Wipro's Terranova: High-end technology
Sun unveils Solaris 9
Intel believes that the platform makes
IE patch flawed
Terranova: High-end technology simulation
Infotech has set up Terranovaa Centre of Excellence
(CoE) at its corporate headquarters in Bangalore. Spanning
an area of over 5000 sq. ft., Terranova showcases Wipro
Infotech's strengths in integrating the latest technologies
on multiple industry platforms. These include Intel,
Sun Microsystems, Cisco, Nortel and Hewlett Packard.
The CoE aims to provide Wipro's customers the latest
technology solution setup, through a replication of
the customers' IT environment.
CoE showcases a range of enterprise applications and
products in areas of e-Business, ERP, CRM, etc. The
CoE will demonstrate approaches and solutions in basic
technologies and specific application areas. This will
provide customers the latest technology solution setup
and guarantee of principal certification on high-end
technologies that he plans to deploy. The CoE ensures
simulation of the client solutions and modeling of various
factors, thus providing the client a feel of the entire
solution before the actual investment is made.
In Terranova, Wipro's consultants simulate solutions
that would meet the business requirements of customers.
This ensures that they get to see exactly how the solution
would work for them before a huge investment is made.
They have a proof of concept that enables them to see
how the technology will work, when integrated into their
business cycle. Apprehensions on issues such as compatibility,
performance, reliability etc. are allayed by the demonstration
and simulation exercise carried out in the CoE.
Dr. Anurag Srivastava, Chief Technology Officer, Wipro
Infotech said, "We at Wipro constantly strive to
enhance value to our customers by offering latest technologies
that integrate with their business requirement. This
CoE will enable us to showcase evolving technologies
to our customers. What is unique about this is that
we are showcasing multiple platforms, all under one
roof, thereby demonstrating how customers can use such
technology." "Terranova ensures simulation
of the client solutions and modeling of various factors.
Therefore, our customers will get a feel of the entire
solution before the actual investment is made. This
will result in tremendous savings in time as well as
cost," he added.
The CoE will act as a platform for testing new technologies,
simulation of the customer solution, compatibility assessment,
migration methodologies, SLA modeling and architecture
simulations. The CoE will demonstrate approaches and
solutions in basic technologies and specific application
areas. Customers will have a proof of concept that enables
them to see how the technology will work before deployment
in the actual business environment.
Some key technologies demonstrated in Terranova include
Voice Portal & CRM solutions, Data Mining &
Decision support system using DWH technologies, EAI
solutions and Knowledge Management technologies. On
the infrastructure side it showcases Storage Area Networks,
clustering, remote log-in and load balancing, IVR and
fax-on-demand applications. They also cover network
integration technologies in Content Delivery Network
architectures; Audio/Video Streaming, Unified Messaging,
IP Telephony with Call managers.
Security infrastructure includes solutions like Firewall/VPN,
IDS/Scanners, Authentication, Antivirus/URL filtering
and Integration. To ensure troubleshooting of customer
problems, it showcases various compatibility, stress
and performance testing environments with multiple platforms.
- Mahesh Rathod
unveils Solaris 9
Microsystems has unveiled Solaris 9, the new version
of its popular OS. The company claims that the product
has 300 improvements, which include new security tools,
additional integrated applications, and a wider range
of system configuration tools.
Upgrades include tight integration of Sun ONE Directory
Server 5.1, Solaris 9 Resource Manager, and Solaris
Volume Manager into the OS core. This adds new capabilities
for systems administrators to have further control of
applications and hardware for improved performance.
Features like Directory Server can help customers have
scalable means to provide name services for thousands
of users. With the help of a volume manager, data storage
can be in control. You can divide a disk up to 8,000
pieces or span many disks to create a virtual disk of
up to 1 TB. It also allows you to mirror the disk and
the RAID arrangements.
believes that the platform makes a difference
believes that a well-tuned and well-configured processor
on a hardware platform paves the way for an application
to run more efficiently. At Intel Developers' Forum
held recently in Bangalore, John E. Davies, VP/GM Ebiz
Channels & Marketing, stressed on the need for companies
to migrate out of proprietary microprocessor-based platforms.
"Growth statistics show that enterprises worldwide
are shifting towards open platforms. It's a good strategy
to use a platform that offers more flexibility and scalability
so that your applications will work smoothly regardless
of company growth and technology migrations."
Intel's current generation Itanium processors and its
next generation processor McKinley which is due to be
released soon claim to offer several technology benefits.
"We are the first to use hyper-threading technology
where one processor acts like two and is able to perform
more functions than any other single processor,"
Intel announced that it will concentrate on Web services
due to the increasing dependency of companies to use
the Internet as a communications and business tool.
Intel is looking forward to support its processors in
mobile devices and aims to create compatibility within
all Internet-enabled devices.
Traditionally Intel has the highest market share in
microprocessors manufactured in the desktop segment.
It remains to be seen if the company will be as successful
in the worldwide enterprise and Internet-enabled devices
space as well.
Soutiman Das Gupta
a patch designed to address security vulnerabilities
in Microsoft's IE (Internet Explorer) does not fix all
the flaws as expected, according to security researchers.
The patch was designed to fix cross-site scripting problem
and other security and privacy flaws affecting IE versions
5.01 through 6 and Outlook. The problem has also been
identified in Internet Explorer 5.01 and 5.5.
According to security researchers the patch fixes the
cross-site scripting issue on one of the listed browsers
and fails to address a second vulnerability. A fault
in the dialogArguments component of IE is not addressed.
Microsoft's explanation to the vulnerability is that
the flaw can be exploited only when a user clicks on
HTML link on a Web page or in an e-mail message. But
according to security researchers the code embedded
in an HTML file can automatically execute, as a result
of which malicious code can be launched simply by opening
an infected e-mail message.
According to the researchers another vulnerability in
the CSS (Cascading Style Sheets), a component of HTML
that could be used to read files on a PC, is also not
fixed sufficiently by the patch. The security researchers
said that the vulnerability could still be exploited
by using a URL that redirects the user, as opposed to
accessing the files directly.