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Content posted in February 2003
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Frustrations
Commentary  |  2/28/2003  | 
The routers are racked. The switches are racked. The configurations are ready. The Class C is routed. I think. I'm sure you're familiar with CPE that is managed solely by the provider. It's a commonplace requirement for many broadband offerings....
Credit Union Erects Wireless SAN
News  |  2/28/2003  | 
Canadian firm replicates between two sites wirelessly, saving up to $70K in telco fees
What Does the Web Know?
Commentary  |  2/28/2003  | 
Although google.com can help you find popular pages, it really is not able to capture the most important memes that are floating around the net from moment to moment. Is such a goal even achievable? I'm not sure. But given...
AppIQ Scoops Loot
News  |  2/28/2003  | 
SRM startup nets $12M second round. Can it ride CIM standards all the way to the bank?
Cisco Takes Spinnaker for a Spin
News  |  2/27/2003  | 
While it once mulled building NAS into Andiamo switches, Cisco has backed off this idea
BlueArc Clips Clustering Team
News  |  2/27/2003  | 
One engineer is gone, but NAS player says its clustering strategy remains on track
Microsoft Gets NASty
News  |  2/26/2003  | 
At HP conference, Microsoft will talk up its NAS 3.0 software. Is this the 'NetApp Killer'?
EMC Makes Startup Drop Name
News  |  2/25/2003  | 
ClariStor renames itself ONStor after EMC threatens to sue over similarity to 'Clariion'
SAN Switch Sales Swell in 02
News  |  2/25/2003  | 
Fibre Channel switch market grew 15% last year, says Dell'Oro. How will Cisco shake it up?
Pirus Gets Sun Tan
News  |  2/25/2003  | 
Former Pirus CEO Rich Napolitano says his job at Sun isn't much different. Really?
Rich Napolitano, VP of Sun's Data Services Platform Group
News  |  2/25/2003  | 
"Frankly, I voted with my feet. I didn't have to do the deal."
HP Kisses NAS, Nods to iSCSI
News  |  2/24/2003  | 
Edges into IP SANs with Cisco router, as it peps up NAS line and slashes prices
Systems Management, Red Hat Style
News  |  2/24/2003  | 
The Linux distributor's forthcoming management framework is intended to give enterprise IT shops another good reason to adopt Linux.
Making Layer 7 Work for You
News  |  2/24/2003  | 
Content networking at Layer 7 is an integral part of a well-designed infrastructure. Learn how to avoid latency problems and make the best use of a Layer 7 device.
FUDBusters
News  |  2/24/2003  | 
FUDBuster busts the "vulnerability" in CVS, the source-code repository used by many open-source projects.
Opening up the Airwaves
News  |  2/24/2003  | 
Despite some technical obstacles that currently let 2.4-GHz products boast better range than 5-GHz products, in the long run bandwidth is the name of the game.
Defense Starts Here
News  |  2/24/2003  | 
Deep inside the perimeter, your desktops and laptops are vulnerable. We tested five desktop firewalls designed to protect your endpoints.
Xdrive Plus Xdrive
News  |  2/24/2003  | 
Xdrive takes the frustration out of file sharing with its competitive, secure, controllable and affordable file-sharing service.
Last Mile
News  |  2/24/2003  | 
This edition: Top 11 unusual source code comments; words we should ban; and the Bar Monkey.
New content now online
Commentary  |  2/23/2003  | 
Hi folks, We've just published the final installment of our February 18th issue online, which features an in-depth review of desktop firewall solutions by Mike DeMaria. Be sure to tune into our This Week at Network Computing streaming audio show...
Special Paper: ROI Stewardship
Commentary  |  2/23/2003  | 
We're pleased to bring you an exclusive download from our long-standing associate, Greenwich Technology Partners. (GTP works with us to build the quarterly Network Computing IT Exam.) This special paper, "Taking Financial Stewardship of Your Network," was written by Shally...
EMC's DMX a Slow Starter?
News  |  2/22/2003  | 
The early line on Symmetrix DMX: Its initial ramp may not be as steep as EMC is hoping
Cox Scopes Out Its SAN
News  |  2/22/2003  | 
Cable operator ups budget for SAN management software and picks Storability
CNT Can't Smooth It Out
News  |  2/21/2003  | 
Posts record Q4 revenues, but shares fall 16% on weak outlook. Will new products help?
