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
Cisco's Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) is a revolutionary re-thinking of how to provision and manage data center networks. While the early version we looked at has some rough edges, and Cisco still has some hard problems to solve, ACI has the potential to completely change the way that large, highly virtualized data center networks are configured and built.
By Joel Snyder | 03 March, 2014 13:25
If you regularly need to store documents in the cloud, a desktop scanner could help. We look at three new devices from Brother, Neat Company and DCT that approach the task in different ways.
By Melissa J. Perenson | 28 February, 2014 13:54
A diverse set of real-world Java benchmarks shows that Google is fastest, Azure is slowest, and Amazon is priciest
By Peter Wayner | 26 February, 2014 11:08
We test Lenovo's latest ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch ultrabook, which is sleek and powerful, offers an impressive display and comes with an interesting keyboard innovation.
By Brian Nadel | 21 February, 2014 11:36
By Martin Heller | 19 February, 2014 11:06
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
When it comes to datacentre servers, the goal is to pack the most power into the smallest, most efficient package. HP has leapfrogged past traditional blade servers with its new Moonshot line that delivers high density and low power in a space-saving "cartridge-based" chassis.
By Tom Henderson | 10 February, 2014 11:32
Sometimes even a tablet is too much trouble to tote. These Android smartphone e-reader apps will make it easy to enjoy your favorite book wherever you go.
By Lee Schlesinger | 07 February, 2014 12:39
By Martin Heller | 06 February, 2014 11:06
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
Cloud-based back ends for mobile applications combine key services with varying degrees of complexity
By Peter Wayner | 22 January, 2014 11:12
Going beyond Office 365's native admin GUI, 365 Command provides powerful Exchange admin capabilities without the need to run PowerShell
By Martin Heller | 21 January, 2014 14:23
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
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