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Content posted in June 2003
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Who's Growing a GPON?
News  |  6/30/2003  | 
Reliable sources say gigabit PON is on the drawing board of at least one major access supplier
Under construction...
Commentary  |  6/30/2003  | 
You may have noticed over the last week that our site blog ( has started redirecting to This is our first step in migrating all of our weblogs to Movable Type from Blogger. Blogger has been great, but with...
Complete issue now online
Commentary  |  6/30/2003  | 
Hi folks. We've just published the final installment of our June 26th issue, featuring a comprehensive review of Instant Messaging software by Mike DeMaria and a workshop on long term data storage by Steven J. Schuchart Jr. We have also...
PolyServe Musters Reliable Clusters
News  |  6/30/2003  | 
Adds multipath I/O to Linux clustered file system. But who wants a bulletproofed Toyota?
Data Protection Dissected
News  |  6/28/2003  | 
Byte and Switch presents an overview of the latest technologies and techniques
NTT Connects SANs in Japan
News  |  6/28/2003  | 
Buys DWDM equipment from Nortel as managed SAN connectivity services get big in Japan
Backplane Standard Gains Allies
News  |  6/28/2003  | 
20 more companies join the effort to create standard interfaces based on next-gen PCI
IBM to Scrap Windows NAS Lines?
News  |  6/27/2003  | 
Sources say Big Blue plans to phase out Microsoft's Windows-based NAS
Overland Captures Okapi
News  |  6/26/2003  | 
Overland buys iSCSI startup for $5M as it prepares to dive into the disk-based backup market
EarthLink Exalts EMC
News  |  6/26/2003  | 
ISP buys a slew of EMC gear, including a DMX1000, claiming it beats HDS on price and performance
ADIC Sticks In Some Disk
News  |  6/26/2003  | 
Plans to offer an ATA-based disk option for its Scalar i2000 tape library by the end of the year
Pirates of the Internet: Curse of the MP3
Commentary  |  6/26/2003  | 
While driving into work this morning, I heard the radio DJs talking about the music industry's latest attempt to stop mp3 music file sharing and downloading -- they plan to sue individual users. Specifically, they're going to begin slapping lawsuits...
LSI Wins Gigantesque Deal
News  |  6/26/2003  | 
French oil exploration firm CGG plans to buy - mon Dieu! - 1 petabyte of ATA storage from LSI
Tivoli Storage VP: Speed Up Standards!
News  |  6/25/2003  | 
Laura Sanders, head of Tivoli's storage software unit, says the industry is lagging on standards
Laura Sanders, VP of IBM Tivoli Storage Software
News  |  6/25/2003  | 
"I think standardization is happening, but there are more press releases than code."
McData Picks Brocade's Pocket
News  |  6/25/2003  | 
Brocade could lose $32M (or more) in sales to McD in FC fabric switch market, says analyst
Voltaire Mates InfiniBand & iSCSI
News  |  6/25/2003  | 
Mother of all multiprotocol mutants! Startup uses iSCSI to connect to Fibre Channel via its IB switch
CommVault Grabs Its Own Bits
News  |  6/24/2003  | 
Its QNet software provides unified view of storage - but only if you're using CommVault's other apps
HP Services Stay Self Centered
News  |  6/24/2003  | 
Wraps storage services, which include optimization and 'data sanitization,' around own products
Smart WLAN Cells
News  |  6/24/2003  | 
Propagate, a start-up based in Acton, Mass., has developed software that allows for the implementation of what is called self-organizing wireless LANs.
Warning: Linux Desktops Ahead
News  |  6/24/2003  | 
Ximian has introduced Ximian Desktop 2 (XD2). Here comes the heterogeneous network--again.
Desktop Images Gain Stability
News  |  6/24/2003  | 
Intel is making it easier to maintain and deploy desktop images.
Redline's Answer to Slow Connections
News  |  6/24/2003  | 
Web accelerator increases speed, but at a price.
McAfee Shores Up Your Defenses
News  |  6/24/2003  | 
EPolicy Orchestrator 3.0 manages multiple security tools.
Long-Term Care for Your Data
News  |  6/24/2003  | 
Today the challenge is managing digital media to ensure that your storage hardware can access your data years from now.
Quick Takes
News  |  6/24/2003  | 
eHelp Corp. RoboHelp X4; Eset Software NOD32 2.0; Netsec Specter 7.0; Eiffel Software EnVision 1.1
Can Vixel Get Rich in Switch Niche?
