Expert Analysis
Content posted in August 2009
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Top Trends in eDiscovery
Commentary  |  8/31/2009  | 
My time at ILTA '09 helped me to crystallize some important eDiscovery trends.
Zoho Works With VMware to Deliver Private Cloud Software-as-a-Service For The Enterprise
News  |  8/31/2009  | 
Zoho today announced a relationship with VMware designed to give customers a streamlined approach to running Zoho applications in their own data centers, leveraging the industry-leading VMware platform, which has been adopted by thousands of customers. Zoho will demonstrate the new deployment approach, which relies on VMware vSphere 4, in the VMware vCloud Pavilion at VMworld 2009 to be held August 31-September 3, 2009, at The Moscone Center in San Francisco.
Richard Egan, EMC Co-Founder Dies
News  |  8/31/2009  | 
Egan parlayed an engineering degree into storage giant EMC, the largest technology company in New England.
Mid-Range Storage From Deep OEM-Land
News  |  8/31/2009  | 
The Engenio 4900 is a modular, mid-range storage system aimed squarely at the middle of a market stretching from large workgroups to small data centers. With up to 112 drives, the system can provide the sort of storage that even smaller enterprises are now demanding.
Xen Project Launches New Open Cloud Initiative
News  |  8/31/2009  | 
Xen.org, the home of the open source Xen hypervisor, today formally announced the Xen Cloud Platform (XCP) initiative - a powerful new community-led effort to build on the growing leadership of the Xen hypervisor in today's cloud, and deliver a secure and proven open source infrastructure platform for the federated cloud services of tomorrow. The Xen Cloud Platform will accelerate the use of cloud infrastructure for enterprise customers by providing open source virtual infrastructure technology
F5 And VMware Solution Enables Cloud Connection For Live Application Mobility
News  |  8/31/2009  | 
F5 Networks, Inc. the global leader in Application Delivery Networking (ADN), today announced that it will be demonstrating a breakthrough solution that affords businesses seamless flexibility in leveraging both public and private clouds.
FalconStor Announces Offerings For VMware Environments, Bridging Physical And Virtual Infrastructures
News  |  8/31/2009  | 
New Offerings for Heterogeneous Disaster Recovery, Storage Virtualization Management and a Deduplication Virtual Appliance Expand FalconStor's Support for VMware vSphere 4
BMC Software Ensures Operational Accuracy Amidst The Constant Change of Virtual Environments
News  |  8/31/2009  | 
BMC Software today announced new capabilities for dynamic detection and intelligent response to VM infrastructure changes. These capabilities ensure unprecedented accuracy both for operational performance monitoring and service-based decision support.
Upgrade System Disk By Copying The Hard Drive And Transferring Data
News  |  8/31/2009  | 
EASEUS Todo Backup offers you a safe and convenient solution to copy/clone the entire hard drive to another, with either fast file-by-file copy or sector-by-sector copy, under Windows 2000/XP/Vista/Server 2003/2008. It will create an exact copy of one hard drive on the new drive, including operating system, applications, preferences, settings, and data; no more worrying about boot failure from the new hard drive, either.
DataCore Software Announces Support For Fibre Channel Over Ethernet (FCoE)
News  |  8/31/2009  | 
DataCore Software, a leading provider of storage virtualization, business continuity and disaster recovery software solutions, today announced support for native Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) connectivity for its SANmelody(TM) and SANsymphony(TM) storage virtualization solutions.
ILTA '09 And eDiscovery Trends
Commentary  |  8/28/2009  | 
As an analyst, I spend most of my trade show time talking to eDiscovery vendors. Since a majority of these conversations are under NDA, if I told you what they said, I'd have to kill you. So I will share with you the market trends that I discussed with show vendors and attendees.
Verizon Tops Call Quality Study
News  |  8/28/2009  | 
Increasing demands on mobile networks due to data usage for texting and e-mailing will force wireless providers to adjust in order to maintain users, study says.
Intel Boosts Forecast On Stronger Sales
News  |  8/28/2009  | 
The chip maker is the latest tech bellwether to see signs of an economic recovery.
Interactive Data Management
Commentary  |  8/28/2009  | 
Unstructured data continues to grow almost unabated. Applying policies and classifications to this data has proven to be a daunting task. For the most part, going back after the fact and identifying what data should go where, how long and...
DLP Rolling Review: RSA Takes Classification Up A Notch
News  |  8/28/2009  | 
The RSA Data Loss Prevention Suite sports a stellar user interface and an uncanny ability to sniff out sensitive data wherever it resides
Meraki Controls WLANs From The Cloud
News  |  8/28/2009  | 
Wireless vendor replaces a costly premises WLAN controller with a hosted alternative
Solarflare Unleashes New 10GbE Controllers
News  |  8/27/2009  | 
Solarflare Communications has announced a new family of 10 Gigabit controllers, including the industry's first 10GBASE-T LAN-on-motherboard (LOM) product. The new product family includes the Solarstorm SFL9021 single-port LOM, Solarstorm SFL9022 dual-port LOM and the Solarstorm SFC9020 dual-port controller.
