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April 1, 2014 by

Microservers: What you need to know

Businesses are experimenting with clusters of high-density, low-power servers known as microservers, which are suited to the growing number of hyperscale workloads found inside modern datacentres. Here's why they matter.

January 8, 2014 by

Storage in 2014: An overview

As data usage continues to grow exponentially, IT managers will need to orchestrate multiple kinds of storage — including flash, hard disk and tape — in a way that optimises capacity, performance, cost and power consumption.

June 3, 2013 by

Next-generation networks: An overview

The new enterprise IT landscape of cloud services, mobility and BYOD, social media usage and big data analytics creates very different types of network traffic to the traditional mix of in-house client-server enterprise workloads. How will networks evolve to keep pace?

July 31, 2012 by

Windows Server 2012 Essentials: Beta preview

Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials was disappointing, but there's a lot to like in its successor, which provides a small file-and-print server with integrated systems management and backup tools that's ideal for a small business or a home office.

May 5, 2012 by

IT security? You're doing it wrong!

Sometimes change is abrupt, sometimes it just sneaks up on you.For quite some time I've been thinking about the impact of many different trends on the world of IT, as virtualisation and cloud combine with new devices and service-oriented application development to change the way we build and deliver applications.

April 16, 2012 by

SQL Server 2012

SQL Server 2012 supports everything from departmental servers to large-scale enterprise clouds. With Hadoop integration imminent there's much to be said for upgrading — if only to prepare your datacentre for big-data private clouds. Just keep an eye out for the effect of per-core licensing on your costs.

April 13, 2012 by

IBM gets converged but will it succeed?

It's like that final shoot-out in For a Few Dollars More. You've seen it: as Morricone's music builds, the three protagonists arrange themselves slowly in a circle, not taking their eyes off each other.


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