Expert Analysis
Content posted in August 2003
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Intel Snacks on Acirro's Scraps
News  |  8/29/2003  | 
Chipmaker earlier this year bought the assets of dormant distributed file system startup. But why?
Pass the Sunscreen, Linus
Commentary  |  8/29/2003  | 
We asked our readers to submit their top signs Linus Torvalds needs a summer vacation for our upcoming September 4th edition of Las Mile. As usual, we were not dissapointed. Here's the full list of submissions. And with that, we...
Tee-Hee Bytes
Commentary  |  8/29/2003  | 
In our upcoming September 4th edition of "Last Mile," we publish a snippet of the following article by Der Dorn. Submitted for your approval is his complete missive....
Brother can you spare a dimensional warp generator, take two
Commentary  |  8/29/2003  | 
Ok, we thought this guy was kidding, when he asked us for a "Acme 5X24 series time transducing capacitor." As it turns out Robert "Robby" Todino is dead serious. Sorry Robby. Still, we have no AMD Dimensional Warp Generator module...
CNT's Undercover Deal With Sanera
News  |  8/29/2003  | 
CNT signed OEM pact with Sanera last year, says McData filing. So why did CNT buy Inrange?
AMCC Looks to Buy JNI
News  |  8/29/2003  | 
A $190M bid for HBA vendor would expand AMCC's horizons beyond long-haul
Agere Sniffing Around Trebia?
News  |  8/28/2003  | 
Sources say Agere is interested in buying IP storage chip startup, but Emulex is also bidding
These Ain't Your Father's Video Games...
Commentary  |  8/28/2003  | 
Chances are, they may be your wife's, your sister's, or dare I say...your mom's? A poll by the Entertainment Software Association indicated that that more women over 18 than young boys are playing games and the average age of players...
Nielsen Knits Fabrics Together
News  |  8/28/2003  | 
Plans to consolidate nine SANs with 12 (yes, 12!) Brocade 12000s and AppIQ software
VCs Pump $1.1B Into Storage Startups
News  |  8/28/2003  | 
Storage networking funding topped a billion over recent 12-month period, says B&S Insider
CNT Digests Inrange
News  |  8/27/2003  | 
Turns in solid Q2, claiming it integrated Inrange in record time. Can CNT keep up with the pack?
Dell Installs New Storage Boss
News  |  8/27/2003  | 
Dell confirms that ex-Zambeel CEO Darren Thomas has been named VP of its storage group
McCrafty
News  |  8/27/2003  | 
McCrafty McData moves ahead in SAN switch arms race with pair of savvy deals
Trebia Croaks
News  |  8/26/2003  | 
IP storage processor startup shuts down, and Emulex is said to have acquired its assets
IBM Kicks Up Midrange Storage
News  |  8/26/2003  | 
Big Blue rolls out 'turbo' option for FastT 600 array, as LSI partnership continues to pay off
And the uber-geek award goes to...
Commentary  |  8/26/2003  | 
While rummaging through the submissions for our upcoming Top 11 list, "Top 11 lame excuses for holding a LAN Gaming Party in your office," I simply couldn't resist publishing a couple of entires. Call them my "uber-geek" awards. First place...
After Buying Spree, McData McDrops
News  |  8/26/2003  | 
Stock falls 18% though analysts say Nishan and Sanera give McD industry's broadest lineup
McData Sweeps Up Nishan, Sanera
News  |  8/25/2003  | 
Scores deals on storage networking startups, buying Nishan for $83M and Sanera for $102M
eBay = eBlackout
Commentary  |  8/25/2003  | 
So there I was last Wednesday, getting ready to jump online around midnight to take a last crack on an eBay auction (for the inquisitive, I was bidding on the Gatchaman/Battle of the Planets "God Phoenix" spaceship. Yes, I'm a...
New Issue Online
Commentary  |  8/25/2003  | 
We must have taken a long winter's nap in the middle of summer last week, because we neglected to tell you that we'd published the first part of our August 21st issue. Now that we've just published the second half,...
Sun: We Still Love Hitachi, Too!
News  |  8/25/2003  | 
Extends deal to resell Hitachi Lightning through 2006, two weeks after HP renews its own pact
Vikings Vow to Vie With Veritas
News  |  8/23/2003  | 
Sweden's Northern Parklife promises its SRM tools will give Veritas a run for its money
Carriers Getting Hip to Storage
News  |  8/22/2003  | 
As companies increase SAN investment, service providers look to provide new services
TIAA Simplifies Desktop Administration
News  |  8/22/2003  | 
Business Profile: TIAA Investments, a division of TIAA-CREF, $265 billion in assets, New York. Web site: http://www.tiaainvestments.org/ Lines of Business: Fixed-income investment products. Vendor/Technology Solution: ON Technology Corp.'s (Waltham, Mass.) ON Command CCM and iCommand multi-platform management solutions. Technology In...
