Expert Analysis
Content posted in September 2004
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Veritas Plots Its Backup Plan
News  |  9/30/2004  | 
Plans better disk backup as Microsoft eyes its bread-and-butter market
AquaFold's Aqua Data Studio 3.7
News  |  9/30/2004  | 
This database administration product solves some of the challenges of supporting multiple database environments.
RIM Announces New Enterprise Server Release
News  |  9/30/2004  | 
The BlackBerry Enterprise Server v4.0 Release Candidate is here.
Dell Aims To Drive Down Cost Of High-Performance Computing
News  |  9/30/2004  | 
Dell has introduced a bundle of servers, switches, and host-channel adapters.
IBM Says It Has The Fastest Supercomputer
News  |  9/30/2004  | 
IBM Corp. has claimed unofficial bragging rights as owner of the world's fastest supercomputer.
A Storage Appliance For SMBs
News  |  9/30/2004  | 
Silicon Image's new lower-cost storage appliance could prove more palatable to small and midsize businesses.
Nortel Details Job Cut Plan
News  |  9/30/2004  | 
Nortel Networks gave details of a previously announced job cut program Thursday, saying it is cutting 1,400 in the United States by next June.
Verio Rolls Out Line Of VPN Solutions
News  |  9/30/2004  | 
Managed VPN services are intended to provide enterprises of any size with an easily-deployed remote or point-to-point networking solution.
Lucent, Riverstone Partner On Ethernet Nets For Providers
News  |  9/30/2004  | 
Also announce deal to provide Spain's Telefonica with network to deliver video and Internet services over DSL.
Panda Releases New Series Of Network Security Appliances
News  |  9/30/2004  | 
Devices are designed to fight viruses, control spam, and filter out non-business or unapproved web surfing.
Breaking Away From Single-Vendor WLANs
News  |  9/30/2004  | 
Proxim's new access point and management suite opens the way for multi-vendor WLANs.
CreekPath Reels In $22M
News  |  9/30/2004  | 
SRM software startup seen as possible acquisition target or IPO candidate
BlueArc Still Hot for IPO
News  |  9/30/2004  | 
Profitability remains an obstacle as NAS player looks to beef up channel presence
Katie Bar The Door
News  |  9/29/2004  | 
Non-IT employees are bringing technology into the enterprise that can put networks and information at risk.
Routing Breakthrough Promises Larger Wireless Nets
News  |  9/29/2004  | 
A breakthrough in routing technology promises to enable indefinitely large wireless mesh networks.
CA Cuts 800 Jobs
News  |  9/29/2004  | 
More upheaval at the data center software vendor
How-To: Teach Linux To Do Windows, Part 1
News  |  9/29/2004  | 
Now is the time for system builders and their clients to learn Linux.
IT Units Encouraged To Adopt Open-Source Risk-Management Program
News  |  9/29/2004  | 
Government Open Code Collaborative this week plans to issue a white paper encouraging IT departments to adopt a risk-management program around open source.
Network Physics Releases Distributed Network Intelligence Tool
News  |  9/29/2004  | 
NetSensory Enterprise Architecture targeted at providing global applications infrastructure visibility, troubleshooting and reporting.
SQL Server 2005 To Get ActiveViews Reporting
News  |  9/29/2004  | 
Microsoft is putting ActiveViews end-user reporting capabilities into its next-generation SQL Server 2005 database.
Cisco's John Chambers' Pay Improves As Cisco Fattens The Bottom Line
News  |  9/29/2004  | 
After asking for a $1.00 base salary in 2001 to reflect Cisco Systems precipitous decline, the firm's president and chief executive John Chambers is back in the chips.
Colubris Releases QoS Software For Enterprises
News  |  9/29/2004  | 
WLAN management vendor Colubris Networks announced Wednesday that it is making software available for its systems that provide for Quality of Service (QoS), which will enable enterprise use of voice-over-WLAN.
Survey: AT&T Big Winner In Providing VPN Services
News  |  9/29/2004  | 
Forrester finds 90% of companies are using VPN services, and 22% of them use AT&T.
Security Startup Gets All Cryptic
News  |  9/29/2004  | 
Ingrian unveils a souped-up version of its database software and new products are planned for 2005
Breece Hill Avails Itself of Software
News  |  9/28/2004  | 
Disk-to-disk-to-tape vendor buys software company, hopes to be more enterprise-friendly
Topspin Tangos With Dell
News  |  9/28/2004  | 
Switch startup has plugged its technology into Dell's new supercomputing clusters
Bandwidth Bites Back
News  |  9/28/2004  | 
Data centers and service providers must adapt to massive changes in the telecom industry
DWT: Drinking While Typing
Commentary  |  9/28/2004  | 
How fast can you type on your PDA? TextWare solutions wants to know, and they're willing to hand over a sweet bottle of Dom Perignon to the speediest typer. The Dom Perignon IV Speed Contest runs from October 1 to...
