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Content tagged with Networking posted in September 2007
With Virtual Machines, Management Is Key
News  |  9/29/2007  | 
Do a deep dive review of your current servers to identify early candidates for virtualization, make sure everyone involved agrees on goals, and update internal policies to reflect this new
Build An Automated, Modular Data Center
News  |  9/29/2007  | 
Get off the one-off treadmill--today, standardization does not have to mean inflexibility.
NAC Success Depends On A Solid Foundation
News  |  9/29/2007  | 
To succeed with network access control, lay the groundwork. Develop policies and inventory your current security infrastructure to maximize integration.
The Data Center Vs. The Network
Commentary  |  9/28/2007  | 
If you buy into Cisco's virtualization claims, start planning on a smaller data center.
IT Survival Guide: NAC Success Depends On A Solid Foundation
News  |  9/27/2007  | 
To succeed with network access control, lay the groundwork. Develop policies and inventory your current security infrastructure to maximize integration.
IBM Upgrades SOA, Mashes BPM with Google, Tries to Quantify Agility
News  |  9/27/2007  | 
Aiming to make SOA easier to use, IBM has launched new visual BPM tools, prepackaged SOA apps that target specific industries, and an index to measure business agility.
Rollout: Splunk 3.0
News  |  9/27/2007  | 
Splunk 3.0 is one of the best low-cost log analysis tools on the market.
Analysis: Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Adds Virtualization -- In Beta Form
News  |  9/26/2007  | 
The Release Candidate of Windows Server 2008 will include the beta code for Microsoft's much-anticipated virtualization technology. Is that a good idea?
AirMagnet Detects 11n, WLAN Interference
News  |  9/25/2007  | 
Enterprise 8.0 provides updated detection of the latest security vulnerabilities threatening wireless LANs today.
Trust in the Workplace: It All Comes Back to YouTube
Commentary  |  9/25/2007  | 
Why doesn't anyone want to talk about their network usage policies? Is it because how you let your employees use the Internet, IM, and email reflects  to a greater or lesser degree  how you feel about them?
Nortel Continues to Spin in Circles
Commentary  |  9/25/2007  | 
The revolving door that has been moving top executives at Nortel continued to spin last week as Joel Hackney was named President, Enterprise Solutions and 20 year Nortel vet Steve Slattery bid the company adieu.
Virtualization Desktop Startup Qumranet Debuts
News  |  9/24/2007  | 
The company was co-founded by former XenSource guru Moshe Bar and former Cisco director of engineering Rami Tamir.
Rolling Review: NetIQ Aims to Balance Simplicity, Flexibility
News  |  9/21/2007  | 
As the latest entry in our APM Rolling Review, AppManager tries to keep up with the rapid-fire pace of change on today's networks without descending into complexity.
Dell Brings SAN to the People
News  |  9/21/2007  | 
The MD3000i iSCSI SAN offers a low cost entry for SMEs seeking to migrate away from direct-attached storage.
Software AG Launches New webMethods Suite for SOA, BPM
News  |  9/18/2007  | 
The new release has been in the works since way before webMethods was acquired, so there's little integration with Software AG's other products.
Announcements Further Cement BEA's SOA Position
News  |  9/14/2007  | 
At its customer conference, BEA Systems announces multiple new products and partnerships along with a long-term strategy to better integrate back-end SOA and front-end Web 2.0.
Honey, Cisco Shrunk The Infrastructure!
Commentary  |  9/14/2007  | 
Network Computing says Cisco's new Small Business Communications System (SBCS) stuffs big-enterprise unified communications features into an SMB-size package.
Rosenblum Sees Expanding Role For Virtualization In Data Center
News  |  9/13/2007  | 
The Stanford professor makes a compelling case at VMworld for virtualization as a panacea for data center woes.
New Cisco Module Underscores Networking Switching Trend
Commentary  |  9/13/2007  | 
Ciscos new NAC Network Module for Integrated Services Routers does not offer any noteworthy features per se. The security system helps to keep small and medium business networks safe by authenticating, authorizing, evaluating and remediating remote users. The company touted the device mainly because of its ability to be integrated into its 2800 and 3800 Series Integrated Services Routers, thus blurr
Cisco's NAC Network Module Acts As A Profiler
News  |  9/10/2007  | 
The hardware enforces security policies on all networked devices including ones that are not associated with a particular user.
Serious About NAC
News  |  9/8/2007  | 
Network access control gains credibility in the enterprise, but there's a gap between expectation and reality.
Putting Web Services In Context
News  |  9/7/2007  | 
WS-Context aims to do for SOA what cookies did for the Web. But can it gain widespread support? In the short term, most users will stick to the previous, less flexible
Enterprise Mashups: Mashed Or Half-Baked?
News  |  9/7/2007  | 
Enterprise mashup tools are the natural next step for SOA, letting ordinary employees build applications that aren't on IT's radar screen. But security concerns could make this technology a recipe
Rollout: Network Instruments' GigaStor
News  |  9/7/2007  | 
Like a surveillance camera for the network, NI's appliance captures and replays traffic for auditing, forensics and troubleshooting.
Mashup Basics: Three for the Money
News  |  9/5/2007  | 
Thinking about letting end users loose to mash up Web sites, enterprise apps and eve-rything in between? Here's what you need to know.
MuleSource Launches MuleForge for Open-Source SOA
News  |  9/5/2007  | 
The free ESB vendor thinks users will contribute code in exchange for support.
Rolling Review: NetQoS SuperAgent
News  |  9/4/2007  | 
In the second installment of our APM Rolling Review, we set out to see whether NetQoS' appliance lives up to its name.
Powering Network Devices in an Environmentally Friendly Way
Commentary  |  9/4/2007  | 
One of network industrys dirty little secrets is its impact on the environment. As network devices have become more functional and more powerful, they also require more electricity. Not only does this trend have a negative impact on budgets for small and medium sized businesses, but it also leads to burning more fossil fuels, which negatively impacts the environment and increases dependence on foreign fuel sources. Sol
The Cold, Green Facts
News  |  9/1/2007  | 
Buying energy-efficient technology isn't the only--or even the best--way to cut down on energy consumption in the data center. Rethinking the way you use the technology you already have can

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