Expert Analysis
Content tagged with Networking posted in February 2004
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Server Market Posts Growth, Again; Linux Also Rises
News  |  2/28/2004  | 
The worldwide server market posted growth for the third consecutive quarter at the end of 2003, with Linux use continuing to accelerate, a market research firm said Friday.
Dot Hill Acquires Chaparral To Enhance Storage Arrays
News  |  2/27/2004  | 
Dot Hill, a Carlsbad, Calif.-based vendor of storage arrays and software, acquired Chaparral, a Longmont, Colo.-based developer of storage appliances and mid-range RAID controllers and data routers, for $62 million
Review: Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003
News  |  2/27/2004  | 
Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003 (SBS) bundle represents a nice compromise between packaging and functionality.
Sun Is Mum On IBM Pitch For Open Source Java
News  |  2/27/2004  | 
Sun Microsystems Inc. on Thursday said it had nothing to say for now on IBM's call for discussions on making Java technology open source.
Server Market Grows At Double Digits
News  |  2/27/2004  | 
Factory revenue in the worldwide server market grew at a rate of 11.4 percent -- to $13.7 billion in the fourth quarter of 2003, marking the third consecutive quarter of positive growth, according to research released today by International Data...
Q&A With Sun's Scott McNealy
News  |  2/27/2004  | 
Determined as ever, Sun Microsystems Chairman, President and CEO Scott McNealy continues his crusade to turn around Sun. This week, he spoke with CRN's Editor-In-Chief, Michael Vizard.
Cut IP Some Regulatory Slack
Commentary  |  2/27/2004  | 
Don't let the telecom apparatchiks suck the vitality out of IP communications. We can serve the public good without force-fitting modern technology into decades-old regulatory structures.
Carrying On: Employees, Home Offices and Flexibility
Commentary  |  2/27/2004  | 
The most focused and independent workers"typically the best performers"will excel no matter where they are.
Microsoft and XML
News  |  2/27/2004  | 
Will Microsoft smother XML, turning it into the next RTF?
E-Gap Remote Access Appliance
News  |  2/27/2004  | 
Whale Communications SSL VPN Gateway, e-Gap Remote Access 3.0, incorporates access control and authentication into the GUI.
BlueCat Networks Adonis DNS Management Server 2.0
News  |  2/27/2004  | 
BlueCat Networks upgrades its Adonis DNS Management Server with faster queries, improved security and a more organized interface.
GST Corp
News  |  2/27/2004  | 
Adding VoIP to its VPN gave Transportation and logistics company GST Corp. a more stable, scalable network at a substantial cost savings.
Federal IT-security Standards
News  |  2/27/2004  | 
Will U.S. corporations adhere to security standards? The answer is a huge maybe.
Vendor VoIP Initiatives
News  |  2/27/2004  | 
On the same day, two vendors -- Pingtel and Cisco -- made announcements about VoIP.
Exabyte VXA-2 PacketLoader 1X10 1U
News  |  2/27/2004  | 
Exabyte offers reliable, unattended off-site backup at a reasonable price with its VXA-2 Packetloader 1X10 1U rackmountable 10-tape library.
Heigh Ho, High Speed!
News  |  2/27/2004  | 
While most of the domestic mobile-phone world remains mired in second-generation technology--slow speeds, dropped calls, and few features--a whole new universe of robust high-speed data transmission networking is beginning to
Toshiba Adds New Business Laptop To Lineup
News  |  2/26/2004  | 
Toshiba on Thursday introduced a new wireless-configured laptop that it's pitching to small- and mid-sized businesses on a budget.
Xerox Researchers Unveil New Document Management Technology
News  |  2/26/2004  | 
Scientists at Xerox's Research Centre Europe in Grenoble, France, announced Thursday that they've come up with new classification software clever enough to "read" an electronic document, decide how it should
Avaya Intros SIP-Standardized IP Telephony
News  |  2/26/2004  | 
Transitioning to converged communications just got get easier last Monday, as Avaya introduced its new Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) portfolio. However, key features will need to be implemented before high-availability,
Five Things To Know About Grid Computing
News  |  2/26/2004  | 
Grid computing. Every time I hear that term, I think of a checkerboard. But that analogy is a bit misleading.
CRN Interview: Scott McNealy, Sun
News  |  2/26/2004  | 
In an interview with CRN Editor in Chief Michael Vizard, Sun CEO Scott McNealy provides an update on his company's key initiatives for 2004 and a few well-aimed shots at
Legato Upgrades Windows Storage Management App
News  |  2/26/2004  | 
Legato Software, now part of storage giant EMC, on Thursday unveiled an updated Windows-based hierarchical storage management application that automatically moves infrequently-accessed data to less expensive storage systems.
Cray Acquires Start-up OctigaBay
News  |  2/26/2004  | 
Supercomputer maker Cray Inc. has announced that it will acquire closely held OctigaBay Systems Corp., a start-up supercomputer manufacturer, in a $115 million deal that is aimed at accelerating Cray's
IBM Ups Share in Server Market, Sun Falls
News  |  2/26/2004  | 
IBM, the leader in the worldwide server market in terms of revenue, increased sales by more than 10 percent last year, while Sun Microsystems Inc. saw a more than 15
Intel Tips Its 3G Processor Strategy
News  |  2/25/2004  | 
Intel Corp. disclosed details of its next-generation communications processor strategy, code-named Hermon, which is targeted at single- and dual-mode wideband CDMA phones.
Verisign, Microsoft Team Up On Authentication
News  |  2/25/2004  | 
VeriSign is working with Microsoft to provide authentication services that combine Microsoft Windows Server 2003 with VeriSign's authentication services.
