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Content posted in April 2005
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High doofynition
Commentary  |  4/30/2005  | 
Networld-Interop is just a couple dozen hours away. One thing I'm quite interested in is High Definition video conferencing. This is regular video conferencing, but in Hi-Def, like TV. A number of vendors have recently announced this feature, although I'm...
Survey: SATA, Email Sizzling
News  |  4/29/2005  | 
Storage pros identify SATA and email management as top spending priorities
Infoblox Stacks Up $30M
News  |  4/29/2005  | 
Grabs $30 million Series E to build specialized boxes for LDAP, DNS, and RADIUS management
XML and Viruses
Commentary  |  4/29/2005  | 
I have been assured by our very own security gurus that the plural of virus is viruses, not virii, so no comments are necessary on the subject, okay? Apparently April 25th was the day for viruses everywhere to fear XML...
Verizon Inks Content Pacts In Advance of IPTV Launch
News  |  4/29/2005  | 
The telecommunications company beefs up another flank as it prepares for dead-on competition with cable and satellite TV operators.
Food Pyramid Leaves Users Hungry
Commentary  |  4/29/2005  | 
The U.S. Department of Agriculture published its new "food pyramid" earlier this week, a revolutionary guideline for eating that lets people customize the data to fit their age, body type and activity level. There was one little problem with the...
The Networking World Gathers In Las Vegas For N+I
News  |  4/29/2005  | 
Scores of vendors have disclosed plans to introduce new products at the show, which also features seminars on wireless, security, and VoIP.
Skype Smartphone VoIP Beta Leaves Out The 'V'
News  |  4/29/2005  | 
Voice-over-IP (VoIP) vendor Skype this week released a beta of a version of client software for Windows Mobile smartphones but left out the voice capabilities.
Cisco, Lucent, And Juniper To Help Build BT's Next-Gen IP Network
News  |  4/29/2005  | 
The three networking companies will provide core hardware and expertise for the massive, global network upgrade.
Foundry's New OS Targets Load Balancing, Security
News  |  4/29/2005  | 
Foundry Networks has launched new version of the TrafficWorks OS for its ServerIron and GT E-Series application switches that provides high-performance load balancing functionality for network security equipment.
Blade Logic CEO Sees $10 Billion Systems Management Market
News  |  4/29/2005  | 
With the advent of blade centers and a new wave of distributed computing, Blade Logic CEO Dev Ittycheria says in a Q&A that the systems management space will soon mushroom
Networking This Week: Beware The VoIP Boom?
News  |  4/29/2005  | 
VoIP is booming worldwide, so what could be the problem? Quality of service and other issues loom.
Apple Rolls Out Server OS Upgrade
News  |  4/29/2005  | 
Along with its new "Tiger" client operating system, Apple ships Mac OS X Server 10.4, a major upgrade of its Unix-based server platform.
File Systems Boost NAS
News  |  4/29/2005  | 
Gear from Acopia, NuView, and others improves the actual performance of NAS, sources say
Egenera Waits on IPO
News  |  4/29/2005  | 
Blade startup clinches $45M to tide it over until it can complete its offering - whenever that is
Intransa's in Transition
News  |  4/29/2005  | 
IP SAN startup loses engineering and marketing VPs plus CFO as market heats up
Trend Micro Forgets the Basics
Commentary  |  4/28/2005  | 
Antivirus software vendor Trend Micro over the weekend made a huge blunder when it published an update of its software that was incompatible with Windows XP SP2. The update was downloaded to thousands of Windows PCs, which promptly crashed or...
Dual-Core CPUs Will Rule By 2007
News  |  4/28/2005  | 
Research firm Gartner predicts that by 2007, most server and desktop CPUs will be dual designs.
Microsoft Tilts Toward Virtualization
News  |  4/28/2005  | 
As part of its broader push into the systems-management arena, Microsoft is beelining into the burgeoning virtualization space.
All Windows All The Time
News  |  4/28/2005  | 
Gee, Microsoft sure knows how to corner the publicity scene when they want to, eh? Hopefully you've digested the basics from the flood of server news from Redmond by now
VoIP Providers Boom Worldwide
News  |  4/28/2005  | 
Canadian broadband equipment maker Sandvine says that more than 1,100 VoIP providers worldwide had opened shop by the first week of April.
Alcatel Inks Deal To Provide IPTV Network For Swisscom
News  |  4/28/2005  | 
Alcatel will build an IP broadband access network to deliver Triple Play and IPTV services to the Swiss telecommunications carrier's customers.
Citrix Debuts SSL VPN With VoIP Support
News  |  4/28/2005  | 
Designed for tight integration with Citrix's Presentation Server, Access Gateway 4.0 provides users with secure access to hosted applications.
Siemens To Unveil Enterprise WLAN Equipment
News  |  4/28/2005  | 
New line of enterprise WLAN management and security products leverages Siemens recent acquisition of Chantry Networks.
