February 27, 2009
Juniper’s Stratus Project hopes to crush Cisco’s data center plans
Cisco Subnet writes about Juniper’s new Stratus Project, which is intended to compete with Cisco’s California Project. Here are the details about the new blade.
“Juniper said Tuesday it is launching a multi-year development project to create a data center platform that will unite server, storage and software. Juniper will do this by partnering to get the technology it lacks. The project is intended to compete with Cisco’s so-called California Project, slated to be formally revealed on March 16 in San Francisco. The central news expected at that event is a Cisco blade server product that is rumored to be using Linux and VMware’s virtualization.”
Photos: Slim New Acer Aspire One Leaked
Charlie Sorrel writes about Acer’s new Aspire One netbook.
“The specs are all netbook-standard, from the N270 1.6 GHz Atom chip to the 160GB hard drive. But the difference is the thickness, at 2.4cm (0.94”). That’s not exactly MacBook Air thin, but it’s pretty decent for a netbook. Looks-wise, we’re reminded of nothing so much as the pre-metal PowerBooks, a delightfully retro touch. Being a leak, there are no launch dates but curiously the anonymous tipster has furnished us with a full set of specifications, which you’ll find machine translated below along with some more snaps of the skinny new shell.”
Yahoo’s Bartz Cleans Up House; CFO Jorgensen, Mobile Chief Boerries Out
Erick Schonfeld gives the news on which Yahoo executives will be leaving and staying with the company as per Carol Bartz, the new CEO’s decision.
“Chief Financial officer Blake Jorgensen will be departing , as will the head of Yahoo Mobile, Marco Boerries, among others. Getting a bump up are Ari Balogh, now CTO and head of all products, and Hilary Schneider on the advertising side, now head of North America. David Ko will be taking over mobile, reporting to Schneider interestingly enough rather than to Balogh.”