Stories by Bryan Betts

Smart buildings need smarter networks

Network managers could miss out on significant energy and infrastructure savings by not planning for convergence beyond data, voice and video, a network supplier has claimed.

Corvil claims to minimize network latency

Network monitoring developer Corvil has claimed that its latest devices not only measure network latency and work out where in your network it's coming from, but they then advise on how to reconfigure your switches and routers for best application pe...

Onaro updates SAN automation tools

Onaro has brought out version 4 of SANscreen, its software for extending IT service management (ITSM) and data center automation to networked storage.

Adaptec targets SANs with iSCSI

Adaptec has added three iSCSI-only storage subsystems to its SnapServer line, and aims to go head to head with NetApp, EqualLogic, LeftHand and even Dell/EMC in the market for mid-sized storage area networks, or SANs.

Hitachi shrinks its storage controller

Virtualized SANs aren't just for large data centers, claimed Hitachi Data Systems as it added a low-end model to its Universal Storage Platform (USP) series of dedicated storage controllers.

Server load balancing hits a record

Server-load balancing is on the up, according to analysts at the Dell'Oro Group. The segment jumped 15 percent on revenues last quarter to a record US$264 million (AU$319.7) worldwide - equivalent to over US$1 billion a year.

D-Link ships dirt-cheap PoE switch

D-Link is the latest networking vendor to push Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) to SMBs and small offices. The company's latest DES-1008P 10/100 switch can supply up to 15.4W of power on four of its eight ports, and lists for just US$161.

Sony patents liquid airbag

Sony has filed for a U.S. patent on a liquid airbag for electronics - in particular, for hard disks. The idea is that the electronics will be wrapped in a fluid-filled bag so if the outer case suffers a shock, the liquid acts as a cushion.

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