As our reliance on effective data centers continues to grow, we run into more
and more issues that must be addressed to ensure security and availability.
We've been turning to virtualization solutions for some time now, and many
organizations have come to believe that it is the cure-all that will save
them money and reduce the level of complexity. However, virtualization isn't
a plug-n-play kind of thing. You can't just set it and forget it, because if
it isn't done exactly right, you will only shift the costs and complexities
rather than eliminate them.
In order to get the most value out of the data center, it is important to
understand the challenges and implement the associated best practices. As the
number of business applications and volume of data continues to increase,
data centers need solutions like virtualization to remain profitable - but
simply installi... (more)
If you flat-out asked your resident nerd what gifts they are hoping for as
the holidays get into full swing, you might get a response like, "You mean
besides for an uncut Blu-ray version of the original Star Wars Trilogy? Hmm,
let me think..." But even if the family Jedi is less than helpful at giving
you insight on their wish list, you simply need to avoid some common pitfalls
on gift-giving and remember: when in doubt, the basics are always best.
There's actually a shocking variety in geekdom when you start drilling down
into it, so you really have to know your geeky loved one's... (more)
As we get into the full swing of the new year and put another CES behind us,
it’s time to take a look at the current trends in technology and get a feel
for some of the developments we can expect in 2013. There are a lot of
interesting products just around the corner – some of them will seem
revolutionary while others will be a big update to current technology – and
many of them are well worth a look.
The release of Windows 8, which was optimized for touchscreens, is
encouraging a lot of companies to really innovate with their laptops. Last
year we saw the... (more)
Used in IT departments for a number of purposes, virtualization is starting
to attract interest from home computer operators. Perhaps you already use a
virtualization application such as VirtualBox, VMWare, or XenSource at home
so that you play with programs on different operating systems (OS) in your
spare time. Is this increasing interest in virtualization giving a peek
into the direction that virtualization is heading-the consumer market?
Benefits of Virtualization at Home
Rob Williams, an author on Techgage.com, introduces this idea very well. If
you are a software or game d... (more)
As our technological infrastructure has become more advanced, it has also
become more critical to our daily lives and the very functioning of the world
economy. With all of that weight resting on sometimes fickle devices,
manufacturing to meet stringent usability and operational standards has
become even more important.
NEBS Level 3 Certification
The Network Equipment-Building System (or NEBS) is such a standard,
attempting to force device builders to engineer their products to withstand
extreme conditions. The Level 3 certification is a compliance standard that
addresses safety... (more)