Expert Analysis
Content posted in September 2005
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HPC Users Mull Licensing Issues
News  |  9/30/2005  | 
The shift to gigantic supercomputers could be stymied by existing software licenses
MonoSphere's Back in New 'Capacity'
News  |  9/30/2005  | 
After failing at virtualization, startup gives storage capacity planning a shot
Spyware Plagues Online Ad Networks
News  |  9/30/2005  | 
The black sheep of the Web-advertising business is the product of a flawed system that distributes ads through companies far removed from the original advertisers.
'Smart' USB Drives
News  |  9/30/2005  | 
The Memorex Mini TravelDrive and Iomega Mini let you run applications directly off a USB drive without muss or fuss. Which one is right for you?
Cisco's New Kid
Commentary  |  9/30/2005  | 
I'm not exactly used to writing about Cisco Systems; its primary world of switches, routers, and other enterprise-class network products is usually more up the alley of my brethren over at Networking Pipeline. But Cisco had an announcement this week...
A 10-Minute Guide to Deploying VoIP
News  |  9/30/2005  | 
Thinking of rolling out VoIP? It's tougher and more time-consuming than you think. But this 10-Minute guide will give you the rundown on everything you need to know before you
Microsoft Keeps Working On Windows Server Links
News  |  9/30/2005  | 
With the next version of Commerce Server and BizTalk Server, and their shared foundation, Microsoft hopes to eradicate many app server integration problems.
Cisco Spending $12.5M To Buy Nemo
News  |  9/30/2005  | 
Cisco Systems on Friday said it plans to acquire Nemo Systems in a deal that will add network memory technology to its portfolio and enhance its core switching platforms and
New Study Finds Steep Growth For Smartphones
News  |  9/30/2005  | 
Sales of smartphones and wireless handhelds such as BlackBerrys grew at a rate of 170 percent in the first half of the year in the Europe, Middle East and African
Master of my own domain
Commentary  |  9/30/2005  | 
Every once in a while something weird happens and you remember that you can't stand some particular feature in a piece of software that you otherwise don't mind using. Like the domain joining functionality of Windows. I booted up a...
Help Wanted
Commentary  |  9/30/2005  | 
Down-on-its luck FEMA is under fire yet again, this time for its technology limitations. Fingers are now being pointed at the beleagured Federal Emergency Management Agency's overtaxed computer system, which is being blamed in part for the department's less-than-stellar response to Hurricane Katrina and the hurricanes that slammed into Florida last year. So a job posting for an information technology specialist may not soun
Friday Freebie
Commentary  |  9/30/2005  | 
Today we have just one Friday Freebie, but it's a good one. CLAM AV is a GPL'd anti-virus package available on a plethora of operating systems - Linux (SuSE, Fedora Core, Slackware, etc..), Debian, FreeBSD, MacOS, Windows, and even BeOS....
New Tool Helps Service Providers Manage Distributed VoIP
News  |  9/30/2005  | 
N-able Technologies has announced a new module for its N-central 4.5 IT management platform that will allow managed service providers to remotely manage and monitor distributed voice over IP (VoIP)
SafeNet Soars, Hifn Sags
News  |  9/30/2005  | 
Evening announcements provide good news for SafeNet and another disappointment for Hifn
Big Hurdles Remain For VoIP Deployments: Industry Panel
News  |  9/30/2005  | 
VoIP may be the next big thing, but it faces security, regulatory, and business challenges, a panel of industry evangelists warn at NGN2005.
SBC Gets The Best Government Its Money Can Buy
Commentary  |  9/30/2005  | 
SBC forked out at least $16.3 million for behind-the-scenes lobbying in state houses between 2003 and 2004, and another $10.1 million directly to state and local candidates from 1999 to 2004, says a recent report. SBC's goal, just like the...
Thinking About the Worst
Commentary  |  9/30/2005  | 
Boy, let an unplanned series come to an end and things just go haywire. After a most interesting September we're back with another Security Channel podcast, this time on disaster preparations and business continuity. It seems to me that the...
Users Wait for Switch Virtualization
News  |  9/30/2005  | 
Two enterprise storage managers say they'll wait for virtualization in the switch
Review: IBM's PC Servers Hit The Sweet Spot For SMBs
News  |  9/29/2005  | 
The xSeries lineup combines aggressive pricing, advanced features, and a top-shelf hardware brand. It all adds up to a great deal for small businesses in the market for an entry-level
Verizon Deploys More Fiber, Embraces IP
News  |  9/29/2005  | 
Verizon is moving toward an all-IP fiber network so it can deploy more high-bandwidth offerings like the TV service it introduced last week.
Bell Labs Discloses 100-G Ethernet Over Optical
News  |  9/29/2005  | 
Lucent Bell Labs presented two papers at the European Conference on Optical Communication detailing work on optical transmission using the emerging 100-Gbit Ethernet standard.
Holy Backup, Batman!
Commentary  |  9/29/2005  | 
Microsoft storage discloses its secret identity
EBay-Skype Makes VoIP Mainstream
Commentary  |  9/29/2005  | 
With most of the history still ahead for Voice over IP, it's not too soon to call eBay's purchase of Skype a watershed moment for the technology. In Internet terms, eBay/Skype is the new Netscape, a moment when someone in...
Vonage Said To Pick Underwriters For An IPO
News  |  9/29/2005  | 
Vonage Holdings is inching closer to an initial public offering, reportedly choosing four underwriters for a planned $600 million IPO.
