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Hidden Figures and the IBM 7090 computer

Hidden Figures and the IBM 7090 computer

Hidden Figures isn't just the story of three brilliant and determined women, but also of the transition from human to electronic computing. The latter stars the IBM 7090, and, as the movie shows, the transition was far from smooth.

January 20, 2017 by in Storage

Are Geek Squad techs working for the FBI?

Are Geek Squad techs working for the FBI?

You send your laptop to the Geek Squad for repairs, not a search. But the FBI has paid Geek Squad techs to inform on customers - a search with no warrant. Can the government ignore the Constitution by getting private firms to do its bidding?

January 10, 2017 by in Storage

Photos: GE's LEED Platinum data center

Photos: GE's LEED Platinum data center

GE recently built a $48 million state-of-the-art data center, one of the first in the world with LEED Platinum certification. Here are photos from the grand opening on August 18, 2011 in Louisville, Kentucky.

August 21, 2011 by in CXO

Synology DiskStation DS3611xs

Synology DiskStation DS3611xs

A highly scalable and very flexible NAS/iSCSI appliance, Synology's DS3611xs has performance and capacity to spare. It will appeal to mid-sized companies requiring fast and reliable access to large amounts of data.

July 27, 2011 by 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

A closer look at the Data Robotics Drobo B800i

A closer look at the Data Robotics Drobo B800i

As a small business grows the need for additional data storage grows with it. One of the most cost effective ways to add storage capacity is with a Storage Area Network (SAN) server. If your business has reached the point where SAN capacity is vital to continued operations, then perhaps it is time to consider the Drobo B800i.

June 28, 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

StorPac SP40

StorPac SP40

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.

April 14, 2005 by in Storage

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.

March 14, 2005 by in Storage

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.

February 15, 2005 by in Storage

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.

August 5, 2004 by in Storage

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.

July 6, 2004 by in Hardware

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.

June 8, 2004 by in Storage

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.

May 20, 2004 by in Storage

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.

November 24, 2003 by in Storage

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