Amazon Launches Private Cloud Service
News  |  8/27/2009  | 
Customers will create a VPN to bridge Amazon to their existing IT infrastructures and use their existing security systems to protect data.
New Iomega NAS For Small Business
News  |  8/27/2009  | 
Iomega, an EMC company, has released a new network-attached storage (NAS) device targeted to the needs of small businesses. The StorCenter ix4-200d is a four-drive device that boasts simple setup and flexible deployment options for a range of small business needs.
Emulex Announces IBM BladeCenter Virtual Fabric Design Win For Flexible 10Gb/s Ethernet Network Connectivity
News  |  8/27/2009  | 
Virtual Fabric Adapter based on Emulex OneConnect UCNA architecture Delivers new levels of scalability
VBrick Systems Rides High On The Enterprise Video Promise
News  |  8/27/2009  | 
VBrick emerges as the 2009 market leader in the enterprise video streaming solutions segment based on Frost & Sullivan's latest research
Wyse Launches New Class Of Virtual Clients Delivering Triple Play
News  |  8/27/2009  | 
New Wyse C class thin clients combine breakthrough performance, compactness, and energy efficiency while integrating PC, phone and TV functionality into one single platform for the enterprise users
Isilon Maximizes Benefits Of Server Virtualization
News  |  8/27/2009  | 
Public library of Cincinnati and Hamilton county, surgient, stronghold and webair among leading organizations using isilon iq to increase business agility and reduce costs
IBM Virtual Fabric: Emulex Wins Battle In 10 Gigabit War
Commentary  |  8/27/2009  | 
IBM Virtual Fabric is made possible by 10 gigabit Ethernet switches from privately held Blade Network Technologies that are tightly integrated with 10 gigabit Universal Converged Network Adapters (UCNAs) exclusively from Emulex. IBM expects Virtual Fabric to be configured in a substantial percentage of BladeCenter systems that start shipping in Q4 of this year, which means Emulex has just won an important battle in the 10 gigabit CNA war.
RAID VS. SLED - Now With SSDs
Commentary  |  8/27/2009  | 
Twenty years ago academics proposed that a redundant array of the inexpensive drives PCs used could replace the high performance drives that made mainframe DASD farms look like laundromats. The dominance of STEC's ZEUS IOPS in enterprise storage battling it out with Pillar and Dell/Equallogic's whole shelves of lower cost Intel and Samsung SSDs reminds me of the RAID vs SLED battle of the past.
F5 Releases Results Of Cloud Adoption Survey
News  |  8/26/2009  | 
Application delivery network vendor F5 Networks released the results of a survey of IT managers. The study, commissioned by F5 and conducted by Applied Research West, found that while 80% of large enterprises are in at least trial stages of cloud computing projects, there still remains concerns over adoption, as well as a continued ambiguity over the definition of cloud computing.
Chelsio Unveils Unified Storage Server Software
News  |  8/26/2009  | 
Integrated iSCSI SAN and NAS storage solution instantly converts an x86 system into unified storage target
Arista Links Physical, Virtual, And Cloud Networks With VMware vSphere 4
News  |  8/26/2009  | 
vEos software brings hitless upgrades, network troubleshooting and configuration to VMWare vSphere 4
Arista's Virtual Switch Takes Aim At Cisco's Nexus 1000V
News  |  8/26/2009  | 
Using VMWare API's, vEOS manages VMWare's vNetwork virtual switch, allowing computing resources to be moved seamlessly from physical to virtual machines and from hypervisor to hypervisor. The network port personality like ACL's, QoS, and configuration, travels with the VM regardless of MAC address changes. In addition, vEOS provides enhanced monitoring.
FairPoint Charged With Faking Tests
News  |  8/26/2009  | 
Regulators are investigating an alleged insider's claim that FairPoint falsified the tests that showed its readiness to take over Verizon's New England landlines.
Cloud Insurance?
Commentary  |  8/26/2009  | 
Cloud compute and cloud storage providers all have some form of SLA. We all hope they are buying quality back-end storage platforms to store their data on and that they are taking appropriate measures to protect that data, but how do we know? What's needed is a third party service that can make those assurances in a digital fashion.
Cisco OTA Provisioning Vulnerability Reported
Commentary  |  8/26/2009  | 
AirMagnet's intrusion research team has reported a security vulnerability associated with two Cisco wireless LAN access-point devices. The potential exploit, which placed in context is relatively minor, could nevertheless enable rogue users to gain access to a user's wireless LAN, inject malicious packets, and potentially create a Denial-of-Service condition.
