Stories by Jon Gold

Enterprise and service provider networking port revenues reach $39B

Routers, switches and other networking gear became a $39 billion market in 2013, as 40G took hold in the data center and 100G became the new standard for service providers, according to the latest research from Infonetics.

By Jon Gold | 24 April, 2014 04:18

Tags: business issues, networking hardware, IDC, Networking, router, Infonetics Research, LAN & WAN

Android, not iOS, is tops in mobile ad traffic for first time

Devices running Google's Android operating system have dethroned Apple's iPhones and iPads as the biggest drivers of worldwide mobile ad traffic, according to a new study from Opera Mediaworks.

By Jon Gold | 23 April, 2014 03:12

Tags: Motorola, Android vs iOS, symbian, Networking, wireless, anti-malware, Blackberry, Apple, Google, htc, security, Opera mediaworks, at&t, Google Android, Samsung Android, mobile apps

Dell launches virtual storage accelerator, aims to boost SAN performance

Dell released a new virtualized storage accelerator appliance called Fluid Cache for SAN on Tuesday, designed to help customers keep data-intensive applications working quickly under load.

By Jon Gold | 23 April, 2014 01:04

Tags: Configuration / maintenance, storage, hardware systems, Forrester Research, Data Center, Red Hat, Storage Management, Dell SAN, Dell Compellent, Dell, forum, IDC, Dell storage

Where's my gigabit Internet, anyway?

For Americans used to roughly 10Mbps broadband connections, the idea of gigabit Internet can feel a little like science fiction. Streaming 4K video without hiccups? Enormous file downloads happening in seconds? Oh, sure.

By Jon Gold | 18 April, 2014 08:04

Tags: Wi-Fi, IDC, Networking, wireless, anti-malware, WLANs / Wi-Fi

In Pictures: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

New graphical bells and whistles, plus security improvements

By Jon Gold | 17 April, 2014 07:54

Tags: operating system, slideshow, software, ubuntu

Riverbed re-brands storage offerings, adds to the stack

Riverbed Technology Tuesday released a rebranded SteelFusion line of storage appliances, signaling its intention to further centralize its branch office lines and combine as much functionality as possible into a single device.

By Jon Gold | 16 April, 2014 01:17

Tags: management, Traffic management, Networking, Riverbed Technology, wan optimization, LAN & WAN

Fake Android anti-virus app taken down

Virus Shield, by developer Deviant Solutions, was a handsome, apparently easy-to-use security app for Android devices. For $4, the app promised hassle-free, ad-free security for Android users, without impacting battery life or performance. And, mostly, Virus Shield delivered - no ads, no fuss.

By Jon Gold | 08 April, 2014 02:17

Tags: security, f-secure, Wide Area Network, anti-malware

Linus Torvalds suspends key Linux developer

An argument between developers of some of the most basic parts of Linux turned heated this week, resulting in a prominent Red Hat employee and code contributor being banned from working on the Linux kernel.

By Jon Gold | 04 April, 2014 07:54

Tags: boeing, suse, Microsoft, software, Red Hat, ubuntu

Amazon jumps into set-top media business with voice-enabled Fire TV

Amazon released the Fire TV set-top media streaming device today at an event in New York, stepping squarely onto the turf of the Apple TV, Roku and Google Chromecast with a small, feature-heavy package about the size of an old CD double album.

By Jon Gold | 03 April, 2014 06:15

Tags: Configuration / maintenance, Hulu, hardware systems, software, HBO, netflix, Roku, Data Center, youtube, Apple, Google, ESPN, SAP

InteropNet: The show behind the show

For any big convention, getting all the required network connectivity in place and keeping it working is a major undertaking, often requiring the creation of an entirely new physical and logical infrastructure.

By Jon Gold | 02 April, 2014 02:34

Tags: HP, Interop 2014, Configuration / maintenance, hardware systems, Data Center, LAN & WAN

In Pictures: The 9 best free Twitter apps for Android

Sigh…I miss TweetDeck. Nevertheless, these apps are still very good indeed.

By Jon Gold | 28 March, 2014 08:59

Tags: slideshow, mobility, twitter, social networking

Tech ad watch: Gary Oldman stares at you for HTC

HTC does one thing well – it designs excellent smartphones. It does not, however, do many of the things associated with designing excellent smartphones, like marketing, very well at all, which goes a long way towards explaining why the company's market share has sunk as low as it has.

By Jon Gold | 26 March, 2014 19:37

Tags: 1E, consumer electronics, htc, Networking, smartphones, wireless, anti-malware

IaaS vendor Dyn buys out Nettica for DNS services, talent

New Hampshire-based Infrastructure-as-a-Service company Dyn announced today that it would purchase managed DNS provider Nettica. Terms were not disclosed.

By Jon Gold | 26 March, 2014 13:13

Tags: business issues, Evernote, Configuration / maintenance, hardware systems, acquisitions, internet, cloud computing, Data Center, mergers, Mergers and acquisitions, LAN & WAN, corporate issues, Cloud

In Pictures: The HTC One M8 smartphone

HTC One M8 is finally here! Everyone try and act surprised!

By Jon Gold | 26 March, 2014 09:22

Tags: mobility, HTC One M8, Telecommunications

Google mapping the brain, plotting face recognition, analyst asserts

Google's single, long-standing public objective is to "organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful", a credo scarcely less well-known than "Don't be evil".

By Jon Gold | 19 March, 2014 22:01

Tags: Configuration / maintenance, Google, IDC, hardware systems, software, Data Center

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