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TrueSAN Goes Belly-Up
News  |  3/31/2003  | 
Startup has officially shut the doors after it failed to convince VCs to stump up more cash
Do It Yourself DNS
News  |  3/31/2003  | 
A DNS appliance can help you effectively allocate your IT resources. Flexibility and security make BlueCat Networks' Adonis the one to admire.
Brocade Loads Code, Signs EMC
News  |  3/31/2003  | 
Finally delivers high-availability features for SilkWorm 12000; EMC OEMs its virtualization switch
IBM, Microsoft Shun W3C
News  |  3/31/2003  | 
IBM and Microsoft prefer to strong-arm their customers and generate a revenue stream by forcing them to adopt vendor-controlled standards.
Be Skeptical of 'Market-Speak'
News  |  3/31/2003  | 
A pitch's "market-speak" often masks the product's true value.
Safe and Sound
News  |  3/31/2003  | 
Intrusion's SecureNet Provider offers enhanced features and ease of use.
E.Spreadsheet Is Excel-lent
News  |  3/31/2003  | 
BI tool offers familiar interface and dynamic features.
FUD Busters
News  |  3/31/2003  | 
Microsoft lays the foundation for the autonomic data center based on XML and an open framework. Time for a "FUDBust!"
Dynamic Communications
News  |  3/31/2003  | 
Virage's VS Webcasting will help you get your point across.
Wireless IP Video Secures Lots
News  |  3/31/2003  | 
Wireless surveillance system improves airport's parking-lot security.
Open Wide, This Won't Hurt a Bit
Commentary  |  3/31/2003  | 
Tech support ain't what it used to be. In fact, it's about as painful as a root canal...without the Novocain.
Last Mile
News  |  3/31/2003  | 
This Edition: Top 11 Ways the world would be different if OS/2 had won the operating systems race; Get Your Hack On; Alternative Fuel.
Innovation Through Exaggeration
News  |  3/31/2003  | 
Imagine what could have happened with the much-publicized launch of Intel's wireless-enabled Centrino platform.
PeopleSoft and IM: The Odd Couple
News  |  3/31/2003  | 
Maintaining IM and ERP separately can keep your options open.
Quick Takes
News  |  3/31/2003  | 
We take a look at WARP Solutions 2063e Version 3 Edge Appliance, Tasman Networks Tasman 1004, WiMetrics WiSentry Wireless Access Point Detection System and AlertSite Transaction Recorder.
Collateral Damage
Commentary  |  3/31/2003  | 
Given SCO's ability to fling a wrench into open-source development, enterprises will ask if the model is stable after all.
Serving Up SOAP
News  |  3/31/2003  | 
We taste-tested six application server and platform offerings, and chose Novell Extend for its seamless IDE integratiozn and enterprise-class feature set.
Be Nimble, But Be Safe
News  |  3/31/2003  | 
Web services give companies the ability to adjust to changing market conditions swiftly and economically. Here's why you should get on board.
New issue online
Commentary  |  3/31/2003  | 
Hi folks. Sorry for the vacation from posts here. Coincidentally, I'm in the midst of a vacation. I'll be back in the midst next week. Until then, you're welcome to check out the first installment of our April 3rd issue...
MSI Rolls Into Europe
News  |  3/29/2003  | 
Backup provider defies slowdown as it expands abroad and launches new services
Spectra Logic Pulls iSCSI Trigger
News  |  3/29/2003  | 
Tape library vendor preps IP SAN support, but is anybody ready for it yet?
ProvisionSoft at Half-Staff
News  |  3/28/2003  | 
SRM startup lays off half its employees, as parent CMGI casts about for a buyer
HP, IBM Make Virtual Motions
News  |  3/28/2003  | 
HP charges up CASA 5.5 virtualization appliance, as Big Blue readies its SAN Volume Controller
Arkivio Runs Out of Silver
News  |  3/28/2003  | 
SVP of engineering Howard Silver has quit as SRM startup struggles to find customers and funds
Interference
Commentary  |  3/27/2003  | 
If you've been following along you'll know that we recently moved our infrastructure over to our Cisco switches/routers. One of the things we've been doing is implementing our management network - hooking into the APC UPS and getting all the...
