Make a #WebScaleWish Nov21

Make a #WebScaleWish

Today, November 21st, is the last day to submit a non-profit organisation to Nutanix‘s generous #WebScaleWish datacenter makeover bit of “giving back to the community”. Nutanix does one thing – Enterprise class hyperconverged server and storage systems – and it does it well....

BigPanda cuts the chatter Nov20

BigPanda cuts the chatter

Work in IT for long enough and you’ll eventually end up with monitoring notification overload. Once you move into a DevOps or Managed Services environment, the level of level of notifications to deal with can bog down or tie up your entire team. Each of us deal with this overload in our own...

Stratusphere FIT and UX solutions hit 5.7 Nov10

Stratusphere FIT and UX solutions hit 5.7

Liquidware Labs unveils version 5.7 of its Stratusphere FIT and UX solutions.  The pair of solutions marketed under the Stratusphere umbrella provide greater diagnostics and more in depth visibility into remote work solutions such as VMware View or Microsoft’s RDSH.  Stratusphere FIT...

Review: ioSafe 1513+ Nov06

Review: ioSafe 1513+

My introduction to ioSafe came in the same way that I would imagine a lot of people’s introduction came – with Trevor Pott, Josh Folland and co torching one for The Register. While I could see the point of them, I couldn’t imagine what I would possibly use one for… well until I was asked to...

Quaddra provides Storage Insight Nov05

Quaddra provides Storage Insight

Knowledge is power, and Quaddra Software aims to empower customers by giving them knowledge of their unstructured storage. Quaddra was founded by storage and computer science experts Rupak Majumdar, Jeffrey Fischer, and John Howarth, and their first product, Storage Insight, breaks new ground...

Veeam Endpoint Backup Free Oct15

Veeam Endpoint Backup Free

Last week at the VeeamON conference, Veeam announced the release of their new product, Veeam EndPoint Backup Free. What’s included in Free? Veeam EndPoint Backup Free is a standalone product that can back up your Windows-based desktop or laptop. Endpoint protection products are not new, and...

It’s time to stop tech industry FUD Sep27

It’s time to stop tech industry FUD

In the year 1975 Gene Amdahl left IBM to found his own company, Amdahl Corp.  IBM waged a vicious marketing campaign against Amdahl that ultimately caused Amdahl to define FUD as it is used in its modern context: “FUD is the fear, uncertainty, and doubt that IBM sales people instill in...

Review: Pertino cloudy VPN Sep25

Review: Pertino cloudy VPN

Today I went to Spiceworld. learned about Pertino. They make a VPN and it connects to the cloud. It is an interesting concept, even to a cloud skeptic such as myself. Still, Pertino are offering Spiceworks community members the chance of winning 2014 Fiat 500 Abarth. This raises the chances...

It’s time to have “the talk” about wireless Sep15

It’s time to have “the talk” about wireless

Everyone gather ’round, it’s time to have “the talk” about wireless. I don’t mean the birds and the bees, even though wireless standards do seem to reproduce at alarming rates. No, what needs discussion is the part where wireless throughput claims are an obvious...

Western Digital Make Backup Devices? Sep14

Western Digital Make Backup Devices?

Western Digital (WD) is well known for it’s hard drives. They’re one of the few remaining manufacturers and have a reasonable reputation in this market. They’ve also made great media players which again have a good reputation of ‘just working’. Being a storage...