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A Peek Under Microsofts Secret Bigtop

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Microsoft's skunk-works distributed-computing project will likely debut as a grid-computing platform. But don't expect to see tangibles for a couple more years.

Analysts Upbeat on EMCs Smarts Buy

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EMC's latest tech acquisition could make the vendor's SAN management software the top of the heap, analysts say. The move could spark a software buying spree among competitors.

IBM Gains Support for BladeCenter Spec

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The company says it has signed up more than 110 companies to build technologies to the open specification for its BladeCenter systems.

IBM Storage Bricks Build Toward Petabyte Level

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The company shows off a prototype of a water-cooled, modular, mass storage system called Collective Intelligent Bricks aimed at making the assembly and maintenance of terabyte- and even petabyte-capacity storage systems less complex.

Oracle Launches Low-Cost Storage Initiative

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Using the same "tie together cheap boxes" mindset that it cooked up for its Database 10g push, this time Oracle is applying the idea to cheap storage arrays.

Symantec, Veritas Merger Signifies Major Shift

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If the merger between the security and storage giants is completed, analysts say it could be proof that users want security and storage to come together.

Symantec-Veritas Deal Could Unify Data Protection

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Opinion: If it acquires backup software maker Veritas, Symantec could offer an enterprisewide solution ranging from the client through the server and to the back-end data repositories.

Sugar Sales: Just the SFA Basics

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SugarCRM's open-source project has potential, but it needs better workflow management and customization capabilities, not to mention community support, before it can compete with the likes of SalesLogix or Salesforce.com.

NetApp OS Bridges Diverse Systems

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Network Appliance's Data OnTap 7G expands storage virtualization and management capabilities.

Audacity Keeps Things Simple

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Audacity is perfect for those who want to create or edit digital audio files without encountering the high-complexity problems of most audio-editing tools.

Cisco Turns 20, Turns to Networking

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Cisco Systems celebrates its 20th anniversary with acquisitions and a donation of service by employees.

Major Vendors Explore MegaGrid Frontiers

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Oracle, Dell, Intel and EMC test effectiveness of grid computing architectures and provisioning solutions in "Project MegaGrid."

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