Fibre Channel isn't your only option. iSCSI SAN offers lower cost, easier deployment, and greater distance.
This Edition: InfoCyclone; Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold; Network Associates McAfee IntruShield 1200; Empirix e-Test Suite for Web Services.
Our World, Welcome to IT
We know you don't get Network Computing for the pictures, but we couldn't publish an entire issue about product testing without sharing diagrams of our own test labs.
DIY Lab Testing
As information technology gets more complex, it's essential to test new hardware and software thoroughly and systematically to ensure compatability, performance, scalability and more.
Does the thought of testing prospective network devices make you long to just drop the system into your live network and cross your fingers? Read on.
Testing To Go
Internal and outsourced labs can be used in balance to get the test done right. Your organization will benefit if you know how to choose the right partner.
Justify My Lab
Testing labs have real costs and benefits; they're just difficult to quantify. Be prepared to make your pitch in terms that management can understand.
Don't let manufacturers wow you with sensational stats, inflated claims and empty promises. We shoot down some favorite vendor come-ons.
The Un-Telephone Companies
Vonage and other providers that deliver phone services over IP are renouncing the name "telephone company" and the regulations that go along with it.
Technology Troubles? Bring 'em On
While spammers always have new tricks up their sleeves, legitimate developers are working just as hard, if not harder, to beat them at their dirty games.
McData's SAN Grab
McData recently announced intentions not only to buy two promising start-ups and invest in a third, but also to remain a serious player in the SAN market.
Do It Cheap, Do It Now
The mission: Build the Navy's knowledge-management portal quickly, inexpensively and without the help of staff technologists. Luckily, the Navy found an ally in its vendor.
The Navy's new knowledge-management portal gives sailors a collaborative training network to assess and sharpen their skills while keeping brass in touch with the rank and file.
Panning for Gold
Retrieving lost data is like searching for gold nuggets. An enterprise search engine can spare you time and expense, and may even generate precious revenue. CSIRO's Panoptic sparkles with superior
Siemens OpenScape Suite 1.0; ISSS Stopzilla 3.0; Red Gate Software SQL Data Compare 3; and Neon Software CyberGauge 5.0.
Does QoS Deliver?
If you need your data packets in 30 milliseconds or less, it's time to implement network Quality of Service policies.