Network management and monitoring

  • December 02, 2009 02 Dec'09

    Port blocking: Why corporate computers need disabled USB ports asked me to review a few products as part of a data theft prevention promotion they were advertising. One such appliance was a USB port block. You may be wondering why you would ...

  • November 24, 2009 24 Nov'09

    Government agencies still skeptical on the public cloud

    Government agencies aren’t likely to move their core data to the cloud just yet partially because they can’t be sure their data won’t be moved to servers across state lines where different ...

  • November 23, 2009 23 Nov'09

    Cloud computing for health insurance firms? Not so fast, execs say

    Health insurance and financial services industry executives say they’re not ready to trust their core data to the cloud. Executive say strict HIPAA and Sarbanes-Oxley Act regulations and security ...

  • November 23, 2009 23 Nov'09

    Who started this food fight? Cisco or HP?

    BusinessWeek asked a question a few days ago that I asked last June. Is Cisco stretching itself too thin? I can't pretend to be expert enough to answer that question, but chasing 30 new technology ...

  • November 19, 2009 19 Nov'09

    Eureka! There’s no data center without the network

    Move over data center, networking has regained its rightful place here at Interop NY this week. Interop was once the networking show, but that ended years ago as the conference tried to become the ...

  • November 18, 2009 18 Nov'09

    Networks get flat and IT orgs become cloud service providers at Interop NYC

    Guess what networking teams? Consider yourselves service providers. At least that seems to be the message here at Interop New York. This morning Citrix CEO Mark Templeton and Cisco VP Marie Hattar ...

  • November 18, 2009 18 Nov'09

    Web gateway helps Texas manufacturer develop network user management

    Users were choking the network by streaming Internet video and radio, but Forum Oilfield Technologies didn't know how badly. A Web gateway box helped them develop better network user management around these bandwidth-sucking applications.

  • November 11, 2009 11 Nov'09

    HP's 3Com acquisition

    For $2.7 billion, Hewlett-Packard (HP) agreed to acquire 3Com Corporation -- an IT networking vendor most noted for its routers, switches and security products. The announcement came at a public ...

  • November 11, 2009 11 Nov'09

    HP-3Com acquisition hits Cisco the one place it hurts

    The gloves are off in the Cisco-HP battle. HP’s move to acquire 3Com hits Cisco in one of the few places it really hurts – China. 3Com controls 32% of the Chinese networking market (with $700 ...

  • November 11, 2009 11 Nov'09

    Fujitsu: 10 Gigabit Ethernet switching without the sideshow

    Without the pomp and circumstance of say a Cisco or a Juniper, Fujitsu launched a 26 port, super low-latency addition to its line of 10 GigE switches. Fujitsu’s selling point?   “We pass packets ...

  • November 06, 2009 06 Nov'09

    Is SLA a dirty word?

    Networking teams are increasingly asked to provide internal Service Level Agreements (SLAs) – which are not easy to create or live up to. Implementing ITIL v3 strategies may make it easier to ...

  • November 05, 2009 05 Nov'09

    Open source network monitoring tools: Benefits and a few challenges

    Network monitoring tools have grown over the past couple of years to meet the needs of networking engineers, but often nothing fits the bill quite like an open source tool that enables tailor-made ...

  • October 29, 2009 29 Oct'09

    Juniper's attack on Cisco: 2.6 terabits per second throughput + software strategy that goes beyond

    In a full scale offense against Cisco, Juniper Networks unveiled an ecosystem of new hardware components, a software strategy and a super-speed chipset -- as well as plans for a partnership to ...

  • October 28, 2009 28 Oct'09

    Is Juniper’s brand re-launch worth the flowing whiskey and shrimp?

    Ok, so Juniper spent A LOT of money unveiling its new logo Wednesday night. The networking company hung video signage over the front half of the NYSE, and took over the stock exchange floor with a ...

  • October 27, 2009 27 Oct'09

    Anticlimactic? Juniper announcement: super-powered chipset and another rebrand

    Don’t get your data center hopes up. Juniper Networks is still mum on the big announcement planned for Thursday -- the one executives have called the most significant in the company’s 12-year ...