Achtung, Baby!

With data speed and throughput increasingly governed at the microprocessor level, companies such as Intel, AMD and Sun-rather than traditional data vendors-are at the forefront of performance improvements, with the chip manufacturers trying to build ever-smaller, faster and more powerful processors, and developments such as Sun's Containers technology, which allows different applications to run on segmented space within the same server, rather than having to hook up an additional, intra-serv