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?
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.
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.
Symantec Improves NAS Appliance
FileStore N8300 lets users deduplicate and store volumes of primary unstructured data for archiving, cloud, or VMware environments.
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.
Do You Need A Storage Performance Manager?
It may be time to create a position that that crosses the functional boundaries of applications, servers, hypervisors, and storage to take a holistic view of performance.
HTC Android Bug Exposes Key Data
A vulnerability in HTC Android software of recent vintage could allow a malicious app with ordinary permissions to gain access to extensive logging information about the phone.