Expert Analysis
Content posted in June 2003
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Sun Guns Midtier Box
News  |  6/17/2003  | 
Returns to benchmark trough, claiming SPC test of midrange StorEdge 6320 shows 'linear scaling'
NetApp Picks Up Auspex Patents
News  |  6/17/2003  | 
Bids $9M for busted NAS vendor's portfolio of 50-plus patents. What's it gonna do with them?
HP & Brocade $ecure $ANs
News  |  6/17/2003  | 
Will customers shell out up to $550 per port to lock down their Fibre Channel fabrics?
Backup Service Providers Swell
News  |  6/17/2003  | 
Startups in this segment have raised $49.5M so far this year, and competition is now heating up
Cisco's VP of Storage Sales Quits
News  |  6/16/2003  | 
Steve Querner, VP of storage networking sales, is out the door. Is Cisco changing its strategy?
GlassHouse Picks Auspex's Bones
News  |  6/16/2003  | 
Storage consulting firm nets around 330 support contracts from bankrupt NAS vendor
Final installment online
Commentary  |  6/16/2003  | 
Hi folks. We've published today the final set of stories from our June 13th issue. Leading the charge this week is an in-depth review of five CRM solutions by Lori MacVittie. We also have a great workshop on managing remote...
State of Oregon
News  |  6/14/2003  | 
Oregon Department of Administrative Services uses StorageTek software to untangle email bureaucracy
OuterBay: The Data Police?
News  |  6/14/2003  | 
Touting 'full automation' with software that controls application data. Are companies ready?
Oregon Taps StorageTek for Email
News  |  6/13/2003  | 
Oregon Department of Administrative Services uses software to untangle email bureaucracy
Veritas Makes Backup Boo-Boo
News  |  6/12/2003  | 
Forced to update Backup Exec 9.0 after discovering it's incompatible with Windows Server 2003
Persist Packs Away Email
News  |  6/12/2003  | 
Startup launches appliance designed for email backup. Can it get traction in this crowded space?
Adaptec RAIDs Old Europe
News  |  6/12/2003  | 
Snaps up German RAID controller firm ICP Vortex, taking it off Intel's hands for kleingeld
EMC Centera Gets a Translator
News  |  6/12/2003  | 
Licenses software from startup Storigen to convert Centera-speak into standard file calls
Did Brocade Bungle Cisco Test?
News  |  6/11/2003  | 
Brocade claims to find a serious problem with Cisco's MDS 9509, but no one else can replicate it
3PAR Hits Up Hitachi
News  |  6/11/2003  | 
In bed with the enemy? Hitachi's Japanese semiconductor unit buys a storage system from 3PAR
Intransa Lands a Third CEO
News  |  6/11/2003  | 
IP SAN startup appoints 'permanent' CEO (they mean it this time!) and gets $7M more funding
EMC, Dell Feel the Love
News  |  6/10/2003  | 
Duo extend partnership by two more years. But will they still be best buddies in 2008?
Whither IE?
Commentary  |  6/10/2003  | 
There's been a lot of speculation lately on possible end-games stemming from Microsoft's unofficial announcement that it would terminate Internet Explorer as a stand alone application. Here's Lori MacVittie's take on the possible end of IE and what that might...
Nortel Jumps on CWDM Wagon
News  |  6/10/2003  | 
Coarse WDM technology for storage networks provides Nortel with a fresh marketing hook
Server Consolidation: Why Less is More
News  |  6/10/2003  | 
The task of consolidating your data centers may seem daunting, but what you'll get is infinitely better than what you're giving up.
Choosing a VoIP PBX
News  |  6/10/2003  | 
Know your business processes and end-user needs.
Integrating CRM: No Pain, No Gain
News  |  6/10/2003  | 
If your dream is to make a seamless transition to CRM, dream on. Most midmarket solutions require complicated deployment procedures and customization. Still, with some hard work, integration is possible.
Best Practices For Supporting Home Users
News  |  6/10/2003  | 
The home user is now just as much a part of the network as the accounting department, thanks to the emergence of broadband Internet services and VPNs, and businesses looking
Security Watch: Don't Get Bitten by NIPS Hype
Commentary  |  6/10/2003  | 
Network intrusion prevention is not revolutionary technology; it's evolutionary, and its mutation is far from over.
Data Domain Gets Compressed
News  |  6/9/2003  | 
Claims disk-backup system packs in data with 20:1 ratio. Can it catch the latest wave?