Together with Leading Channel Partners, Isilon Systems Simplifies Virtualized Environments with Scale-Out NAS
News  |  8/26/2009  | 
Accunet Solutions, ASG, Cambridge Computer, FCN, FusionStorm, InterVision, ISG, Soccour, Terrapin and Zentra among it integrators and resellers delivering isilon scale-out nas to maximize benefits of server virtualization for enterprise customers
LSI Introduces Affordable, High-Performance Storage System For Midrange Customers
News  |  8/26/2009  | 
New Engenio 4900 system designed for server and storage consolidation features pay-as-you-grow scalability, 8Gb/s Fibre Channel and iSCSI connectivity
ipoque Launches First Entry-Level DPI Bandwidth Management Appliance with Integrated Bypass
News  |  8/26/2009  | 
PRX traffic manager series with new additions: PRX-1100 & PRX-2g bring high-end features at competitive prices
RingCube Delivers Industry's First Virtual Desktop NAS Software Solution
News  |  8/26/2009  | 
vDesk 2.1 release allows customers to stream virtual desktops from any CIFS-based NAS or File Server
Halfway Through A Bad Year
Commentary  |  8/26/2009  | 
Allan Sulkin is out with his mid-year numbers for enterprise communications shipments, and as he previewed in a No Jitter blog a week or so back, the second quarter was a pleasant surprise, as revenues rose from 1Q09. However, the full report shows that we're a long
Certeon Adds Backup Acceleration To Its Virtualized Acceleration Lineup
News  |  8/25/2009  | 
Application acceleration vendor Certeon has added aCelera Sync to its line of application acceleration products, specifically targeting data center synchronization and remote branch backup solutions. Designed for point-to-point links, Certeon is leveraging their virtualized acceleration tools to lower recovery time and recovery point objectives.
Updated ETSI Standard Promises Increased Broadband Capacity
News  |  8/25/2009  | 
A new version of a European Standard published recently by ETSI promises significantly increased broadband capacity to meet the ever-growing demands foreseen for European communications.
NetApp Moves Storage Around The Cloud
News  |  8/25/2009  | 
NetApp offers new options for migrating data in and around the cloud
NetApp Ushers In New Era, Delivers Cloud Infrastructure For The Enterprise
News  |  8/25/2009  | 
Data Ontap 8 and other new technologies and solutions provide customers with powerful foundation to enable it as a service
VirtenSys Announces General Availability )f Its I/O Virtualization Switches
News  |  8/25/2009  | 
VirtenSys, Ltd today announced the general availability of its flagship I/O virtualization switches, the VirtenSys VIO 4000 Series based on its Virtual Connectivity Cloud platform.
Autonomy iManage Delivers First Cloud-Based Archiving Solution Tailored For Law Firms
News  |  8/25/2009  | 
Convergence of email, matter file, and Autonomy's unique meaning based computing enables law firms to reduce costs and rapidly respond to ediscovery requests
Lancope's StealthWatch FlowSensor VE Achieves VMware Ready Status
News  |  8/25/2009  | 
Market leader in netflow analysis delivers virtual visibility to expedite troubleshooting and ensure security across virtual environment
Neverfail Introduces Neverfail vXtender
News  |  8/25/2009  | 
New product extends the benefits of virtualization to physical applications; solution based on patented technology
EMC Expands Midrange Storage Leadership In VMware Environments
News  |  8/25/2009  | 
New virtualization-aware management, data protection and replication capabilities provide customers with key enablers for building virtual information infrastructures
FreeBSD Boosts Routing Architecture, With Blue Coat's Help
Commentary  |  8/24/2009  | 
FreeBSD, the popular open-source server OS, is about to get an update -- to FreeBSD 8.0 -- with some help from Blue Coat Systems senior architect Qing Li. Li and FreeBSD developer Kip Macy have implemented a new routing architecture which improves network performance by parallelizing the routing stacks.
Tranxition Adaptive Persona Customizes VDI
News  |  8/24/2009  | 
Tranxition Adaptive Persona customizes vanilla VDI installations, saving and applying user specific options to VDI Windows instances when logged in. Adaptive Persona seamlessly synchronizes changes to a back-end user so that users always have the same desktop whenever they log in, and IT doesn't have to maintain individual VDI images for each user.
Is Videoconferencing Really Ready For SMBs?
Commentary  |  8/24/2009  | 
While many small and midsize businesses already make use of low-end point-to-point video communications, videoconferencing maker Polycom says new advancements are about to extend full multi-point videoconferencing and telepresence to SMBs.
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