3ware Inc.
News  |  2/21/2003  | 
After a failed run at IP storage, 3ware raises $26M and sets course for Serial ATA
Emulex Jilts SAN Valley
News  |  2/21/2003  | 
At the eleventh hour, Emulex backs out of buying SAN Valley. What happened?
Is Google Big Brother?
Commentary  |  2/21/2003  | 
Like many of you, Google.com has become my first and often last resort in searching the Web. And I rely upon its keen eye for how pages interlink. But there are those who look behind Google's shiny exterior and see...
My favorite mail app
Commentary  |  2/21/2003  | 
In response to our required mail solution criteria we posted last week, reader Russell Cohen offers the following, overlooked application. I would suggest having a look at the Novell NetMail 3.1 or Novell NetMail XE products, which I think meet...
Storage Admins Fear Regs
News  |  2/20/2003  | 
Storage managers at financial firms fret about new regulations for storing data
Sig file select
Commentary  |  2/20/2003  | 
Just a sig file from one of our readers. p.s. For my sins in a previous life, I manage the MS Exchange infrastructure for my organization!...
Rasilient Rustles Up Cash
News  |  2/19/2003  | 
Stealth startup gets $4M from Intel and Acorn Campus to develop high-availability storage
Cisco Gets Set
News  |  2/19/2003  | 
HDS OKs Andiamo switches, while IBM sets ship date and pricing UPDATED 2/19 4PM
SAN Startups on the Block
News  |  2/19/2003  | 
Sources say SAN Valley, TrueSAN, and Zambeel are praying for buyers as funds run dry
Bandwidth Brawl
News  |  2/19/2003  | 
Bandwidth Brawl Hitachi won't concede that EMC's DMX beats it at its own marketing game
NetApp Blitzes on iSCSI
News  |  2/18/2003  | 
NAS giant rushes out free iSCSI option for its filers. Is it safe to go in the IP SAN water?
SANs See Sonet
News  |  2/17/2003  | 
Nortel and Cisco prep FC-over-Sonet options, giving the emerging segment a push
SQL Sapphire: It's Not Only Microsoft's Fault
News  |  2/17/2003  | 
You really have to stop blaming Microsoft for every little ill that comes your way.
A 'Shore' Thing
News  |  2/17/2003  | 
Shore's SM-2601F Gigabit Link Protector makes sure your vital gigabit links stay up.
The IT Agenda: Move Beyond the Free Lunch
Commentary  |  2/17/2003  | 
Chargebacks can pay off big time once you implement a well thought-out system and work through the lingering kinks.
Quick Takes
News  |  2/17/2003  | 
We take sneek peeks at Foundry Networks 10 Gigabit Ethernet Module, Compuware Vantage 8.5, Information Builders WebFocus 5 and FatPipe MPVPN 3.0.
Multisystem Monitoring
News  |  2/17/2003  | 
SiteScope's target area is wide, but its accuracy is great.
ID Management: Technology Isn't Enough
News  |  2/17/2003  | 
Without organizational buy-in, you're doomed from the start--no matter what the technology.
Come and Get It
News  |  2/17/2003  | 
A unified-messaging system lets your users stay informed and in touch!
Plugging the Communications Time Drain
News  |  2/17/2003  | 
Two unified-messaging systems--Cisco Unity and Interactive's Communité--can plug the hole.
Industry Insights: Testing Matters
Commentary  |  2/17/2003  | 
You ask vendors how to fix their broken software. Now ask them how they limit the number of programming errors.
Are Biometrics The Answer?
News  |  2/17/2003  | 
Biometric authentication looks sexy, but before you start scanning, consider some of its negatives.
New issue online
Commentary  |  2/17/2003  | 
We've just published the first installment of our February 20th issue. Leading the charge is a comprehensive review of RFP responses from top Unified Messaging vendors by Sean Doherty. Sean has also penned an overview of ways to combine message...
Broadcom Gulps Gadzoox
News  |  2/15/2003  | 
It's official: The chipmaker will acquire Gadzoox's assets for around $5M. What now?
Top Ten Stars Realigned
News  |  2/15/2003  | 
Byte and Switch presents its revised list of the industry's most influential people
Dell Sings EMC Song
News  |  2/15/2003  | 
Dell posts record storage results, boosted by sales of EMC's Clariion. Can they keep it up?
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