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Nexenta virtual storage appliance for virtual desktops

Nexenta says that virtual desktops executing on a server use storage differently than do server workloads. The company has developed a virtual storage appliance designed to address that issue and offer higher performance than traditional server-oriented storage virtualization solutions.

August 30, 2007 By Microsoft

Server Appliance Kit 2.01

The Microsoft Server Appliance Kit 2.0 enables (OEMs) to quickly create headless, fixed-function server appliance products based on...

December 22, 2011

Western Digital gets to business with NAS

Its first foray into the small business Network Attached Storage (NAS) market, Western Digital's new WD Sentinel DX4000 stands out mainly by virtue of its use of Windows Server 2008 R2 Essentials rather than Linux, as on most other NAS boxes.The hardware is pretty unremarkable, Western Digital opting for a dual-core Intel D525 Atom to drive its appliance supported by 2GB of DDR3 RAM.

February 12, 2010 by

What the changes at Sun mean for the customer

In the short term - meaning tomorrow- the major changes at Sun: a renewed focus on Solaris/SPARC, make to order mfg with direct shipping, more emphasis on Sun Ray, customer focused ready-to-rock appliance computing - are all good news. Look a bit deeper, however, and the handwriting on the wall says much of what Java brings to the server is going, going, gone.

July 13, 2009 by

New Socialtext Microblogging Appliance Signals Increased Flexibility

Socialtext are making available an 'unbundled' appliance version of their microblogging product 'Signals' at an attractive $US1 per user per month, plus $1,000 per month server subscription. With the rapid increase in business use of Twitter, the hugely successful but internet based free microblogging platform, there has come an attendant focus on security concerns in business.

June 29, 2009 by

D-Link DNS-343

For sharing media files and other documents on a home network, the DNS-343 would be fine. For business use, the awkward permissions system makes management more difficult than it needs to be.

December 10, 2008 by

Conversation with Juergen Geck of Open-Xchange

Open-Xchange has made a great deal of progress since my time with them. They've developed a hosted version of their collaborative application software (available as an offering through several hosting companies), updated their packaged server solution, added a new "appliance" edition and have announced the support of iPhone and Mac OS X-based systems to the long list of supported clients.

September 24, 2008 by

HP and Oracle team up on 'data warehouse appliances' that re-architect database-storage landscape

The reason for the 10x to 72x performance improvements cited by Ellison are do to bringing the "intelligence" closer to the data, that is bringing the Exadata Programmable Storage Server appliance into close proximity to the Oracle database servers, and then connecting them through InfiniBand connections. In essence, this architecture mimics some of the performance value created by cloud computing environments like Google, with its MapReduce technology.

August 22, 2008 by

Yoggie Gatekeeper Card Pro

Yoggie's Gatekeeper Card Pro delivers powerful plug-and-play protection for notebooks, removes the need to manage multiple software subscriptions and can boost your notebook's performance by removing the security software overhead.

April 21, 2008 by

rPath to OEM Novell's SUSE Linux to reduce legal worries

rPath has entered a pact with Novell that makes creating a virtual appliance easier for developers – and corporate lawyers.As part of the deal, which was announced yesterday, rPath will OEM Novell’s SUSE Linux Enterprise Server beginning in August, said Bill Marshall, the company’s CEO, and former Red Hatter.

March 3, 2008 by

Data warehouse appliance upstart plays the green card

Heard today that the Dataupia Satori Server 12000 data warehouse appliance uses about 10 percent of the energy needed by a regular server designed for similar data warehousing applications. Likewise, it uses about half the energy that a SAN would need to store similar types of data.


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