s_code)document.write(s_code)//-->