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Cool storage at CES 2018

Cool storage at CES 2018

Storage is the hardest problem in computer systems because it is the only part that is persistent. Without storage, your computer could be anyone's computer. Here's the cool storage I saw at CES 2018.

January 28, 2018 by in Storage

Quick glossary: Storage

Quick glossary: Storage

Storage has always been a key aspect of data management in the enterprise. Now, in the era of big data, understanding storage options and technologies has taken on an even greater significance. This glossary...

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Cool startup products at CES 2018

Cool startup products at CES 2018

Even though CES is no longer the Consumer Electronics Show - it's just CES - there are still many startups with consumer gadgets. I spent 2 days in Eureka Park so you don't have to. Here's (some) of what I found.

January 27, 2018 by in Storage

Synology RackStation RS3412xs

Synology RackStation RS3412xs

A scalable network storage appliance best suited to datacentres in mid-sized companies, the RackStation RS3412xs lacks enterprise-class features — but that's reflected in the price.

February 17, 2012 by in Storage

D-Link ShareCenter Pro 1100

D-Link ShareCenter Pro 1100

D-Link's no-frills approach to NAS will be attractive to businesses who need the storage basics without unnecessary complications. But those looking for a 'do-anything' system should look elsewhere.

February 6, 2012 by in Storage

Netgear ReadyNAS NV+ v2

Netgear ReadyNAS NV+ v2

The ReadyNAS NV+ v2 is nicely designed and built, and Netgear's X-RAID2 technology does a good job of managing the 4-bay array discreetly. The web-based management tool's redesigned UI is an improvement, but we'd like to see more more add-ons for the new ARM-based platform.

November 30, 2011 by in Storage

Thecus N4200PRO

Thecus N4200PRO

The N4200PRO is a flexible four-bay NAS enclosure with some good extras. It's fairly easy to manage, has a wide range of modular applications and performs well. The integrated mini-UPS is a great idea, giving added peace of mind in critical environments.

October 10, 2011 by in Storage

CIOs: Virtualization ready for prime time

At a Churchill Club event in Santa Clara, Calif., Peter Solvik, managing director at Sigma Partners, asks a panel of CIOs whether virtualization is ready for primetime. The panel includes: Matt Carey, chief information officer of Home Depot; Karenann Terrell, CIO of Baxter; and Lars Rabbe, former CIO of Yahoo. The IT chiefs discuss server-level and desktop virtualization and how the technology is helping their businesses run more efficiently.

May 8, 2009 in Storage

Mobile virtualization

Mike Seashols, Chairman of VirtualLogix, talks about implementing virtualization technologies onto mobile platforms. He says there are many issues that mobile providers have to think about--like time to market, cost, and the ability to update devices.

December 12, 2008 in Storage

Zyxel NSA-220 NAS server

If you don't need remote access and can look past sluggish Raid 1 performance, the Zyxel NSA-220 NAS drive offers a useful set of basic features, solid performance and best-in-class web-based management

November 10, 2008 in Storage

Get the most out of your data

How do companies deal with information management? Jonathan Steel, CEO of tech-research firm The Bathwick Group, gives insights based on a recent ZDNet.co.uk benchmark survey

September 26, 2008 in Storage

Ballmer: Moving closer to the cloud

At a Churchill Club event in Santa Clara, Calif., Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer gives his definition of cloud computing, which is moving information outside of the firewall and putting it on storage systems that are shared with other companies. Ballmer adds that Microsoft will offer more details about the company's cloud strategy, "Red Dog," in six weeks at its developer conference.

September 26, 2008 in Storage

Oracle announces Project Sequoia

At the LinuxWorld conference in San Francisco, Oracle CIO Mark Sunday explains the techniques behind Project Sequoia, the company's new data center in Utah. By utilizing outside air, hot aisle containment, and independently controlled supercells, he says this will be its most efficient center yet.

August 6, 2008 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

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