Zenoss has been known for using big data and predictive analytics tools to gain a deep understanding of operational systems. It is now expanding the reach of its products to be able to handle huge amounts of data. It is also working to focus on service level management from its current focus on unified performance management..
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Performance management in a dynamic, distributed, multi-tier application is tricky. AppNeta believes its TraceView has the answer. AppNeta's TraceView is limited to following a small set of application platforms and faces stiff competition from others having broader product capabiliites.
Cisco announced that it was enhancing its Unified Computing Systems and management software. It also wants everyone to know that UCS is being broadly accepted and is showing great benchmark performance.
Applying BI best practices, using pre-built data models, and developing ongoing reference metrics on business processes to the IT systems that increasingly reflect the business operations themselves portends great productivity and agility benefits.
Communications technology has contributed to Melbourne Football Club's ascent of the AFL ladder after taking the wooden spoon in 2009, the club's IT manager Richard Arnott has suggested. He believes that a new unified communications system has improved the operational efficiency of the football department, leading to improved on-field performance.
The rise of faster, denser CPUs means this is the year of 10Gb Ethernet, says Jayshree Ullal, the Cisco veteran who now heads up Arista Networks
SonicWALL's feature-packed TZ 210 gateway security appliance is capable of protecting all kinds of networks at a very affordable price. It's easy to setup and manage, and sets a new price point in the UTM market.
I'm keeping a close eye on the latest Firefox betas to be released by Mozilla. The reason is that if past performance issues have been fixed, it's quite likely that I might consider making a switch to it as my main browser. While I find Internet Explorer 7 to be fine, I think that there would be advantages to switching to a unified browsing platform across Windows, Mac OS and Linux.
Citing a study of nearly 600 IT professionals by network management vendor Network General, SearchVoIP.com news editor Andrew Hickey notes that as companies converge communications apps onto their IP networks, VoIP and unified communications applications are causing performance issues.
Today at VoiceCon, Microsoft Gurdeep Singh Pall, corporate vice president of Microsoft’s Unified Communications Group, has just announced a new Quality of Experience Monitoring Server. There are 35 data fields, including the average length of Office Communications Server phone calls for each user, device-specific performance metrics and problems, as well as packet and other analytical tools for individual calls.
The RAID 31205 is Adaptec's newest Unified Serial controller, providing a single storage solution for cost effective SATA drives and high performance SAS drives.
Virtualization is a way to abstract applications and their underlying components away from the hardware supporting them. The goal usually is one of the following: higher levels of performance, scalability, reliability or to create a unified security or management domain.
Nvidia has announced that it will make a new version of its nForce chipset, the nForce 415-D, available to motherboard manufacturers. This version of the nForce includes the premium audio features and 128-bit memory interface of the high-end nForce configuration, but does without the integrated graphics. The high performance systems that the high-end nForce is intended for generally come with a fast add-in graphics card that replaces the nForce's integrated graphics. The 415-D would be a more cost-effective option for such configurations. Without the additional cost of the nForce's integrated graphics, motherboards with the 415-D should come down to match the prices of boards based on Via's competing KT266A chipset. Nvidia recently released a set of unified drivers for the nForce chipset for Windows 98 SE, ME, 2000, and XP. The new drivers can be downloaded from Nvidia's Web site. --Sam Parker, GameSpot.com
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