Hitachi Unveils 300GB Drive
News  |  2/25/2004  | 
Hitachi Global Storage Technologies on Wednesday unveiled the largest enterprise hard drive yet, a 300GB unit tagged with the moniker of Ultrastar 10K300.
D-Link To Develop Enterprise Lightweight AP
News  |  2/25/2004  | 
D-Link, a vendor best known for its Wi-Fi equipment aimed at the home and small businesses, indicated Wednesday that it will try to break into the enterprise wireless market.
Salesforce.com Partners With IBM For Customization
News  |  2/25/2004  | 
CRM application service provider Salesforce.com Inc. on Wednesday disclosed a partnership with IBM under which its customers who run IBM's WebSphere application-integration server will be able to use WebSphere Studio
Microsoft Details Security Upgrade For Exchange
News  |  2/25/2004  | 
Microsoft Chief Software Architect Bill Gates outlined on Wednesday upcoming enhancements to Exchange Server that are designed to better protect mail servers deployed at the edge of enterprise environments from
Mobile Industry Targets The Enterprise
News  |  2/25/2004  | 
The heads of the two leading European handset makers told the 3GSM World Congress Wednesday that they are increasingly targeting corporate customers and emerging multimedia applications while seeking to expand
Q&A: Martin Taylor, Microsoft's Top Anti-Linux General
News  |  2/25/2004  | 
As general manager for platform strategies at Microsoft, Martin Taylor leads the software company's charge to contain and eventually eliminate open-source technology.
VMware, Microsoft Compete With New Virtual Servers
News  |  2/25/2004  | 
Less than a week after rival Microsoft released a beta of its Virtual Server 2004, VMware on Monday unveiled its newest virtualization server, a mid-range package that supports not only
HP To Offer Opteron Systems
News  |  2/25/2004  | 
Hewlett-Packard has joined server competitors IBM and Sun Microsystems by saying that it will offer systems based on Advanced Micro Devices Inc.'s 64-bit Opteron microprocessor.
Identity Management, Authentication Shine At RSA
News  |  2/24/2004  | 
Identity management and authentication may not be the sexiest topics in security -- not during times when malicious worms and viruses are nearly constant threats -- but the former two
Study: Sarbanes-Oxley Doesn't Worry Most IT Managers
News  |  2/24/2004  | 
Looked upon with dread by many IT managers, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act might, in fact, not be as onerous when they actually have to face its implementation, according to a new
Motorola's Zander Promotes Wireless Broadband, Push-To-Talk
News  |  2/24/2004  | 
Motorola chairman and CEO Ed Zander promoted the technical advantages of the company's high-speed downlink packet access technology as a means of expanding Motorola's role in the European wireless infrastructure
IBM Revs p690 Server, Offers Linux Across pSeries Line
News  |  2/24/2004  | 
IBM on Tuesday beefed up its Unix/Linux eServer p690 server by boosting the processor and adding more memory to the hardware.
IBM Survey: CEOs To Focus More On Revenue Growth
News  |  2/24/2004  | 
An overwhelming number of CEOs around the world are now more focused on growing revenue than slashing costs.
M-Systems' DiskOnKey: Small Package, Large Resource
News  |  2/24/2004  | 
A 512-MB drive used to weigh multi-pounds and take up almost as much room as a 8x10 piece of paper. Today, it weighs practically nothing.
What Does The Future Hold For Intel?
News  |  2/24/2004  | 
Everyone working in technology spends part of the time trying to predict the future. For Intel CEO Craig Barrett and other top execs at the chip maker, that's a full-time
When It Comes To IT Purchasing, Small Does Matter
News  |  2/23/2004  | 
Despite all the email I keep getting telling me how great it is to get bigger, I'm now a believer that small matters, especially when it comes to IT operations. As
Intel To Offer 32/64 Chip
News  |  2/23/2004  | 
After hinting for more than a year that it might need to offer companies a bridge between today's computer design and tomorrow's, Intel last week uncorked what CEO Craig Barrett
Dell Debuts SMB Servers, Switches
News  |  2/23/2004  | 
Dell on Monday rolled out two new servers targeting small- and mid-sized businesses, and announced a trio of new switches it will deliver in the second quarter.
Small Businesses Plan IT Purchases, Buoyed by Economic Confidence
News  |  2/23/2004  | 
Most small businesses employing fewer than 100 employees plan to significantly increase their IT spending this year, according to an informal survey conducted by Small Biz Pipeline. Most of that
The Debate Over Processor Speed
News  |  2/23/2004  | 
Systems architects vs. the so-called "speed demons" have been fighting since the days of the first RISC CPUs over what was the best approach to increasing processor performance. Here's the
Dell Debuts SMB Servers
News  |  2/23/2004  | 
Dell on Monday rolled out two new servers targeting small- and midsize businesses, and announced a trio of new switches it will deliver in the second quarter.
IBM's eServer Sets Computing Power Record
News  |  2/23/2004  | 
According to recent results published by the Transaction Processing Performance Council, IBM's eServer p690 server system with 32 POWER4+ microprocessors running on IBM's DB2 Universal Database v8.1 has set a world record for computing processing power. The 32-way IBM...
Zone Labs Updates Integrity Security Policy Enforcer
News  |  2/23/2004  | 
Zone Labs on Monday unveiled a new version of its Integrity endpoint policy enforcement software -- Integrity 5.0 -- that adds additional integration with products from Check Point, which is
Packet Design Adds Cisco EIGRP Support To Network Analysis Tool
News  |  2/23/2004  | 
Packet Design Inc. today announced that it had added support for Cisco Systems' Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP) to its network route-analysis product, Route Explorer.
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