Test Center Tracker: iSCSI in the spotlight

Fresh from the Test Center: It's an iSCSI explosion! We've got reviews of LeftHand Networks' SAN/iQ and the EqualLogic PS3800XV, plus a full report on iSCSI's present and future. If you're looking for storage upgrades, this is the report to read. What's up, bot?: Several recent distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, including one against his friends at CastleCops, have Roger Grimes steamed. But is there a

Fresh from the Test Center: It's an iSCSI explosion! We've got reviews of LeftHand Networks' SAN/iQ and the EqualLogic PS3800XV, plus a full report on iSCSI's present and future. If you're looking for storage upgrades, this is the report to read.

What's up, bot?: Several recent distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, including one against his friends at CastleCops, have Roger Grimes steamed. But is there any good defense against an onslaught of bots? A little knowledge of how bots and botnets operate can help, so check out the most recent Security Adviser column for a primer.

License liability: Looks like Red-Gate's licensing for SQL Backup is awfully particular about which computer you use your license on. Sean McCown explains that by Red-Gate's wording, a SQL Backup license is non-transferrable... that means if you're consolidating hardware or some other such activity, those SQL Backup licenses can't go into the general pool. Read more about the exact license wording and Sean's thoughts on this issue on his Database Underground blog.

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