Expert Analysis
Content posted in September 2003
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Storage User Groups Proliferate
News  |  9/30/2003  | 
The Association of Storage Networking Professionals is the latest to join the pack
Candera Swears It's Beyond Compare
News  |  9/30/2003  | 
Pops out its virtualization box after three years of work. Does it have the frijoles to succeed?
Sun Set for SATA Day?
News  |  9/29/2003  | 
It's prepping Serial ATA arrays and may ink OEM deal with Dot Hill or Infortrend, says RBC
Can You Hear Me -- OW!
Commentary  |  9/29/2003  | 
A rather enterprising teenager in Spain conned a bunch of folks into believing they were purchasing inexpensive cell phones via an internet auction. After they sent payment, the buyers received a package -- with a brick inside instead of a...
Incipient Ropes In Another $10M
News  |  9/29/2003  | 
Virtualization startup tops off second round but still won't say exactly what it's doing
New Issue Online
Commentary  |  9/29/2003  | 
Hi folks. We've just posted the first half of our October 2nd issue of Network Computing. This week, Dave Molta explores Wireless LANS, and reviews offerings from seven WLAN vendors. In our sneak previews department, we examine Network Associates InfiniStream...
HDS's Hard-Wired Vision
News  |  9/29/2003  | 
HDS's Hard-Wired Vision With its single-minded focus on hardware, Hitachi Data Systems is in danger of slipping further behind
Site Upgrade
Commentary  |  9/29/2003  | 
Hi folks. We've been quite busy on the main site over the last two weeks, upgrading our content delivery system to ATG Dynamo. As a part of that upgrade, we've created a number of new services, including story toolkit upgrades,...
Best Worst Server Name Awards Compendium
News  |  9/27/2003  | 
Check out the complete compendium of server name submissions from our recent Best Worst Server Name Awards competition.
StorageTek Looks to Bag Buzzword
News  |  9/27/2003  | 
Files for trademark on Information Lifecycle Management, but competitors cry foul
E2O Goes for 4-Gig
News  |  9/26/2003  | 
Transceiver vendor joins 4-Gig Fibre Channel transceiver party for SANs
Playbook: Staying One Step Ahead of Performance
News  |  9/26/2003  | 
Eliminating system or network failures is critical in today's fast-paced environment. Contributing Editor Eric A. Hall walks you through how to analyze and manage your applications performance requirements to help
Back in the saddle again
Commentary  |  9/26/2003  | 
Sean Doherty is working on a review and taking advantage of our infrastructure. Sometime yesterday we lost all connectivity between our Cisco router and our provider's CPE. Turns out the router was running at 99% CPU utilization and was dropping...
What the Heck Is HyperSCSI?
News  |  9/26/2003  | 
'Raw Ethernet' SAN protocol isn't bogged down by TCP/IP - but almost no one's heard of it
Generation W
News  |  9/26/2003  | 
Wireless LAN gear for the enterprise doesn't make the grade...but that's about to change.
Matrix Switch Management Made Easy
News  |  9/26/2003  | 
Datacom's SCS centralizes switch, analyzer control.
VeriSign, Hero To the Spammers
News  |  9/26/2003  | 
VeriSign has been entrusted as the authoritative directory provider for all .com and .net domains, and its behavior this year has violated that trust.
New WLAN on Campus
News  |  9/26/2003  | 
Seven wireless LAN vendors went back to school outfitting new digs for SU's School of Information Studies. But only Airespace earned our bid.
Telephony 101: Giving Voice to Your Network
News  |  9/26/2003  | 
The lines between voice and data infrastructures are starting to blur -- learning how to intergrate and support telecom devices and technologies is a must.
Will Anyone Come to Sun's Licensing Party?
News  |  9/26/2003  | 
Sun has made big news with the unveiling of the Java Desktop System and Java Enterprise System, which bundle previously separate software pieces.
20/20 Foresight
News  |  9/26/2003  | 
InfiniStream provides high-end tracking of absolutely everything.
TechXNY: Nothing Doing
News  |  9/26/2003  | 
TechXNY used to be a killer show, with wall-to-wall attendance and tons of new-product announcements.
iSCSI SANs
News  |  9/26/2003  | 
Fibre Channel isn't your only option. iSCSI SAN offers lower cost, easier deployment, and greater distance.
Monitoring the Big Picture
News  |  9/26/2003  | 
ProactiveNet 5.1 adds sources and solutions.
