Networks share a common problem - where will the data be stored?
The concept for Storage Area Networks, or SANs, was born out of the need to protect the most essential byproduct of a workstation or network server - the data. SANs serve one purpose: to aggregate data storage resources to a single repository. Centralization of data is more reliable and allows a higher degree of scalability than other distributed network models.
In 1998, the IEEE adopted the standard defining one Gigabit (1Gb) Ethernet over fiber optic cabling. In June of 1999, the standard defining 1 Gigabit Ethernet, or 1000BaseT, over copper pairs was ratified.
PCI sound card
Simple point-to-point audio paths have become complex networks joining multiple studio facilities and transmitter sites, sometimes spread over a large area.
As the demand for faster networks increases, so does the need to provide the best and most efficient medium for the data to travel. Twisted-pair cable has been around since the early days of the telephone, but was only considered a viable medium to carry voice or very low-speed data.
This month we will look at a the Ethernet switch.
Last month, I discussed three methods to remotely access your server dial-up, extranet and the virtual private network (VPN). This month, we will look
Fundamentally, data communications networks provide a means to access and deliver information to users over a common infrastructure.
Incrementally or all at once, the transition is coming. How digital is your facility?
The Web pages you visit, the e-mail you read, the music you download and the radio stations you listen to on the Internet are all delivered to you by TCP/IP.
Several years ago, I was setting up a remote access server for our employees to dial into our company LAN. I was amazed at how easy the setup was. Just
Most stations are using the Web as a means to communicate with listeners and as a means to extend marketing efforts.
It's always fun to write about the future of technology because it permits us to combine reality with imagination. It has been said that the best way
It seems like only yesterday that I started writing articles on PC networking for BE Radio. But it was actually a few years ago. At that time, PC-based