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September 17, 2010  3:18 PM

Forrester’s Zero Trust security model

Shamus McGillicuddy Shamus McGillicuddy Profile: Shamus McGillicuddy

Forrester Research Inc. is proposing a new mantra for IT security. In his report "No More Chewy Centers: Introducing the Zero Trust...

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August 27, 2010  11:20 AM

Virtual Private LAN Service: Extending the LAN over a dumb WAN

rivkalittle Rivka Little Profile: rivkalittle

Virtual Private LAN Service (VPLS) enables multipoint-to-multipoint communication over carrier-based MPLS/IP networks, basically enabling enterprises to extend LAN segments over long distances. In this video, Juniper Networks MX Series product manager Rameshbabu Prabagaran explains how...


August 27, 2010  10:28 AM

MPLS inside your data center … really?

rivkalittle Rivka Little Profile: rivkalittle

Data center MPLS was a hot topic earlier this week at a Juniper Networks Data Center Design workshop in NYC. In this video, Juniper Networks MX Series product manager Rameshbabu Prabagaran explains that some companies are turning to MPLS inside the data center as a means to implement network...


August 12, 2010  4:30 PM

Fibre Channel over Token Ring: Converged storage dilemma solved

rivkalittle Rivka Little Profile: rivkalittle

The FCoE debate is over. At last there is an answer to converged storage networking that leaves tiresome Ethernet behind: Fibre Channel over Token Ring (FCoTR).

The newly launched FCoTR Alliance is working feverishly to...


August 9, 2010  1:07 PM

VMware to make serious network virtualization news at VMworld?

Shamus McGillicuddy Shamus McGillicuddy Profile: Shamus McGillicuddy

A nice find by Stu Miniman at Wikibon. He dug up this video in which VMware's director of research and development Howie Xu previews his session at VMworld, "The Future Direction of Networking Virtualization. In the video below, Xu talks about...


April 5, 2010  10:39 AM

‘They want an elephant sculpture with some mold or gold?’: Video over WLAN, a cautionary tale

Jessica Scarpati Jessica Scarpati Profile: Jessica Scarpati

Video. Video. Video. Yup, we keep hearing the drumbeat, too. Although the jury's still out on how many enterprises are extensively using video (or plan to this year), Cisco would certainly like you to believe its ascent is


January 29, 2010  4:50 PM

Solarwinds offers up free network configuration tool

Shamus McGillicuddy Shamus McGillicuddy Profile: Shamus McGillicuddy

For those of you who don't have a full-fledged network configuration and change management (NCCM) system, Solarwinds released a free tool this week that could make your lives a little easier. It's called


December 9, 2009  3:30 AM

Kensington MicroSaver Alarmed Computer Lock review: Will it protect your laptop?

Tessa Parmenter Tessa Parmenter Profile: Tessa Parmenter

After watching this video on how to pick a tubular Kensington lock with a toilet paper roll, I had some serious doubts about my laptop's safety: Had I...


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...


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