Manek Dubash

Editor, journalist, analyst, presenter and blogger. As well as blogging and writing news & features here on ZDNet, I work as a cloud analyst with STL Partners, and write for a number of other news and feature sites. I also provide research and analysis services, video and audio production, white papers, event photography, voiceovers, event moderation, you name it... Back story An IT journalist for 25+ years, I worked for Ziff-Davis UK for almost 10 years on PC Magazine, reaching editor-in-chief. Before that, I worked for a number of other business & technology publications and was published in national and international titles.

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Who needs storage that does it all?

Who needs storage that does it all?

There's a bunch of storage technologies out there that promise to save you money by packing more data on the media. Most are tuned for particular scenarios so it's rare to find all of them thrown into mix at once -- but one company, Greenbytes, seems to have done just that.

published July 2, 2010 by

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BBC set to subsidise broadband. Why?

BBC set to subsidise broadband. Why?

So let me get this straight: the public is going to pay to bring broadband to rural areas while those in urban areas get it for -- well, not nothing, but without taxpayers' support. What's that all about?

published June 24, 2010 by

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HP does datacentre DIY

HP does datacentre DIY

Just spent the morning with HP looking at its new BladeSystem Matrix.This software, which is based on technology acquired in 2007 with the purchase of Opsware and its datacentre management technology, sits on top of the server, storage and networking layers.

published June 8, 2010 by

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MeeGo Linux: a toddle too far

MeeGo Linux: a toddle too far

Linux now has a pretty long and honourable history, a remarkable achievement given that it started as a one-man band, and has grown organically as people were drawn into the project.In the 1990s, many commentators, including yours truly, questioned how the OSS business model could survive in a harsh capitalist world that valued cash above all else.

published June 2, 2010 by

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Dell KACE updates systems management box

Dell KACE updates systems management box

Just a quick update on a client systems management product that I think is worth a look.Following Dell's acquisition of KACE, the company has revised its K1000 product, which ZDNet reviewed last year, to add ITIL-based systems management.

published May 25, 2010 by

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Is Cisco undermining IP?

Is Cisco undermining IP?

Sitting in the NetEvents conference in Singapore discussing networking, I perked up when I heard a panellist -- IT exec Richard Kagan from Infoblox to be specific -- argue that we're in danger of losing the standardisation that IP enables. And without IP, we'd have no Internet.

published May 19, 2010 by

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Have you got the video-conferencing habit?

Have you got the video-conferencing habit?

My local train operating company, Southern, has been heavily discounting its tickets over the last few months as long as you book tickets online - but the discount period is coming to an end. The aim, presumably, has been to get people used to the idea of booking online and, once they've got the habit, cut back on the discounts (and subsequently, the hapless booking office staff).

published April 22, 2010 by

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Are hard disks on the way out?

Are hard disks on the way out?

Will spinning discs always be with us? That's a question on many people's lips as the price of SSDs continues to tumble, and one I find myself asking as I'm in the process of reviewing a bunch of SSDs for ZDNet UK.

published April 19, 2010 by

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Turn off your servers!

Turn off your servers!

I was interested to see that research into power reduction is intensifying, to the point where serious research is going into how to switch off servers that are unnecessary at any one point in time. As ever, though, I suspect the problem will eventually boil down to good systems management.

published April 12, 2010 by

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Has Nehalem hit a new sweet spot?

Has Nehalem hit a new sweet spot?

Two things have happened recently that could presage major changes in the way that servers are used and deployed. In particular, I'd argue that the x86 architecture has cemented its place as the flavour du jour in all but the most demanding or batch-processing heavy of environments.

published April 6, 2010 by

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