March 2003 - Update On Storage Area Networks
Plus: Network Attached Storage; Software Update Services; Common Criteria; Network Auditing; Software, Hardware Reviews; More
They were a smooth-running, well-oiled IT machine—then a sticky, application-specific problem tested their mettle.
While SANs are networks that connect storage to servers, think of a NAS as a server with a lot of local storage.
As prices continue to drop, storage area networks are becoming increasingly common. Here’s what you need to know to design and build your enterprise’s SAN. We’ve even done the testing for you.
Software Update Services is Microsoft’s new server for distributing hotfixes and patches across the enterprise. It’s also a tremendous time-saver.
Network Intrusion Detection: Third Edition builds the foundation for an informed network security analyst.
Not for beginners, SQL Performance Tuning is an instant classic.
Ease administration with Enterprise Configuration Manager.
Exchange updates with Discus Data’s ActiveDL 4.1.
Neoteris Access 3000 magically secures your connections.
ITWorx's Fileway 1.1 provides a Web tunnel to your internal resources.
Caelo’s Email Organizer creates order from chaos.
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Can a prescriptive architecture help you make money?
.NET track changes trigger waves of response; how paper MCSEs are a benefit to IT; and more reasons to like Microsoft.
Quick test: Have you ever used a "braindump" for exam preparation? The answer to that question may not be as simple as a "yes" or "no."
When it comes to security, don't forget to encode your beloved scripts.
This month, our columnists discuss what you can do when burnout strikes.
Microsoft heavily touted its Common Criteria certification for Windows 2000. But what does that mean?
Whoever said virtual private networks are difficult to set up and the potential weak link in your security hasn't looked closely at Microsoft's VPN solution.
Analyzing network traces may not the most exciting task, but it can be the fastest way to get to the root of a problem.
MCP Magazine interviewed Microsoft's Dan Truax regarding the "braindump" case's impact on other alleged braindump testing sites.
Forget .NET. Sayonara, Web services. What Microsoft really wants you to know about its products these days is that you can trust them.
Microsoft has decided not to extinguish all support for Windows NT 4.0 for another year.
A key indicator of Windows 2000’s popularity in the enterprise, Active Directory adoption, is showing dramatic growth, according to a Web survey by ENTmag.com.