Storage

The demand for storage never ebbs and companies like EMC and NetApp are poised to benefit. EMC is the largest storage player in the enterprise and has key consumer assets such as Iomega and Mozy. Storage touches everything from the data center to that iPod in your pocket. A key trend: Solid state drive adoption. Other key players: Seagate, Sandisk and Western Digital.

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Hardcore virtualization - VMware ESX 3.5/Infrastructure - Part 1

This will be my first in a series (an "X = X +1" sort of series) where I'll be looking at virtualization. However, rather than look at the kind of virtualization where you inxstall and OS like Windows, Mac OS or Linux and then install an application that allows you to create virtual machines, I'm going to be looking at virtualization at a much lower level using VMware's ESX 3.5 and Infrastructure applications. I'm going to start off by looking at VMware ESX and taking you through the install process.

May 29, 2008 by

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Photos: HP wants your media

Unveiled at its Print 2.0 event in New York earlier this month, Hewlett-Packard's imaging and printing group showcased a range of new hardware and software products and services designed to manage media for business and consumers.

September 13, 2007 by Luke Anderson

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Speed and power to grow on with the Alienware Area-51 7500

The specifications for the Alienware Area-51 7500 are impressive: an overclocked Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6700 Quad CPU, the NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX, 2GB RAM, and a RAID 0 set of hard drives. This personal computer is fast, powerful, and physically imposing. But more importantly, purchasing this Alienware desktop in May 2007 will put you well ahead of the average personal computer curve and keep you there for a long time.

May 23, 2007 by Mark Kaelin

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Set up regular automated backups with Windows Home Server

Microsoft Windows Home Server, currently in Community Technology Preview, is designed as a way to integrate server based computing into the home environment. Whether it be digital photos, music, or just your documents, you want that data to be secure and accessible. Once you get WHS configured scheduled, regular backups can be run for all of your home PCs, at times you choose.

May 22, 2007 by Joshua Hoskins

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Photos: How five 500-GB hard drives stack up

In 1992, I drove 70 miles to snag a 200-megabyte IDE hard drive for $499. This weekend I bought 2.5 terabytes of hot-swappable SATA-300 storage for just under $730. That's more than 10,000 times the storage for the same dollar.

April 30, 2007 by George Ou

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