5 Ways Mobile Saved Me During Snowtober
Like millions of others, I was caught up in the freak snow storm over the weekend. Here's how mobile kept me connected, despite Mother Nature's best efforts.
Improve Write Performance With SSD
Writes are one of the most resource-consuming things that a storage system has to do. During product selection, carefully consider how a technology deals with write I/O.
The Mac Emperor Has No Clothes
Yeah, I'm a Windows guy, but I've worked with Macs on and off a long time, probably longer than you. I keep hearing vague reassurances that the Mac is so awesomely amazing and I'll fall for it, but I'm just not feeling the love. It couldn't really be that the Mac is overhyped and overpriced, could it?
CIA: Cloud Solving Our Petascale Data Problem
Central Intelligence Agency CIO Gus Hunt says cloud computing will save money, produce better intelligence gathering and analysis, and even improve information security at the agency.
SSD Options: Tier Vs. Cache
Solid state storage can be used as a cache or an automated tier. Both approaches will make sure that the most active data is on the fastest tier, but you need to know the differences.
Enterprise Trading in The Cloud, Finally
Institutions can deploy enterprise-class, cloud-based trading solutions that bridge the gap between the convenience of application service provider platforms and the performance of in-house trading systems.
What's New in iOS 5
iOS 5 might be the most popular version of Apple's mobile OS yet. When Apple released it as a digital download through iTunes on Oct. 12 the heavy demand almost crashed Apple's servers.
Available for the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, and all iPads, this update includes more than 200 enhancements for a reasonable price--it's free. This visual tour focuses on 11 major enhancements and four new apps introduced with iOS 5.
Federal IT Budgets Flat Through 2017
TechAmerica says civilian and defense agencies will face tough choices in how they spend their IT dollars and need to focus on cost-cutting and efficiency initiatives.
Symantec Improves NAS Appliance
FileStore N8300 lets users deduplicate and store volumes of primary unstructured data for archiving, cloud, or VMware environments.
A Platinum Idea from the Open Data Center Alliance
In the absence of widely adopted standard definitions for security requirements, cloud subscribers must do a lot of homework to compare one provider's offerings to another's and to determine exactly what they are getting in terms of security.
Web 2.0 Expo: Is This A Cloud Bubble?
Robert Scoble leads a debate about whether today's cloud environment is a revolution or a bubble--and notes a gulf between marketing and engineering teams on cloud.
Nevex Speeds Apps With Caching System
CacheWorks is application aware and promises better performance by focusing on optimizing file and application access, rather than on frequently accessed blocks of data.