Stories by Brian Fonseca

  • Forrester: Storage resource management gets ignored

    Many enterprise customers are dragging their feet on adopting and implementing storage resource management (SRM) offerings, leaving their IT environments in danger of data overruns, capacity planning woes and poor storage strategy execution, according to a study by Forrester Research.

  • IBM gives SharePoint users Tivoli backup muscle

    IBM introduced its new Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) for Microsoft SharePoint Wednesday, giving users of the popular Microsoft online collaboration tool access to new backup and recovery options. Adding to its appeal, the new Tivoli component will integrate with all of TSM Extended Edition server's data protection capabilities on the back end.

  • EHarmony stores plenty of romance

    Online dating site continues to amass scores of data to fuel its online relationship service for 15 million registered users. The company 18 months ago deployed clustered storage systems to handle the photos, images, logs and other content types it has added to the online profiles it stores for its users. In an interview this week at the Computerworld Storage Networking World conference in San Diego, Mark Douglas, vice-president of technology at eHarmony, talked about the company's use of storage clusters, how he chooses storage vendors, why the company is phasing out tape backup, and about new projects planned to keep online dating rolling along.

  • SNW - SNIA survey details storage woes

    Storage users value interoperability. That was among the highlights of the third annual survey by the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) End User Council (EUC). The results were released Wednesday at the Storage Networking World (SNW) conference in San Diego.

  • Handhelds the next virus target?

    Symantec will introduce next week Symantec AntiVirus for Handhelds, mobile device-residing software designed to detect malicious code for the Palm and Pocket PC platforms.

  • The IPS question

    Security customers aren’t the only ones debating whether intrusion detection systems (IDS) can deliver on their promises of preventative security — IDS vendors are also trying to figure out how to deal with a technology that threatens the core of their business strategy.

  • Microsoft looks to tie SUS, frameworks

    Microsoft revealed an effort to align with systems management vendors to integrate its Software Update Services (SUS) into their frameworks, with the goal of easing Windows patch management installation and configuration.

  • Microsoft Exchange Server flaw uncovered

    Microsoft and Internet Security Systems (ISS) teamed up to issue a warning to computer users on Thursday to address a remote buffer overflow hole found within Microsoft Exchange Server Version 5.5.

  • Tivoli pushes autonomic computing model

    IBM's Tivoli Software on Tuesday touted the merits of the systems management company's revitalised customer efforts and assured attendees at the Planet Tivoli conference here just how deep the ties between Tivoli and IBM business units run.

  • Remote access players lock down networks

    Unable to rely on VPNs (virtual private networks) to protect remote access to internal data, customers are zeroing in on simplified products to augment existing security infrastructures.

  • McAfee fortifies Desktop Firewall with IDS

    McAfee Security, a division of Network Associates, announced the availability of McAfee Desktop Firewall 7.5 on Monday, combining packet and application filtering and embedded IDS (intrusion detection system) technology to secure enterprises and remote users.

  • HP, Sun mend platform SPINE

    Attempting to plug a critical hole exposed by the development of Web services, Sun Microsystems and Hewlett-Packard have joined forces to create a management platform for Web services environments.