So Bandwidth Goes, Go Jobs, And Our Future

Charles Kenny, from over at the New America Foundation, quotes President Obama in his SOU address promising, “high-speed wireless coverage to 98 percent of all Americans.” Kenny points out that “Superfast Internet connectivity is often defined as delivering content at 50 megabits per second or faster” and that speed is 12 times faster than the [...]

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Japan Data Center Council’s Facilities Standard (Optional ones)

As reported in my previous blog, Japan Data Center Council (JDCC) has developed a comprehensive set of criteria for evaluating a data center. In the previous blog, I translated and showed the required set of evaluation items. In this blog, I do the same for the optional set. All the background and assumptions are as [...]

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Japan Data Center Council’s Facilities Standard (required)

As reported in the previous blog, Japan Data Center Council (JDCC) developed a comprehensive set of items for evaluating a data center. They took all the necessary international and Japan domestic standards, integrated them, and gave them a Japanese massage”? The standards they considered were Uptime Tier, TIA-942, ASHRAE, IEEE, JEITA (Japan Electronics and Information [...]

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Update On Net Neutrality And Net Freedom

The proliferation of DPI applications, as noted by their stocks rallying, are gaining traction in universities and governments is counter intuitive at a time when the same technology is being used to quell the fight for democracy around the world. We wrote earlier last year that DPI is not a one size fits all approach [...]

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VMware Backup, Archive, and Disaster Recovery: Next Generation VMware Data Protection

When VMware released its vStorage API for Data Protection (VADP), the company revolutionized data protection capabilities for virtual environments. Unitrends has incorporated support for VADP to provide seamless next generation support for VMware licensed ESXi and ESX environments for all of its backup appliances. The Unitrends backup solution enables VMware 3.5 and vSphere 4 backup, [...]

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Six Fairy Tales of VMware and Hyper-V Backup

Cinderella. Snow White. Hansel and Gretal. VMware host level backup works well with all deduplication strategies. These famous, and not so famous, fairy tales have one thing in common – they are fiction. In this paper we explore six fairy tales of VMware and Hyper-V backup. Like all fairy tales, our virtualization backup fairy tales [...]

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February 2011 Patch Tuesday Overview

February 2011 Patch Tuesday Overview

Microsoft has released 12 new bulletins addressing 22 vulnerabilities in the February 2011 edition of Patch Tuesday.  Although 12 bulletins may now seem like a low number for Microsoft’s large release months, there are a couple of bulletins that need immediate attention.  With two of the security bulletins, the exploit code has released publicly. MS11-003 [...]

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Protecting Windows: Microsoft Exchange Server Data Protection

Unitrends agent supports Microsoft Exchange Server 2010, 2007, and 2003 and offers the most recent data protection capabilities available for Exchange. In this whitepaper we’ll first present an overview of the Exchange data protection architecture provided by Microsoft and then explore the ways that Unitrends offers the best Microsoft Exchange Server protection in the industry [...]

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Revolution-By-Internet, Tethered To Gossamer Spin

ROUNDUP A week ago most were in agreement that it wasn’t any of the particular social networking brands, like Twitter or Facebook, that ’caused’ or ‘enabled’ the uprisings throughout North Africa and the middle east it was the “network” or the power of mass communications more accurately. STATE OF THE INTERNETS The flimsy threads that [...]

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Internet Access Drives Democracy Around The World

The top tweet on Egypt in the states is from Conan O’Brien who says to Mubarek, “if you want people to stay at home, turn the Internet back on.”  It’s not clear if that is what has brought things back online but according to Craig Labovitz, chief Scientist at Arbor networks, power was restored on [...]

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