Creating order from chaos: How Sun's Solstice Enterprise Manager 2.0 addresses crucial network management processes
by Robert E. Lee
- What are its components -- and what do they do? What future
developments are in the works as Sun increases its market potential
with ports to Windows NT and HP-UX?
Is a hybrid database in your future?
by Rick Cook
- The best of object-oriented databases and relational databases are merging into object-relational databases. Where this new model fits into your corporate environment will make you rethink your RDBMS plans.
Sun injects Solaris X86 with new life as it makes its way to 64 bits
by Rick Cook
- Windows NT might have the marketshare, but here's why Solaris X86 could be your better choice for Intel-based workstations.
Can tag switching bridge the chasm between ATM and IP networks?
by Dave Kosiur
- In the drive to improve the performance of enterprise networks,
Cisco and other vendors are pushing the benefits of tag switching. We
explain what it is, when and how to implement it, and consider its
future as standards are debated.
- Are you in the market for a data warehouse?
Ampex changes rules for high-end tape backup
by Stephen Lawton
- New technology, higher capacity make serial tape backup a thing of
the past. How Ampex's new Legato NetWorker support fits into Sun's
enterprise storage scheme.
Consensus needed for encryption export policy to succeed
by Elinor Mills
- Is a key recovery policy the answer to forestall this international turmoil?
What's in a name? On the Internet, everything
by Rob Guth
- Industry group tries to recast domain name system, but how can it manage such a task? Will 7 new domain names stick amid the controversy?
High-performance technical server sales soar worldwide
by Ed Golden
- What were the trends for midrange systems, supercomputers,
and massively parallel processors that caused the boom?
Just how big is the worldwide LAN market today?
by Sari Kalin
- We give you the breakdown on growth for hubs and
switches, routers, and network interface cards.
Sun's ambitious pursuit to steal third-party storage business
by Robert McMillan
- Will Sun hit or miss in its drive to sell storage to non-Solaris
platforms? What advantages does Sun offer over the competition?
Gunning for the data center: Sun's Starfire targets mainframe co-existence
by Stephen Lawton
Learn about the Ultra Enterprise 10000 offerings -- and how
Sun is pursuing the $20 billion enterprise storage market and beefing
up its services.
How is the NT/Unix battle shaping up?
by Ed Golden
Why IT buying decisions are changing -- IDC puts server market
numbers into perspective. (500 words)
SunSpots: the latest tidbits on Sun deals and product news
by SunWorld staff
Find out about Solaris NEO 2.0, what Sun is doing to
encourage telecom, Java-based apps, and why its tightening its relationship
with Lotus. (800 words)
Marimba in cahoots with SunSoft? Multicast software may be embedded in Java NCs
by Niall McKay
- Marimba also targeting ISPs with future server technology. (500 words)
Eye On The Competition: SGI fires up Octane workstations
by Elizabeth Heichler and Joanne Taaffe
- HP-UX gets boost from Hitachi. (700 words)
Faster analog modems may be stalled
by James Niccolai
- U.S. FCC regulations could tie the hands of 56 Kbps chipset vendors.
Battle lines are being drawn as the drama plays out in Washington.
Managing those ever-tricky money matters
by Edgar Saadi
- Be wary of money alone motivating your job move. What else does your
current job offer that you won't find elsewhere? Here are 3
different work dilemmas hinging on money -- and the solutions.
Control everything about your documents' appearance with style sheets
by Chuck Musciano
- Learn why the ability to dictate fonts, margins, colors, and layout on
any browser is now becoming reality -- and how to apply a style to your documents.
Security: Pete's Wicked World
Are insecurity woes keeping your network administrator up at night?
by Peter Galvin
- Do you need a penetration test?
We look at the use and abuse of penetration testing.
Increase system performance by maximizing your cache
by Adrian Cockcroft
- You can't get the best results if you use the wrong cache. We explain how each works and when to do it.
Closing on Broadway: Can the final X11 spec survive the Internet and NCs?
by Rawn Shah
- What are the new features of the X Consortium's Broadway, and
how do they improve Web integration, application access, printing, and
Real World Perspectives:
Learn what is really bogging down your network
by Frank Henderson and Dave Koehler
- Network statistics often reveal unexpected culprits slowing data
transfers. Finding these gremlins can eliminate finger pointing between
your various consultants and increase system performance. Here's how
proper testing solved one company's network troubles.
Jamming your business to foster creativity
by Bill Rosenblatt
- John Kao, author of Jamming, tells you how to restructure
your company's design, business processes, and mindsharing methods
to elicit innovation using jazz jam sessions as a rich metaphor.
Grasping the vi editor by Mo Budlong
- New to Unix? Need a refresher? This is your reference
guide to basic, yet crucial vi commands needed for quick
What `lights-out' really means: what you need, what you want, and what you can have
by Harris Kern and Randy Johnson
Defining a `lights-out' environment requires making choices. We help you determine just what those choices are.
- Reader Letters
- Readers speak out on Sendmail, PPP, root logins, and much more.