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Content posted in April 2003
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Sources: McData to Buy Sanera
News  |  4/30/2003  | 
Mickey D is said to be negotiating to buy the high-end SAN switch startup for around $175M
N+I News for April 30th
Commentary  |  4/30/2003  | 
Hot off the presses, here are some of today's announcements that caught our eye. Coyote Point today announced a May 12 ship date for Equalizer 7.0, a Layer 7-enabled upgrade of the company's intelligent load balancing appliance. New options include...
QLogic Rolls in Dough
News  |  4/30/2003  | 
Beats the Street with yet another stellar quarter, despite fears of a slowdown in HBA sector UPDATED 7PM
EMC, Cisco Do the Deed
News  |  4/30/2003  | 
EMC will resell the MDS 9000 switches, putting the finishing touch on Cisco's go-to-market strategy
StorageTek Hears an Echo
News  |  4/29/2003  | 
Claims its EchoView iSCSI appliance can completely eliminate backup windows. Will it catch on?
Diligent Cracks Open
News  |  4/29/2003  | 
Intros virtualized tape backup software for open systems. But can it succeed without Hopkinton?
Network Computing's Best of Interop 2003
Commentary  |  4/29/2003  | 
Thanks to all those who entered our yearly competition for the best technology to come out of the Networld+Interop show in Las Vegas. You'll find below the winners from this evening's ceremony. But we also invite you to log into...
Well-Connected Videos
Commentary  |  4/29/2003  | 
We're sorry to announce that our video footage from last night's Well-Connected awards ceremony has been slightly delayed. But do not fear, we have posted below our own hand-picked, editors' choice uncommercials used in last night and last year's shows....
N+I News for April 29th
Commentary  |  4/29/2003  | 
Hot off the presses, here are some of today's announcements that caught our eye. NETGEAR today announced the launch of a dual-band 802.11a+g VPN firewall solution, the NETGEAR ProSafe Dual-Band Wireless VPN firewall (FWAG114). With the ability to simultaneously support...
LSI Logic Storage Systems
News  |  4/29/2003  | 
While its parent struggles, the storage systems unit surges on strength of OEM deals
Quantum Digs Into Disk Backup
News  |  4/29/2003  | 
Shows off newest member of its DX disk backup family. Can Quantum get an edge in this market?
And the winner is...
Commentary  |  4/29/2003  | 
We're pleased to bring you the winners of the 9th Annual Well-Connected Awards, live from Networld+Interop in Las Vegas Nevada. Below you'll find the winners of our seven technology categories. For more information, we invite you to visit our official...
EMC Kisses Microsoft's NAS
News  |  4/29/2003  | 
In adopting Windows NAS, EMC concedes it couldn't break into midtier NAS on its own UPDATED 04/29 12PM
N+I News for April 28th
Commentary  |  4/28/2003  | 
Good evening folks. Before we get to the Well-Connected Awards winners later this evening (here on the Daily Blog), we thought you might enjoy a wrapup of the best press announcements from the opening day of Networld+Interop. Fluke Networks today...
IStor Seeks More Funding
News  |  4/28/2003  | 
IP storage startup looks for $10M to $15M Series B, hoping to put its iSCSI controller into beta by July
Clearing Database Network Clogs
News  |  4/28/2003  | 
Databases are more likely than ever to cause network congestion. We examine how to fine-tune the ways your client application queries the database so you can break up those bottlenecks.
Microsoft Redefines 'Sharing'
News  |  4/28/2003  | 
Redmond hopes their "Shared Source" initiative shows they're becoming more "open" and that you don't need open source. Unfortunately, it doesn't.
Speak Our Language
Commentary  |  4/28/2003  | 
It's about selling an image, product be damned. Sort out the details later.
IBM's Office Suite Should Be For Developers
News  |  4/28/2003  | 
IBM has designs on entering the already crowded office-suite market. But Big Blue won't do so on Microsoft's terms.
Bring On the Innovators
Commentary  |  4/28/2003  | 
Even as profit margins narrow, innovators will pile in. Evidently, there's always room for more.
FUDBusters
News  |  4/28/2003  | 
Should IT shops hire security personnel with criminal records?
Don't Panic. Plan
News  |  4/28/2003  | 
Connecting to the Internet means exposing your network to attackers, from script kiddies to skilled black hats. But the situation is not as dire as you might believe. We consulted
SurfControl Stamps Out IM
News  |  4/28/2003  | 
Their Instant Message Filter for controlling instant messaging and peer-to-peer traffic has caught the eye of the press, but not in a good way.
Toward Responsible Mail Servers
News  |  4/28/2003  | 
Should mail-server vendors abdicate responsibility for the proliferation of viruses and spam to third parties?
Always-On WLAN Monitor
News  |  4/28/2003  | 
AirDefense Guard 3.0 offers cleaner air and more.