Firms Face Geek Gap
News  |  9/29/2005  | 
The private sector is losing the best supercomputer talent to research labs and academia
VoIP On The Go: New Wireless Solutions
News  |  9/29/2005  | 
Want the cost savings of Voice over IP but don't want to be chained to your desk? These six VoIP Wi-Fi phones can help your VoIP connectivity roam right along
Skype Updates Windows VoIP Offering
News  |  9/29/2005  | 
Skype Technologies released its Skype Windows version 1.4 on Thursday, as the VoIP provider moved to add features in the wake of its acquisition by eBay.
NTS Communications Chooses Coaxsys TVnet For Big IPTV Deployment
News  |  9/29/2005  | 
Coaxsys has announced that NTS Communications has chosen its TVnet solution as a key component in delivering Internet television (IPTV) to 60,000 customers in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, New Mexico, Nevada,
RIM Reports Surge in Revenues, New Subscribers
News  |  9/29/2005  | 
Despite increasing competitive threats, Research In Motion reported a 58 percent surge in revenues and about 620,000 new subscribers in the just-completed quarter.
Cisco Upgrades U.S.'s Primary Law Enforcement Network
News  |  9/29/2005  | 
Cisco Systems Inc. has signed a deal to supply technology to upgrade the National Law Enforcement Telecommunications System, the United States' primary interstate law enforcement information network.
Northeast Health
News  |  9/29/2005  | 
Recreates its stored applications at a redundant site once a day
IBM Bolsters 4-Gbit/s Blades
News  |  9/29/2005  | 
IBM is first blade server HBA for McData's 4-Gbit/s switch blade, but HP will follow shortly
Tough to Swallow
Commentary  |  9/28/2005  | 
This archiving system really guzzles 'em
DSL Forum Reports Focus on VoIP, IPTV in Homes
News  |  9/28/2005  | 
The DSL Forum has issued new technical reports designed to support the rollout of enhanced services for the home including Internet TV and VoIP.
What Do I Do With Excess Equipment?
News  |  9/28/2005  | 
Question: What do I do with excess data center telecom, networking, IT, and power generation equipment? Answer: If there is absolutely no way of re-utilizing or leasing this equipment in your own facility, then disposal is probably the only option....
City of Richmond
News  |  9/28/2005  | 
Virtualization gives Virginia capital a leg up on new possibilities
Clusters vs Supercomputers
News  |  9/28/2005  | 
Despite cluster hype, users say supercomputers may be the better fit for some applications
Broadband Users Number 120-plus Million
News  |  9/28/2005  | 
More than 4 in every 10 Americans now reach the Web via a fast link.
Design Best Practice
News  |  9/28/2005  | 
Question:I am looking for information/best practice on the design of mission-critical facilities. Specifically, should a single facility be hardened to a wind speed for the weather risk in the area (for example, a tornado)? Or would a better strategy be...
TRW To Consolidate On Dell And Linux
News  |  9/28/2005  | 
The supplier of automotive safety systems will purchase 24,000 Dell desktop computers, laptops, and workstations, hundreds of servers, and dozens of storage systems.
Cisco Topspins Into Virtualization
News  |  9/28/2005  | 
Plans to virtualize the data center might crunch toes of storage partners EMC and IBM
In Wake Of Hurricanes, Inmarsat Pitches New Satellite Service
News  |  9/28/2005  | 
Noting that increased availability of satellite bandwidth will aid public safety and Homeland Security providers, Inmarsat has petitioned the FCC to permit the satellite firm to provide Mobile Satellite Services
Asia To Dominate WiMAX Market, Study Claims
News  |  9/28/2005  | 
A new study estimates that, by 2009, 45 percent of all WiMAX subscribers will be in the Asia Pacific region.
Cisco Leads LAN Switch Market, But Users Are Grumbling: Survey
News  |  9/28/2005  | 
Cisco remains the leader in the LAN switch market, but users are unhappy with the gear manufacturer's prices, and give the vendor lower ratings this year than last year, according
The FCC Fumbles VoIP Wiretapping Rules
Commentary  |  9/28/2005  | 
The know-nothings who run the FCC are at it again: This time they've fumbled new rules extending a federal wiretapping law to VoIP....
Money Matters
Commentary  |  9/28/2005  | 
Recently, I was talking to a network manager who had survived a terrible VoIP implementation, if just barely. The deployed system failed to scale, and as a result, the mortgage company he worked for suffered through numerous outages, poor voice quality, and a lack of functionality on even the best day. The implementation was such a disaster, the network manager abandoned the incumbent VoIP solution and installed another, far more scalable and proven IP telephony system which had been his initi
Cisco Promotes Network-Centric Utility Computing
News  |  9/28/2005  | 
Cisco introduces an InfiniBand-based server fabric switch portfolio that, when combined with its VFrame 3.0 data-center-virtualization software, will bring a new approach to utility computing.
Disaster Recovery Is All About Planning
News  |  9/28/2005  | 
Disasters come in all sizes, and any of them can close your doors forever if you don't have a recovery plan that works and a security approach that covers all
The Zen of Password Management
Commentary  |  9/27/2005  | 
Stage 1: Denial They don't really mean that I have to change my password. It's just a suggestion, really, more of a guideline than a hard and fast rule. Really, that warning will go away if I ignore it. Stage...
Oak Ridge Plans Petaflop Supercomputer
News  |  9/27/2005  | 
Oak Ridge National Lab reveals plans for the world's largest supercomputer
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