Building Open SANs with Multi-switch Fabrics
The ratification of standards is important to any industry. Now, in the realm of storage area networks (SANs), new standards are being put in place to ensure user-friendly and heterogeneous fibre channel switches that allow for multiple vendors and increased interoperability. Before incorporating a multi-switch fabric into your SAN, however, you should know the whys, whats, and hows involved.
US Sporting Goods Retailer Plans Switch to Oracle Retail
Written By: Aleksey Osintsev
Published On: October 23 2012
Today Oracle unveiled some of the details of its new contract with Finish Line, Inc.—one of the leading US-based retailers of sports footware, apparel, and accessories. This retail chain will acquire a whole range of Oracle Retail software solutions, including Oracle Retail Merchandising, Planning, and Stores.
The company is currently using legacy applications that have some obvious
Layer 3 or Bust
Written By: G. Duhaime
Published On: June 12 2000
Extreme Networks has once again seized the number one position in Layer 3 Ports shipped for the first quarter of 2000.
Zoning: The Key to Flexible SAN Management
The days of storage area networks (SANs) built with hubs and based on private, arbitrated loops are gone. Today’s fully public switches—which include a variety of switch features—make managing large SANs a lot easier. The key to a flexible SAN is the switch’s ability to create zones, which allows the SAN to be partitioned into various groupings and enables SAN managers to allocate storage where it makes the most sense.
6 Days After Advisory Posted, AboveNet Gets Hit
Written By: Laura Taylor
Published On: May 18 2000
Once a security advisory gets posted, vendors need to work quickly to rectify the problem. Security engineers are not the only ones reading the advisories. There are cybercriminals who wait for advisories to come out, and take advantage of woe-be-gone networks that have not yet been patched.
Information Mapping Case Study
Educational institutions have plenty to manage without having to make up for the deficiencies of inadequate learning management systems (LMS). Information Mapping, Inc. decided to switch from its old system to SyberWorks Training Center Learning Management System. The result: more efficient scheduling, integrated data management, better tracking of registration and cancellation, and an increase in seminar attendance.