Executive Summary

 
 
By Cameron Sturdevant  |  Posted 2002-08-05 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


: NIC Express 4.0 Professional Edition"> Executive Summary: NIC Express 4.0 Professional Edition

Usability Excellent
Capability Good
Performance Excellent
Interoperability Good
Manageability Good
Scalability Good
Security Good
FalconStors NIC Express 4.0 Professional Edition software can harness multiple NICs to enable advanced failover and load balancing, improving server performance by increasing the amount and reliability of network bandwidth.

COST ANALYSIS

At $695 per server, NIC Express 4.0 provides an affordable reliability and capacity improvement that gives managers good monitoring features and likely wont require much ongoing staff time to maintain.

(+) Advanced fault tolerance and load balancing capabilities; good remote monitoring tools; easy to distribute.

(-) Could use more central management configuration tools to make field adjustments less time-consuming.

EVALUATION SHORT LIST
  • Intels Pro 10/100/1000S Server Adapter with Advanced Network Services
  • 3Com Corp.s EtherLink cards with DynamicAccess
  • www.falconstor.com



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    Cameron Sturdevant Cameron Sturdevant has been with the Labs since 1997, and before that paid his IT management dues at a software publishing firm working with several Fortune 100 companies. Cameron also spent two years with a database development firm, integrating applications with mainframe legacy programs. Cameron's areas of expertise include virtual and physical IT infrastructure, cloud computing, enterprise networking and mobility, with a focus on Android in the enterprise. In addition to reviews, Cameron has covered monolithic enterprise management systems throughout their lifecycles, providing the eWEEK reader with all-important history and context. Cameron takes special care in cultivating his IT manager contacts, to ensure that his reviews and analysis are grounded in real-world concern. Cameron is a regular speaker at Ziff-Davis Enterprise online and face-to-face events. Follow Cameron on Twitter at csturdevant, or reach him by email at csturdevant@eweek.com.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

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