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Content posted in July 2003
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StorageNetworks Succumbs
News  |  7/31/2003  | 
Terminally ill storage services company finally calls it quits, laying off nearly all its remaining staff
Nishan Bombs Bid for Nishan.com
News  |  7/31/2003  | 
IP storage switch vendor thwarted after trying to 'hijack' domain name from its UK owner UPDATED 8/01 8:30AM
Warning Labels for Linux
Commentary  |  7/31/2003  | 
Until we can get this whole SCO mess under control, I'd like to propose that a warning label be affixed to all Linux distributions: "The use of this product may induce frivolous litigation." Or conversely, select vendors could add a...
Forum quote of the week
Commentary  |  7/30/2003  | 
In our current discussion of Cisco Vs. Enterasys: Yeah - Enterasys ROCKS - Cisco Sucks! Er, I mean Cisco ROCKS and Enterasys Sucks! Aw, screw it - just get a 3COM.... -- Ian Odds...
Sun Goes Gnome
Commentary  |  7/30/2003  | 
Sun's announcement yesterday that its 9 8/03 Solaris update would incorporate the Gnome 2.0 Desktop as an alternative to they company's "less than zero" UI, CDE, does more than make Solaris a kinder and gentler OS. It ratifies Gnome, now...
Far Out Disaster Recovery Services
Commentary  |  7/30/2003  | 
Ah the moon. Our closest celestial buddy in the sky. It governs our tides, rules our emotions (allegedly) and now, if TransOrbital Inc. has their way, the moon will be home to the first outer space disaster recovery storage center....
EMC Debuts DMX, Part Deux
News  |  7/30/2003  | 
Takes high-end Symmetrix higher with DMX3000 and throws in iSCSI. Does it put EMC in front?
Will Saleen Sing?
News  |  7/30/2003  | 
Former SAN Valley CEO Bob Coackley resurfaces at helm of clustered Linux software startup
SAN Valley's Secret Sale
News  |  7/30/2003  | 
Buyout by Silicon Valley mogul Carl Berg in March has done startup a world of good, says its CEO
New content up for grabs
Commentary  |  7/30/2003  | 
Hi folks. We've just published the final installment of our July 24th issue, featuring a review of Exchange Server replacements by Ron Anderson and a Workshop on Security Product Certification by Mike Fratto. You can browse these and other stories...
Is EMC Overshooting on iSCSI?
News  |  7/29/2003  | 
Symmetrix iSCSI options are a vote of confidence, but it's curious EMC didn't start with Clariion
Rainfinity Gets Reinforced
News  |  7/29/2003  | 
Second version of its NAS data migration box adds failover and CIFS support. Now is it worth $80K?
Data Domain Digs Up CEO
News  |  7/29/2003  | 
Disk backup startup names ex-Borland exec Frank Slootman its CEO. Or is it 'funeral director'?
Has Brocade Seen Interop Light?
News  |  7/29/2003  | 
After major customer blowup, Brocade is working with other vendors to advance interoperability
Netezza Nets $20M More
News  |  7/29/2003  | 
Lands huge round after five customers buy its database appliance. Imagine if they'd sold 10!
Divorce -- Text Message Style!
Commentary  |  7/28/2003  | 
Just when you think technology can't be used for something even stranger, our friends in Malaysia have found a way to raise the bar -- divorce using text messages on wireless phones. Islamic law permits men to divorce their wives...
EMC Flexes DMXes
News  |  7/26/2003  | 
Kicks up Symmetrix with iSCSI options and Ficon-enabled DMX3000. Yup, it's still a hardware vendor
Storage on the Moon: Lunar Lunacy?
News  |  7/26/2003  | 
Startup TransOrbital is promising the ultimate disaster recovery service - on the moon
QLogic Learns Brocade Lingo
News  |  7/25/2003  | 
Does end run around Brocade, reverse-engineering its proprietary 'native mode' operation
Longhorn -- Be afraid. Be very afraid.
Commentary  |  7/25/2003  | 
Never mind the upcoming "Freddy vs. Jason" movie. The thing you should really be scared about is the next version of Windows, aka "Longhorn." That's according to Mister Gates himself, who says the next incarnation of the OS will be...
FC Market Gets Rattled
News  |  7/24/2003  | 
Cisco's SAN push and other factors are shaking up the status quo, says latest B&S Insider report
Dot Hill: Not Ill Anymore
News  |  7/24/2003  | 
Storage vendor finally gets into the black, beating Q2 expectations on strength of Sun OEM deal
Veritas Vrooms
News  |  7/24/2003  | 
Reports record Q2 revenues and better than expected earnings. But can it keep up the pace?
