SolarWinds makes available free configuration change management tool

SolarWinds Tuesday announced it had added another free tool to its product portfolio. SolarWinds Network Config Generator, designed to automate configuration change tasks, is the most recent application the network management company...

Free cloud-based device configuration tool keeps networks compliant

Imagine being able to check network device configurations against guidelines set by the equipment makers themselves, Cisco and Juniper in particular. Imagine being able to validate these configurations without installing any software...

Free network scanning, troubleshooting tool for the holidays

AdRem Software this week decided to use the holiday season to offer existing and new customers a free network scanning and troubleshooting tool.20 free software favoritesMyNet Toolset is a free application that can be downloaded by...

Free IT management software not just for the small shops anymore

Spiceworks this week will make available the latest revision of its free IT management software -- now enable to manage customer environments with up to 1,000 computers and/or devices.20 free software favoritesNetwork pros share...

Attention online retailers: Keynote offers one week free monitoring

Retail Web site owners worried holiday traffic could bring down the online shop, so to speak, could take advantage of a free offer from Web site monitoring vendor Keynote Systems.Getting a handle on Web site performanceKeynote in...

Free online services benchmark cloud provider performance

Apparent Networks this week added to its already free cloud performance management application with a free online service designed to help cloud customers measure the quality and performance of services delivered by cloud computing...

Manage power consumption for free

IT managers feeling the need to be green can achieve some energy-efficient results without doling out cash by downloading Spiceworks IT Desktop software and the company's new Power Manager plug-in application.Free management software...

SpringSource updates Hyperic HQ Open Source IT monitoring application

Open source IT management applications became readily available in the past decade, not only via communities touting free software but also by way of commercial vendors such as GroundWork Open Source, Hyperic and Zenoss offering open...

VKernel offers free alternative to VMware capacity planning product

IT managers hoping to better plan for capacity in their virtual environments without devoting budget dollars to new software might want to pilot a free download available now from virtual systems management player VKernel.How to cut...

Expect big demand for open source software skills in 2010

Open source software appeals to many in IT for its low -- or nonexistent entry price -- and flexibility, and now that appeal is growing on hiring managers, according to IT talent experts, who report that companies will in 2010 seek...

SolarWinds upgrades free TFTP Server product

SolarWinds this week announced it had enhanced an old favorite in its vault of freeware products: TFTP Server.20 free software favoritesTFTP Server works using the Trivial File Transfer Protocol, or TFTP, and helps network engineers...

Real-user monitoring for free from Correlsense

Understanding how applications respond to client requests is critical for many companies, and some vendors say the technology to track such data should be made available at low or no cost.Applications managed from the end-user...

Apparent Networks manages net performance in the cloud for free

Apparent Networks, maker of network performance management software, recently made available a free product that will help network engineers see the performance of complete network paths -- even as they cross through the...

Vizioncore unveils trio of freeware at VMworld

Vendors flooded the VMworld show floor this week with their latest tools that add more management, security and control in a virtual environment.For its part, Vizioncore took the opportunity to unveil three new versions of its...

IP address management tool available for free

Enterprise IT managers looking to automate the process of managing multiple distributed IP addresses but don't have budget approval to invest the cash might want to check out a freeware option available from Infoblox.Infoblox IPAM...

SolarWinds releases free app and server monitoring tool

Network and system management vendor SolarWinds recently made available a new free tool designed to monitor a single Windows application or server.20 free software favoritesSolarWinds’ WMI Monitor helps IT managers track relevant...

Watch this site: Freestyle software

"The best things in life are free." For IT professionals, that saying applies to free tools available by way of open source communities, freeware developers or vendors looking to draw customers in with a no-cost version of their...

Are you smarter than a network administrator?

That is what NetQoS wants to learn. The network performance management vendor Thursday launched the Network Rockstar Challenge. The online trivia game -- awaiting players http://www.networkrockstarchallenge.com/  -- quizzes players...

Phelps' bails on IBM, but Big Blue delivers 'Magic'

Amidst a cloud of, let's say, controversy, Olympic swim champion Michael Phelps chose not to attend IBM's Pulse 2009 conference in Las Vegas this week, but attendees report Big Blue provided a replacement speaker that exceeded...

CA settles with Rocket Software

CA Tuesday announced it had settled its lawsuit against Rocket Software, which accused the latter vendor of copyright infringement and trade secret misappropriation.The case, which has been scheduled for jury selection this week, was...

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