Ciena Plunks Down $45M for Akara
News  |  8/21/2003  | 
Company may now believe enterprise and storage networking is the answer to its woes
XPAK Setback?
News  |  8/21/2003  | 
Component vendors report Cisco is favoring the X2 multiservice agreement for 10-Gig
Snort Visualization
Commentary  |  8/21/2003  | 
Not since Jurassic Park's UNIX flyby have I seen a visualization tool as cool as Daniel Clark's scanmap3d, which takes Snort alerts and creates a three dimensional world of network traffic. All you need is Java and MySQL, and you...
Gateway Chews Storage Cud
News  |  8/21/2003  | 
Home PC maker plans to launch SCSI storage array. Whoa - did we time-warp back a decade?! UPDATED 7PM
The Segued Segway
Commentary  |  8/20/2003  | 
You know about the Segway right? Those clunky, oversized and overpriced scooters that are supposed to revolutionize pedestrian travel? So far, I haven't seen too many of these things rolling around the streets of New York. But maybe that's because...
HP's Storage Sales: Not Horrible
News  |  8/20/2003  | 
Its Q3 storage revenues drop 8% sequentially. Now, wanna hear the bad news?
It just isn't my month...
Commentary  |  8/20/2003  | 
Well, the fixes are not fixing things. I've been able to confirm with IBM that the specific problem that has cropped up is indemic to WebSphere 3.5 and 4.0.1. WebSphere 5.0 does not have this problem, so we'll be migrating...
NetApp Pounds Out Profits
News  |  8/20/2003  | 
Posts surge in Q1 profit and a rosy outlook - but says there's no IT 'buying spree' going on
Will EMC Bag Cisco's Cat?
News  |  8/19/2003  | 
EMC may sell cobranded versions of Cisco Catalyst switches for iSCSI SANs, source says
Italy Makes SANs Sicuro
News  |  8/19/2003  | 
The Italian government is using Decru's security appliance to encrypt its citizens' personal data
Government of Italy
News  |  8/19/2003  | 
It's using Decru's security appliance to encrypt citizens' personal data on a new nationwide e-commerce network
DR Fans: Few Black Eyes From Blackout
News  |  8/19/2003  | 
Most firms that had disaster recovery plans in place say they weathered last week's outage well
Adaptec Unpacks NAC at Last
News  |  8/19/2003  | 
Ships Linux-only network accelerator card after months of delays. Can it catch up to Alacritech? UPDATED 8/19 3:30PM
Marvell Charges Up SATA
News  |  8/19/2003  | 
Chipmaker hopes to jumpstart 3-Gbit/s speed grade to push Serial ATA II into enterprise storage
Polycom KOs Proprietary VoIP Woes
News  |  8/19/2003  | 
Every SIP phone we tested could be declared a winner, but the SoundPoint IP 600 earned our Editor's Choice title.
Remote Management In-Reach
News  |  8/19/2003  | 
MRV Communications puts out more than a console server.
SIP Packs a Punch
News  |  8/19/2003  | 
Having this voice protocol in your corner brings easier integration, more choices, lower costs and the innovation muscle that only a ubiquitous standard can provide.
NetVigil Sees All
News  |  8/19/2003  | 
Fidelia offers WLAN monitoring along with top-notch reporting and stats.
If You Rebuild It, They Will Come
News  |  8/19/2003  | 
The newly reconstructed MLB.com Web site stayed online during the busiest opening day in the site's history, fielding queries from 10 million fans in one day -- the first time
EmergeCore Offers 'IT in a Box'
News  |  8/19/2003  | 
The IT-100 server has core network functionality built in.
The 10 Deadly Sins of Wireless
News  |  8/19/2003  | 
We've tested hundreds of wireless products in our labs and have talked to plenty of IT managers who've taken the plunge with wireless LANs. Here's our list of 10 Deadly
First-Class NAS
News  |  8/18/2003  | 
The rapid acceleration of storage needs and the desire for simple, manageable devices has thrust network-attached storage into the spotlight as a top-flight option.
The "Case Mod" Squad
Commentary  |  8/18/2003  | 
Another issue, another Last Mile. We asked you for your reasons to perform a "case mod" on your corporate mail server. The Top 11 that tickled our funny bones went to print. But we still wanted to share the rest...
FudBusters
News  |  8/18/2003  | 
We Bust the myth that Windows is the only platform with virus trouble.
Sun Props Up Gnome
News  |  8/18/2003  | 
Sun has said it will add Gnome to its list of desktops distributed with Solaris. This is good news on many fronts.
Dell's 8-Way Server Detour
News  |  8/18/2003  | 
Dell has put the brakes on the development of eight-way Intel Xeon servers.
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