Sporting a raft of new features that are both intriguing and useful and offering a healthy embrace of industry-standard x86 and x86-64 platforms, Sun's Solaris 10 bested rival entrants to claim the top spot in the e-Business foundations category.WINNER Sun Microsystems Inc.
Solaris 10 Sporting a raft of new features that are both intriguing and useful and offering a healthy embrace of industry-standard x86 and x86-64 platforms, Suns Solaris 10 bested rival entrants to claim the top spot in this years e-Business foundations category.
DB2 Universal Database Autonomic computing, in which complex computer systems ease management chores by taking better care of themselves, promises to make life considerably easier for administrators. Autonomic computing materialized impressively this year in the form of IBMs DB2 Universal Database 8.2. Excellence Awards judges were particularly taken with DB2s self-optimization functionality, which, as one judge pointed out, stands to shift the balance of power in the enterprise database market unless Oracle and Microsoft move soon to develop similar functionality in their own database offerings. You can go to www.ibm.com for more information. Novell Inc.
Open Enterprise Server Novells Open Enterprise Server, in which a mature and thoughtfully implemented stack of network services can run on top of either Linux or NetWare, caught Excellence judges eyes for the migration options it offers for enterprises. Open Enterprise Server promises to provide Novell shops with a path to the growing, actively developed and flexible Linux platform that preserves eDirectory. In addition, Open Enterprise Server offers sites running the expiring Windows NT platform an alternative to Windows Ser- ver 2003 and Active Directory thats considerably more polished than the Linux-default OpenLDAP. Additional information can be found at www.novell.com. Excellence Awards Winners and Finalists: