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Four-way servers

Dell PowerEdge 6800/6500

Dell PowerEdge 6800 and PowerEdge 6850 have 64-bit Intel Xeon processors MP for databases, server consolidation, and migration from RISC-based systems.

The 64-bit Intel Xeon processors MP are available in two configurations: 8MB level three cache, or level two cache with a faster processor clock speed. PowerEdge 6800 and PowerEdge 6850 include DDR2-400 ECC memory and PCI Express I/O.

Dell OpenManage 4.3 with Web-based interfaces has tools for single server update, centralised hardware monitoring/updates, and integrated hardware and software patch management with solutions such as Microsoft SMS 2003.

Dell Computer India
Tel: 1-600-33-8044 or (080) 25068050
Price: Starting at
Rs 2,17,327 for PowerEdge 6800 and
Rs 2,65,501 for PowerEdge 6850

IP-based KVM switch

Aten KN9116

Aten KN9116 is an IP-based 16-port KVM switch. With its dual bus feature, the KN9116 allows two administrators, one from a local console and the other remotely from any IP-connected web browser, to monitor, manage, and troubleshoot up to 16 servers.

The switch can be accessed through Windows, Java, or web–based management utilities. It supports 16 windows on screen display. Security features such as password protection and encryption (DES 56 bits/AES 256 bits/ RSA 1024 bits/ SSL 128 bits) are also present.

With its adjustable front panel, the KN9116 can fit any rack length, and can be installed from the rack’s front or rear side. The switch supports 1280 x 1024 display resolution with multi-user graphical OSD and toolbars to allow BIOS level operation.

Cubix Micro Systems.
Tel: 020 2425 1594/95/96
Price: NA

Integration platform

Tibco BusinessWorks DataExchange

Tibco software has expanded their Tibco BusinessWorks integration platform to include data integration capabilities. With Tibco DataExchange, Tibco claims to provide a more robust and unified infrastructure to support business integration and extraction, transformation, and loading (ETL).

Tibco DataExchange, coupled with the Tibco BusinessWorks platform can consolidate data from disparate systems for a single view. It is also claimed to increase employee productivity due to a unified design model, rapid deployment mode, automated tasks, and the use of metadata to capture, document, and share data assets across the enterprise.

This new addition is claimed to reduce the complexity, cost, and time required to integrate large volumes of data in real-time, batch, or any combination of the two.

Tibco India
Tel: (080) 206 2222
Fax: (080) 206 2111
Price: NA


Systimax Airspeed

Systimax solutions has launched their Airspeed enterprise wireless LAN (WLAN) solution. The range consists of Systimax Airspeed AP542 and AP541 access points.

The AP542 is a dual-band, tri-mode device simultaneously supporting 802.11a, 802.11b, and 802.11g clients. Systimax claims that both access points offer an easy software upgrade path to the recently ratified 802.11i standard. Additionally, the access points incorporate cable management design features to ease installation. The PoE solution typically requires only one installer for both power and the WLAN.

Systimax solutions
Tel: (080) 5112 4041
Price: NA

Security appliance

IronPort C60

The IronPort C60 e-mail security appliance is targeted at protecting e-mail systems of Global 2000 companies and ISPs. It is claimed to deliver dial-tone availability during peak traffic times such as virus outbreaks or spam attacks.

C60 has preventive filters and signature-based reactive filters with content filtering and PGP universal encryption. The appliance comes with management tools.

IronPort reputation filters identify and throttle or block suspicious traffic patterns. Virus outbreak filters quarantine suspicious mail during a virus outbreak. A content scanning engine allows enforcement of corporate policies based on keyword searches of messages or attachments.

Ironport C60’s integrated spam detection uses Symantec Brightmail anti-spam. Integrated virus protection is performed by Sophos anti-virus, which has denial of service (DoS) prevention.

IronPort Systems
Tel: (650) 989-6500
Price: NA

Security appliance

Network VirusWall 2500

Trend Micro’s Network VirusWall 2500 outbreak prevention appliance enforces security policies by blocking non-compliant devices from network access (for remediation).

The appliance integrates with Trend Micro’s enterprise product and services for security from worms, viruses, spam and other intrusions. Gigabit Ethernet support is also available in the appliance.

Trend Micro
Tel: (011) 5269 9000
Fax: (011) 5269 9099
Price: NA

Storage virtualisation

NetApp multi-vendor virtualisation solution

Network Appliance has launched an addition to its NetApp V-Series data management solutions family. NetApp data management applications, including SnapManager for Microsoft Exchange and SnapManager for Microsoft SQL Server, are now available to heterogeneous environments using NetApp V-Series systems.

V-Series systems are claimed to enable users to extend the dynamic virtualisation capabilities delivered in NetApp Data ONTAP 7G software to third-party storage products from HDS, HP, IBM, and Sun.

NetApp India
Tel: (022) 2657 1309
Fax: (022) 2657 0736
Price: NA

Media gateway

Veraz I-Gate 4000

Veraz networks has launched its call centre network compression solution for multi-city and multi-country call centres. These are claimed to provide voice compression ratios of up to 12 to one for voice, enabling major savings in bandwidth costs.

The Veraz solution is also claimed to have internal redundancy features for the continuation of voice calls, fax and modem traffic under network or system failure. It also has in-band management of the gateways from a centralised site.

I-Gate 4000 is claimed to minimise bandwidth requirements by implementing compression algorithms such as G.729. Veraz claims that their compression solution reduces bandwidth requirements by more than 90 percent thus increasing voice capacity on IPLCs by over 1000 percent.

Veraz (India)
Tel: (011) 5152 4560/4570
Fax: 011) 5152 4580
Price: NA

GbE switch


The AT-9700 series from Allied Telesyn is a range of managed Layer 3 stackable Gigabit Ethernet switches. Layer 3 functionality of the AT-9700 series supports multimedia applications like voice and video, and is aimed at providing high-performance connectivity for hospitals, campuses and mid-sized enterprises.

Up to 12 AT-9700 switches can be stacked in ring architecture via 2 x 10G ports with high-speed stack cables. This adds up to a total of 40Gbps
in a single stack providing multiple Gigabit connections.

The 1RU AT-9700 series switches support 4096 VLANs (802.1Q/p). It also comes with quality of service guarantee and filtering at wirespeed for priority and control over real media applications such as broadcast TV in hospitals and VoIP in enterprises. The switches include Layer 3 IP static routing, RIP, RIPv2, IGMPv2, OSPFv2 routing protocols and SNMPv3 for secure management.

The AT-9700 series of Gigabit Ethernet switches is available in two models —the AT-9724TS with 24 10/100/1000TX ports and four combo SFP ports and the AT-9748TS/XP 48 port version. The AT-9748TS/XP also has an expansion bay for a network module, AT-XP9700, having 2 x 10GbE XFP slots that can take in short and long haul XFPs.

Allied Telesyn
Tel: 022 56764244/45
Price: NA

SMB Linux

Novell Linux Small Business Suite 9

The Novell Linux Small Business Suite 9 is a server-to-desktop Linux solution alternative for small businesses. It comprises of Linux server and desktop software along with collaboration, security and management products.

The suite includes support for up to 100 licensed users and three servers, plus five free technical support incidents.

Tel: (022) 2834 2244
Fax: (022) 2834 2223
Price: $475 per five new user licenses or $252 per five users upgrading from qualifying Novell or competitive products

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