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Research Report: Inexpensive Low-End Switches: No Need to Break the Bank

by InformationWeekMay 12, 2005

We tested seven switches priced below $750 and were pleased with how much our dollar bought. Our top pick gets props for its sweet lifetime warranty, flexible uplink options and an excellent management interface.

Research Report: On Location: Chicago Tribune: Server Consolidation

by InformationWeekMay 26, 2005

In this 'On Location' follow-up, we revisit the Chicago newspaper to find its data center upgrade and consolidation project has brought them considerable cost savings.

Research Report: How to Build a 911-Style Data Center

by InformationWeekMay 26, 2005

Take a lesson from the way emergency response data centers are built out. Well-structured wiring can increase your uptime and it's cheaper to do it right the first time.

Research Report: Network Device Configuration Management

by InformationWeekMay 26, 2005

We reviewed three products offering configuration management of network devices and servers. Overall, we were impressed at how far network device configuration management products have come. But we awarded our Editor's Choice to the one that's ideal for s

Research Report: Implementing BPL Technology: You've Got the Power (Lines)

by InformationWeekJun 09, 2005

After a series of setbacks with interference problems and failed trials, the broadband-over-power-lines technology is now a viable alternative in areas where DSL and cable aren't available or customer service is lacking.

Research Report: Workshop: How to Manage Configuration Relationships

by InformationWeekJul 14, 2005

A configuration management database is a critical system for understanding your assets' relationships. As we show, creating an effective CMDB takes careful planning and a well-designed pilot project.

Research Report: WAN Services: New WAN Order

by InformationWeekAug 04, 2005

We sent out an RFI for our fictional company, which is considering a move from frame relay to MPLS. Our Editor's Choice is a mature offering with a wealth of integrated options. But was it the best value?

Research Report: Dynamic DNS Keeps Names Up to Date

by InformationWeekSep 22, 2005

Dynamic DNS automates the chore of maintaining current IP addresses. We tell you how to implement it.

Research Report: Service Level Management

by InformationWeekSep 22, 2005

Service level management provides a measuring stick for provider performance. Here's a batch of tips to ensure you get the most out of your service-level agreements.

Research Report: Survivor's Guide 2006: Network Infrastructure

by InformationWeekDec 18, 2005

After some years of stagnancy, there are finally sails on the infrastructure horizon. Look to MPLS and Metro Ethernet to make a splash.