Stories by Denise Dubie

Management vendors debut open source wares

The selection of open source software available to network managers just got a little bigger, as three companies separately unveiled tools geared for change and configuration management, systems monitoring and server management.

Wireless as primary net? Not till management matures

Wireless LAN technologies promise many positives, including flexible network availability and enhanced client mobility. But never do wireless proponents claim the unwired environment will be easy to manage.

IBM research aims to automate virtual, cloud computing

IBM on Wednesday launched a collaborative research initiative with two US universities Big Blue says could ultimately deliver software applications that enable self-managing virtual data centers and automation in cloud computing environments.

ITIL, automation provide recipe for data center management

Enterprise IT managers expect to deploy more automation technologies and adopt best practice frameworks in an effort to better keep virtualization, service-oriented architecture and Web 2.0 technologies under control and operating efficiently, two recent surveys suggest.