Expert Analysis
Content posted in October 2009
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Metro Wi-Fi: RIP?
Commentary  |  10/30/2009  | 
Rapid technology evolution and economies of scale argue against municipalities as wireless service providers. As for metro Wi-Fi, I think the future is clear. It's the wrong technology for the job.
IT and General Counsel Together At Last - Or Not
Commentary  |  10/30/2009  | 
General counsel and IT need one another. The GCO needs IT to provide guidance on technology choices near the beginning of the eDiscovery cycle, and IT needs GCO for guidance on legal and business considerations.
Scaling Backup Deduplication With Clustered Storage
Commentary  |  10/30/2009  | 
In my last entry I looked at scaling single system solutions, and in this entry I'll take a look at scaling backup deduplication via a storage cluster approach delivered by companies like Sepaton and Exagrid. The idea here is to make adding capacity and performance as simple as adding another node to the cluster. Each time you add a node, capacity and performance scales with it. This may be ideal for the enterprise and even for rapid growth mid-tier companies.
You Want Space? Juniper Gives You Space
News  |  10/30/2009  | 
The fight for the data center continues with Juniper's Space, a centralized management framework which consists of a management server and a development program with APIs and an SDK to integrate applications with Juniper's Junos operating system. One the one hand, Space is just a management and orchestration platform with integration hooks much like HP's Insight. What makes Space unique and interesting is the developer program and the potential of opening the API and SDK to developers and enterp
Juniper Makes Networking Splash At NYSE
News  |  10/30/2009  | 
A series of high-profile announcements at the New York Stock Exchange featured 3D routers, a new networking chipset, and a cloud computing initiative.
Aruba Brings SaaS To Multi-Vendor WLAN Management
News  |  10/29/2009  | 
WLAN vendor Aruba Networks has announced AirWave on Demand (AoD), a Software as a Service (SaaS) edition of their multi-vendor WLAN management tool. AoD features the same WLAN management, identification, monitoring, and security functionality of the server-based AirWave Wireless Management Suite, but hosted at Aruba's data center. Subscriptions will be available on a monthly or annual basis, as well as opportunities for resellers to remarket the service. The service is in early customer deplo
Debunking Utilization As Justification
Commentary  |  10/29/2009  | 
If I sit through another presentation or sales pitch that tells me how a product will save me money by raising my storage utilization, I'm going to get violent. Ever since the development of the SAN, vendors have been extracting money from users based on promises that their new shared disk array, virtualization widget or storage management application will pay for itself by increasing the customer's disk utilization. For ten years now, we've spent a lot of money but the savings have been elusive
Intel Claims Memory Research Milestone
News  |  10/29/2009  | 
Research could lead to chips that cost less and have higher performance and memory densities than traditional NAND flash memory.
Data Deduplication Update 2 - Scalability
Commentary  |  10/29/2009  | 
As we continue our tour through the deduplication maze, one of the battle cries of data deduplication suppliers is how well their product scales. Scalability, however, is in the eye of the beholder. In the deduplication system space, this results in the classic battle of the single box storage system vs. a grid or clustered storage system. In the software space it raises questions.
Juniper's Big Day: New Software Platform, New Hardware, New Partners
News  |  10/29/2009  | 
Juniper is making a number of announcements today at an analyst's day in New York. Most important is Junos Space, a new software integration program that provides integration capabilities with Junos operating system. Then there is Junos Pulse, an integrated software client, a new chipset for the MX routers for service providers and large enterprises, as well as a cloud computing initiative to deliver a host of services such as scaling, application visibility, and threat protection.
IEEE Ratifies 802.15.3c, Multi-gigabit Speed Wireless PAN Standard
News  |  10/29/2009  | 
The IEEE today announced that its Standards Board has ratified IEEE 802.15.3c-2009, Standard for Information Technology-Telecommunications and Information Exchange between systems-Local and Metropolitan networks-Specific requirements-Part 15.3: Wireless Medium Access Control (MAC) and Physical Layer (PHY)Specifications for High Rate Wireless Personal Area Networks (WPANs): Millimeter-wave based Alternative Physical Layer Extension Amendment.
