Views From VMworld 2008
The future is what's interesting, as VMware aims to ride its hypervisor past into the virtual data center
Storage Managers Arise!
Storage has never been more important, and the same is true for the job of managing storage
Cisco Changes The Communications Debate
As you can see in my No Jitter post on the topic, my friend Allan Sulkin, the ultimate voice communications expert, considers Cisco's announcement of a software-as-a-service play for UC/collaboration a "game changer." Maybe it changes the game; it definitely alters the debate.
FMC: It's All About Features, Says DiVitas
DiVitas Networks has been one of the leaders in enterprise fixed-mobile convergence (FMC), going back to the time when FMC mostly meant the ability to transition from a cellular network to voice over Wi-Fi without dropping the call. Now, DiVitas's CEO calls that capability "table stakes."
Like a rudderless ship, Nortel continues to drift from one strategic initiative to another with the hope of landing on firm ground. The company, which has struggled for several years, now is in the process of dumping some of its carrier equipment and refocusing its efforts perhaps on delivering corporate network equipment. So, the question arises, ï¿¼Is its new focus too little, too late?ï¿¼
It may be the end of the road for me, but there are good things on the storage horizon
Data, Voice, and Video Convergence Drives New Switch Design
Corporate networks now carry a variety of data, video, and voice traffic. Consequently, many small and medium businesses can have difficulty trying to manage such a wide breadth of applications. One vendor has packaged a number of convergence functions into a new family of switches so businesses can more easily support these complex networks.
Is UC Tactical Or Strategic?
Wainhouse Research is out with a new survey of enterprise attitudes and practices in adopting unified communications. One of the key findings is that, more so than last year, the decision is being made by IT, rather than at the CXO level.
New Faces at the Top of Alcatel-Lucent
Changes keep occurring in the network equipment market at a rapid clip. Vendors have been taking themselves private, merging, developing new product lines, and dumping old mainstays. Alcatel-Lucent is the latest supplier to undergo a metamorphosis. Weighed down by the marketï¿¼s intense competition and recent lackluster performance, the vendor has brought in a new management team to prop up its floundering market position.