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Cabling solutions for tomorrow’s data center

Cabling solutions for tomorrow’s data center
January 4, 2016 1 Comment »

As they become increasingly vital to the functioning of global societies and economies, the way in which data centers and networks are designed and used is changing rapidly.  The role of data centers has changed significantly in recent years. The data center is ... Read More »

10 Reasons Tape Makes a Lousy Archive

10 Reasons Tape Makes a Lousy Archive
November 18, 2015 No Comments »

One of the most frequent misuses of backup tape is as an archive. Data center managers don’t typically design tape as their archive, however, it inadvertently becomes one when old backup tapes are sent to offsite storage after cycling out ... Read More »

Facilities Management and Fiber Infrastructure

Facilities Management and Fiber Infrastructure
November 5, 2015 No Comments »

The Data Center and the company or even home network infrastructure are no longer separate entities, as the role of the DC continues to change. Today’s  rapid rise of mobile devices, BYOD, wireless connectivity, IoT, Big Data, Cloud services and other ... Read More »

In Honor of National Fossil Day – Top Five Data Center Solutions That Are Standing the Test of Time

In Honor of National Fossil Day – Top Five Data Center Solutions That Are Standing the Test of Time
October 15, 2015 No Comments »

Among all of the creative holidays to honor, National Fossil Day on October 14 should have a unique place in the hearts of data center managers and information technology (IT) professionals. Technology advancements are fossilized faster than anything else in ... Read More »

Dell is Getting (Buying) an EMC and VMware Deal

Dell is Getting (Buying) an EMC and VMware Deal
October 12, 2015 No Comments »

Some of you might remember the marketing campaign “Dude you’re getting a Dell” to show somebody buying a Dell computer. Today, Dell as in Michael Dell and his corporation Dell along with partner Silver Lake investment announced a $67B USD ... Read More »

Some August 2015 Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure Cloud Updates

Some August 2015 Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure Cloud Updates
September 11, 2015 1 Comment »

Cloud Services Providers continue to extend their feature, function and capabilities and the following are two examples. Being a customer of both Amazon Web Services (AWS) as well as Microsoft Azure (among others), I receive monthly news updates about service ... Read More »

Non Volatile Memory (NVM), NVMe, Flash Memory Summit and SSD updates

Non Volatile Memory (NVM), NVMe, Flash Memory Summit and SSD updates
September 9, 2015 No Comments »

I attended the Flash Memory Summit in Santa Clara CA last week and not surprisingly there were many announcements about Non-Volatile Memory (NVM) along with related enabling technologies. Some of these announcements were component based intended for original equipment manufactures ... Read More »

Supermicro CSE-M14TQC Use your media bay to add 12 Gbps SAS SSD drives to your server

Supermicro CSE-M14TQC Use your media bay to add 12 Gbps SAS SSD drives to your server
September 8, 2015 2 Comments »

Do you have a computer server, workstation or mini-tower PC that needs to have more 2.5″ form factor hard disk drive (HDD), solid state device (SSD) or hybrid flash drives added yet no expansion space? Do you also want or ... Read More »

Breaking the VMware ESXi 5.5 ACPI boot loop on Lenovo TD350

Breaking the VMware ESXi 5.5 ACPI boot loop on Lenovo TD350
September 5, 2015 No Comments »

Do you have a Lenovo TD350 or for that many other servers that when trying to load or run VMware vSphere ESXi 5.5 u2 (or other versions) and run into the boot loop at the “Initializing ACPI” point? VMware ACPI ... Read More »

Intel and Micron unveil new 3D XPoint Non Volatie Memory (NVM) for servers and storage

Intel and Micron unveil new 3D XPoint Non Volatie Memory (NVM) for servers and storage
September 3, 2015 No Comments »

This is the first of a three-part series on the recent Intel and Micron 3D XPoint server storage memory announcement. Read Part II here and Part III here. In a webcast the other day, Intel and Micron announced new 3D ... Read More »

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