10Gig isn't taking off as fast as predicted and needs a kick, according to switch developer Force10 Networks. The company added that 10GBase-T, the spec for 10Gig over twisted pair copper, is dead in the water, being too power-hungry and too late.
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Virtualising a datacentre can make it more flexible, but it also introduces new points of failure and it doesn't remove the need for critical servers to be duplicated for fail-over, disaster recovery (DR) specialist Neverfail has warned.
Network Instruments has developed what it claims is the largest network data recorder available. The GigaStor SAS has a capacity of up to 288TB, and was originally developed for a US military customer which needed to store a month's worth of the traffic on its network, says Douglas Smith, the company's president and co-founder.
De-duplication has become popular for backup data, but not for primary storage. Now, US start-up company Ocarina Networks wants to change that, with a data reduction technology which it claims can shrink live production data — even if the file formats are already compressed.
The European Union is contributing €10 million (US$15 million) in sponsorship to a project called PrimeLife, which aims to develop open-source tools for personal privacy management and protection, and get the community at large to adopt them.
Software developer Unison has launched what it claims is the world's first fully-unified communications suite based on Linux.
The use of data encryption could make organizations vulnerable to new risks and threats, a panel of security experts warned Monday.
Secure networking developer ConSentry Networks has introduced what it calls its Intelligent Switch architecture - in essence, a firmware upgrade which adds application and role-based control within the network.
Network managers could miss out on significant energy and infrastructure savings by not planning for convergence beyond data, voice and video, a network supplier has claimed.
WAN traffic management specialist AscenVision has developed an aggregating device which it claims can take multiple broadband connections from different providers and bond them into a single logical connection which has the combined capacity of all the links.
Hosted desktop pioneer Nivio has taken an undisclosed investment from AMD to help it work on its ambition of making virtual Windows XP desktops and software accessible from any connected device — even a Linux PC or a smartphone.
IBM has introduced a service to mask sensitive customer data so it can safely be used for application testing.
D-Link has released a Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) product for smaller organisations. The company's latest DES-1008P 10/100 switch can supply up to 15.4W of power on four of its eight ports.
Optical fibre is a lot easier to tap than most people imagine. There is no need to break or splice the fibre now -- a relatively shallow bend can be enough.
Two-thirds of large enterprises don’t have enough bandwidth to replicate or back up their remote sites in an emergency, according to a survey of IT managers and directors by Forrester Consulting.
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