Security Firms Tackle Content Threat
News  |  9/28/2004  | 
Vendors are facing up to the hackers' latest challenges with multi-layered content-aware security systems
Bank of America Taps Cisco For VoIP
News  |  9/28/2004  | 
Cisco announced on Tuesday that it would be supplying 180,000 Cisco IP phones to Bank of America. As part of an ongoing multibillion-dollar network outsourcing deal, EDS will assist Bank
AT&T Readies Big Push Into Business-IP Markets
News  |  9/28/2004  | 
AT&T Tuesday announced its "transformation" and outlined an aggressive rollout of business IP-network enhancements.
Cisco Receives Defense Dept. VoIP Certification
News  |  9/28/2004  | 
Tests confirm that Cisco's IP telephony solutions conform to interoperability, reliability, resilience and security requirements.
Dell Launches Entry-Level Server
News  |  9/28/2004  | 
Dell has launched PowerEdge SC420 entry-level server for small businesses and home office workers.
PC Blades Help Bank Take The Heat
News  |  9/28/2004  | 
By deploying workstations that use PC blades at its new Tokyo trading floor, WestLB can concentrate heat-producing equipment in a smaller space.
Analogix Appoints Eichen President
News  |  9/28/2004  | 
Mixed signal semiconductor startup Analogix Semiconductors Inc. has appointed industry veteran Bill Eichen as its president and chief operating officer.
Multi-faceted TECHXNY Show Opens Next Tuesday
News  |  9/28/2004  | 
When the multi-faceted TECHXNY show gets under way in New York City, next week, consumers and IT professionals alike will be able to delve into issues currently challenging IT managers.
Firms Release SAN Management Wizard For SMBs
News  |  9/28/2004  | 
Joint effort is aimed at helping drive SAN technologies in the small and midrange business market.
Lucent And Juniper Chosen To Deploy IP/MPLS Backbone Network In Netherlands
News  |  9/28/2004  | 
KPN, telecommunications provider, says will allow it to offer services including Ethernet, Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM), carrier's carrier VPN, and IP VPN while reducing operating costs.
Golden Times For SMBs
News  |  9/28/2004  | 
If you run a network in a small to medium-sized business, you've got a lot to smile about. Everyone wants your money, and they're throwing new products and software at
Brocade & Emulex Shake Hands
News  |  9/28/2004  | 
HBA and switch guys forget legal squabbles for now and integrate SMB sales push
McData Extends Router Family
News  |  9/27/2004  | 
New multiprotocol switch follows Cisco by a week, offering interoperability with competitors
Chelsio Charms Sun, Intel Execs
News  |  9/27/2004  | 
Startup has boosted its 10-GigE plans with the addition of two execs from Sun and Intel
Cisco Strengthens SMB Story
News  |  9/27/2004  | 
Cisco's new switches offer many features, but will their price points appeal to small businesses?
Review: Console Servers
News  |  9/27/2004  | 
Console servers offer smooth device-switching, authentication and encryption with easy access to remote locations. Find out which of the three we tested won our Editor's Choice for its mix of
Affordable IT: Network Monitoring Systems
News  |  9/27/2004  | 
We tested nine SNMP monitors that cost less than a grand. Our top pick lit up our world with its Layer 2 mapping and advanced toolset.
McAfee Rolls Out SMB Intrusion Prevention Appliance
News  |  9/27/2004  | 
McAfee debuts a fourth network security appliance, this one designed for small and medium-sized businesses.
Web-Site Overhaul
News  |  9/27/2004  | 
Circuit City has completed a year-long overhaul of www.circuitcity.com, which now is powered by some 30 Sun Microsystems servers running Solaris.
Lightning Strikes Linux Servers
News  |  9/27/2004  | 
From IBM to Novell to a startup called Furthermore, Linux server hardware and software makers are targeting new markets and, also, finding themselves in controversy.
Proxim, Netgear Unveil WLAN Management Capabilities
News  |  9/27/2004  | 
Suite supports site surveys, WLAN management while new access point supports 802.11i and Quality of Service.
The Color Of Silicon
News  |  9/27/2004  | 
An in-depth report on how AMD and Intel keep on hustling each other, and what the future may hold for both.
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