The view from the top of IT with TechWorld Editor Rohan Pearce
Netgear's better, faster rack-mount NAS and iSCSI SAN makes the case for enterprise workloads with read and write caching and unlimited snapshots
By Paul Ferrill | 07 March, 2014 11:06
A long time ago, a computer program was a stack of punch cards, and moving the program from computer to computer was easy as long as you didn't drop the box. Every command, instruction, and subroutine was in one big, fat deck. Editors, compilers, and code repositories have liberated us from punch cards, but somehow deploying software has grown more complicated. Moving a program from the coding geniuses to the production team is fraught with errors, glitches, and hassles. There's always some misconfiguration, and it's never as simple as carrying that deck down the hall.
By Peter Wayner | 05 March, 2014 14:33
Hidden in Cisco's Nexus 9000 and Application Centric Infrastructure news was another nifty announcement: an optical transceiver that delivers 40Gbps speeds using older 10Gbps fiber and standard connectors. Cisco's "BiDi" optical transceivers solve a sticky cabling problem in an elegant way.
By Joel Snyder | 03 March, 2014 14:09
The Cisco Nexus 9000 series, the fruit of Cisco's Insieme spin-in, is more than another fast router -- it's a change in the way that high-end routers are designed and built.
By Joel Snyder | 03 March, 2014 14:08
Microsoft delivers editing, debugging, deployment, project architecture, and ALM improvements stretching from Windows to Web development, from mobile devices to clouds
By Martin Heller | 12 February, 2014 21:09
12-bay rack-mount systems from QNAP, Netgear, LenovoEMC, and Infortrend combine huge storage capacities, business-grade features, smooth setup, and easy administration
By Paul Ferrill | 12 February, 2014 11:06
By Martin Heller | 06 February, 2014 11:06
The new LG G Flex Android smartphone has a curved design, flexible body, and 'self-healing' skin. Does that make a difference in real-world use?
By JR Raphael | 04 February, 2014 15:06
Nutanix Virtual Computing Platform brings resilient, cloud-like server and storage infrastructure to traditional virtualization deployments
By Paul Ferrill | 29 January, 2014 11:06
PernixData FVP clusters server-side flash to improve virtual machine performance and reduce SAN latency
By Keith Schultz | 27 January, 2014 21:09
Enterprise mobility management (EMM) can encompass a broad range of functions, from managing mobile devices, to applications, expenses, personnel, and policies. But perhaps the most important aspect is mobile information/data/content management, tracking the distribution and usage of sensitive organizational data, as well as ensuring appropriate security and policy compliance.
By Craig Mathias | 20 January, 2014 11:53
Sony's new Android phone, the Xperia Z1S, combines a distinctive design and premium build with stellar stamina and an underwater-capable camera.
By JR Raphael | 14 January, 2014 11:03
The arrival of Software Defined Networking (SDN), which is often talked about as a game changing technology, is pitting two industry kingpins and former allies against each other: Cisco and VMware.
By Ethan Banks, owner, Packet Pushers Interactive | 06 January, 2014 14:37
Ubuntu is moving into the rarified class of operating systems that cover x86/x64 clients and servers, ARM-based tablets/smartphones, and commodity cloud instances. Meaning that it's taking on everybody from Microsoft to Red Hat to Apple and Google.
By Tom Henderson, ExtremeLabs, Inc. | 06 January, 2014 11:57
Dell's latest update to the Compellent Storage Center includes a novel approach to tiered SSDs, but it comes with caveats
By Matt Prigge | 11 December, 2013 11:05
The newest release of Ubuntu, dubbed Saucy Salamander, doesn't offer much in the way of new features – except for the introduction of Ubuntu Touch for mobile platforms.
By Maria Korolov | 09 December, 2013 13:26
Most budget phones offer a sub-par experience, but the new Moto G provides an excellent experience at a low off-contract price. So is this the phone for you?
By JR Raphael | 06 December, 2013 19:05
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