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Content tagged with Networking posted in January 2009
Super Bowl Fans To Stay Connected At Big Game
News  |  1/30/2009  | 
ADC reports it has deployed 19 main hubs, 23 expansion hubs, and 109 remote antenna units in Raymond James Stadium in Tampa to handle as many as 10,000 to 15,000 simultaneous calls.
40 Gbps Optical Shipments Stall
News  |  1/29/2009  | 
The Dell'Oro Group said, however, that it expects the 40-Gbps optical market will reach $14.5 billion in 2013.
Fannie Mae Contractor Indicted For Logic Bomb
News  |  1/29/2009  | 
Had the malicious script designed to wipe Fannie Mae's 4,000 servers not been discovered, the company could have lost millions of dollars and a week's worth of uptime.
M-Lab: Tools To Keep Your ISP On The Up-And-Up
Commentary  |  1/29/2009  | 
Is your ISP delivering the goods or just giving you the shaft? A new suite of open-source tools will make it easy for you to find out.
10GB Ethernet Looks For A Home In The Midmarket -- And On The Motherboard
Commentary  |  1/28/2009  | 
When you think of 10GB Ethernet, you probably think of an esoteric technology primarily used in large enterprises and high-performance computing applications. You're mostly right, but not for long.
Cisco Enhances Network Solutions for SMBs
Commentary  |  1/28/2009  | 
Small and medium businesses desire simplicity, accuracy, and efficiency in their networking products. While it would seem like all vendors would focused on delivering such capabilities, meeting that objective in todays complex, interconnected communications-centric world can be a challenge. In response, one of the industrys most influential suppliers has tried to take on this challenge.
Cisco Fabric Extenders May Make Top-Of-Rack Switches Obsolete
News  |  1/27/2009  | 
The company's latest Nexus products could help companies significantly cut back on operational expenses and time spent on switch-related tasks in the data center.
Cisco Beefs Up Switches Portfolio
News  |  1/27/2009  | 
The expanded line of switches and a Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender are optimized for virtualization and cloud computing.
Network Switches to Become Energy Management Hubs?
Commentary  |  1/27/2009  | 
When oil prices soared last summer, interest grew in products that could help companies curb their energy costs. While prices have dipped since then, the need for better energy management tools is still present. Consequently, energy efficiency has become a common theme among network equipment suppliers.
The 3 Kinds Of Small Businesses
Commentary  |  1/26/2009  | 
Cisco says there are 3 types of small businesses. Which kind are you?
New Cisco Small Business Unit Rolls Out Security, Storage, And Communications Products
Commentary  |  1/26/2009  | 
The new products -- an email security appliance, desktop network-attached storage, and updates to Cisco's Smart Business Commmunications System -- are the first fruit of Cisco's Small Business Technology Group, formed last November.
Comprehensive Reporting Tools Come to WAN Optimization Market
Commentary  |  1/21/2009  | 
The sign of a widely accepted, maturing network equipment market is a growing emphasis on management features. After years of slow but steady acceptance, such a transition appears to be taking place in the Wide Area Network (WAN) optimization space.
Ethernet Technology Grows Up--And Out
News  |  1/16/2009  | 
Developments on several fronts could give iSCSI the power to muscle in on higher-end Fibre Channel SANs.
Cisco Rolls Out 802.11n Access Point
News  |  1/13/2009  | 
The access point, along with its M-Drive technology, is just part of Cisco's big push to get 802.11n in the mainstream.
Cisco Aims For Entertainment-Centric Home Networking
News  |  1/8/2009  | 
The latest products out of CES reflect the transitioning of the vendor's Linksys division into a full-fledged consumer business group.
Jobless Claims Crash State's Unemployment Network
News  |  1/6/2009  | 
The problems occurred just weeks after New York reported that its private-sector job count fell by 23,500 from November to 7,219,700 in December.


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