CRN Networking News

  • Foundry Alliance Embraces Multi-Vendor Networks
    The alliance aims to give partners end-to-end solutions based on Foundry's routing and switching gear, especially in infrastructure environments that use networking gear from several different vendors.
  • The Slow Drive To 802.11n
    The new Wi-Fi standard, 802.11n, is trickling into the enterprise, but the midmarket likely won't see much benefit from it in the short term.
  • The 3ware RAID Goes SAS
    Software-based RAID solutions are no longer adequate for today's demanding managed application environments. To gain market advantage, hardware RAID vendors are judged on processor performance and stability. Not only is 3ware's newest 9690SA-8I RAID controller well-suited to compete in the space, but in many ways it also surpasses the competition.
  • 3Com, Bain Merger Hits Snag
    National security fears may sour the merger between 3Com and Bain Capital Partners, a deal that would make China-based Huawei a minority stakeholder.
  • Review: Bye Bye Network Jams
    As if peer-to-peer downloading wasn't enough, now YouTube and other new forms of video content are jamming network traffic. What can solution providers do to mitigate this onslaught?
  • Alternative Vendors: VoIP
    In a market as strong as VoIP, it's no wonder solution providers have so many options. While solution providers identify Cisco as the leading VoIP vendor, they say a bevy of rivals are on deck as strong, viable alternatives.
  • Alternative Vendors: Wireless Networking
    As wireless networking becomes much more pervasive, partially due to the upcoming deluge of 802.11n products, VARs are faced with a choice: Go with the established leader, or align themselves with second-tier wireless vendors that can offer similar performance, better prices and higher margins.
  • Five rivals go head-to-head for small-business IP telephony crown

    Bake-Off: Small Business VoIP Contenders
    The increasing availability of VoIP products specifically targeting small businesses means it's easier than ever for solution providers to design a solution that fits customers' needs. Our Test Center pits five rivals head-to-head for the small-business IP telephony crown.
  • Alternative Vendors: Data Networking
    It's no secret that when it comes to data networking, Cisco Systems Inc. is king. Still, that doesn't scare off VARs looking for success with alternative vendors. Going against the big boys and selling wares from alternative vendors like ProCurve Networking by HP, 3Com Corp., Nortel Networks Corp. and a host of others can have its rewards.