Stories by Deni Connor

Interview: From the top: Novell CEO Eric Schmidt

Novell CEO Eric Schmidt this week will attempt to take the network software industry's centre stage - with a large product splash of his own - a week before Microsoft officials do the same with the launch of Windows 2000.

Novell to Make Bigger QoS, Policy Mgmt. Push

Companies should be able to more easily enact quality-of-service (QoS) policies and software uniformity across enterprise nets using products Novell Inc. will roll out this week.

From the Top: Novell CEO Eric Schmidt

Novell Inc. CEO Eric Schmidt this week will attempt to take the network software industry's center stage - with a large product splash of his own - a week before Microsoft Corp. officials do the same with the launch of Windows 2000. Schmidt, who is expected to outline a series of new technologies involving everything from directories to net management to e-commerce, spoke by phone last week with Network World Senior Editor Deni Connor.

Network Storage Vendors Take to Linux

A slew of hardware products introduced at LinuxWorld Expo should help users more easily store data in mixed Windows NT, Unix and Linux environments.

Net Engines Revs Up Net Access Gear

Network Engines Inc.'s new Web appliances promise to make it easier for IT professionals to manage and control Internet traffic and e-commerce activities.

Dell Servers Target Unix Web Hosts

Network professionals wanting Intel-based Web or application servers that are as fast as Unix boxes might want to take a look at the servers Dell is introducing this week.
Dell will roll out two 800MHz processors that the company claims are ideal for Web hosting, e-commerce authentication or application servers.

F5 Boosts Traffic Control Features of Box

Network managers will be able to guarantee availability, fine-tune access and increase manageability with load-balancing hardware and software F5 Networks Inc. will ship later this quarter, the company says.

Fourth exec leaves Novell

A fourth departure from executive management at Novell has customers and industry analysts questioning whether the company's recent turnaround is built upon a strong enough foundation.

Sun opens Solaris source code, sort of

Members of the Linux open-source community welcomed the hint from Sun Microsystems that it will open up its Solaris source code as validation of the principles of open source; but the move was derided by other programmers, who say it isn't enough.