Change Has to Be Compelling
What's lacking on the FCoE front is the compelling event. For now, I think that many storage admins will sit this one out
Radware Picks Up Nortel Switch
Having filed for Chapter 11 protection, Nortel has been busily trying to revamp its operations and remain viable long term. The company has a number of attractive networking product lines, and one of them seems to have found a new home, so small and medium businesses can now rest easier.
Encryption Made Easier
It is clear that using encryption can help to protect against data loss, yet many companies still don't use it. Trade groups and vendors are working together to make encryption
Has the FAN Failed?
A few years ago it appeared that the File Area Network would make managing all this data easier
IBM Embraces Dynamic Infrastructures
This model of what might be called 'chaotically distributed computing' is a logical destination of the business IT revolution that began a generation ago
UC: All About Predictability
I had a chance to chat recently with Henry Dewing of Forrester Research about Forrester's latest UC report, and the conversation quickly turned to ROI.
The Promise of FCoE
I think it has promise for enterprise users. It has more promise for FC vendors
WAN Optimization System Continues to Morph
Boundary lines among different products should always be draw in pencil rather than in pen. As technology matures, autonomous products often are melded, and the integration simplifies user deployments and eases management. Such a transition appears to be taking place in the WAN optimization market.
Server Memory vs. SSD
There are several reasons why an SSD is a better investment than putting more memory in your servers
Another Cloud Failure
Problems with consumer cloud offerings provide another reason for enterprise IT managers to go slow with cloud storage and computing services
IBM, Savvis Get Cloud Fever
Both vendors have provided on-demand and utility computing and storage services for years. Now they're jumping into the cloud
The NAS That Don't Get No Respect
It has most of the features and capabilities that the competition offers, and at a lower price. So why do so many people look down their noses at it?
Storage in Crisis?
To compare this situation to the Great Depression or even the IT bubble burst of 2001 is a bit dramatic and, for the most part, overstated
So What Is The Value Of Video?
As enterprises look for ways to save on travel and to do business internationally in a more effective and cost-efficient manner, video is poised to take off.
Optimizing iSCSI & VMware
Any serious VMware admin should read 'A Multivendor Post to help our mutual iSCSI customers using VMware' for tips on iSCSI networks hosting VMware ESX hosts
EMC & Microsoft Extend Strategic Alliance
The two vendors will work together on storage and information protection in virtualized environments and preventing data breaches with leading-edge security solutions
Backup Software, Part 1
Backup touches just about every component of your infrastructure, and if there is a weakness it will expose it at the most inappropriate moment
iSCSI & VMware
I've taught guys with no storage background to manage iSCSI SANs in two hours; those that have Fibre Channel SANs have VARs do most of the management
The Mobile UC Endpoint
Will the smartphone become your only computer, and if so, what are the implications for the enterprise-in terms of cost and security, among other issues?
Cisco/Dell Announce Next-Gen Business Solutions
The combined solutions are designed to simplify the management of next-generation data centers with a unified networking fabric that consolidates LAN, SAN, and server cluster network environments
Cymphonix Broadens Security Appliance Line
The boundary lines between security and network management functions have been blurry ever since the first firewalls emerged a decade ago. Increasingly, Web content management vendors have been moving into the network management space, and one supplier, whose eyes have been on the small and medium business market segment, has moved in that direction.
Polycom QDX 6000 Aims To Make Hi-Quality Videoconferencing Affordable
For most companies, videoconferencing sounds like a great way to cut travel costs while staying in touch with remote customers, suppliers, and partners. But somehow, the crappy quality of the cheap systems and the intimidating prices and complexity of high-end solutions keep them from actually doing it.