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  • Can Fibre Channel survive Ethernet's assault?

    Expensive and specialised Fibre Channel SANs have been under assault as companies consolidate data traffic over Ethernet. With Fibre Channel disks already largely eliminated from the market by SAS, can networking gear be far behind?

  • Down and dirty IT jobs: Grime and punishment

    Flame wars, leakage, nasty Polish texting - six more tales of dirty duty in IT

  • Ten essential tools for MySQL admins

    The MySQL community is a hotbed of free, open source tools to enhance the performance and health of your MySQL systems

  • Hitachi vs Seagate vs Western Digital: Hard drive makers talk up new storage tech

    In a reflection of the hard-fought battle among hard drive makers to get ahead of rivals, Hitachi, Seagate and Western Digital this week talked up storage innovations, including a Hitachi drive that combines an optical platter with Micron's densest NAND flash memory and advanced hard drives from Western Digital and Seagate that hold up to 3TB of data.

  • Top 5 ways to cut your storage needs

    With the economy still shaky and the need for storage exploding, almost every storage vendor claims it can reduce the amount of data you must store. Trimming your data footprint not only cuts costs for hardware, software, power and data centre space, but also eases the strain on networks and backup windows.

  • Get smart with intelligent data storage

    Storage that knows about the applications that use it can run much more efficiently, but at the the cost of increased complexity

  • 10 free software downloads for your laptop

    Have a laptop or netbook and want to get more out of it? You're not alone.

  • The future of tape

    As Hamlet might have said "To tape or not to tape", but it's a question that's a no-brainer for most smaller businesses, fighting to contain costs.

  • The downside of the cloud

    Cloud technology is being much talked about - particularly as a storage option. But what if there are problems, how do you cope. It's important to have your strategy in place before you commit.

  • The lowdown on the Techworld product awards

    We're often asked why certain products won an award - or why others didn't. We don't want the judges' decision to be shrouded in secrecy so this year we're setting out why the winners triumphed.

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