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  • VMware one-ups Microsoft with vSphere 5.1

    The race for virtualisation dominance between Microsoft and VMware has become more interesting with VMware's recent release of vSphere 5.1. We obtained vSphere around the same moment as the final release of Windows Server 2012, whose newly included virtual switch and enhanced Hyper-V features were designed to clobber VMware.

  • British Newspaper Archive: Digitising the nation's memory

    Consuming content in digital form has become the norm for many of us. We watch videos on smartphones, we skim the news on tablets, we share photos on social networks and we read books on e-readers. But in a world where digital rules, where does a traditional organisation like The British Library fit in?

  • Why is converged I/O in data centres taking so long?

    So if converging the I/O infrastructure in data centres is all the rage, what's taking IT shops so long to do it?

  • A simple guide to Thunderbolt connection technology

    The arrival of Apple's latest MacBook Pro models brings with it a brand new connection technology called Thunderbolt.

  • How to buy a new PC: The specs

    Once you've determined the type of desktop system you want, a compact PC, a budget system, a mainstream all-purpose model, or a performance crackerjack, you need to know what components to look for.

  • Cisco and HP gear up for battle in data centre

    Cisco's foray into the server market has been talked about for some months now. What has not been so widely discussed is HP's attack on Cisco's territory with a new range of ProCurve switches - it all adds up to a tasty battle.

  • Does Motorola's 802.11n kit put it back in the Wi-Fi game?

    Motorola took its time bringing out an 802.11n AP for its enterprise Wi-Fi, but it may not be too late for the product to make an impact.

  • Copper WANs aren't going away

    Ubiquitous fibre is still a long, long way off, so carriers and others are having to find ways of getting more out of their existing copper plant, such as Carrier Ethernet.

  • Blade servers vs. rack servers

    In the world of datacentre computing, there's a lot of contention over whether deploying rackable servers is better than deploying blade servers to host consolidated or virtualised applications.

  • 802.11n access points on the starting blocks

    With few customers as yet, 802.11n Wi-Fi vendors are going to get very competitive about the performance of their kit.





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