License To Surf?
Commentary  |  9/26/2003  | 
Certifying users might feel like we're advancing Internet literacy, but it wouldn't ensure knowledge or compliance.
Quick Takes
News  |  9/26/2003  | 
This Edition: InfoCyclone; Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold; Network Associates McAfee IntruShield 1200; Empirix e-Test Suite for Web Services.
Atheros Ups The WLAN Ante
News  |  9/26/2003  | 
Should Atheros wait for the IEEE to develop standards innovations and withhold features that solve real-world problems?
Top 11 List: Blackout Bingo
Commentary  |  9/26/2003  | 
What happens when someone accidentally knocks out power across a large portion of the eastern seaboard? Well, of course you scramble to check the UPSes or gas up the generator and gracefully down unnecessary systems. But then what? Bingo? Well,...
Top 11: Blackout Bingo
News  |  9/26/2003  | 
What happens when someone accidentally knocks out power across a large portion of the eastern seaboard? Scramble to check the UPSes or play Bingo? We suggest a read through the
HDS to Crank Up Thunder
News  |  9/26/2003  | 
Hopes to buttress midrange line with faster Thunder 9580V. But where's the software?
Source: Cisco Licensed Test to Spirent
News  |  9/25/2003  | 
Source says Cisco licensed SAN routing test to Spirent, knowing its switches would do well
test
News  |  9/25/2003  | 
Testing page...
EMC, IBM Lead in Midrange Storage
News  |  9/25/2003  | 
Both are positioned at forefront of fast-growing segment, says B&S Insider report
InfiniCon Corrals $15M Round
News  |  9/24/2003  | 
InfiniBand startup lands healthy Series C and Fujitsu reseller deal. Who says IB is dead?
Symantec Picks Up PowerQuest
News  |  9/24/2003  | 
Symantec pays $150M for PC storage management specialist to enhance Ghost suite
The Straight and Narrow
Commentary  |  9/24/2003  | 
Take time to plan your gigabit-to-the-desktop trip, and watch the prices plummet by the time you're ready to roll.
Spirent: FC Switches Fail to Scale
News  |  9/24/2003  | 
With new test, Spirent finds some Fibre Channel switches cannot handle large-scale fabrics UPDATED 1:45PM
Does Legato Outpace NSI?
News  |  9/24/2003  | 
Study paid for by Legato shows its replication software outperforms NSI's. Well, duh!
ADIC Whips Out Big Disk
News  |  9/23/2003  | 
Preps disk option for tape libraries that backs up 1 TB per hour - but it starts at a cool $190K
NetApp Casts Wider Net
News  |  9/23/2003  | 
Launches two new SAN/NAS appliances and new software for regulatory compliance
EMC Visualizes Hoi Polloi
News  |  9/23/2003  | 
Ships SAN software from Prisa and Astrum acquisitions. Can EMC market to the masses?
Report: Most Storage Startups Flop
News  |  9/23/2003  | 
Crescendo Ventures study reveals that only 3 out of every 10 storage startups make it
New Issue Online
Commentary  |  9/22/2003  | 
Hi folks. We've just posted our September 25th issue of Network Computing. This is a special issue, devoted to a discussion of the inner workings of a comprehensive product-testing program....
Technology: Not as Easy as It Looks
Commentary  |  9/22/2003  | 
We've created many protocols to manage the OSI layers, but the layers haven't become any less complex.
Our World, Welcome to IT
News  |  9/22/2003  | 
We know you don't get Network Computing for the pictures, but we couldn't publish an entire issue about product testing without sharing diagrams of our own test labs.
DIY Lab Testing
News  |  9/22/2003  | 
As information technology gets more complex, it's essential to test new hardware and software thoroughly and systematically to ensure compatability, performance, scalability and more.
Tool Time
News  |  9/22/2003  | 
Does the thought of testing prospective network devices make you long to just drop the system into your live network and cross your fingers? Read on.
Testing To Go
News  |  9/22/2003  | 
Internal and outsourced labs can be used in balance to get the test done right. Your organization will benefit if you know how to choose the right partner.
Justify My Lab
News  |  9/22/2003  | 
Testing labs have real costs and benefits; they're just difficult to quantify. Be prepared to make your pitch in terms that management can understand.
Vendorspeak Exposed!
News  |  9/22/2003  | 
Don't let manufacturers wow you with sensational stats, inflated claims and empty promises. We shoot down some favorite vendor come-ons.
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