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Content tagged with Networking posted in May 2009
Switch, Router Shipments Down, Backhaul Shipments Way Up
News  |  5/29/2009  | 
Infonetics reports that telecom carriers are increasing the bandwidth on their backhaul networks to handle exploding mobile data traffic.
Linux And Active Directory: Learning To Live Together
Commentary  |  5/29/2009  | 
Looking for a good way to integrate your company's Linux desktops with Microsoft Active Directory? Novell just might offer the easiest solution -- but it certainly isn't the only game in town.
Small Biz Focus with Cisco Router, Switch Enhancements
Commentary  |  5/27/2009  | 
While much of the attention recently has been on Ciscos Nexus router line, the company rolled out a number of enhancements to its legacy lines. Improvements were made to the companys Integrated Services Routers (ISR) and Catalyst 4500 and 6500 switches, so these products offer more network integration, are more energy efficient, and do a better job of supporting unified communications (UC) applications.
Nortel Tries to Breathe Life into Network Equipment Line
Commentary  |  5/20/2009  | 
Nortel has gone through a harrowing series of events in the last six months, culminating in the companys filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. While that event makes buying the companys wares a risky proposition, the vendor unveiled a comprehensive series of enhancements designed to keep the company afloat.
Interop: NetQoS Upgrading Performance Center
News  |  5/19/2009  | 
Version 5.0 is headlined by a connector for Microsoft Excel, an application performance dashboard, and maps with real-time event notifications.
Interop: 10 Gigabit Ethernet Advances Into Data Centers
News  |  5/19/2009  | 
Mellanox has teamed up with Arista Networks and Supermicro to demo a network design optimal for virtualization and server consolidation.
Microsoft To Speed Hyper-V With Release 2 Of Windows Server 2008
News  |  5/12/2009  | 
Competition between VMware and Microsoft heats up, as Microsoft claims rapid gains in virtual machine implementation based on Hyper-V.
Nortel Intensifies Business Unit Breakup
News  |  5/12/2009  | 
In bankruptcy proceedings since January, Nortel has been evaluating whether to make its carrier networks and metro Ethernet networks into standalone operations.
Interop Preview: Networking Rules The Dynamic Data Center
News  |  5/12/2009  | 
Learn how virtualization and the coming Converged Enhanced Ethernet standard are making networking matter more than ever, at the Las Vegas conference May 17-21.
WAN Controller Provides VoIP Redundancy
Commentary  |  5/12/2009  | 
A growing number of small and medium businesses are turning to Voice over IP (VoIP) to cut their telecommunications costs. One challenge is this transport option is not as reliable as the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN). Consequently, one network equipment vendor is trying to close that gap.
Rollout: AirWave Suite Boosts Enterprise Features
News  |  5/7/2009  | 
AirWave Management Suite 6.2 sports new reporting flexibility and compliance capabilities, but it needs a more effective user interface.
Videoconferencing Seeks Its Moment In The Sun
Commentary  |  5/1/2009  | 
With the double whammy of a global recession turning business travel into an expensive indulgence even as swine flu fears make it seem downright dangerous, small and midsize companies have never been more interested in finding ways to do business without leaving their desks.


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