Manek Dubash

Manek Dubash is an analyst and journalist with over 30 years experience. Focused on business technology, he observes and comments on enterprise infrastructure issues for a range of industry-influential websites including The Register, ZDNet UK, Computer Weekly and CloudPro, and produces reports for research firm STL Partners.

Manek's views are his alone and do not necessarily represent those of Microsoft.

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EonNAS Pro 800

EonNAS Pro 800

This eight-bay NAS server offers excellent functionality, managed via a usable web interface, at an affordable price. Highly recommended.

May 17, 2012 by in SMB

Building a NAS server from scratch: pics

Building a NAS server from scratch: pics

There are several options to expand your network's storage, but one of the most rewarding learning experiences can be building your own network-attached storage (NAS) server. ZDNet UK walks us through the process.

August 23, 2011 by in Cloud

Backup Exec 2010

Backup Exec 2010

<p> <a href="http://www.symantec.com/en/uk/business/backup-exec-for-windows-servers">Backup Exec 2010</a> has been a long time coming. Towards the middle of 2009, Symantec promised it would deliver software deduplication in its backup products and it has, at last, arrived. </p>

March 10, 2010 by in Reviews

Pogoplug

Pogoplug

<p> Sharing files over the internet in a small-business or home environment has always proved troublesome for non-technical users. Cloud Engines' <a href="http://www.pogoplug.com/">Pogoplug</a> aims to, well, plug that gap &mdash; and adds plenty of goodies for the technically adept too. </p>

February 22, 2010 by in Networking

Iomega StorCenter ix4-200d

Iomega StorCenter ix4-200d

<p> <a href="http://go.iomega.com/en/">Iomega</a>, now owned by storage market leader EMC, has launched the <a href="http://go.iomega.com/en/products/network-storage-desktop/storcenter-network-storage-solution/network-hard-drive-ix4-200d/?partner=4735#overviewItem_tab">StorCenter ix4-200d</a>, a four-spindle, network-attached storage (NAS) device aimed at small businesses, distributed offices and home office networks. The company reckons that it fills the gap between the bottom of EMC's enterprise range and the top of Iomega's small business series of products because its adds data protection and a suite of other features to the basic storage function. </p>

December 11, 2009 by in Storage

Dell PowerEdge T710

Dell PowerEdge T710

<p> Dell's foothold in the server market is strongest among small and medium-sized businesses, which are the prime candidates for tower-format servers such as the <a href="http://www1.euro.dell.com/uk/en/business/Servers/server-poweredge-t710/pd.aspx?refid=server-poweredge-t710&s=bsd&cs=ukbsdt1">PowerEdge T710</a>. Enterprises make use of towers too, especially in branch offices where rack-mount facilities are often absent. The T710 therefore boasts a number of enterprise-level manageability and software features, just like its rack-mounted sibling, the <a href="http://reviews.zdnet.co.uk/hardware/servers/0,1000001735,39720795,00.htm">R710</a>. </p>

September 21, 2009 by in Servers

StorPac SP40

StorPac SP40

If you need more storage for your business, then you should consider the elegant-looking StorPac 40 external disk subsystem. It's pitched as a low-cost RAID product for small or medium-sized enterprise (SME), although it's been marketed to the Mac market for a while.

April 14, 2005 by in Storage