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Why SSDs don't perform

Why SSDs don't perform

From their earliest days, people have reported that SSDs were not providing the performance they expected. As SSDs age, for instance, they get slower. Here's why.

May 26, 2015 by in Storage

The Green Enterprise: HP

Hewlett-Packard plans to cut its global energy use 20 percent by 2010. Correspondent Sumi Das looks at "green" strategies the company is implementing to accomplish its goal, such as designing new energy-efficient datacenters and helping make cities more eco-friendly through IT. She also talks to Bonnie Nixon, HP's director of sustainability, about the company's recycling efforts and its plan to eliminate unsafe materials inside its PCs.

April 15, 2009 by in Hardware

Dan Darling, CIO, Turner Broadcasting System

Dan Darling, CIO of Turner Broadcasting System, talks to ZDNet Editor in Chief Larry Dignan about overseeing IT operations for many different brands across a global organization. Darling also discusses how the company is getting results while reducing costs, from new a telepresence implementation, to going green inside the data center.

February 24, 2009 by in Hardware

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 by in Storage

Ballmer: Moving closer to the cloud

At a Churchill Club event in Santa Clara, Calif., Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer gives his definition of cloud computing, which is moving information outside of the firewall and putting it on storage systems that are shared with other companies. Ballmer adds that Microsoft will offer more details about the company's cloud strategy, "Red Dog," in six weeks at its developer conference.

September 26, 2008 by in Storage

Ballmer's battle with VMware

At a Churchill Club event in Santa Clara, Calif., Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer talks to Ann Winblad, a partner at Hummer Winblad Venture Partners, about Microsoft's move into virtualization with its new Hyper-V technology. He also shares his thoughts on increasing the overall market and how his company differs from its biggest competitor, VMware.

September 26, 2008 by in CXO

Oracle shows off new Exadata storage server

At Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison unveils a new storage server product, dubbed Exadata. The programmable storage server aims to put database intelligence next to each drive. The Exadata storage server will be immediately available on Linux running on Intel, but Ellison noted that other flavors for various platforms "are on the way."

September 24, 2008 by in Hardware

Hitachi SMS100

Hitachi SMS100

Hitachi's SMS100 is an excellent mid-range iSCSI storage system that uses RAID6 to maintain fault tolerance even when one disk has failed.

September 5, 2008 by in Storage

Compellent Storage Center 4.0

Compellent Storage Center 4.0

Storage Center 4.0 combines industry-standard hardware with Compellent's block-level virtualisation technology to create a very powerful, flexible and cost-effective SAN solution.

August 28, 2008 by in Storage

Linksys One NSS4100

Linksys One NSS4100

A well-built storage appliance with good cross-platform file sharing facilities, the NSS4100 works best when deployed in Linksys One environments.

July 22, 2008 by in Storage

Symantec Backup Exec 12

Symantec Backup Exec 12

Symantec Backup Exec 12 allows complete system recovery and concentrates on continuous file/data protection. Though AU$1,795 may seem a lot of money for an application, Backup Exec might be worth the investment if you're using it for irreplaceable and highly valuable data.

July 13, 2008 by in Security

NetGear ReadyNAS NV+

NetGear ReadyNAS NV+

Netgear's ReadyNAS NV+ does its job neatly and unobtrusively, and is well worth considering by small businesses. Most home offices will find it too noisy though.

June 20, 2008 by in Storage

QNAP TS-409 Pro NAS

QNAP TS-409 Pro NAS

The old adage "good things come in small packages" certainly applies to the QNAP TS-409, a silver and black cube whose small dimensions sport a raft of features.

June 3, 2008 by in Storage

Wiebetech Drive eRazer

Wiebetech Drive eRazer

Need an economical yet effective way to prevent your old files from getting into the wrong hands before you dispose of (or recycle) your old hard drives? Drive eRazer is a great place to start.

January 29, 2008 by in Storage

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