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NetworkWorld: Sierra Pacific Taps Open Source Management Tools

Dec 13, 2005, 13:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Denise Dubie)


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"For Kevin Nadin, rolling out network-management software seemed to be an all-or-nothing proposition: Either he'd have to spend all of his IT budget for tools or he'd have to make do with practically nothing to manage his network.

"The network administrator for Sierra Pacific, a wood-product provider headquartered in Andersen City, Calif., realized he needed a way to ensure network connectivity and server health across 50 distributed locations without manually checking each distributed server and router. In business since 1908, the company in 2004 decided to look for software to address its traffic-heavy network..."

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