Lessons From Dave Hitz
The NetApp founder has written a book that focuses on the birth and growth of a multibillion-dollar storage company
Too Much De-Dupe
Suppliers need to call their data reduction solutions by what they are and what they do, not after the hottest marketing term
Real cost justifications around IP telephony and Unified Communications center around international calling, travel avoidance and the like.
Cisco Enhances Network Solutions for SMBs
Small and medium businesses desire simplicity, accuracy, and efficiency in their networking products. While it would seem like all vendors would focused on delivering such capabilities, meeting that objective in todayï¿¼s complex, interconnected communications-centric world can be a challenge. In response, one of the industryï¿¼s most influential suppliers has tried to take on this challenge.
Network Switches to Become Energy Management Hubs?
When oil prices soared last summer, interest grew in products that could help companies curb their energy costs. While prices have dipped since then, the need for better energy management tools is still present. Consequently, energy efficiency has become a common theme among network equipment suppliers.
'Change' & the Tech Industry
With the inauguration of Barack Obama, it is worth considering how change might play out in some technology communities and industries
The Cost of Change
Hitachi's new chief storage economist says he can document 33 items that go into the total cost of buying and operating storage systems. What factors do you consider when buying
When I opened NetApp co-founder Dave Hitz's first book, How to Castrate a Bull, I didn't put it down until I was almost half way through
Comprehensive Reporting Tools Come to WAN Optimization Market
The sign of a widely accepted, maturing network equipment market is a growing emphasis on management features. After years of slow but steady acceptance, such a transition appears to be taking place in the Wide Area Network ï¿¼(WAN) optimization space.
The IBM Desktop
At the opening of this week's Lotusphere, a lot of the talk was about LotusLive, which is IBM Lotus' new offering in the cloud/software-as-a-service (SaaS) market, and Bob Picciano, general manager of IBM Lotus software, talked this solution up as an extranet service -- i.e., one that could connect an enterprise's CPE-based Lotus systems with cloud-based systems used by partners.
De-Dupe Dos & Don'ts
Some of the methods you use to get the most out of a real tape library can confuse the de-duping algorithm in your shiny new VTL
Can Anyone Beat EMC?
There often is a gap between the emergence of a new market and EMC's response, which often is long enough for other players to establish themselves
CTERA devices can back up their data to a portal server running in a central data center somewhere on the Net
The Cisco Desktop
Cisco isn't ceding an inch to Microsoft in the Unified Communications market.
More on Disk Archives & Objects
Depending on the average file size with some of the CAS archives, you actually could run out of object count space prior to running out of capacity
Not So Good Vibrations
A YouTube video by Sun makes clear to the masses just how sensitive disk drives are to vibration
Disk Archiving & Objects
Some of today's content-addressable storage systems have a relatively low limit on how many objects can be stored
Will UC Save Enterprise VOIP?
In the enterprise, VoIP isn't dead. It may be rolled out more slowly over the difficult times ahead; but as the basis of next-generation communications systems, it's business critical.
A focus on OEM products can distract a vendor from its core product offerings
A National Archiving Challenge
The National Archives and Records Administration has launched an emergency plan to take control of the files and emails from the outgoing Bush administration