Affordable End-to-End Storage for Mid-Sized Organizations

This report presents the results of hands-on testing and a cost of ownership analysis of an HP StorageWorks & Intel Xeon- enabled solution for medium-size organizations. It examines the cost-effective synergy of an end-to end converged infrastructure powered by an HP StorageWorks P4500 for primary storage, D2D2503 for capacity-optimized disk-based backup, D2D4112 for WAN-optimized replication [...]

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AUTOMATE your data protection. HP StorageWorks D2D Backup Systems powered by Intel Xeon processor 5500 series & StoreOnce technology

HP & Intel provides a comprehensive array of solutions across services, software, servers, storage, and networking. In addition, HP’s services expertise can bring all your solutions together and deliver them any way you want. You can use these services to help keep critical processes “always on”: • Integrated Support • Server Services • Mission-Critical Services [...]

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Social Network Checklist For Big Technology: branding vs lead generation redux

Define Your Lead Generation Domain The consumer hordes flocking to the social networks have created a meaningful subsidy to the advertising industry. Our poor print friends, and TV and radio friends, are suffering the last few years, but Internet 2.0 is living up to the hype by providing new global eyeballs with lots of crossover [...]

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CapacityVIEW – Free VMware Tool

CapacityVIEW is a free VMware assessment tool that is a must for all VMware admins. This powerful, free tool installs on your Windows desktop in minutes to provide quick diagnostics and alerts to the storage and server capacity and performance issues in your VMware infrastructure. It quickly exposes: • The number of VMs with performance [...]

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StorageVIEW – Free Tool Gives VMware Storage Visibility

StorageVIEW is a free VMware assessment tool that focuses on providing visibility into the storage components of your VMware environment, such as: • Top five host/datastore paths with the highest latency • Listing of the associated VMs for these high latency paths • Throughput information for each VM in the high latency path It’s Free [...]

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What Makes Apple Run And Partly Cloudish

Earlier this week, I polled my test audience on, “why any of you think Apple is so successful, or hip, or cool, or special?” There weren’t many surprises but here is a quickee rundown of responses to the question from a group of advertising professionals whose names have been changed to protect me: “Monopoly on [...]

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Organizational Shrapnel

Organizational Shrapnel

…as with any end to a international school year there comes moments of reflection and looking back that generate ideas and new perspectives. This year has been a challenging one on many levels due to a host of odd circumstances and situations in my department and school that effected us all in the IT Department, [...]

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Reduce the Amount of Redundant Data to Maximize Backup Investment

What do deduplication, incremental forever, and the Olsen twins have to do with each other? It’s all about duplicate data. Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen are fraternal twins. Identical twins share the same 100% of their DNA. Fraternal twins share about 50% of their DNA – the same as any other sibling. File-level deduplication, block-level [...]

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FCC Lobbyist Cashes In On Comcast Coup

In case you’re thinking that anyone in government is looking after your business or personal interests think again.  Craig Aaron, President and CEO over at Free Press Action Fund, is attempting to gather support for action against FCC Commissioner Meredith Attwell Baker who is leaving the FCC to become a lobbyist for Comcast – “just [...]

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HP StoreOnce: Reinventing Data Deduplication

This whitepaper introduces and describes StoreOnce software, next-generation deduplication technology from HP and Intel that allows for better management, higher performance, and more efficient data protection, while providing IT administrators with a cost-effective way to control unrelenting data growth. Download Whitepaper

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