Dell extends PowerEdge server portfolio

Dell announces PowerEdge 2970, Energy Smart 2970 to offer upgrade to Quad-Core
Dell unveiled two servers: PowerEdge 2970 and PowerEdge Energy Smart 2970.

Dell’s PowerEdge 2970 and PowerEdge Energy Smart 2970 optimize quad-core performance and power management. Both servers are designed to handle multiple generations of AMD Opteron processors, providing a seamless upgrade path to quad-core.

Features of the PowerEdge 2970 include:

  • AMD direct connect architecture
  • SAS hard drives
  • PCI-Express I/O for Ethernet, RAID, InfiniBand and Fibre Channel interconnect
  • TCP/IP offload engine
  • Dual dynamic power management

Dell has engineered the standards-based PowerEdge Energy Smart servers from the ground up. Features include:

  • Low-flow fan technology
  • Low-voltage processors
  • Factory-integrated BIOS and unique component specifications

The Dell PowerEdge 2970 is available now worldwide with pricing starting at $2,069. The Dell PowerEdge Energy Smart 2970 will be available in the coming weeks. For more information, visit: For a video overview of the PowerEdge 2970, visit: To get Dell news direct, visit

Sonasafe protects virtual servers

Sonasoft Corp. announces the availability of its SonaSafe solution which provides features for protecting virtual servers. SonaSafe supports several scenarios to protect the virtual servers both at primary and disaster recovery sites.

Sonasoft provides a high-availability solution, protecting data that reside on virtual servers. SonaSafe application supports many disaster recovery scenarios. Customers can have multiple physical servers at the primary location and at the offsite disaster recovery location, they can have one physical server with multiple virtual servers. Also, multiple virtual servers from the primary site can be backed up and replicated to the disaster recovery site. Sonasoft provides application specific protection for Microsoft SQL and Exchange servers. The replication is performed at a database and mailbox level which provides protection for virtual systems.

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Addintools brings the classic look back to Microsoft Office 2007
Addintools has announced the release of Classic Menu for Office 2007 v.2.08, a user interface enhancement add-on for Microsoft Office 2007.

Addintools has introduced Classic Menu for Office 2007 v.2.08, an application that will bring back the classic look to Microsoft Office. It lets users retrieve and show the main menu bar, standard toolbar and formatting toolbar which are hidden or moved away from the direct view. The program works with Word, Excel and PowerPoint. All Office 2007 features remain accessible in the classic menu and toolbars.

Classic Menu for Office 2007 also lets users add the menus and toolbars to Quick Access Toolbar, so that it becomes possible to minimize the Ribbon and finish all operations without having to open it again. The program has been optimized for compatibility with Microsoft Office 2007 and supports all major languages, including English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Arabic, Korean and Chinese.

Classic Menu for Office 2007 v.2.08 runs under Microsoft Windows XP/2003/Vista and costs US$29.95 for a single-user licence. Licensed customers are entitled to free updates and technical support for two years after the date of purchase. Additional information on the product, as well as its free evaluation copy, is available from


Sitecore incorporates Clay Tablet connectivity for native translation workflow

Web content management vendor Sitecore has incorporated support for translation middleware from Clay Tablet, allowing Sitecore’s customers to translate their Web sites into any number of languages, and keep them updated as content changes.

Clay Tablet’s software manages the flow of content between Sitecore CMS and language service providers. Administrators can manage their site in one language, and content in other languages is kept current automatically.

Clay Tablet’s software lets companies automate the flow of text between content management and translation systems. When translated content returns from a translation service provider, it’s routed back to the correct destination. Capable of connecting any content storage system to any globalization system, Clay Tablet simplifies localization and helps customers integrate and manage the diverse content storage and authoring systems that may be used across an organization.

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