CSR and Realtek Partner To Deliver Bluetooth v3.0 + HS and 802.11n Into PCs And Netbooks
News  |  10/29/2009  | 
CSR today announced that it has partnered with one of Taiwan's leading wireless communication IC design houses, Realtek, to deliver a family of Bluetooth v3.0 + High Speed (HS) and 802.11n module designs for the PC and netbook markets.
Vidyo Granted Patent For Groundbreaking Video Conferencing Architecture
News  |  10/29/2009  | 
Vidyo Inc., the first company to deliver personal telepresence, today announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has awarded the company a patent for its VidyoRouter architecture which delivers reliable, low latency, multipoint conferencing over any IP network including the Internet. The patent (U.S. Patent No. 7,593,032 entitled "System and Method for a Conference Server Architecture for Low Delay and Distributed Conferencing Applications") covers the key intellectual property behind V
Juniper Networks Delivers Security At Massive Scale For Cloud Services, Mega Data Centers
News  |  10/29/2009  | 
Cloud-Ready Data Center Initiative Offers Pragmatic Solutions to Simplify, Share and Secure Infrastructure
Juniper Networks Unveils New Silicon with Breakthrough "3D Scaling" Technology
News  |  10/29/2009  | 
Junos Trio Scales Dynamically Across Bandwidth, Subscribers and Services; First in New Junos One Family of Processors
Juniper Launches Open Software Platform To Accelerate Innovation Across The Network
News  |  10/29/2009  | 
Junos Operating System, Junos Space and Junos Pulse Allow Developers to Directly Program Networks for Better Experiences and Economics
Cisco Without Borders
News  |  10/29/2009  | 
Cisco has introduced a new network architecture: the Borderless Network architecture, along with a five-phase plan designed to help deliver services and applications to anyone, anywhere, on any device, at anytime. As the first proof point of its Borderless Networks architecture, Cisco announced the second generation of its Integrated Services Router, the ISR G2.
Intel and Numonyx Memory Research Breakthrough Could Solve SSD Memory Limitations
News  |  10/29/2009  | 
Intel and Numonyx B.V. has achieved a research milestone with non-volatile cross point phase change memory (PCM) technology. The breakthrough potentially paves the way for highly scalable, high density memory products that may one day offer low cost, high performance alternatives to traditional NAND Flash and NOR memory employed in solid state drives (SSD).
Intel Pulls SSD Firmware Update
News  |  10/28/2009  | 
Intel released the updated firmware for one of its Solid State Drives on Monday, and pulled it after customers complained about critical Windows 7 problems.
Aruba Takes Network Management To Cloud
News  |  10/28/2009  | 
The AirWave OnDemand service enables subscribers to locate users and Wi-Fi devices and diagnose network problems.
AirMagnet Brings 802.11n To Enterprise WLAN Monitoring
News  |  10/28/2009  | 
Wireless management and security vendor AirMagnet has unleashed the latest incarnation of their AirMagnet Enterprise product. Along with software enhancements, the product line now features 802.11n hardware sensors to scan the airwaves for security, configuration and interference issues on enterprise WLAN deployments. The software upgrade is free for existing customers with support agreements. Upgrade pricing is available on the new hardware.
Juniper, Dell Partner On Networking Gear
News  |  10/28/2009  | 
Dell plans to market and support Juniper's MX Series routers, EX Series Ethernet switches, and SRX Series gateways.
Huawei Symantec N8500 Clustered NAS Storage System Achieves Leading Position in SPECsfs(R) Test
News  |  10/28/2009  | 
Highest OPS score in benchmark confirms unrivaled throughput and overall response time of Huawei Symantec N8500 clustered (NAS Storage)
Dell And Juniper Networks To Collaborate On Next-Generation Networking
News  |  10/28/2009  | 
Dell and Juniper Networks, Inc. today announced an agreement to offer networking solutions under Dell's PowerConnect brand that enable customers to deploy a common network management platform and network operating system to help reduce operating expenses.