NetApp Zaps BlueArc With Lawsuit
News  |  7/24/2003  | 
A month after acquiring Auspex's NAS patents, NetApp alleges BlueArc infringes them
StorageTek Keeps on Growth Curve
News  |  7/23/2003  | 
But despite beating estimates and posting revenue growth in all segments, its stock slips a bit
More Beaver Tales
News  |  7/23/2003  | 
More Beaver Tales LightSand and SANcastle hooking up?; QLogic's nuclear sub deal; the latest on Ellison's storage venture
Panel: iSCSI Clear for Takeoff
News  |  7/23/2003  | 
Roundtable of IP storage execs claims iSCSI is already taking off. Haven't we heard this before?
Z-force Thinks Zmaller
News  |  7/22/2003  | 
Under new management, NAS aggregation switch startup sets less ambitious goals
Z-force
News  |  7/22/2003  | 
Under new management, NAS aggregation switch startup narrows focus
Long time no update...
Commentary  |  7/22/2003  | 
Apologies for the down time - there hasn't been a lot going on with NWC Inc. specifically, except for some testing until today. Bruce Boardman is currently in the throes of a review of Web SLA managers and it beating...
New Issue online
Commentary  |  7/22/2003  | 
Hi everyone. We've just published the first part of our July 24th issue, featuring a look at network and systems management services by Bruce Boardman. Bruce also provides a review of the network-management providers you should be looking into. We...
Time for Leftovers...Top 11 leftovers
Commentary  |  7/22/2003  | 
Another issue, another offering of Top 11 submissions that couldn't quite fit our Last Mile page, but were too good to pass up. This time, we asked folks for the "real reasons Larry Ellison wants PeopleSoft." Because the people they're...
Sun Sees Road To Prosperity Paved With Its Own Products
News  |  7/22/2003  | 
Sun Microsystems' message that companies need to view their IT operations as a system, rather than a collection of hardware, software, and networking, appears to make sense, but the paying
High Toll for Wireless Bridge
News  |  7/22/2003  | 
Cisco's Aironet 1400 offers great functionality, but for a price.
Heroix eQ Management Suite 2.0
News  |  7/22/2003  | 
HMS lets network managers track applications from inside the server farm, have access to the performance metrics of everything running on an enterprise machine and know about potential problems.
Quick Takes
News  |  7/22/2003  | 
Sun Microsystems Sun ONE Directory Server 5.2; Altusen LCD Console KVM Switch; Visual Numerics JMSL Numerical Library 2.5 for Java Applications; Symantec ManHunt 3.0
Certification Security Blanket
News  |  7/22/2003  | 
Instead of relying on a brief product demo or trial, check out the product's security certifications.
The Handoff
News  |  7/22/2003  | 
For big business, outsourced network management is becoming de rigueur. But does it make sense for smaller businesses? Depends on your cost structure and your tolerance for relinquishing control.
Teaming Up with the Right Management Service
News  |  7/22/2003  | 
Most network-management providers won't offer aggressive service or huge cost savings to small and midsize businesses. But we pushed and prodded, and got PerformanceIT to give our fictional food chain
CA's Network Management Holy Grail
News  |  7/22/2003  | 
Can a single product provide the depth of capabilities necessary to manage a wide array of assets?
Public Key Without the Middleman
News  |  7/22/2003  | 
Products incorporating a new elliptic-curve cryptography method called Weil Pairings are now being released.
Novell's Net Gain
News  |  7/22/2003  | 
NetWare 6.5 enhancements are open-source and developer friendly.
The Great Pretenders: MAPI Connectors To Trick Your Outlook
News  |  7/22/2003  | 
Ersatz Exchange Servers save companies licensing, training and maintenance costs. And Stalker's CGPro would fool anyone.
IBM Does Morphogenic Computing
News  |  7/22/2003  | 
There are glimmers of hope that the company will produce tools to make your life easier and your systems more stable.
Yet Another Web Services Standard
News  |  7/22/2003  | 
WS-Federation is a specification designed to federate identities across corporate boundaries.
10K Transactions Per Second
News  |  7/22/2003  | 
NetScaler builds RS9800 faster, stronger, more flexible.
UNISYS Wireless Golf Scoring System
News  |  7/22/2003  | 
Unisys' wireless Golf Scoring System went mobile at this year's U.S. Open. Here's how the company ensures the system's reliability, predictability and performance.
App Attitude: How Much Is That?
Commentary  |  7/22/2003  | 
The task of pricing out any software is daunting and leaves many IT staffers scratching their heads.
Storability Mops Up ProvisionSoft
News  |  7/22/2003  | 
Pries software assets from SRM startup's cold, stiff fingers. Will it give Storability a boost?
Quantum Tape Drives Speak Up
News  |  7/22/2003  | 
But will monitoring features really help Quantum's DLT win against LTO and AIT?
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