Articles In Storage

By Ken Phelan, Posted in AppDev, Infrastructure, Security, Storage, Virtualization

Recently back from AWS:ReInvent, I’m still processing all the data. AWS is Amazon’s Web Services. Amazon is currently hosting 3 times more cloud services than their closest competitor (Azure), making them the 800 pound gorilla of cloud computing. AWS:ReInvent is the trade event they recently held in Las Vegas. Writing a blog helps me process, so here’s my blog about the show. Thanks for helping me process. First of all, ReInvent is huge. Content was being delivered in three different hote... read more.

  • December 05, 2017

By Mark Handelman, Posted in Storage

Here are some of the technology stories that caught our eye today: Cisco announced this morning that it reached an agreement to acquire Sourcefire, an intelligent cybersecurity company, for $2.7 billion. The companies will combine their products and research in enhancing advanced threat protection before, during, and after an attack. Intel announced new high performance, low-power Xeon System-on-Chips, combining integrated I/O, networking, and application accelerators on a 14 nm process. The new chip... read more.

  • July 23, 2013

By Mark Handelman, Posted in Storage

Here are some of the technology stories that caught our eye today: Users with Yahoo accounts who haven’t signed in to the service in a year will lose their Yahoo IDs at 11:59 p.m. on July 14. Those IDs will become available for others to use. The company says they will be using a process to safeguard old user information. Forrester Research positioned EMC’s Syncplicity as a “Leader” in “The Forrester Wave: File Sync and Share Platforms, Q3 2013.” Syncplicity received the highest possible score in the... read more.

  • July 12, 2013

By Mark Handelman, Posted in Storage

Here are some of the technology stories that caught our eye today: EMC announced today new hardware and software products in its Data Domain, Avamar, NetWorker, and Mozy lines. The company’s goal is to provide a unified architecture capable of providing backup, archiving, and disaster recovery functions. In Microsoft’s July Patch Tuesday release yesterday, three of the six critical security bulletins addressed font-rendering issues. The patches cover Windows, the .NET Framework, Silverlight, Office, V... read more.

  • July 10, 2013

By Mark Handelman, Posted in Storage

Here are some of the technology stories that caught our eye today: Michael Muchmore at PCMag spent some time with the Windows 8.1 preview announced at Microsoft Build yesterday, detailing new features and improvements. Microsoft also unveiled preview versions of Visual Studio 2013 and the latest version of the .NET Framework at its Build conference yesterday. The company also released an update to Visual Studio 2012. According to McAfee’s Mobile Security Consumer Trends Report, more cybercriminals... read more.

  • June 27, 2013

By Joe Jessen, Posted in Storage

Exchange 2010 was Microsoft's first version that removed the Single Instance Storage (SIS) feature in the datastore. The SIS was designed in earlier versions of Exchange Server to help improve speed of message delivery. Exchange servers would be deployed closer to where the users were located. So it was not uncommon for a company with five offices to have a domain controller and an Exchange server in each location. The SIS concept assumed that it would be faster for users of the local mail store and it woul... read more.

  • March 26, 2013

By Kellye Garrett, Posted in Storage

Here are some of the technology stories that caught our eye this week: Dell announced a $24 billion buy-out deal to go private, leading InfoWorld to speculate that the company might eliminate its consumer products in favor of building out its enterprise product portfolio. There were critical patches released by Adobe and Oracle. The Adobe Flash Player update addresses two vulnerabilities that could cause a crash and allow an attacker to take control of the affected system. Moved up from its original F... read more.

  • February 08, 2013

By Kellye Garrett, Posted in Storage

Here are some of the technology stories that caught our eye this week: On Wednesday, the New York Times announced its computer networks had been penetrated by Chinese hackers for the past four months. One day later, the Wall Street Journal revealed that its computer systems were also infiltrated. The hacker group Anonymous targeted the US Sentencing Commission website this week. ZDNet reported that the group even distributed a code that turned the site into the Asteroids video game. Research In Mot... read more.

  • February 01, 2013

By Kellye Garrett, Posted in Storage

Here are some of the technology stories that caught our eye this week: McAfee published its 2013 threat predictions report. The company expects an increase in ransomware attacks. Symantec warned that writers of the Trojan.Ransomlock.G, aka Reveton, ransomware are threatening to wipe infected hard drives if owners don’t pay a $300 ransom. Symantec, however, discovered no disk-wiping capability in the malware’s code. CNET listed desktop-focused attacks as one of four 2012 security trends that will al... read more.

  • December 28, 2012

By Kellye Garrett, Posted in Storage

Here are some of the technology stories that caught our eye this week: Bank websites were again hit by cyberattacks. InfoWorld reported that the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Cyber Fighters, who targeted several bank sites last fall, were also claiming responsibility for this week’s attacks against PNC, Bank of America and other financial institutions. A new McAfee report warned there could be worse bank cyberattacks from a different group next spring. CNET revealed that the impending attacks, called Project B... read more.

  • December 14, 2012