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Content tagged with Networking posted in September 2010
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QNAP Refreshes Its Vaunted Business Series Turbo NAS Lineup With New Turbo NAS Pro+ Models For SMB And Corporate Customers
News  |  9/9/2010  | 
QNAP Systems, Inc., a leading manufacturer of world class NAS servers today announced the Fall 2010 refresh of its Business Series Turbo NAS servers which are hugely popular with SMB and corporate users for their sheer performance and business-ready features. Announced today are the 2-drive TS-259 Pro+, the 4-drive TS-459 Pro+, the 5- drive TS-559 Pro+, and the 6-drive TS-659 Pro+ with up to a whopping 12TB of online storage (using 2TB hard drives). The new Business Series Turbo NAS Pro+ models
Row 44 Raises $37 Million
News  |  9/8/2010  | 
The in-flight Wi-Fi provider secured operating capital to launch satellite-based broadband service on Southwest Airlines' fleet and continue competing with Aircell's GoGo service.
Merck's Many IT Challenges
News  |  9/8/2010  | 
Eighteen months after Merck acquired Schering-Plough, integration remains a challenge.
Cisco Launches Virtual Machine Firewall
News  |  9/7/2010  | 
Security is specific to and follows each virtual machine as it moves within Cisco's Unified Computing System architecture.
Motorola, Ericsson Team On LTE Public Safety Network
News  |  9/7/2010  | 
Long-term evolution mobile broadband to speed delivery of real-time information between command centers and emergency responders in the field.
Reflex: Private Cloud Initiatives For Everyone
News  |  9/7/2010  | 
While the benefits of cloud computing may be universally attractive, many enterprises will look to the private cloud to meet their security, regulatory and other restrictions. However, private cloud technology requires in-house expertise that's beyond the abilities of many enterprises. An improved virtual machine management platform and a new initiative from Reflex Systems should simplify the back-end management of private clouds for enterprises. The release of the Reflex Virtualization Manageme
Integrated Web App Firewalls Make Sense In High-Performance Environments
News  |  9/7/2010  | 
Enterprises deploying high-end application delivery systems need to consider how best to secure their apps without imposing seconds or even fractions of seconds of latency, particularly in heavy-transaction environments where time literally means money. Web application firewalls (WAFs) are becoming an increasingly important component of control and delivery platforms, screening against common attacks such as SQL injection, cross-site scripting and cookie poisoning. Regulatory requirements, parti
Meru Delivers The Most Secure FIPS 140-2 Compliant 802.11n Solution In The Marketplace
News  |  9/7/2010  | 
Meru Networks, Inc., the leader in 802.11n virtualized wireless LAN solutions for enterprise networking, today announced that its SG1000 Wireless Security Gateway currently supports 802.11n deployments, making Meru the only wireless LAN (WLAN) solution provider delivering 802.11n solutions built to the National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 Level 3 security specifications. Federal agencies, financial firms and commercial entit
Needham Bank Cashes In On Remote Connectivity
News  |  9/7/2010  | 
Executives at Needham Bank have been able to remotely log into and work in a variety of core banking applications for some time now. The bank has tripled the number of remote users in its ranks, many of whom use iPhones and iPads, but James Gordon, VP of IT at the customer-owned bank, which operates five branches throughout the greater Boston area, has never been happy with the solution.
HP Better Positioned Against Cisco With 3Par Acquisition
News  |  9/3/2010  | 
Addition of storage vendor will aid Hewlett-Packard in achieving its "Converged Infrastructure" focus on storage, server, and networking.
Aruba Networks Completes Acquisition Of Azalea Networks
News  |  9/3/2010  | 
Aruba Networks, Inc., a global leader in distributed enterprise network solutions, today announced it has completed its acquisition of privately-held Azalea Networks, a leading supplier of outdoor mesh networks. The acquisition includes an operations center in Beijing which will complement Aruba's existing R&D centers in Bangalore and Silicon Valley.
Qi Intros Wireless Charging Station Standard
News  |  9/2/2010  | 
Wireless Power Consortium has also certified the first products compatible with the interoperability standard.
Fastest Chip Powers New IBM Mainframe
News  |  9/2/2010  | 
z196 processor is the product of a global design effort spanning IBM facilities in the U.S and abroad.
Isilon First To Offer Scale-Out iSCSI Block And File Solution
News  |  9/2/2010  | 
Primarily known for its file-based, scale-out storage solutions, Isilon Systems is shipping what it calls the first and only, unified scale-out storage platform for the enterprise that consolidates file and block-based applications onto a single, shared pool of storage. It has integrated the iSCSI protocol into its OneFS operating system, and the resulting ability to access both file and block-level data opens up the enterprise virtualization market, which is 70-80 percent block-based. Company r
Xsigo Goes Ethernet
News  |  9/2/2010  | 
The all-Ethernet data center took a step forward this week with Xsigo's introduction of its Ethernet-based IOV solution at VMworld. Xsigo is hardly the first vendor to introduce I/O Virtualization solutions based on Ethernet, which have been advocated for sometime by Aprius, Virtensys and Next I/O. Xsigo is the first vendor, however, to use the existing Ethernet adapter within the server to connect with the external card cage that houses the I/O adapter. Other solutions require replacing the ada
DocuSign Goes Mobile
Commentary  |  9/2/2010  | 
I recently caught up with Tom Gosner, VP and chief strategy officer of DocuSign. Given the advantages of digital signature technology--paperless transactions handled securely and rapidly with legally binding electronic signatures--DocuSign's core service is a natural fit for today's mobile business world. As I watch everyone from salespeople to execs hit the road while doing business out of the palm of their hands, I wanted Gosner's perspective on how digital signatures are being received by tho
EMC Beta Simplifies Infrastructure As A Service Management
News  |  9/1/2010  | 
EMC announced the beta program for Ionix Unified Infrastructure Manager 2.0 at VMworld. The new version of the management software is designed to simplify the transition from physical to virtual to private cloud infrastructures. Ionix UIM 2.0 unifies and automates the management of Vblock Infrastructure Packages, part of the Virtual Computing Environment coalition formed by Cisco, EMC and its VMware subsidiary. Vblock packages offer a modular approach to infrastructure, combining virtualization
Terremark Includes Tripwire Logcenter Into Cloud Service
News  |  9/1/2010  | 
Terremark is collaborating with Tripwire to include Tripwire's Log Center for cloud-based log management as part of its Terremark cloud service. The agreement is a continuation of a similar agreement Terremark had with Activeworx, which Tripwire acquired a year ago. While the Tripwire's Log Center was intended for the standalone server environment to monitor other standalone servers, cloud support means users will be able to launch Tripwire Log Center within a cloud on a virtual host and support
New HyTrust Offering Addresses Cloud Security Worries
News  |  9/1/2010  | 
HyTrust, a provider of access control and policy enforcement security for virtualization, is introducing a new tool that works with market-leading VMware virtualization software. The HyTrust Cloud Control product is intended to address one of the key concerns of enterprises considering moving their applications off-site to a multi-tenant public cloud service where their apps would be running along side those of other enterprises. As many industry experts have said, Coca-Cola is not going to want
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