InMage Meets Short & Long term DR Goals for MCR Safety
April 15, 2014 – 9:50 pm | Comments Off

The Challenge:
MCR’s IT team supports the computing needs of over 350 employees at their headquarters in Collierville, TN, manufacturing facility in Glenwood, AR, and two distribution centers across the U.S. MCR has migrated the majority …

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HDS announces enterprise-strength storage virtualization
April 24, 2014 – 2:03 am | Comments Off

HDS is one of the biggest names in data storage and is well respected for quality products. But like everyone else, they’ve seen that enterprise storage is changing faster than ever before. Their strategy: a software layer between servers and storage that supports legacy apps while enabling data centers to incorporate new storage without disruption.

The Storage Virtualization Operating System is a software standalone implementation of the storage virtualization used in their big iron arrays. SVOS separates control and data planes, so fast storage stays fast. The control plane configures bandwidth and I/O rates so shared resources remain shared and apps aren’t crowded out.

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Liverpool unveil plans to expand Anfield’s capacity to 58,000
April 24, 2014 – 1:52 am | Comments Off
Liverpool unveil plans to expand Anfield’s capacity to 58,000

The plans, which also contain outline proposals for the expansion of the Anfield Road Stand, will go under public consultation this week to give residents and supporters the opportunity to have their say before the …

New Hitachi VSP G1000 storage virtualization array goes active-active
April 24, 2014 – 1:44 am | Comments Off
New Hitachi VSP G1000 storage virtualization array goes active-active

Hitachi Data Systems launched a new flagship storage array today, as well as an operating system for storage virtualization designed to eventually run across the vendor’s storage platform. The Virtual Storage Platform (VSP) G1000 is …

Ensure your data protection choices cover virtual server backups, BYOD
April 24, 2014 – 1:37 am | Comments Off
Ensure your data protection choices cover virtual server backups, BYOD

As previously discussed, virtual machines (VMs) can pose a number of challenges for backup administrators. Thankfully, backup software has evolved to address most of these challenges. Today there are backup vendors who produce products that …

Scotland boosted by UK’s first fully green new build and tier upgrade
April 24, 2014 – 1:29 am | Comments Off
Scotland boosted by UK’s first fully green new build and tier upgrade

Hosting vendor Pulsant has reported that its upgrade to Tier III has created a surge in interest from small- to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) seeking hosting in its Newbridge facility, outside Edinburgh. Meanwhile, the UK’s first 100% …

CentOS 6 on the desktop: What I’ve learned so far
April 22, 2014 – 9:59 pm | Comments Off
CentOS 6 on the desktop: What I’ve learned so far

A few months ago I wrote about my plan to switch from Fedora to CentOS on the desktop. This is turning out to be a great move and I’m finding that CentOS is so widely …

Software-Defined Storage: Flash still plays a minor role
April 22, 2014 – 9:48 pm | Comments Off
Software-Defined Storage: Flash still plays a minor role

Storage virtualization provider DataCore Software has just published the findings of its latest survey of Software-defined storage (SDS) users, revealing a surprisingly slow rate of adoption for flash-based devices like solid-state drives.
This marks the fourth …

Big-time backup drive
April 22, 2014 – 9:42 pm | Comments Off
Big-time backup drive

What it is: an aluminum-encased portable external hard drive with 64MB cache memory that offers multiple interfaces for PC or Mac and includes a built-in DVD/CD burner/reader, an SD card reader, three USB ports (for …

NCAR & CU Join Intel Parallel Computing Centers Program
April 22, 2014 – 9:03 pm | Comments Off
NCAR & CU Join Intel Parallel Computing Centers Program

BOULDER —The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and the University of Colorado Boulder (CU-Boulder) announced today that they will join the Intel Parallel Computing Centers program. Participants in the program will develop methods to …