The view from the top of IT with TechWorld Editor Rohan Pearce
VMware's latest salvo in its virtualization war with Microsoft is vSphere 5.5, which features a host of improvements, the most interesting being high availability, support for Big Data/Hadoop and improved storage and backup.
By Tom Henderson | 02 December, 2013 13:31
Platform as a Service is a cloud-based hosting environment for application development designed to provide a full-featured development, staging and production environment without the need for extensive in-house infrastructure.
By Susan Perschke | 02 December, 2013 13:31
The open source challenger is meant to be simple, but it crosses the line into the less than functional
By Galen Gruman | 28 November, 2013 21:32
CloudVelocity and Ravello Systems march clones of in-house servers into the cloud for development, testing, and disaster recovery
By Peter Wayner | 27 November, 2013 11:06
The proliferation of virtualization coupled with the increasing power of industry-standard servers and the availability of cloud computing has led to a significant uptick in the number of servers that need to be managed within and without an organization. Where we once made do with racks of physical servers that we could access in the data center down the hall, we now have to manage many more servers that could be spread all over the globe.
By Paul Venezia | 21 November, 2013 16:01
Lenovo's new Yoga Tablet has an innovative form with a built-in stand and exceptionally long battery life. But the rest of its features aren't quite as high-end.
By JR Raphael | 18 November, 2013 19:03
Microsoft delivers editing, debugging, deployment, project architecture, and ALM improvements stretching from Windows to Web development, from mobile devices to clouds
By Martin Heller | 13 November, 2013 11:10
As applications move to the cloud, network managers are seeing increasing requirements to optimize and manage WAN connections. Most enterprises have migrated to web-based applications and make heavy use of Internet services for day-to-day business. All of this makes network performance a key factor for productivity and end-user satisfaction.
By Joel Snyder | 11 November, 2013 12:13
PowerCloud Systems has released a cloud-based Wi-Fi solution that fills the gaps between residential products that lack management and features, and enterprise systems that can be overkill in smaller organizations.
By Craig Mathias | 11 November, 2013 12:13
Box trumps Dropbox, Egnyte, Citrix ShareFile, EMC Syncplicity, and OwnCloud with rich mix of file sync, file sharing, user management, deep reporting, and enterprise integration
By Serdar Yegulalp | 06 November, 2013 11:06
jQuery Mobile, Sencha Touch, Kendo UI, and Intel App Framework bring a native look and feel to Web apps for mobile devices
By Peter Wayner | 30 October, 2013 10:08
PernixData FVP clusters server-side flash to improve virtual machine performance and reduce SAN latency
By Keith Schultz | 28 October, 2013 10:08
Microsoft has upgraded its Windows RT tablet: The new Surface 2 offers a well-built case, better performance, a great display and the same old operating system.
By Preston Gralla | 24 October, 2013 17:27
The HP Chromebook 14 with 4G is now available for a highly reasonable $349. Combining great performance with a spacious 14-in. display, is it the right Chromebook for you?
By JR Raphael | 23 October, 2013 10:10
Late to the game, Microsoft releases Remote Desktop apps for rival mobile platforms, but they're bare-bones at best -- and where's the WinPhone version?
By Serdar Yegulalp | 21 October, 2013 13:52
Google's new HP Chromebook 11 brings a fresh look to the Chrome OS universe. Our reviewer finds that, for $279, the laptop has some interesting things to offer.
By JR Raphael | 11 October, 2013 12:17
Anturis and CloudPassage Halo are complementary products that attack infrastructure monitoring from different directions. Anturis is a cloud-based portal that monitors systems connectivity, systems, MySQL databases and websites. CloudPassage Halo monitors operating systems instances and the comparatively sticky compliance of instance state machines.
By Tom Henderson | 07 October, 2013 10:51
Major upgrade to Apple's IDE scores high with faster compiling, 64-bit support, easier debugging, source control integration, and automated testing
By Tom Thompson | 01 October, 2013 10:05
Samsung claims its latest consumer drive, one of a new generation of three-bits-per-cell NAND flash devices, has the same endurance and performance, but a lower price, than its predecessors.
By Lucas Mearian | 25 September, 2013 10:07
Earlier this year we tested several consumer-level 802.11ac routers. Here, we take a look at two enterprise-level access points. They're a part of the so-called "Wave 1" phase of the 802.11ac standard: both access points support up to three spatial streams and 80 MHz wide channels, offering theoretical data rates up to 1.3Gbps. But just as we saw with the 802.11ac routers, you won't get throughput rates nearly that fast.
By Eric Geier | 16 September, 2013 10:35