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Symbolic IO and the limits of compression

Symbolic IO and the limits of compression

A start-up offering a "computational defined storage solution" which they claim offers the "fastest, most dense, portable and secure, media and hardware agnostic" storage solution. has hit the market. Too good to be true? I look at their patents to divine the secret sauce.

July 28, 2016 by in Storage

When Big Data is Bad Data

When Big Data is Bad Data

Big Data promises to revolutionize many fields, but only if correctly analyzed. A recent study shows that some 40,000 health care papers used statistical software that gives invalid results. This points to a larger problem.

July 15, 2016 by in Big Data Analytics

Beyond Dropbox: Shopping the cloud

Beyond Dropbox: Shopping the cloud

Is it time to drop Dropbox? My subscription is nearly up, so I'm re-evaluating four major alternatives - Copy.com, Google Drive, Microsoft Skydrive, and SugarSync - for price and features. Which is the best, and which is the best for me?

October 21, 2013 by in Cloud

CIOs: Virtualization ready for prime time

At a Churchill Club event in Santa Clara, Calif., Peter Solvik, managing director at Sigma Partners, asks a panel of CIOs whether virtualization is ready for primetime. The panel includes: Matt Carey, chief information officer of Home Depot; Karenann Terrell, CIO of Baxter; and Lars Rabbe, former CIO of Yahoo. The IT chiefs discuss server-level and desktop virtualization and how the technology is helping their businesses run more efficiently.

May 8, 2009 in Storage

Mobile virtualization

Mike Seashols, Chairman of VirtualLogix, talks about implementing virtualization technologies onto mobile platforms. He says there are many issues that mobile providers have to think about--like time to market, cost, and the ability to update devices.

December 12, 2008 in Storage

Zyxel NSA-220 NAS server

If you don't need remote access and can look past sluggish Raid 1 performance, the Zyxel NSA-220 NAS drive offers a useful set of basic features, solid performance and best-in-class web-based management

November 10, 2008 in Storage

Get the most out of your data

How do companies deal with information management? Jonathan Steel, CEO of tech-research firm The Bathwick Group, gives insights based on a recent ZDNet.co.uk benchmark survey

September 26, 2008 in Storage

Drobo B800i

Drobo B800i

It's hard to fault the Drobo B800i, which combines good looks, performance and functionality with ease of use. It's not cheap, but for the money it's one of the best small-business iSCSI appliances you can buy.

July 5, 2011 by in Storage

Synology RackStation RS2211+

Synology RackStation RS2211+

A very scalable NAS appliance, the RS2211+ benefits from the add-on extras found on other Synology storage devices, which should appeal to small businesses. However, it lacks some storage-specific features that enterprise customers may be looking for.

May 13, 2011 by in Storage

D-Link ShareCenter Pro 1200-05

D-Link ShareCenter Pro 1200-05

With advanced RAID capabilities, few superfluous add-ons and an easy-to-use interface, the D-Link ShareCenter Pro 1200-05 is a no-nonsense NAS enclosure with plenty to attract smaller businesses.

May 9, 2011 by in Storage

IBM Storwize V7000

IBM Storwize V7000

IBM's Storwize V7000 is a mid-range SAN disk array with some very high-end features. Its data migration and virtualisation capabilities are well suited to organisations with SAN disk arrays in need of consolidation or replacement.

April 1, 2011 by in Storage

Data Robotics Drobo Elite

Data Robotics Drobo Elite

Data Robotics has taken its self-managing storage technology and added dedicated iSCSI Gigabit interfaces to create a fast, reliable and extremely usable small-business SAN appliance.

June 17, 2010 by in Storage

HP StorageWorks X510 Data Vault

HP StorageWorks X510 Data Vault

Don't let its size or consumer heritage fool you: the StorageWorks X510 is a powerful backup, sharing and remote access solution that's ideal for smaller offices with limited IT support.

October 19, 2009 by in Storage

Data Robotics DroboPro

Data Robotics DroboPro

DroboPro is a business-class RAID storage array that accepts virtually any SATA disk on the market, supports iSCSI and pretty much looks after itself. What more could you want?

September 18, 2009 by in Storage

Data Robotics Drobo Pro

Data Robotics Drobo Pro

Drobo Pro is a business-class RAID storage array that accepts virtually any SATA disk on the market, supports iSCSI and pretty much looks after itself. What more could you want?

September 17, 2009 by in Storage

Netgear ReadyNAS NVX

Netgear ReadyNAS NVX

The ReadyNAS NVX is a highly capable network storage appliance that will work equally well in a small or medium-sized business or at home. It supports a wide range of protocols and is easy to manage.

July 2, 2009 by in Storage

D-Link DNS-343

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.

June 29, 2009 by in Storage

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