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November, 2009

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November 25, 2009  4:49 AM

Government agencies still skeptical on the public cloud

rivkalittle Rivka Little Profile: rivkalittle

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 regulations could apply to how it can be accessed or stored. If cloud service providers want to lure...

November 23, 2009  7:57 PM

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

rivkalittle Rivka Little Profile: rivkalittle

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 concerns make it impossible to trust much more than a few applications and back-up systems to the...


November 23, 2009  5:49 PM

Who started this food fight? Cisco or HP?

Shamus McGillicuddy Shamus McGillicuddy Profile: Shamus McGillicuddy

BusinessWeek asked a question a few days ago that I asked last June. Is

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November 19, 2009  9:29 PM

Eureka! There’s no data center without the network

rivkalittle Rivka Little Profile: rivkalittle

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 virtualization show and the data center show to remain relevant. That...


November 18, 2009  7:43 PM

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

rivkalittle Rivka Little Profile: rivkalittle

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 keynoted the conference, both highlighting consumerization of enterprise IT and its influence on...


November 12, 2009  2:59 AM

HP’s 3Com acquisition

Tessa Parmenter Tessa Parmenter Profile: Tessa Parmenter

HP logo3Com logo For $2.7 billion, Hewlett-Packard

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November 12, 2009  1:01 AM

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

rivkalittle Rivka Little Profile: rivkalittle

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...


November 11, 2009  7:26 PM

Fujitsu: 10 Gigabit Ethernet switching without the sideshow

rivkalittle Rivka Little Profile: rivkalittle

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

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November 7, 2009  12:59 AM

Is SLA a dirty word?

rivkalittle Rivka Little Profile: rivkalittle

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 provide internal SLAs, but at this point ITIL is often more theory than it is practice in the...


November 5, 2009  11:28 PM

Open source network monitoring tools: Benefits and a few challenges

rivkalittle Rivka Little Profile: rivkalittle

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 configuration and parameters. Still, these tools can also lead network engineers to be mired in...


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