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Power checklist: Managing backups

Power checklist: Managing backups

Every organization relies on data that must be protected and backed up in a reliable and secure way by authorized personnel. While the content or criticality of the data may vary, the processes behind...

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Apple's MacBooks: Still the most reliable

Apple's MacBooks: Still the most reliable

It's popular to decry the "Apple tax" - the mythical premium Apple customers pay for Macs. But few look at the other side of the coins: what you get for your money. In Apple's case: the best reliability and tech support.

May 26, 2017 by in Apple

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

ioSafe Solo review

ioSafe Solo review

The ioSafe Solo is bulkier, heavier, slower and more expensive than less robust external drives. But it works well enough, and if you need your data to survive being burned and flooded, you can put your trust in this device.

July 11, 2012 by in Storage

ioSafe Rugged Portable review

ioSafe Rugged Portable review

The ioSafe Rugged Portable isn't the smallest, lightest, fastest or most affordable external hard drive, but it performs well enough and is extremely rugged. If you really need to protect your data on the road, look no further.

July 10, 2012 by in Storage

Drobo B1200i review

Drobo B1200i review

Network storage doesn't come much easier than this, with very little expertise needed to manage the 12-bay Drobo B1200i. It's also fast, with three iSCSI ports, lots of redundancy and data-aware tiering — just like enterprise products costing a great deal more.

July 3, 2012 by in Storage

Larry Ellison announces Oracle Public Cloud

At Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison discusses the company's new cloud offering. Ellison says: “The key difference is that our cloud is based on industry standards and supports full operability with other clouds and data centers on-premise."

October 5, 2011 in Storage

eBay to build its own private cloud

At the RSA 2011 conference here in San Francisco, technology futurist Paul Saffo talks to eBay's chief security information officer about how the company's intent on building an eBay version in the cloud to handle its growth. The private cloud will have the ability to run in its own data center or with a third-party data center.

February 18, 2011 in Storage

Oracle's Mark Hurd announces upgrade to Exadata

At the Oracle OpenWorld conference in San Francisco, new company President Mark Hurd introduces Exadata X2-8, an upgrade to the current Exadata system. The new system offers better processor performance, more memory, and full database encryption.

September 20, 2010 in Storage

The Future Of... Clothes

Would you like to charge your mobile phone without ever having to plug into an electrical outlet? The University of California at Berkeley and Stanford University are both developing materials to enable the storage of energy inside clothing. ZDNet correspondent Sumi Das explores the schools' work on "smart" clothes.

June 15, 2010 in Storage

Oracle announces Exadata 2

At Oracle's OpenWorld conference in San Francisco, CEO Larry Ellison previews the company's Exadata Version 2 computer. He says the new database computer is designed for online transaction processing and data warehousing. He adds that Exadata 2 can do faster processing at a much lower cost than can its biggest competitor, IBM.

January 13, 2010 in Storage

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

Seagate FreeAgent Go

Seagate FreeAgent Go

Seagate's FreeAgent Go is our favourite portable hard drive to date, earning it an Editors' Choice award. The drive is well designed and fast, and you won't find better value for money.

September 30, 2008 by in Storage

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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