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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Apple's write-only storage

Apple's write-only storage

Why would you store data that you can't read? To keep it secret. The first rule of secrets: Don't tell anyone. Exactly what Apple does. Here's how and why.

published October 7, 2014 by

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1¢ storage for the enterprise

1¢ storage for the enterprise

Google shocked the storage world by offering cloud storage for 1¢/GB/month 6 months ago. But if Google can make a profit at 1¢, why can't enterprises buy for the same price? One company says they can. How?

published September 30, 2014 by

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Gallery: Cisco moves into blade servers

Gallery: Cisco moves into blade servers

Cisco's Unified Computing System aims to unify components of the data center into one footprint. The goal is to cut the total cost of ownership by 20 percent in capital expenses and up to 30 percent in operating expenses.

published March 16, 2009 by

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Gallery: AMD demos 'Shanghai'

Gallery: AMD demos 'Shanghai'

AMD held a demonstration of its new quad-core, 45nm Opteron processor, Shanghai, on Wednesday at a datacenter belonging to the second largest ISP in Europe, Strato, in Berlin.

published November 17, 2008 by

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Gallery: Microsoft takes wraps off Windows Azure

Gallery: Microsoft takes wraps off Windows Azure

At Microsoft's PDC 2008 conference, the company's chief software architect Ray Ozzie took the wraps off Windows Azure which is an operating system that lets developers write programs for Microsoft's data centers instead of individual pieces of software for business servers.

published October 28, 2008 by

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Hardcore virtualization - VMware ESX 3.5/Infrastructure - Part 1

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.

published May 29, 2008 by

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Photos: HP wants your media

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.

published September 13, 2007 by

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The Green Enterprise: Intel

On the next installment of The Green Enterprise, CNET News.com's Michael Kanellos looks at how Intel is developing green technologies for its customers and within its own organization. Innovations include ultra-lower power 45nm chips, greening its fab operations in China, Arizona and Israel; and developing non-toxic materials for packaging and designing its chips. Kanellos also sits down with Lorie Wigle, Intel's eco-tech program office general manager and discusses the chipmaker's sustainability strategy and her views on reducing power inside the datacenter.

published May 12, 2008 by

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IT Dojo: Disable USB storage under OS X or Windows

Hollywood would have IT pros believe that the biggest threat to network security comes from international super hackers or high school kids trying to download games like global thermonuclear war. In reality, we face a more mundane threat--our end users, particularly those wielding USB storage devices.These pocket-sized devices can store a large amount of data. But even if your users aren't planning to cart off sensitive company files, USB storage devices (external hard drives, camera, memory stick, MP3 players, etc.) can be a headache in other ways. Employees may use your networks to download music to their USB-based MP3 players. New USB flash drives, such as SanDisk's U3 smart drives, can even run software directly from the device--a perfect tool for the end-user who wants to run unauthorized software on your network.If your concerned about USB storage devices on your network and don’t feel a written policy alone will protect your data, disabling the devices is your next step.In this IT Dojo video, Bill Detwiler, TechRepublic's Head Technology Editor, shows you how to disable USB storage devices on both Apple OS X and Windows. The United States National Security Agency (NSA) described the process in a March 2008 document from the agency's Information Assurance Directorate.Once you've watched this IT Dojo video, you can read the original TechRepublic article, download PDF version of this tip, and learn more about mitigating the risks poses by USB storage devices from our IT Dojo blog.

published April 28, 2008 by

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A greener IBM?

At the Cleantech Forum in San Francisco, Peter Williams, CTO of IBM's Big Green Innovations, discusses the role of technology in the green movement. He addresses everything from new virtualization systems to new sensor networks that will help monitor climate change.

published February 27, 2008 by

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LinkedIn VP of Technical Operations: Lloyd Taylor

Lloyd Taylor, Vice President of Technical Operations at LinkedIn talks to ZDNet Editor in Chief Dan Farber about facilitating online communications between its 17 million business professionals. He also discusses his past experience building and scaling data centers at Google and how it differs from his new role, managing a high value and less trafficked network at LinkedIn.

published December 18, 2007 by

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The Green Enterprise: The City of Mill Valley, California

On the next installment of The Green Enterprise, ZDNet editor-in-chief Dan Farber takes a look at green practices in the City of Mill Valley, such as a solar-powered pizzeria, an eco-friendly water treatment plant and a lumber program that re-uses wood from the city's fallen trees for bridge projects around town. He also talks with Mill Valley's green evangelist, Linn Walsh about the city's eco strategy.

published November 20, 2007 by

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Say goodbye to your hard drive?

Box.net's co-founder and CEO Aaron Levie announces OpenBox, a new offering where existing online services are integrated directly into Box.net’s online storage service in turnkey fashion, without the need for software developers to mash them up for you.

published November 19, 2007 by

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AGL Energy CIO: Cesare Tizi

Cesar Tizi, CIO AGL Energy speaks to ZDNet about his role at Australia's largest energy supplier where he's been focused on integrating and simplifying the company's billing and accounting systems. He also shares his thoughts on recent IT trends, such as virtualization, green datacenters, and RFID.

published November 16, 2007 by

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Tiko Classic 340

Tiko Classic 340

It’s hard to see much value in the iSCSI facilities, but as an NAS appliance the Tiko Classic 340 is competitively priced, easy to manage and works well.

published March 14, 2005 by

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Adaptec iSA1500 Storage Array

Adaptec iSA1500 Storage Array

This is not as easy as to deploy as Adaptec would have you believe, but it's worth persevering with as an affordable alternative to more expensive Fibre Channel SAN solutions.

published February 15, 2005 by

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Ximeta NetDisk

Ximeta NetDisk

If you require simple, inexpensive local or network-attached storage in capacities ranging from 80GB to 250GB, look no further than Ximeta's NetDisk.

published August 5, 2004 by

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Hitachi PJ-TX100

Hitachi PJ-TX100

Want to bring the feeling of the theatre into your own home without the cost of the candy bar? PJ-TX100 Home Theatre Projector could be your solution, although don't count on saving money just yet.

published July 6, 2004 by

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Iomega Rev

Iomega Rev

Though it's very expensive per megabyte, Iomega's Rev drive offers speedy, portable storage that's more scalable than that of a hard drive.Having once cornered the removable-storage market with the Zip and Jaz drives, Iomega is hoping for a comeback with the Iomega Rev.

published June 8, 2004 by

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First Look: Sony Hi-MD MZNH700

First Look: Sony Hi-MD MZNH700

We take a peek at one of Sony's upcoming Hi-MD portable music players, supporting a gigabyte of removable storage thanks to the company's new higher-capacity MiniDisc. Sony's upcoming range of digital music players revamps previous MiniDisc players by introducing Hi-MD media.

published May 20, 2004 by

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LaCie Ethernet Disk

LaCie Ethernet Disk

The Ethernet Disk offers affordable network storage in a sleek rack-mountable casing. Performance isn’t great, but given its target audience this probably isn’t a show-stopper. Expansion is an issue though.

published November 24, 2003 by

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TEAC Vendotto Wall NS-80

TEAC Vendotto Wall NS-80

TEAC's Vendotto Wall NAS box is a good idea, poorly executed. The firewall is very good, but the server side is fairly feeble by comparison.

published October 27, 2003 by

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