The Little HP Server That Can
News  |  4/28/2003  | 
The ProLiant DL740 has all the power you need for large apps and Web services.
Quick Takes
News  |  4/28/2003  | 
St. Bernard UpdateExpert 6.0, Winternals Recovery Manager, Iona Mobile Orchestrator
Arming Your Top Security Guns
News  |  4/28/2003  | 
Cenzic's Hailstorm Protocol Modeler isn't for everyone, but if you can swing the cost and know an RFC violation from a SQL disclosure vulnerability, it's the tool for you.
For Converged Networks, It's All In the Delivery
News  |  4/28/2003  | 
Today it's all about technologies that deliver audio, graphics, text and video in VoIP systems, multimedia presentations, training videos and executive communications to customers, employees and partners throughout the enterprise
Business Apps Land Starring Role
News  |  4/28/2003  | 
Business applications are no longer just tools to help you do business; in many cases, these complex pieces of software run your business.
Warehouse Data Earns Its Keep
News  |  4/28/2003  | 
MasterCard International's technology operation is best known for authorizing, clearing and settling transactions the moment a credit card is swiped. But it's how that information is processed when it reaches
Enterprise Wireless Growth Slow but Steady
News  |  4/28/2003  | 
There's plenty of good news to report about mobile and wireless and a wide range of products and services that are deserving of recognition.
Think Ahead: Add Intelligence To Your Infrastructure
News  |  4/28/2003  | 
Infrastructure gear is a bare necessity. If your network is not fast and reliable enough, the applications that enable all the above simply aren't going to work.
We're on Our Way to the Utility Data Center
News  |  4/28/2003  | 
Among this dizzying array of products and technologies, we've identified some key trends of late--notably server consolidation and burgeoning support for the iSCSI protocols.
Ever-Present Security Concerns Spur Market Growth
News  |  4/28/2003  | 
IDC predicts security spending will grow from $66 billion in 2001 to $155 billion in 2006. If you're going to be putting out that kind of money, you'll want
Management Apps Span a Widening Spectrum
News  |  4/28/2003  | 
Whether your CFO's buzzword du jour is ROI or TCO, network and systems management products must deliver immediate returns, or no sale. Find out which NSM products get our
The 9th Annual Well-Connected Awards
News  |  4/28/2003  | 
300. That's the number of products we estimate the editors of Network Computing evaluated in our Real-World Labs during the past year. Now, we're ready to award the best
Let the madness begin
Commentary  |  4/28/2003  | 
Well, today begins our annual right of spring, Networld+Interop, where hordes of Network Computing editors converge on that small but tall town in Nevada. Keep your browser tuned to this page for news and photos from the show as well...
Win2003 Zooms on Alacritech
News  |  4/26/2003  | 
Microsoft-commissioned test shows Alacritech speeds Windows 2003 Server file serving
Zambeel Znuffed Out
News  |  4/26/2003  | 
The NAS startup has finally expired, though sources say it may restart as a software play
Is Emulex Slowing Down?
News  |  4/25/2003  | 
Despite good Q3 results, HBA vendor's shares fall 20% on prospect of lower sales growth
Just when you thought it couldn't get any more real...
Commentary  |  4/25/2003  | 
It does. Our Axis Network Camera is rolling live and you can visit any time you like. We've had some visitors already. How do we know? Because the Axis let's you pan and zoom around the lab and when it's...
LSI Storage Swims Against Tide
News  |  4/25/2003  | 
While its parent company struggles, LSI's storage systems unit surges on strength of OEM deals
Windows Soaks Up Storage
News  |  4/25/2003  | 
Microsoft's Windows Server 2003 offers a raft of new storage features, with iSCSI on the way
n+i 2003 comin' at ya
Commentary  |  4/24/2003  | 
Hi folks. Just a heads up to let you know that our editors will be on hand in Las Vegas next week at the now yearly but still seminal networking show, Networld+Interop. Throughout the week, we'll post news, opinions, and...
Novell BrainShare Report
Commentary  |  4/24/2003  | 
In case you missed out on the goings on at BrainShare 2003 last week, our intrepid contributor, James E. Drews has posted the following CliffsNotes-esque show report. Netware 6.5 is now in open beta (beta 3). I have had it...
Veritas Sees Profits Slip
News  |  4/24/2003  | 
Storage software giant posts Q1 profit but sees slower earnings growth than last year
StorageTek Gets a Lift
News  |  4/23/2003  | 
After Q1 profits beat the Street, StorageTek shares climb. But will the crest last?
Swing Shift
News  |  4/23/2003  | 
Swing Shift The inside scoop on the staff changes at Byte and Switch
A Better Windows Watcher
News  |  4/23/2003  | 
NetRAT provides in-depth analysis of Windows machines.
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