Commentary
Content posted in August 2008
Big Ideas for Small Storage
Commentary  |  8/28/2008  | 
In a few years' time, we may not even be talking about 'enterprise-class' storage
Britain's Big, Bad, Data Breaches
Commentary  |  8/27/2008  | 
More data security mayhem for our trans-Atlantic cousins
Cisco Buys PostPath, Targets MS Exchange
Commentary  |  8/27/2008  | 
Cisco today announced that it's acquiring PostPath, a vendor that makes a messaging and collaboration server, for $215 million. It's a shot across Microsoft's bow.
More LAN Switch Choices Emerge
Commentary  |  8/26/2008  | 
Like Goldilocks, small and medium businesses often have difficultly finding network equipment that is just right for them. Sometimes, the devices lack sufficient horsepower and functionality to meet their networking needs. In other cases, these systems come with a lot of functionality but it often beyond their price range. Customers desire products that intersect somewhere between those two points.
6 Switches For SMBs
Commentary  |  8/25/2008  | 
The newest family of switches from networking equipment provider AdTran offers smaller and growing businesses a rich feature set at an accessible price point.
Dreaming of DreamWorks
Commentary  |  8/23/2008  | 
Can digital 3D movies accelerate their pace to market with current storage technology?
Avaya Plus Tandberg?
Commentary  |  8/21/2008  | 
In what is probably the first really interesting consolidation rumor I've heard in a long time, there are reports that Silver Lake, the private equity firm that owns Avaya, has approached Tandberg about acquiring that video-focused vendor.
IBM Steps Out of the Shadows With XIV
Commentary  |  8/20/2008  | 
It's the softest of soft launches for the vendor's Web 2.0 system
IBM's Pseudo-Secret Grid Strategy
Commentary  |  8/19/2008  | 
Vendor's recently purchased XIV technology sneaks out under the radar
Microsoft For Corporate Telephony?
Commentary  |  8/18/2008  | 
There's been a lot of buzz over at No Jitter about the most recent Gartner report in the area of IP telephony/Unified Communications, in which Gartner gave a spot in its coveted Magic Quadrant to Microsoft. What drove the commentary was the fact that Microsoft made the Magic Quadrant for Corporate Telephony, an area in which
VMware's Virtual Mea Culpa
Commentary  |  8/16/2008  | 
VMware looks to make amends for its buggy hypervisor
Incredible Shrinking WLAN Gear Market
Commentary  |  8/14/2008  | 
HP's acquisition of Colubris continues to the sublimation of wireless startups into well-established networking companies....
Storage Shines Amidst the Gloom
Commentary  |  8/13/2008  | 
Amidst all the foreclosures and fuel hikes, storage offers a glimmer of hope
Storage in the Crosshairs
Commentary  |  8/12/2008  | 
Think you've got it tough? Then spare a thought for IT managers in war-torn Georgia
How Soon Is Now?
Commentary  |  8/8/2008  | 
Working out when to de-dupe is easier said than done
RFID Ramps Up
Commentary  |  8/8/2008  | 
There's more of it out there than you think
EMC's Midrange Makeover
Commentary  |  8/6/2008  | 
Vendor raises the midrange storage stakes with the launch of its CX4
Videoconferencing For Growing Companies
Commentary  |  8/6/2008  | 
Videoconferencing has benefits for companies of all sizes, but smaller companies face some special challenges. For one thing, the cost of travel can hit especially hard, but they may have trouble coming up with capital to install their own videoconferencing systems. But while working on a column on the social factors affecting videoconferencing, I talked to one midsized company that's making it work.
VMware Dives Into Freeware
Commentary  |  8/6/2008  | 
VMware promotes ubiquitous virtualization
Where Have All the Storage Applications Gone?
Commentary  |  8/6/2008  | 
Long time passing: When will they ever learn? When will they ever learn? The Trainer Test: Long time passing: When will they ever learn? When will they ever learn?
Wikibon Pushes Power Debate
Commentary  |  8/4/2008  | 
Could 'Conserve IT' be the shape of things to come?
Consolidation Among UC Vendors
Commentary  |  8/4/2008  | 
Last week's deal for Siemens Enterprise (SEN) solved the vendor's immediate problem of reassuring its customer base that the brand and products would go on, be supported, and form the basis of future strategic activities. That was really Job 1 for SEN last week; now we have to see where it invests and what approach it takes to the North American market. Meanwhile, there remains the question of the enviro
Taking the Spin Out of 'Spin Down'
Commentary  |  8/1/2008  | 
HDS's Hu Yoshida is making sense of MAID
Rackable Plays It Cool
Commentary  |  8/1/2008  | 
Rackable heats up Ice Cube offerings


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