IT Weekly Roundup, Jan. 20

From the business wires: SQL Server 2005-based e-learning solution provider gets Front Runner status, free CompTIA A+ study guides and more.

IntraLearn Software Corp., a provider of Microsoft technology-based, turnkey, e-learning solutions, announced that with its launch of an application suite using Microsoft SQL Server 2005, it has earned Front Runner status from Microsoft Corp. Front Runner status is awarded to ISVs that offer applications based on SQL Server 2005. IntraLearn is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner with a Microsoft Competency in ISV/Software Solutions., a free online education Web site, announced the availability of free CompTIA A+ certification study guides online. The guides cover topics included in both the CompTIA A+ Core hardware and Operating System (OS) exams. For more info, go here.

LeftHand Networks, a provider of open iSCSI storage area network (SAN) solutions, announced its 1,000th customer installment while doubling its sales year over year. LeftHand’s SAN/iQ software is available on a variety of platforms including HP Proliant DL380 and MPC's DataFRAME SAN Solutions. The Boulder, Colo.-based company also delivers storage servers based on Intel Xeon processors enabled by its SAN/iQ software through its OEM and value-added reseller partners.

Server Technology Inc. released new cabinet (power) distribution units (CDUs) designed to provide power to high-density server applications with remote control. The new Sentry units distribute 3-Phase power within the equipment cabinet in 30 amp and 60 amp applications. These devices provide over 8.5 kW to 17 kW (de-rated) of available power per a single feed to the cabinet.

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