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Thursday, September 23, 2010
- Voltaire rolls out block storage access software for 10GbE, InfiniBand; more data storage news
Voltaire Storage Accelerator moves block data over non-Fibre Channel connectivity; SGI rolls out high performance computing (HPC) storage system for random I/O and high bandwidth requirements; Infortends adds 6 Gpbs SAS storage for video surveillance.
- Next-generation firewalls not ready to replace all legacy firewalls
Application-aware firewalls enhance network security by giving enterprises visibility into the traffic that traverses Port 80 and Port 443, where stateful firewalls can't see. While application-aware firewalls are replacing legacy firewalls in many networks, many enterprises will hold onto old-style firewalls indefinitely.
- Two VMware cloud partnerships reemerge: News in review
VMware's cloud partnerships with Salesforce.com and Google will be in the spotlight at its upcoming SpringSource developer conference, SpringOne 2GX.
- For storage jobs you'll need more than storage skills
The storage jobs you know today won't exist in the future as storage infrastructures merge with the LAN, virtualized server environments and integrated system stacks.
- UC and IP telephony integration: Understanding the challenges
IP telephony integration with collaboration applications can boost user productivity and streamline workflow, but the challenges include complex UC and IP telephony protocols that are tough to piece together yet ultimately make it possible to link voice services with other unified communications applications.
- Microsoft lobbies for cloud privacy law
Concerned that online security fears will damage the cloud computing market, Microsoft is demanding updates to a 1986 digital privacy law.
- Viglen achieves certification for green computing
Viglen has achieved Environmental Management Systems ISO-140001 certification for its efforts in improving environmental performance; plus more daily news.
- Cloud computing outages: What can we learn?
When cloud services go down, the IT community takes notice. Find out what went wrong in the most high-profile cloud computing outages and how each company resolved its issues.
- Do tablet touch screen interfaces make mobile UC slick or clumsy?
Touch screen interfaces may not revolutionize mobile unified communications (UC) -- the keyboard's death knell hasn't rung just yet -- but they can make some applications more intuitive for users who otherwise find mobile UC too clunky.
- How new are Guardium's 'new' database monitoring features?
Guardium has introduced its updated database activity monitoring tool, Infosphere Guardium 8, but one expert questions whether the product offers anything new.
- Profit from IPv6 migration outreach by building customer loyalty
IPv6 migration outreach can help operators stay competitive by winning the trust and loyalty of enterprise customers. Service providers should monetize their IPv6 transition outreach efforts with consultancy services and establish themselves as IPv6 gurus.
- Researchers develop malware detection for hypervisor security
New software called HyperSentry stealthily detects malware in the hypervisor running virtual environments and alerts administrators to respond to a compromise.
- Sick of news about the monthly patch process? You need it; here's why
Senior site editor Eric B. Parizo chides the grizzled security vets who are tired of news coverage about monthly and quarterly patches. Instead, he says, they should realize how critical it is.
- Virtual backup: Still caught between two worlds
Most IT pros back up virtual and physical machines with separate tools -- an administrative headache. What IT shops want instead is a single point of management.
- CISSP practice test: Cryptography
This CISSP practice test, which is a part of the SearchSecurityChannel.com CISSP Study Guide, will test your knowledge of cryptography and help you pass the CISSP exam.