Solid-state drives are great for performance, but data security must come first.
Solid-state drives are great for performance, but data security must come first.
A lot of technical reasons are being put forward by manufacturers as to why micro SD card slots are disappearing from smartphone, especially on high-end devices. But the real reason is a lot simpler to understand.
The German Climate Computing Center has tapped IBM for storage smarts as it gears up to replace its Blizzard supercomputer.
Microsoft is on track to deliver the promised synced engine for OneDrive consumer and OneDrive for Business, according to information disclosed at its Ignite conference.
Facebook engineers offer a sneak peek into the two new cold storage facilities opened in the last year for storing more than two billion digital photos -- and keeping them instantly available.
Whether you're building a new PC, repairing one, or giving an old system a new lease of life, you want components that offer great performance and value for money.
Finding the best storage solutions for the onslaught of data is one of the key issues for IT managers. Pain points, storage options and storage budgets are part of the findings in Tech Pro Research's latest...
The storage giant is partnering up to bring its hardware to the major OpenStack clouds.
Enterprises want a mix of proprietary and open source code and EMC taking the plunge with its ViPR Controller, which manages its arrays as well as systems from third parties.
EMC's latest all-flash array software is designed to consolidate more enterprise workloads and cut down on storage sprawl.
Data protection vendor reveals plans to embark on joint initiatives with Singapore's R&D agency, A*Star, when it officially launches its research facility in the country by June 2015.
If you're a content creator or have important documents that you can't afford to lose, then you need quality storage devices that are designed for high performance and long life. And when it comes to storage for Macs, things don't get much better than OWC parts.
Even if Oracle has no interest in buying Salesforce.com, the database titan still plans to beat the CRM giant on its home turf.
If you need an inexpensive SAN solution for your virtual environment, Openfiler just might be the answer. It is for me.
Infinidat is introducing a revolutionary high-end storage array, with a $150m boost from new investor TPG Capital. Do we need a new high-end storage array? Yes! Here's why.
Dropbox adds comments and allows users to bring in non-Dropbox users with email notifications for people tagged with an "@".
Global Switch's datacentre in Ultimo, Sydney is home to the Harbour MSP suite, which houses Steam Engine's high-performance computing equipment
Backupninja is for any Linux administrator looking for a solid backup tool that won't require a full day's work to setup, but will still be reliable.
photo At CommunicAsia 2010, local innovations get showcased by Singapore's Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*Star) and the Infocomm Development Authority.
Intel launched its latest server chips designed for next generation data centers and is pitching a five month return on investment for customers using single core servers.
A look over 10 bits of technology a back-to-school student will need to get them through their next academic year. These are well thought out and recommended by ZDNet's resident student.
Research in Motion has announced that it will make its BlackBerry Desktop Manager available for Mac. The manager will provide capabilities including the ability to sync to iTunes (playlists, calendars, contacts, notes, tasks), add and remove applications, perform firmware updates, create backups (and restore from them), automatically schedule backups with optional encryption, and manage multiple BlackBerry devices at the same time. Here's a sneak peek.
LaCie has upgraded its LaCinema Rugged external hard drive/multimedia player with 1080p output, thus claiming a new "HD" in its product name. It's intended for users to access and play multimedia files on any HDTV -- television shows, movies, music and photo slideshows.
This year's edition of EMC's annual conference for customers and partners was held in Orlando, Florida.
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.
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.
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.
A screenshot walkthrough of the powerful Enterprise 2.0 application, Egnyte, which enables more economical storage at a cheaper price to hardware on-site alternatives.
Tape may be old-fashioned but it still has a home at IBM, taking a prominent place in the company's recent, wide-ranging storage launch
Crucial (Micron) Solid State Drive installation and configuration
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.
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.
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.
David Beitel, CTO of Zillow.com describes how the company is using technology to process millions of new property records into an electronic database and then post on the company's web site in a user-friendly format.
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.
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.
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.
At Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco Monday, Oracle President Charles Phillips unveils the company's plans for virtualization and discusses the partnerships and software to make it happen.
At Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco Monday, AMD CEO Hector Ruiz discusses the benefits of virtualization technology in addressing the challenges of efficient energy and affordable Internet access.
This external RAID subsystem looks smart and is straightforward to set up and use. If you're looking for a good-value backup solution for your business, put the StorPac SP40 on your shortlist.
Maxtor's Shared Storage Drive provides a simple way to organise, centralise and backup digital content such as photos, music and documents over a home network.
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.
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.
This external hard drive is a great solution for those with computers that are filling up quickly or those who need idiot-proof backups.
If you require simple, inexpensive local or network-attached storage in capacities ranging from 80GB to 250GB, look no further than Ximeta's NetDisk.
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.
Iomega covers just about every portable storage base with the Floppy Plus, but power concerns make this a less compelling buy. Read our Australian review.
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.
DVD writing just keeps getting faster. Plextor's latest multiformat rewriter is speedy, flexible, and all at a reasonable price.
Need a speedy DVD recorder that's highly portable and compatible with both Windows and Mac? LaCie's d2 Dual 8X fits the bill and looks good doing it.
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.
You can add multi-format DVD writing to any notebook with this drive, although you'll need USB 2.0 to get the best out of it.
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.
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.