Tilera Readies Processors With 100 Cores
News  |  10/28/2009  | 
Porting servers and data centers to multi-core TILE-Gx chips may be a challenge as the x86 architecture used by Intel and AMD remains the industry standard.
Cisco To Acquire ScanSafe
News  |  10/28/2009  | 
In a deal that underscores the shift toward cloud computing, Cisco on Tuesday said that it had reached an agreement to acquire ScanSafe, a privately-held provider of software-as-a-service (SaaS) Web security for businesses. Cisco said the acquisition will cost $183 million in cash and retention-based incentives.
Dell and Juniper Team Up
Commentary  |  10/28/2009  | 
The rapidly evolving networking market took another unexpected turn when server powerhouse Dell teamed up with network equipment supplier Juniper. Dell will now resell Junipers MX Series Ethernet services routers, EX Series Ethernet switches and SRX Series services gateways, which all run Juniper's JUNOS operating system software.
Emulex Heads Backwards At 80 MPH
Commentary  |  10/27/2009  | 
Today Emulex announced the general availability of its "UCNA" to channel partners. However, I think it's important to be clear about what they have actually announced: they are making ServerEngines' 10GbE NIC available to channel partners. There are neither FCoE nor iSCSI capabilities on the card; it ships with Ethernet support. From all indications, it's a ServerEngines board with an Emulex logo.
Data Deduplication Update Part One
Commentary  |  10/27/2009  | 
Now that EMC's acquisition of Data Domain has settled in, it makes sense to take a look at the state of the deduplication market. It seems that much of the controversy in this space has subsided in recent months. Partly because two of the larger competitors now have the same business cards, but also because the systems and technologies are getting better. The discussion is moving beyond how does dedupe work and towards what can these systems really do for you? This is a needed step on the road t
Emulex Announces Collaboration with IBM to Deliver Industry-Leading Storage and Networking Solutions
News  |  10/27/2009  | 
Next Generation 10Gb/s Ethernet and 16Gb/s Fibre Channel Connectivity Solutions Provide IBM Power Systems' Customers with Advanced Virtualization Capabilities
Emulex Announces General Availability of its OneConnect Universal Converged Network Adapters and OneCommand Manager
News  |  10/27/2009  | 
OneConnect architecture delivers simplified networking, trusted san interoperability and increased business agility
Education Is The Name Of The Game At SNW
Commentary  |  10/27/2009  | 
Everyone should understand why the educational value of trade shows still makes them an industry necessity even in difficult economic times. The semi-annual Storage Networking World (SNW) conference, held recently in Phoenix, Arizona, serves as an illustration. SNW is a joint venture between Computerworld and the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA).
TippingPoint Introduces Groundbreaking Network Security Platform Designed for Data Center and Core Network Deployments
News  |  10/27/2009  | 
New threat suppression engine leverages industry leading dvlabs research to deliver most comprehensive real-world network security while reducing cost
Mellanox Advances IBM Networking Solutions with 10 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter Cards
News  |  10/27/2009  | 
ConnectX EN 10 Gigabit Ethernet adapters selected by IBM to support the growing demand for high-speed networks and application productivity
Arch Rock 'Energy Optimizer' Lets Data Centers Conserve Energy While Meeting Efficiency Goals
News  |  10/27/2009  | 
Wireless sensor network system continuously monitors power and thermal use, pinpointing common waste areas; users can match cooling load to power load, improve PUE
rPath Enables "Lean" Application Delivery For Fujitsu
News  |  10/27/2009  | 
rPath release automation platform to reduce cost, complexity of deploying and maintaining software systems across physical, virtual, cloud
Intel Solid-State Drive Toolbox with Intel SSD Optimizer Enables Users To Maximize SSD Performance Over Time
News  |  10/27/2009  | 
On the heels of the Microsoft* Windows* 7 introduction, Intel Corporation today announced the availability of the Intel Solid-State Drive (SSD) Toolbox, with Intel SSD Optimizer and firmware update, for its 34nm Intel X25-M Mainstream SATA SSDs. The latest tools are designed to help better manage and retain the out-of-box performance of Intel SSDs.
