Nortel's Downward Spiral Continues
Nortel's fourth quarter revenue brought unwelcome news. In fact, the numbers were so bad that more than 2,000 employees will need to find new employers ASAP, as the vendor continues to struggle in the highly competitive network equipment market.
Riverbed Eases WAN Transmission Requirements
Traffic flowing between remote locations can chew up bandwidth and raise a small and medium sized businessï¿¼s telecommunications costs. WAN optimization tools have the potential to ease those burdens.
Riverbed Virtualizes The God Box
Riverbed jumps much deeper into application-aware networking today with the RiOS Service Platform, a way to run servers on its Steelhead branch-office boxes using virtualization. As with similar initiatives from Cisco and 3Com, Riverbed's long-term aim is to replace servers...
Does WebOS = Virtualization?
An Indy-based independent consultant I know turned me on to Stoneware, makers of a webOS, not the heavy stuff your mother-in-law collects. Will they break into the desktop virt market?
Standards = Survival
This week, Steve Hanna sent the TCG/TNC specifications to the NEA working group for consideration as working group documents.
Secure Switch NAC--Security At The Ingress Point
Steve Hultquist at InfoWorld recently posted a review of ConSentry Network's LANShield Switch. The review is largely positive, as was my review of ConSentry's LANShield Controller, its in-band NAC product which sports many similar features. I think ConSentry, along with Nevis Networks, which has a competing product line, are on to something.
E-Mail Security As A Service
I missed the chance to comment on last week's Google/Postini announcement, but hot on its heels comes a somewhat related announcement from Webroot, and a chance for a two-for-one blog entry....
CA Surveys 300 IT Execs
Last fall CA hit up IT management at shops earning $250M+ revenue to check the pulse of virtualization. 300 professionals from the US, UK, Germany, Australia and Korea replied. They're sharing the goods.
No Detente In Sight
VMware and Citrix have been stepping on each other's toes. A bunch. Will they meet somewhere in the middle, or are they shooting for winner takes all?
Symantec Says Goodbye To APM
After an aggressive push into the APM market, Symantec has decided to sell its Application Performance Management business.
The Automation Tool You Gotta Have
Automation in Windows can be difficult to achieve. While trying to figure out how to disable a NIC from the command line for my NAC test bed, I found AutoIT, freeware scripting utility.
Virtual Machines, Real Dollars
VMware???s stock price might have tumbled, but that isn???t stopping VC investment in the virtualization space. Two startups raked in millions this week....
Why announce something that can't be announced?
Juniper's EX Switch NAC Integration Is 'Me, Too'
So Shimel has beaten me to the punch on Tim Greene's blog article on Juniper's NAC product. There's nothing in Juniper's announcement concerning NAC and NAC enforcement. Tim brought up two other points, one about Cisco???s TrustSec and the other about ConSentry and Nevis, that I wanted to comment on.
PXE And 802.1X, Like Oil And Water
If I have ever tossed out the idea that 802.1X is simple, useable, and simple, then I misspoke. Where the road to 802.1X gets bumpy is trying to integrate port-based authentication with other LAN processes.
VMs On The Edge
What started as a basic VM test has taken on a life of its own; it looks like we'll be walking the virtualization talk, pushing a VM host out near the edge of my production network. Wish me luck...