News  |  6/24/2003  | 
Gains ground with embedded FC switch strategy, but it will soon face ferocious competitors
Microsoft Sweetens Sour Licensing Scheme
News  |  6/24/2003  | 
Engineers may still believe that technology sells products, but businessmen and lawyers will tell you otherwise. You need to put the technology in a product, license it and couple it
Forecast: Showers Still Likely
Commentary  |  6/24/2003  | 
Don't count on any single economic indicator, vendor prognostication, trend or stat to point the way to dry land.
Are You Vulnerable?
News  |  6/24/2003  | 
Of course you are. But implementing systematic vulnerability management will reduce your exposure.
Authentication Gets Into Stanford
News  |  6/24/2003  | 
Stanford University, fresh off its first installation of firewalls, recently added an extra layer of authentication to its wireless LAN after finding that registering MAC (Media Access Control) addresses left
Legal Eagle: Patent Impending
Commentary  |  6/24/2003  | 
Hiding relevant patent information is the thorn that pierces right to the heart of standards organizations.
IM Grows Up
News  |  6/24/2003  | 
We tested seven products that deliver instant messaging you can control, with security and handy collaboration features.
Wide-Open WAN
News  |  6/24/2003  | 
Fluke's OptiView Analyzer broadens the scope of your monitoring.
BT Cranks Up SANs on the MAN
News  |  6/23/2003  | 
UK carrier buys Nortel DWDM gear to extend storage. Are more managed SAN services on tap?
new issue online
Commentary  |  6/23/2003  | 
Hi folks. We've just published the first installment of our June 26th issue, featuring a very extensive feature and review on vulnerability management tools by Greg Shipley and Kevin Novak respectively. We've also published a number of new site features,...
OPINION: Linux Is Not Ready For the Enterprise
News  |  6/23/2003  | 
Linux and other open source projects require too much customization, and doubts about the legitimacy of open source code could get users tangled up in lawsuits. Besides, many Linux supporters
Evening from Hell
Commentary  |  6/23/2003  | 
The Netbotz environmental monitoring in the lab began to send me email yesterday afternoon, telling me that the lab was up to about 95 degrees. Oh, boy. I was busy, so I called Lori who when down there and shut...
VA Scanners Pinpoint Your Weak Spots
News  |  6/23/2003  | 
We tested 11 vulnerability-assessment products and each had imperfections. We liked Foundstone's FoundScan the best, thanks to its detailed reporting and scalable design.
Reversals of Fortune
News  |  6/21/2003  | 
Reversals of Fortune McData has been surging - and now Cisco's No. 1 target is Mickey D, not Brocade
XOsoft Turns Back Time
News  |  6/20/2003  | 
Startup launches software for 'undoing' corrupt transactions. Does it have a jump on the field?
TrueSAN Officially Kicks Bucket
News  |  6/20/2003  | 
Storage software startup is finally gone, daddy, gone, as it files for Chapter 7 bankruptcy
You're Insane! No I'm not...Yes I am!
Commentary  |  6/20/2003  | 
A few weeks ago, we asked you kind folks to submit the Top 11 reasons you can tell your summer intern is insane. Well, as a sneak peek -- here's the entries that didn't make it to the Top 11...
NetApp Downshifting DAFS?
News  |  6/20/2003  | 
Teams with Sun to develop RDMA for NFS, into which NetApp plans to merge its DAFS protocol
IM Gets Regulated
News  |  6/20/2003  | 
Storage vendors are ROFL as NASD rules that financial institutions must archive instant messages
Brother can you spare a dimensional warp generator
Commentary  |  6/19/2003  | 
Right from my spam filter to your news feed, I'm please to bring you the return of the dimensional warp generator spam in its entirety. I know I'm only encouraging the author, but this is just too good to trash....
3PAR Spins Disk Trick
News  |  6/19/2003  | 
Claims Thin Provisioning feature drastically reduces underutilized storage. Will it get 3PAR in the door?
StorageTek Couples With FalconStor
News  |  6/18/2003  | 
STK wades into storage virtualization with plans for FalconStor-based replication appliance
IBM Slashes Cisco MDS Pricing
News  |  6/18/2003  | 
Big Blue cuts Cisco switches by up to 31% - a sign they aren't exactly flying off the shelves UPDATED 6PM
QLogic Tops B&S Insider Ranking
News  |  6/18/2003  | 
Financial analysis of top 10 public storage networking players shows Q easily beats the field
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