The Fritz!Box 7590's ease of use places it at or near the top of the list of broadband routers for anyone seeking a fully-featured home/small office networking device.
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This well-featured wireless router continues AVM's tradition of high-quality hardware and usable software.
It looks like the market to rewire your datacentre by virtualising I/O is hotting up.In March, I wrote about Xsigo, and how it is bidding to centralise the arrays of cabling that infest server racks.
I've been doing some research into cloud, the wheres, hows and whys, and it's thrown up some interesting (if not spectacularly surprising) results.On the face of it, and if you're taken in by the hype, cloud is the next wave of technology before which we should all genuflect.
Time was when a network-attached storage (NAS) box was pretty much that: just storage. But those times have changed, and you can now buy a NAS that offers features that were enterprise-level not that long ago.
Virtual desktops are the next mountain to climb if you're an IT or datacentre admin. So far so obvious, I hear you mutter.
It's been mildly amusing to see, once more, a vendor of two-factor authentication call the end of the line for passwords as a security mechanism. We've been around this particular block so many times in the last 20 years that I've lost count.
Security has take another knock as a prime barrier to the adoption of cloud computing.A survey commissioned by Microsoft (whose involvement was not revealed to the respondees) found that small to medium-sized businesses might gain a fair amount from adopting cloud computing.
A big selling point for cloud computing is what's become known as cloud bursting. What this means is the ability to move spikes in demand for computing resources into the cloud, rather than having to build infrastructure to cope with peak loads.
Now there's more data that could help answer that question.Greenpeace has just released a report entitled How Clean is Your Cloud?