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December 27, 2011 07:00 AMWe've come a long way since the early days of wireless networking. On the right 802.11n network today, you can see data rates of 300 Mbps and real throughput that tops Fast Ethernet speeds. But things change quickly in the wireless space, and after a recent conversation with chipmaker Broadcom, I can smell ridiculously fast wireless off in the distance.
October 27, 2011 07:00 AMLately, the solutions I've analyzed through the lens of BYOD have usually had something to do with smartphone and application management. But Wi-Fi vendors are also well aware of the procedural and technical complexities spawned by clients that show up with all sorts of gadgets that need to simply work on the WLAN. Meru Networks has recently introduced a new feature set for its WLAN product line that helps with BYOD and other aspects of today's changing wireless landscape.
December 08, 2010 07:00 PMOn Nov. 22, Compellent announced the newest release of StorageCenter version 5.4, new Live Volume software, new Enterprise Manager multisite tool capabilities, and next-generation hardware that is faster, stores more data and connects to FCoE and 10GbE iSCSI. Back in October, I wrote that Compellent was rising to the enterprise challenge. With this announcement, it's clear to me that Compellent is taking on the enterprise challenge and may be swinging the acquisition pendulum in their direction.
November 04, 2010 01:00 PMThe same wireless network market powerhouses that provide top-end systems must be seeing something that I don't. The market has always been a bit striated, with distinct layers for consumer-class and enterprise-grade hardware, and not a lot in between. But something new to the mix is definitely afoot, and in a growing market that I can only call "discount enterprise WLAN", Meru looks to be top-dog with its new AP1000i access point which has many of the features in their more expensive 3x3 AP 3000. If I invested in Meru's more expensive gear, I'd be miffed about a full featured but far less expensive model in the market. If I were shopping today, I'd probably shoot for the lower priced model. What gives?
November 01, 2010 11:45 AMGiven the maturity of the 802.11 family of wireless standards, you'd think that device manufacturers would have it all worked out by now. It seems reasonable that any Wi-Fi capable device should be able to function on the "typical" wireless network, as long as standards-based client and infrastructure hardware is used. But the devil is always in the details, and for us in the Big WLAN Realm, we continue to battle the frustrations that come when manufacturers do things their own way while implementing security settings, drivers, network adapter default properties, and the like. There are only so many ways to configure a corporate-class WLAN, but some days it feels like those making the devices are either unaware, or uninterested in making their devices play well on the business wireless networks their clients are likely to want to be part of.
August 04, 2010 12:42 PMAs wireless networking continues to edge wired Ethernet towards the margins, the same worries that once prevailed on the wire have migrated to the WLAN. Among these concerns is Network Access Control (NAC). Traditionally, NAC has been a stand-alone service that you "point" a given VLAN or set of users at. Interactions between the NAC system and network switches provide on-ramps to the network, or quarantine users when their computers don't pass muster based on requirements for antivirus, operating system patches, user credentials or other parameters. The entire process has tended to be external to WLAN hardware, even when wireless clients are being controlled. A newly announced partnership between Aruba Networks and Impulse Point puts a fresh spin on the NAC process, and leverages the best of both company's feature sets.
July 09, 2010 11:34 AMBamboo Solutions, the leading provider of technologies that enhance Microsoft SharePoint, has released the latest instance of Project Management Central ("PM Central"), now featuring compatibility with Microsoft Windows SharePoint Server 2010 and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2010. PM Central for SharePoint 2010 offers an expanded feature set that further extends the out-of-the-box project management capabilities of the new SharePoint platform.
June 03, 2010 10:38 AMProtecting information and corporate assets has always been a tricky business, and today's computing environment just adds to the complexity. Remote offices and mobile users need just as much protection, and possibly more, than headquarters employees who sit behind carefully constructed layers of defense. SaaS applications and public cloud deployments mean sensitive data travel outside traditional network boundaries. And the Web presents a never-ending fountain of malware.
May 27, 2010 09:00 AMBelkin recently announced the release of their CableFree USB Hub, and this humble accessory could mean big things in the connected world. If you didn't know better, you'd likely glance at CableFree and yawn it away as just another wireless device, in the fashion of so many wireless keyboards and mice. Oh, but you'd be wrong.
May 12, 2010 10:14 AMEMC, the world leader in information infrastructure solutions, today announced new capabilities for its EMC NetWorker backup and recovery software that will dramatically increase backup speed and management through the innovative new integration with DD Boost software for EMC Data Domain deduplication storage systems.
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