Infrastructure  

Dell puts AMD in PowerEdge line

Dell announced two PowerEdge servers featuring AMD Opteron processors. These included the PowerEdge 6950 and PowerEdge SC1435 servers, along with the integration of Dell OpenManage and Oracle Enterprise Manager.

The Dell PowerEdge 6950 server is a four-socket server designed for demanding enterprise applications such as database, server consolidation, virtualization and migration from costly RISC-based systems. Featuring AMD Opteron processors, the PowerEdge 6950 server consumes up to 20 percent less power than previous generation four-socket PowerEdge servers.  

The PowerEdge SC1435 is a two-socket, rack-dense server optimized for high-performance compute clusters, distributed Web serving and small- to medium-sized businesses that require leading price-performance ratio and energy conservation features. The AMD Opteron processor-based PowerEdge SC1435 server can deliver performance gains of up to 128 per cent and performance-per-watt improvements of up to 138 per cent, Dell said.
Dell and Oracle have integrated Dell OpenManage and Oracle Enterprise Manager to offer a solution for simplified management of the Oracle application infrastructure. The integration of these standards-based tools enables customers to natively manage Dell PowerEdge servers within a single management console familiar to Oracle database administrators.  

The integration of Dell OpenManage and Oracle Enterprise Manager includes support for lifecycle management of Dell Power Edge servers with features such as ystem discovery, reporting and configuration; managing server hardware health; cross-platform system event notification and event-driven policy execution

Customers buying Dell’s PowerEdge servers can also receive Platinum Plus Enterprise Support, Dell’s highest level of enterprise support. It includes an Operations Performance Benchmarking feature, a patent-pending methodology that allows customers to routinely compare critical IT performance metrics to historical results and similarly configured environments. Platinum Plus also includes the Enterprise Command Center Real-Time Tracking Window, a Web-enabled feature to provide a virtual Enterprise Command Center to follow ongoing support activities.

The PowerEdge 6950 and PowerEdge SC1435 servers with dual-core, Next-Generation AMD Opteron processors are priced from $7,4996 and $1,6996, respectively.

Data Management 

AccessPro Accelerator aims to speed up search requests 

Privasoft Corp. announced the addition of AccessPro Accelerator to its AccessPro Suite.  AccessPro Accelerator is a high-speed search engine that produces search results more than 300 times faster than standard operating system searches, the company said.

The AccessPro Suite is a FOI request tracking, redaction and processing solution that provides agencies with tools to streamline FOI case management. Privasoft also provides government departments with the best practices for recording and managing requests and the protection of sensitive information.

With this solution, FOI officers will be able to improve the timeliness of their responses to requests for government information.  AccessPro Accelerator reduces search time with features that include ‘global search and redact’ and the automation of identifying duplicate pages for improved processing.

E-Business 

Elastic Path offers options for e-commerce providers 

Elastic Path Software announced Elastic Path One Page, a single page checkout technology that allows returning customers to complete online orders with a single click. Elastic Path is announcing its AJAX-powered One Page checkout alongside the availability of Elastic Path 5, the most recent advancement of its e-commerce platform.

Elastic Path One Page provides customers with a constant snapshot of order details. The contents of the shopping cart can be adjusted at any time without losing existing data, enabling customers to see the effect of an applied promotion code without ever leaving the checkout process.

Elastic Path Software also unveiled Elastic Path 5, the most recent advancement of its e-commerce platform for online retail. The re-engineered platform delivers a promotion rules engine, search engine marketing functionality, faceted in-site search and navigation, and full Web services capabilities to mid-sized online retailers. Using Elastic Path Rules, e-commerce marketers can create a large number of promotions using natural language, maximizing the value of each order. Elastic Path Optimize offers search engine optimization tools used to connect Web searchers with the most relevant products possible, boosting overall conversion rates and minimizing customer acquisition costs, the company said. Elastic Path Seek is designed to deliver filterable in-site search and navigation, helping shoppers find products fast. Utilizing web services, Elastic Path Connect provides connectivity into alternative data sources such as enterprise resource planning (ERP) to deliver a consistent multi-channel experience to shoppers.

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