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Content posted in September 2003
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Solaris Boasts Improved Security, Performance And Virtualization
News  |  9/22/2003  | 
Sun Microsystems has some upgrades to its Solaris operating system designed to increase speed and flexibility in the offing, the company announced in mid-September.
Copan Cooks Up Disk-to-Disk
News  |  9/20/2003  | 
It's working on a new disk-to-disk backup technology, but the stealthy startup is keeping mum
Infineon Samples 4Gig FC Optics
News  |  9/20/2003  | 
Bids for early status in the nascent market for 4-Gbit/s Fibre Channel transceivers
McData Sticking With iFCP
News  |  9/19/2003  | 
Plans to make iFCP cornerstone of SAN extension strategy as it closes Nishan deal
Maranti Guillotines 15
News  |  9/19/2003  | 
SAN switch startup axes engineers, but says it's on track to ship by end of year
Crossroads Conscripts CEO
News  |  9/18/2003  | 
Storage router maker promotes COO Rob Sims to top spot. Can he stop the bleeding?
Everything Old is Time Warner Again...
Commentary  |  9/18/2003  | 
Call them anything you like, just don't call them AOL Time Warner. Faster than their dwindling subscriber base, the company is dropping the "AOL" part of their name....
Intel, Veritas Bring on the Blades
News  |  9/18/2003  | 
Intel's brand-new blade servers will bundle Veritas's server provisioning software
Startup Swallows Smaller Startup
News  |  9/17/2003  | 
AppIQ buys XStormTech, a garage-stage storage resource management software outfit
IDC: Storage Software Still Zippy
News  |  9/17/2003  | 
Analyst firm says market continues its fast growth, with EMC increasing lead in Q2
In-House Innovation
News  |  9/17/2003  | 
Building applications without programming is a hotbed of activity.
Emulex, QLogic Catch PCI Express
News  |  9/17/2003  | 
Both vendors announce their first Fibre Channel host bus adapters for PCI Express
Sprint Speeds Into Metro
News  |  9/16/2003  | 
Launches high-bandwidth optical services with Nortel gear in 12 metro markets
The Award for best misuse of Flash goes to...
Commentary  |  9/16/2003  | 
Just...just click. Don't speak. Just click....
Imperial: Royally Screwed?
News  |  9/16/2003  | 
Solid-state disk vendor's phones are dead, and it appears the company is, too
Elias Flees HP
News  |  9/15/2003  | 
Former storage GM Howard Elias has resigned - and sources say he may be headed to EMC
Kashya Replicates on the Cheap
News  |  9/15/2003  | 
Startup claims its PC appliance offers fast, long-distance replication at a low price
Stop Spam: Give Spammers Money!
Commentary  |  9/15/2003  | 
Ever see the movie "LA Story" with Steve Martin? There's a scene where he and his love interest are on line at an ATM. Meanwhile, there's a second line next to the AMT comprised of muggers. When Steve gets his...
I hate CLI0621E
Commentary  |  9/15/2003  | 
This error is the bane of my existence. I hate it. With a passion. I'm in the process of upgrading to WAS 5.0 and of course something had to go wrong. The application deployed beautifully, all looks well and then...
Can JNI Bust HBA 'Duopoly'?
News  |  9/15/2003  | 
With launch of $800 Windows HBA, JNI wants to loosen grip of Emulex and QLogic
The Un-Telephone Companies
News  |  9/15/2003  | 
Vonage and other providers that deliver phone services over IP are renouncing the name "telephone company" and the regulations that go along with it.
Risk Taking: Time for a Comeback
Commentary  |  9/15/2003  | 
Risk taking has been replaced by risk assessment, risk analysis, risk management and, ultimately, risk avoidance.
Technology Troubles? Bring 'em On
Commentary  |  9/15/2003  | 
While spammers always have new tricks up their sleeves, legitimate developers are working just as hard, if not harder, to beat them at their dirty games.
McData's SAN Grab
News  |  9/15/2003  | 
McData recently announced intentions not only to buy two promising start-ups and invest in a third, but also to remain a serious player in the SAN market.
Wi-Fi Hotspots: Is Free the Right Price?
News  |  9/15/2003  | 
The good news is that the underlying wireless protocols are fairly robust.
Five Realities Of Linux
News  |  9/15/2003  | 
Here are five realities of open source (in general) and Linux (in particular).
