Stories by Scott Tyler Shafer

ISCSI takes on Fibre Channel

It is difficult to find a traditional storage vendor to bad-mouth FC (Fibre Channel) despite the increased adoption of iSCSI.

Storage vendors address SMBs

Many believe the differences between an enterprise and an SMB (small to midsize business) storage problem is a matter of size. Overland Storage Inc. hopes to bridge those differences this week by introducing the REO 4000, its second disk-based family of storage appliances aimed at SMBs.

HP introduces FATA disk

Serial ATA, the alternative disk technology to Fiber Channel, just got its own alternative.

Security vendors unleash silver bullet

SAN FRANCISCO (10/20/2003) - At separate events for their respective customers and partners, Network Associates International Inc. and Internet Security Systems Inc. (ISS) have outlined strategies and product road maps that consolidate many security functions — such as anti-virus protection, intrusion detection, and firewalls — into single products.

BEA unlocks first security product

SAN FRANCISCO (10/10/2003) - Out to change the way developers secure applications, BEA Systems Inc. next week will release WLES (WebLogic Enterprise Security), its first stand-alone security software product.

IBM Tivoli updates ID management

Automating identity management is the latest move from IBM Tivoli. The company announced on Monday that all of the components that make up its identity management software platform have been updated to allow automation of policies and processes.

HP revs up Ethernet switches

SAN FRANCISCO (10/03/2003) - Hewlett-Packard Co.'s networking division next week will unwrap a slew of new switches, hoping to drive the adoption of GbE (Gigabit Ethernet) in the enterprise and leapfrog competitor 3Com Corp. in market share.

Hitachi rolls out Thunder array

SAN FRANCISCO (10/03/2003) - Hitachi Data Systems Corp. is sharpening its focus on enabling customers to consolidate their datacenters, with the goal of stealing high-end market share from EMC Corp. Next week HDS will unveil an ILM (information lifecycle management) strategy, a third member of its Thunder 9500V family, new replication software, and enhancements to its Lightning 9900V series.

Layer 7 secures Web services

SAN FRANCISCO (09/29/2003) - Layer 7 Technologies Inc. on Tuesday will introduce a solution for securing and connecting Web services.

Dell does the datacentre

Michael Dell is preaching again. On stage delivering a keynote at September's OracleWorld in San Francisco, he explained to the assembled masses how Dell, with the help of Oracle, will become a dominant player in the enterprise datacentre.

Dell's storage business booms

SAN FRANCISCO (09/26/2003) - If history is a reliable indicator of future success, Dell Inc. appears set to take corporate datacenters by storm given its rapid ascent in the storage market.

Dell does the datacenter: One gray box at a time

SAN FRANCISCO (09/26/2003) - Michael Dell is preaching again. On stage delivering a keynote at September's OracleWorld in San Francisco, he explained to the assembled masses how Dell Inc., with the help of Oracle Corp., will become a dominant player in the enterprise datacenter.

AMD, Intel add to their processor families

The competition between Advanced Micro Devices and Intel in the server chip market was ratcheted up this week as each company released two processors. AMD introduced two models in its Opteron line, and Intel expanded its Itanium 2 family by two.

Foundry goes wireless

If it wasn't already clear that wireless networking was working its way into the enterprise, the latest announcement by Foundry Networks should seal the deal.