Extreme Enters Zero-Day Fray
News  |  4/28/2005  | 
Its new security appliance designed to help tackle unforeseen viruses and worms
Peribit Deal: More to Come
News  |  4/27/2005  | 
Juniper's proposed purchase of Peribit reflects momentum behind WAFS and WAN optimization
Veritas Archives Another Startup
News  |  4/27/2005  | 
Quietly picks up DataCenter Technologies while waiting for Symantec deal to close
Cut Out the Chat
News  |  4/27/2005  | 
'Chattiness' remains a problem over the WAN - is Protocol Chat Reduction the answer?
Juniper Takes Peribit, Redline
News  |  4/27/2005  | 
Making its move into WAN acceleration, Juniper makes offers to buy Peribit and Redline
Law Firm Builds Blade-Server Data Center
News  |  4/27/2005  | 
Installation of storage-array systems will support enterprisewide apps such as E-mail, document management, and accounting, as well as a new IP-based storage area network.
Business Commander Secures Wireless Networks From A Single Console
News  |  4/27/2005  | 
Roving Planet this week announced the immediate availability of Roving Planet Business Commander, a WiFi security and management product specifically designed for small businesses that rely on wireless LANs as
Cisco Rolls Out Network Protection Appliance
News  |  4/27/2005  | 
Cisco has announced an out-of-band appliance for its Clean Access network registration and network admission control solution providing vulnerability assessment and authentication integration.
Netgear Targets European VoIP Market With Sipgate Alliance
News  |  4/27/2005  | 
Netgear is making a big push into the European voice over IP market through an just-announced alliance with sipgate, a VoIP provider serving Great Britain, Germany and Austria.
Rapid VoIP Growth Threatens Quality Of Service
News  |  4/27/2005  | 
The surge in VoIP providers is beginning to strain many ISPs a report from a U.K.-based networking equipment company says.
HP Begins Transition To 2.5-inch Disk Drives
News  |  4/27/2005  | 
The smaller drives are set to appear in ProLiant servers by mid-year and other HP systems in 2006.
Cellular Data Set To Surge, Study Says
News  |  4/27/2005  | 
Growth in cellular data services will come from both enterprises and consumers who are expected to adopt mobile gaming and streaming media applications, the study says.
Juniper Takes Two: Peribit & Redline
News  |  4/27/2005  | 
Making the anticipated dive into WAN acceleration, Juniper makes offers to buy Peribit and Redline
Nortel Goes to Washington
News  |  4/26/2005  | 
Picks up outsourcing specialist PEC Solutions for $448 million in a bid for the government services market
Juniper Buys Peribit, Redline For Traffic-Processing Smarts
News  |  4/26/2005  | 
Juniper Networks on Tuesday announced plans to acquire Peribit Networks and Redline Networks, two startups in the emerging field of application acceleration technologies.
Microsoft Readying Windows Server 2003 R2 Beta
News  |  4/26/2005  | 
Microsoft is readying its first public beta of Windows Server 2003 R2, with the full release to be available in the second half of the year, the company said Tuesday
FineGround
News  |  4/26/2005  | 
Data center startup branches out into storage
The Smartphone versus the Feature Phone
Commentary  |  4/26/2005  | 
It???s clear that our mobile phones are powerful computers with tremendous capability. The question is how to apply all of this capability to satisfy users. Do people want general-purpose mobile computing platforms onto which they can download all kinds of...
Domain Email Spoofing
Commentary  |  4/26/2005  | 
Has anyone else out there in IT corporate world had your company domain spoofed in s-p-a-m emails? Then you get the tons of bounces if you have a catchall address set up. Somebody has been using the ACME email domain...
Radware Rallies in App Switches
News  |  4/26/2005  | 
Books solid results in line with analyst estimates, plans to launch new application switching and security products
Vendor Swag
Commentary  |  4/26/2005  | 
I had to use the term "swag" since I didn't know how to spell tchotchy (and I still don't). Today I received a postcard today from a vendor of some network product I never heard of and they offer a...
Hospital Prescribes VTL, CDP
News  |  4/26/2005  | 
With capacity needs running toward a petabyte, Baptist Memorial turns to disk backup
StorageTek CEO Eyes Exit
News  |  4/26/2005  | 
Pat Martin says he doesn't intend to continue when his contract expires in mid-2006
Nortel Buys Government Solutions Provider For $448 Million
News  |  4/26/2005  | 
Nortel U.S. subsidiary Nortel Networks is buying VARBusiness 500 firm PEC Solutions (No. 156 on the VARBusiness 500) for $448 million.
Verizon Dials Up 911 VoIP Solution
News  |  4/26/2005  | 
Verizon Communications said it will provide VoIP providers with a solution that will let them use Verizon's enhanced 911 emergency calling system.
Linksys Acquires VoIP Vendor
News  |  4/26/2005  | 
Acquisition signals the intention of Linksys and its parent, Cisco, to increase support for voice-over-IP in wireless equipment.
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