On Track to Improved Communication
News  |  9/15/2003  | 
TeleNavTrack integrates GPS with efficient messaging.
Dominion Over Remote Offices
News  |  9/15/2003  | 
Raritan's appliance offers centralized remote management.
XSLT Editors
News  |  9/15/2003  | 
Consistency is key with these XML tools.
Simplifying SNMPv3
News  |  9/15/2003  | 
The Simple Network Management Protocol's new modular architecture and secure-management features in version 3 make adding onto the protocol easier, plus the protocol now encrypts management traffic so that SNMP
Do It Cheap, Do It Now
News  |  9/15/2003  | 
The mission: Build the Navy's knowledge-management portal quickly, inexpensively and without the help of staff technologists. Luckily, the Navy found an ally in its vendor.
A New Breed of Server
News  |  9/15/2003  | 
Procom's Taurus is a small, multifunction server appliance that does a big job.
Sea Change
News  |  9/15/2003  | 
The Navy's new knowledge-management portal gives sailors a collaborative training network to assess and sharpen their skills while keeping brass in touch with the rank and file.
Panning for Gold
News  |  9/15/2003  | 
Retrieving lost data is like searching for gold nuggets. An enterprise search engine can spare you time and expense, and may even generate precious revenue. CSIRO's Panoptic sparkles with superior
Wiring Closet in Blue
Commentary  |  9/14/2003  | 
We've really been enjoying the posts you've made to our MoblogIT server. We've seen smashed cars, trashed wiring closets and rather odd infrastructure choices. Thanks for sending them in! Here's this week's pick of the litter, a rather flowing example...
New Issue Online
Commentary  |  9/14/2003  | 
Hi folks. We've just posted our September 18th issue of Network Computing, featuring a new episode of On Location in which Dave Joachim and Jonathan Feldman take to the high seas with the U.S. Navy to learn their training secrets....
ILM Remains Illusory
News  |  9/13/2003  | 
Vendors are trumpeting information lifecycle management, but it's elusive in the real world
Sun Changes iSCSI Tune
News  |  9/12/2003  | 
Sun apparently thinks IP SANs are not a 'mistake' anymore, as it certifies EqualLogic arrays
Game On!
Commentary  |  9/12/2003  | 
We asked our readers to submit their best lame excuses for holding a LAN Gaming Party in the office. By the responses, it sounds like some of our submitters may have actually used them in practice. The Top 11 can...
Too Much Information
News  |  9/12/2003  | 
We tested six SIM tools and found that, for the most part, they deliver on their promises -- for a price.
Microsoft Hogs the Spotlight
News  |  9/12/2003  | 
Guess who stole the show at Storage Decisions in Chicago? Plus: Scary end users
EMC vs NetApp: NAS TCO Tussle
News  |  9/11/2003  | 
Meta Group report says TCO of EMC's NAS beats NetApp's. Is the data legit?
Rememberance
Commentary  |  9/11/2003  | 
As you're probably aware, today marks the second anniversary of the September 11th attacks upon our country. Two years have elapsed since we all woke up to what we thought was going to be just another ordinary work day, and...
Microsoft Raises NAS Roof
News  |  9/11/2003  | 
Redmond hopes to devour more NAS share with 20 OEMs for Windows Storage Server
Fabric Networks Rips at Seams
News  |  9/11/2003  | 
InfiniBand startup formerly known as InfiniSwitch shuts down. Is the infini-bloodshed over?
PMC Dips 4-Gig FC Chips
News  |  9/10/2003  | 
Starts sampling 4-Gig Fibre Channel silicon. But will the technology make it into the SAN fabric?
StorageTek Aims for the Middle
News  |  9/9/2003  | 
Prepares to launch new addition to its D-series, claiming it will fill its midrange void
EMC, Oracle Prep NAS Nest
News  |  9/9/2003  | 
Duo plan to sell joint services to put databases on network-attached storage
Hitachi Storage Sales Falter
News  |  9/9/2003  | 
Storage revenues drop 11.4% sequentially as EMC, IBM grab share. Is the party over?
Dear Open Source Community
Commentary  |  9/9/2003  | 
CEO and purported owner of the UNIX Operating System, Darl McBride, posted a friendly missive today on SCO's site, encouraging all followers of Open Source to play nice. Here's a six-point summary: Open Source has its roots in hackers and...
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