Stories by Jason Van Cleve

  • Getting RAS right for your network

    Can multimodem adapter cards that plug into standard PC servers running Microsoft's Windows NT really be a low-cost alternative to dedicated remote access concentrators? Port for port, server cards can cost as little as half the price of modular remote access devices - but can they really do the job in a real-world network? When we came across six of these add-in boards as options for companies looking for a cost-effective way to offer remote access, we decided to see how these cards stack up against their chassis-based competition in terms of ease of use, scalability, manageability, security and advanced features.