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How to pick a CPU when buying servers

As your IT team looks to upgrade your computational and storage systems, be sure you understand the choices and tradeoffs you face regarding your server CPU options. Some of our recommendations may seem, well, counterintuitive


How to buy the best portable hard drive

We describe the portable hard drive specs and features that matter most, and name five of our favourite models


How to make your own (cheaper) Fusion Drive

Can't afford Apple's version? Well if you are able and have the parts, why not make your own


How to clear space on your laptop hard drive

Here's how you can get some breathing room back


How to convert an old PC into a modern server

Don't recycle that aging desktop PC - give it a new purpose in life


How to partition your hard drive and optimise performance

We explain how to speed up your PC with an advanced technique known as "short stroking"





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5 ways to optimise offsite data storage and business continuity

Storage people are from Mars and network people are from Venus. Despite the interdependencies of the two functions, each group often has its own language, vendors, and metrics which can make it difficult to communicate between the two “silos”. Download this white paper to discover how WAN Optimisation complements strategic storage initiatives by maximising RPO by increasing replication throughput.
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Improving Business Performance Through New Database Approaches

We live in an always-on, 24 x 7 world. Driven firstly by widespread data connectivity through the Internet, and then by the explosion in the use of smartphones and tablets, consumers and businesses today expect to be able to buy and sell goods and services at any time, to monitor services and keep in contact with each other anywhere they happen to be. Download this IDC white paper to discover how your database can boost business performance and discover the era of the "3rd Platform."
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Trends in Enterprise Hadoop Deployments

Download this white paper to discover the key findings of IDC's Red Hat Hadoop Usage Survey indicate that the implementation of analytics platforms like Hadoop impacts the choices businesses have to make with respect to their infrastructure and data management. Such infrastructure needs to support: a scale-out compute platform that leverages commodity components but also doubles as an economically feasible persistent storage platform.
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SATA drive

Red Hat continues to burnish Storage Server

Nearly two years after the purchase of Gluster, Red Hat continues to polish the scale-out storage software for enterprises, making it more compatible with cloud services and Microsoft enterprise software.

USB storage

Linksys rolls out WRT1900AC Dual Band Wi-Fi router

The engineers at Linksys jumped into the way-back machine to design the new WRT1900AC Dual Band Wi-Fi Router. While the stackable enclosure sports the classic blue/black color scheme of the classic WRT54G 802.11g router, you'll find all-new hardware inside, including a dual-core 1.2GHz ARM processor, 128MB of flash memory, and 256MB of DDR3 RAM.

Data backup

External disk storage market recovers from slump

The market for external disk storage systems has recovered from a slump, with factory revenues up 2.4 percent to US$6.9 billion in the fourth quarter of 2013, according to an IDC study.


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Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Information Archiving

Enterprise information archiving is contributing to organisational needs for e-discovery and...

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Advancing the state of virtualised backups

Dell Software’s vRanger is a veteran of the virtualisation specific backup market. It was the...

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