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Content tagged with Networking posted in October 2008
Avaya Appoints CEO As Giancarlo Becomes Chairman
News  |  10/31/2008  | 
Kevin Kennedy, currently CEO of communications manufacturer JDSU (formerly JDS Uniphase), will step in next January.
Startup Of The Week: Arista Networks
News  |  10/30/2008  | 
The company recently named Cisco veteran Jayshree Ullal as CEO, while co-founder Andy Bechtolsheim took on an expanded role as chairman and chief development officer.
The Next Networking Battleground: GreenIT?
Commentary  |  10/29/2008  | 
As fuel costs rose and energy pricing skyrocketed, many small and medium businesses were searching for ways to cut their energy costs. Network equipment has been one IT segment that has been a bit of a black hole when it comes to energy usage, so a couple of vendors are now trying to fill that void.
Riverbed Enhances WAN Acceleration Line
Commentary  |  10/27/2008  | 
WAN acceleration products have been becoming more functional. Consequently, a growing number of small and medium businesses are recognizing that they can cut their telecommunications costs and improve productivity with such tools. Recently, one leading vendor added functionality to its product line.
Rolling Review: SOA Appliances
News  |  10/21/2008  | 
Vordels updated appliance take heavy lifting off app servers
Let's Dance: Learning The Samba
Commentary  |  10/21/2008  | 
Today, I'll point out some good resources to help you tackle an essential job for many small-business owners: Cross-platform (including Linux) networking.
Making The Move To Multicore
News  |  10/16/2008  | 
Your free ride on the Moore's Law bandwagon is coming to an end. Now how are you going to speed up your apps?
Videoconferencing Gets Better, For A Price
Commentary  |  10/15/2008  | 
LifeSize Communications has expanded its line of high-definition video conferencing products, and while the new capabilities cost more, their improved codecs may allow business owners to save money by avoiding expensive dedicated networks.
Intel Acquires Ethernet Tech Maker NetEffect
News  |  10/15/2008  | 
NetEffect's products include 1-Gb and 10-Gb Ethernet adapters for servers and blade configurations.
Global Crossing Pushes Unified Communications Envelope
News  |  10/15/2008  | 
The company deployed Microsoft Office Communications Server to nearly all of its 5,000 employees, with nearly 20% of those workers making voice and video calls via the software.
Iomega Unveils Storage Appliance For Home, Small Businesses
News  |  10/15/2008  | 
The StorCenter ix2 includes 1 TB of storage, Bluetooth, an integrated iTunes server, and support for surveillance cameras.
Verizon Business Offers Managed WAN Services
News  |  10/14/2008  | 
The service is already available on Juniper Networks offerings, and Verizon is including Cisco platforms as well.
Nearly 1 Million SMBs Are Candidates For 802.11n
News  |  10/14/2008  | 
Small businesses in the retail, real estate, warehouse, and trucking industries are good candidates for the wireless standard, according to a study from ABI Research.
Fluke's VPM 4.0 Suite Ably Keeps An Eye On Networks
News  |  10/9/2008  | 
Updated NSM provides a range of views to suit managers at any level.
Amazon To Cut S3 Storage Prices
News  |  10/9/2008  | 
Companies with more than 50 TB of data stored in the Internet giant's data center will see a price cut.
Huawei's Bid To Sell Mobile Unit Stalls
News  |  10/9/2008  | 
The company cited deteriorating financial market conditions as the reason for dropping the auction this week.
Infrastructure Management Startups Bring Big-Company Capabilities To SMBs
News  |  10/9/2008  | 
Three newcomers offer specialized, low-cost or no-cost tools to companies with tiny IT budgets.
U.S. Wholesale IP Pricing Among World's Cheapest
News  |  10/7/2008  | 
Median monthly IP transit prices for 1,000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet (GigE) in major U.S. cities were from $10 to $14 per Mbps in the second quarter, researchers found.
Enhanced Appliance Eases Running of Windows Apps
Commentary  |  10/6/2008  | 
Providing needed services to users stationed in dispersed locations is never easy. Small and medium businesses constantly need to balance the cost of such capabilities versus their productivity improvements. Two industry giants teamed up to make that decision a bit simpler.
Zenoss Aims Systems Management At Midsized IT
News  |  10/2/2008  | 
The Professional version of its open source systems management software supports the same 11 protocols as Enterprise Edition, including SMTP, RPC, HTTP, FTP, DNS, and POP 3.
Digital Projection Coming To A Screen Near You
News  |  10/2/2008  | 
The technology has the potential to save the film industry up to $3 billion per year in distribution costs.
New Protocols Secure Layer 2
News  |  10/1/2008  | 
802.1AE protects traffic on the wire with no hit to performance.
Google Data Centers 'The Most Efficient In The World'
News  |  10/1/2008  | 
The company has launched a Web site to demonstrate its commitment to sustainable computing and encourage sustainable practices elsewhere.

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