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Solaris: Should You Stay Loyal?

The future of Solaris is in question. Oracle certainly wants to keep is alive, as many of its database...

Could Virtualization Increase Costs?

Recently, Cisco started saying that virtualization doesn't actually save money due to increased management costs involved with running a...

Preview of Interop Las Vegas: It’s the Cloud

An interesting assignment was recently proposed: write about the Interop conference, and more specifically, evaluate whether or not it's...

Is IT Suffering from Too Much Specialization?

What happened to the old "sysadmin" of just a few years ago? We've split what used to be the...

Use the Cloud to Host Your Enterprise Email

The thought of switching a large (or even small) business's e-mail to hosted providers like Google or Microsoft often...

The Benefits of Centralized WLAN Management

Standalone wireless access points are a burden to manage. Cisco has a wide suite of centralized wireless controllers available...

How Much Would You Pay for Free Software?

We all know we can use open source software without paying, but the real question is: what compels...

Virtualization: Is Xen Less Mature than VMware?

You hear it all the time: Xen is not ready to take market share from VMware because it is...

Gnome’s NetworkManager: Pain Free Networking?

Pain-free networking is the promise that the NetworkManager project makes. NetworkManager ships with most major Linux distributions now and is,...

Cisco AutoQoS: VoIP QoS for Mere Mortals

WANs often need Quality of Service (QoS) configured to ensure that certain traffic is classified as "more important" than...