As pink floyd so memorably review went to press.) his story at eweek.com.
wondered, “Is there anybody Jason said in his review that he Windows Server 2008 isn’t quite
out there?” In this week’s cover was impressed with many of the new there yet, according to Jason’s tests.
story, scientists at CERN are ask- server operating system’s features but “There’s plenty of more work to be
ing, “Is there anything out there?” mostly with the way in which Micro- done,” he said.
And they’re using the world’s larg- soft has limited the platform’s attack In other news, e Week is proud
est scientific computing grid to surface. One way Microsoft does to announce the finalists in our sev-find out. this is with the new Server Core enth annual Excellence Awards pro-
Maybe your company doesn’t configuration, in which the server gram. The complete list of finalists
have to analyze and store runs only with the binaries is at eweek.com. ´
petabytes of data per year, required to perform core
but CERN’s grid—which tasks. Sound familiar? It e WEEK Editor Debra Donston can be
leverages the power of should—Linux has had this reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
100,000 computers to gain capability for, well, forever
information about new (in Linux time, anyway).
particles in the universe, I asked Jason about Win-among other things— dows Server’s newfound
offers some important les- security: “The first time I
sons about running and DEBRA DONSTON heard about this new fea- eweek.com
managing a 10G-bps net- ture,” he said, “I thought it
work. Senior Editor Paula Musich’s was clearly a response to Linux. It’s a
e Week Road Map, which tracks the cool feature—there’s no reason why
how’s and why’s of CERN’s grid you shouldn’t be able to deploy just
journey, begins on Page 25. what you need in Windows.”
On Page 41, Advanced Technolo- Microsoft, in fact, has just acknowl-gies Analyst Jason Brooks reviews edged that some of Windows Server
Beta 3 of Microsoft’s “Longhorn” 2008’s features were added to bring
Server, whose name was revealed Windows Server up to par with Linux,
last week to be, unsurprisingly, as Senior Editor Peter Galli reports in
Windows Server 2008. (The name
change was announced after the
Changing Channels: Senior Editor
Jessica Davis talks to Edison Peres,
vice president of worldwide channels at
Cisco, about how Cisco is helping partners accelerate their growth plans.
Microsoft Watch: David Lowe, Microsoft senior project manager, and Microsoft Watch Editor Joe Wilcox discuss
the release of Windows Server 2008.
Emerging Tech: One cannot understand
technology successes without also understanding the failures. With that in mind,
Chief Technology Analyst Jim Rapoza
offers a list of 10 emerging technologies
that never quite got out of the door.
the notable losses. One that Editor Paula Musich, the growing demand from
has continued to survive is Senior Writer Wayne Rash customers. IBM will pursue
INTEROP, with the 2007 ver- and e WEEK Labs Techni- that theme at IBM IMPACT
sion running May 20-25 in cal Director Cameron May 20-25 in Orlando, Fla.
Las Vegas. Again this year, Sturdevant. Look for their The show will feature top
show organizers are tout- reports from the show at IBM software executives as
ing the breadth of program eweek.com. well as customers who are
offerings at Interop, as well implementing SOA environ- as keynotes from such u IBM AND SOA The push ments in their enterprises. execs as Cisco Chairman for service-oriented archi- Senior Editor Darryl K. Taft and CEO John Chambers; tectures continues to gain will cover all the news com- Avaya President and CEO speed, with vendors shifting ing out of Impact. Louis D’Ambrosio; and Mike their software strategies
Excellence Awards: e WEEK announces
the finalists in its seventh annual Excellence Awards program.
Next-gen Web: Web 2.0 represents
multiple transitions in the manner of using the raw material of the ubiquitously
connected public network. From content-driven to user-driven, from page-driven
to transaction-driven, from cheap sharing
to collaborative refinement, Web 2.0 offers many new opportunities.