FairPoint Files For Chapter 11
News  |  10/27/2009  | 
Its New England landline telephone operations, purchased from Verizon, will continue, company says.
The Truth About The FCC Proposed Rules On Net Neutrality
Commentary  |  10/27/2009  | 
Ever since the FCC announced their proposed rules on net neutrality, there has been massive misinformation from news outlets, commentators, politicians, and political groups. The proposed rulings repeatedly state that the provisions are subject to network management, don't impede law enforcement or emergency preparedness and don't require providers to allow illegal activity, such as copyright infringement or pirating. Anyone who says differently is either misinformed or lying.
Including Internet Load Balancing And Redundancy In DR Strategies
News  |  10/27/2009  | 
Town and Country, a Palo Alto-based SMB that has been doing business for over twenty years and provides premier placement services for nannies and home service workers. The company's thirty-five employees screen candidates and place them with clients. Much of this work is conducted by phone. Because telephony and strong network communications are vital, Town and Country wanted to ensure that calls were never dropped and that call quality was consistently high.
Cisco Creates Global Market Opportunity
Commentary  |  10/27/2009  | 
By entering into the compute business, Cisco immediately alienated its long time OEM and reseller partners (such as HP, IBM, and SUN) that built long and strong relationships with the company. Effectively, systems vendors had to face a hard truth: they had to find alternative providers for products being sourced from Cisco. Why continue to OEM, or resell, products from a competitor's portfolio? The cash flow would only serve to support this new competitor.
Intel Releases Firmware Update To Speed Up SSDs
News  |  10/26/2009  | 
Intel claims the new firmware speeds performance on its 160 GB solid-state drive by 40%.
Exchange 2010 Changes Storage Demands
Commentary  |  10/26/2009  | 
Exchange has long been a prima donna when it came to storage. Large monolithic databases requiring high IOPS and clusters that required shared storage made Exchange the first Windows app on most SANs. With Exchange 2010, Microsoft's traded space for IOPS, eliminating single instance storage and log shipping for shared disk for high availability. Time to rethink storage for Exchange.
FCC Approves Net Neutrality Rule Making
News  |  10/26/2009  | 
The move opens up a vehicle for comments, but how and to what degree the Internet should be free or regulated remains to be decided.
Verizon Racks Up Revenues, But Profits Drop
News  |  10/26/2009  | 
Despite intense competition from AT&T and its Apple iPhone, buying Alltell has helped Verizon Wireless keep subscriber numbers robust.
Data Center Wars Escalate As Cisco Retrenches
Commentary  |  10/26/2009  | 
Data center virtualization cries out for new servers and networking. Cisco overengineered its first offerings; round two is looking better.
Interface Masters Technologies Introduces Compact Form-Factor External Passive Bypass Switch For Gigabit And 10 Gigabit Ethernet Networking
News  |  10/26/2009  | 
Niagara 2292 supports copper, multi-mode and single-mode fiber Gb and 10Gb Ethernet, high-availability failover and serial connectivity
QNAP Expands Turbo NAS lineup With New Entry-level 4-drive Rack-mounted NAS Server For Workgroup And SMB Customers
News  |  10/26/2009  | 
New 1U Rack-mounted model features up to 8TB capacity, energy efficient Marvell 800Mhz CPU, 512MB of DDRII memory, and support for 2.5" and 3.5" hard drives
ProSecure UTM By NETGEAR Over Four Times More Effective At Blocking Threats Than Competing Solutions
News  |  10/26/2009  | 
Independent testing confirms ProSecure UTM family of appliances is between 1.3x and 4.5x more effective at stopping threats than solutions from SonicWALL, Fortinet, and Watchguard
F5 Networks Enhances Its Portfolio with Oracle Solutions; Achieves Oracle Validated Integration for BIG-IP with Three Oracle Applications
News  |  10/26/2009  | 
Building on its strong portfolio of solutions for Oracle Applications, F5 Completes validated Integration of BIG-IP Products with Oracle E-Business Suite 12, PeopleSoft Enterprise 9, and iSiebel CRM 8
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