Expert Analysis
Content tagged with Networking posted in February 2008
Nortel's Downward Spiral Continues
Commentary  |  2/28/2008  | 
Nortel's fourth quarter revenue brought unwelcome news. In fact, the numbers were so bad that more than 2,000 employees will need to find new employers ASAP, as the vendor continues to struggle in the highly competitive network equipment market.
Layer 7 Moves Towards Hardware ESB
News  |  2/28/2008  | 
A new integration appliance competes primarily with IBM, but also with some of Layer 7's own partners
Siemens' PoE Claims Validated
News  |  2/27/2008  | 
Siemens claims to have done some tweaking to its board design and components, allowing them to deliver 3x3:2 using a 40-MHz wide carrier at full power, without compromise, on existing
Cisco's 11n AP: Timing Is Everything
News  |  2/26/2008  | 
Pulling the trigger on a prestandard product is inherently risky, but sometimes, so is waiting.
Riverbed Eases WAN Transmission Requirements
Commentary  |  2/26/2008  | 
Traffic flowing between remote locations can chew up bandwidth and raise a small and medium sized businesss telecommunications costs. WAN optimization tools have the potential to ease those burdens.
Long-Term Storage & Compliance: CAS Vs. Locked NAS
News  |  2/25/2008  | 
The answer to a barrage of laws and regulations requiring IT to store data for increasing periods of time? CAS and locked NAS.
Riverbed Virtualizes The God Box
Commentary  |  2/25/2008  | 
Riverbed jumps much deeper into application-aware networking today with the RiOS Service Platform, a way to run servers on its Steelhead branch-office boxes using virtualization.  As with similar initiatives from Cisco and 3Com, Riverbed's long-term aim is to replace servers...
PCI And The Circle Of Blame
News  |  2/23/2008  | 
Who's responsible for the security of credit card data? From retailers to auditors to card brands, the first order of business is self preservation--and that costs all of us.
IETF NEA Moves Forward With Standard
News  |  2/20/2008  | 
The NEA Working Group, which has been silent for quite some time, finally has a set of documents to work on.
Alcatel and HP Partner on Application-Aware Infrastructure
News  |  2/20/2008  | 
Alcatel hardware will run HP software in what looks like an anti-IBM alliance.
Red Hat Aims For 50% Of Middleware Market With JBoss SOA
News  |  2/19/2008  | 
As it officially launches the JBoss ESB, Red Hat announces open source projects aimed at SOA governance and management.
Analysis: The Virtual Data Center
News  |  2/16/2008  | 
Switch vendors want to sideline servers by making their devices smarter. Now IT must decide if this is a brave new world ... or a nightmare of lock-in and higher
Tibco Adds ESB to ActiveMatrix
News  |  2/13/2008  | 
The BPM suite now extends deeper into SOA, including what Tibco calls a lightweight ESB.
Rolling Review Wrap-Up: APM Suites
News  |  2/13/2008  | 
We wrap up our largest Rolling Review to date with an overview of 9 application performance management suites.
Web Browsing, Search, And Online Ads Grow More Risky, Google Says
News  |  2/12/2008  | 
Google has found more than 3 million unique URLs on more than 180,000 Web sites that attempt to install malware on visitors' computers.
Combo Wi-Fi-WiMax Technology Gains Ground
News  |  2/12/2008  | 
A partnership of Comfone, Alvarion, and Iberbanda are using Intel technology to demonstrate how Wi-Fi and WiMax can work together for wireless services.
Rollout: BreakingPoint Systems' BPS-1000
News  |  2/11/2008  | 
A startup offers an all-in-one packet blaster for stress testing and security checks.
Strategy: Securing Mobile Data
News  |  2/9/2008  | 
Users are loading smartphones with sensitive data, whether you want them to or not. Here's how to stay secure.
Wi-Fi Location Rolling Review: Ekahau Bets On Active Tags
News  |  2/9/2008  | 
Want to use your WLAN to track high-dollar assets? Ekahau, the second entry in this series, has a no-fuss solution.
OATH: One Token To Rule Them All
News  |  2/9/2008  | 
OATH seeks to eliminate the cost and hassle of strong authentication.
Workday Buys Cape Clear For SOA As A Service
Commentary  |  2/6/2008  | 
Cape Clear's standalone ESB product will be discontinued, replaced by a hosted service.
Nevis Nails In-Band NAC
News  |  2/5/2008  | 
LANenforcer is the class of our Rolling Review thus far, though some advanced features, like application access control support and deep host assessment, aren't on par with competitors.
IBM, Avada Partner on Open Source WebSphere
News  |  2/4/2008  | 
The industry is taking the free version of WebSphere very seriously, but will that cannibalize IBM's own sales?
SOA's Perfect Mate?
News  |  2/2/2008  | 
Virtualization 2.0 will go beyond server consolidation, making applications more agile and scalable to fit a service-oriented architecture.

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