IEEE Approves 802.11g: Now the Fun Begins
News  |  6/9/2003  | 
Barring some kind of mishap, the IEEE was expected to approve the 802.11g standard on June 12 based on version 8.2 of the draft. But 802.11b isn't going away
Quick Takes
News  |  6/9/2003  | 
Net Optics 10/100/GigaBit SX Span Port SpyderSwitch; Symantec Web Security 3.0; Configuresoft Enterprise Configuration Manager 4.5; Expertcity DesktopStreaming 4.0.
Is Cisco's Security Glass Half Full or Half Empty?
News  |  6/9/2003  | 
How serious about security is a vendor whose default administration mechanism still runs over a clear-text protocol like telnet?
Power to PeopleSoft
News  |  6/9/2003  | 
PeopleSoft is acquiring financially strapped, OneWorld developer J.D. Edwards.
FUDBusters
News  |  6/9/2003  | 
IBM Lotus announces Workplace Messaging, ushering in the dawn of on-demand messaging, granting all users access to enterprise applications. Not quite.
Open Source, Closed Minds
News  |  6/9/2003  | 
The business and technology press has paid close attention to The SCO Group's lawsuit against IBM and its letters of warning to 1,500 other software vendors. But what is really
Smarter Compression Technology
News  |  6/9/2003  | 
Peribit's SR device increases bandwidth by recognizing traffic.
Letters
News  |  6/9/2003  | 
Closing the door on capitalism to calm the ire of a few could have a greater impact on the hopes of many.
Latest Red Hat Delivers Key Apps
News  |  6/9/2003  | 
Red Hat Linux 9 increases support for open-source users.
Off-Site Control
News  |  6/9/2003  | 
NexVu's Controller and Manager combination helps network administrators manage multiple sites.
Jamie Cameron's Webmin
News  |  6/9/2003  | 
This comprehensive management system for your Linux, Unix and OS/X systems costs zippo. Nada. Nuthin! That's good reason to give it a try.
Pitching Blades
News  |  6/9/2003  | 
Server vendors are hyping a new form that offers less cabling, more efficient use of space and a highly configurable data center. We tested six diverse blade devices to see
Business Certification for IT
Commentary  |  6/9/2003  | 
I'd like to see the creation of an independent group that would certify techies in common business practices.
Get Your Priorities Straight
Commentary  |  6/9/2003  | 
Whether you're in IT, finance, engineering or sales, you're part of a team, not a club.
I'm Ga-Ga for Google!
Commentary  |  6/9/2003  | 
Not quite the same as going "Cuckoo for Cocoa-Puffs!" but it was the best I could think of. In any event, this issue's edition Top 11 in "The Last Mile" was "Top 11 signs you're spending too much time on...
CNT Flings FC Far & Wide
News  |  6/9/2003  | 
In first offering from Inrange deal, CNT plugs CWDM card and its storage router into FC/9000
HP Moves Hard on Cisco
News  |  6/6/2003  | 
HP starts shipping Cisco MDS 9000 switches - priced up to 30% less than IBM, it claims
IDC: SAN Storage Rocks in Q1
News  |  6/6/2003  | 
Overall market lifted by 14% uptick in SAN storage year-over-year, though HPQ and EMC sales drop
Disk Backup's a Red-Hot Idea
News  |  6/6/2003  | 
On our recent poll, 84% of respondents say they're already using it or plan to soon
Objective Data: Who Are These Guys?
News  |  6/6/2003  | 
Forms itself by rolling up two small firms, aiming at storage management software space
Yihaaaa SCO!
Commentary  |  6/5/2003  | 
As the lawsuits continue to fly around The SCO Group, many of us have been searching for a single, cogent explanation of the players involved. Thankfully, Arie Rubenstein has successfully integrated the seemingly disparate worlds of Linux litigation and The...
Legato Mines Iron Mountain
News  |  6/5/2003  | 
Licenses email archiving software to Iron Mountain, as the firms try to exploit regulatory trends UPDATED 4PM
Switch Hits
News  |  6/5/2003  | 
Switch Hits McData tables Sanera bid. Who's buying Cisco's gear? And were Brocade and McD talking merger?
HP SAN-Blasts Email
News  |  6/5/2003  | 
HP and Mirapoint demo ability to process 17 million messages per day using HDS's SAN storage
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