IBM's Tivoli Tightens Its Laces
News  |  3/27/2003  | 
Promises better integration of storage software in Q2, but full EMC support is still pending
Kashya Makes Kopies
News  |  3/27/2003  | 
IP data replication startup lands $12M and emerges from stealth with Brocade partnership
Adaptec to Buy Eurologic?
News  |  3/27/2003  | 
Sources say Adaptec is in talks to acquire the storage subsystem company for around $50M
Panasas Stays Hermetically Sealed
News  |  3/26/2003  | 
Startup's first NAS system will require users to run a proprietary Linux file system. Is it serious?
Nortel Pipes SANs Into Sonet
News  |  3/26/2003  | 
Preps FC-over-Sonet options for more cost-effective and longer-haul optical SAN extensions
Next up: CRM
Commentary  |  3/26/2003  | 
Having finished up testing Web Services platforms now we're getting ready to test CRM solutions for NWC Inc. This is a cool review, because we'll be keeping the winner of this review as our CRM solution. We've been imaging our...
MaXXan Axxes Staff
News  |  3/25/2003  | 
Switch startup cut 20% of workforce last month, but says it's just moving into sales mode
Softek Makes Grab for BMC Users
News  |  3/25/2003  | 
Offers free SRM software to customers 'abandoned' by BMC. Cheap stunt or smooth move?
Baptist Health
News  |  3/25/2003  | 
It took the Alabama health group seven months to get its DWDM disaster recovery working
EqualLogic Tallies $15M
News  |  3/25/2003  | 
The iSCSI array startup pockets healthy second round, as it gears up for midyear launch
TeraCloud Floats Into the Open
News  |  3/25/2003  | 
Adds automation and NFS support to SRM tool as it continues to expand beyond mainframes
XFP Gets the Fast Track
News  |  3/24/2003  | 
Vendors at OFC say the 10-Gbit/s transceiver standard is advancing quicker than expected
Arsenal Restocks Its Coffers
News  |  3/24/2003  | 
Services startup packs $10.5M round, aiming to expand disaster-recovery offerings
Complete Issue Online
Commentary  |  3/23/2003  | 
Hi folks, just a note to let you know that the final instalment of our March 21st issue of Network Computing is online. In addition to the usual selection of stories, we have a very fine review of application-level firewalls...
Apple Xserve Is A Tasty Server
News  |  3/22/2003  | 
Nework Computing takes a look at Apple Computer's Xserve and found it easy to manage, configure and install.
IBM RVA (Not Shark) Downs Danish Bank
News  |  3/22/2003  | 
Danske Bank's critical IT systems went down for more than 24 hours after IBM storage array failed UPDATED 3/21 2:30PM
Brocade Snubs Multivendor Demo
News  |  3/21/2003  | 
Fibre Channel leader refuses to directly participate in SNIA's switch interop test. Plus ca change...?
Application-Level Firewalls: Smaller Net, Tighter Filter
News  |  3/21/2003  | 
Secure Computing's Sidewinder G2 slithers to victory, with its improved implementation and superior performance.
FudBusters
News  |  3/21/2003  | 
This edition, we "bust" Microsoft's proposal to end DLL Hell through strong bonds between applications and DLLs.
Quick Takes
News  |  3/21/2003  | 
Peeks at Redline Networks E|X 3250, Reliable Software Code Co-op 4.0, Shavlik Technologies HFNetChkPro 4.0 and Alcatel OmniPCX Enterprise.
On Location at McCarran International Airport: First Impressions
Commentary  |  3/21/2003  | 
Go Behind the scenes with NWC editor David Joachim as he prepares for his upcoming April 17th "On Location" story on McCarran International Airport, and their efforts to network each
Making Mobile Apps Networkable
Commentary  |  3/21/2003  | 
If you want mobile application reliability, don't make assumptions about network quality.
WLAN Standards, Cisco-Style
News  |  3/21/2003  | 
Cisco needs to avoid even the appearance that it's thwarting standards, and by that measure, Cisco Compatible Extensions is a bad idea.
Another Linux Test for Microsoft
News  |  3/21/2003  | 
Microsoft's purchase of software and patents from Connectix has many tongues wagging.
Shoot for the Moon
News  |  3/21/2003  | 
You can get good deals for your infrastructure dollars, but you must do your homework first. Investigate standards compliance and decide if you want to take the single-vendor or best-of-breed
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