Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Latest list: Meet the 10 fastest supercomputers

Why the cloud requires a totally different data center | Dell PowerEdge VRTX hits the high notes

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Latest list: Meet the 10 fastest supercomputers
It's that time again – 2013's second and last Top500 report is out, detailing and ranking the most powerful supercomputers on the planet. Read More


Realistic SDN via Network Services Orchestration
SDN gained such attention because it promises the same level of agility to network infrastructure that is already available for server and storage infrastructure. The network agility improves overall efficiency, productivity and has direct impact on revenue, CapEx and OpeX. Anuta Networks provides the same benefits and beyond. Find out how Anuta Networks' Network Services Orchestration solution can help you save CapEx and OpeX while delivering agile network services just like compute and storage are delivered.


Do you need to replace your Data Center Firewall?
With Data Centers consolidating and virtualizing, the core infrastructure is upgrading to 10G, 40G and even 100G. The Firewall must keep pace with these changes otherwise it becomes a bottleneck. Does your Firewall have the horsepower to keep up? Find out if your colleagues are thinking the same. Read the analyst survey report

Why the cloud requires a totally different data center
If there's one mind-blowing statistic about Amazon Web Services, it's the company's scale. Read More

Dell PowerEdge VRTX hits the high notes
Dell's four-blade, 32-drive, 'cluster in a box' packs high performance, high availability, and high-end management in a tidy package Read More

IT: Don't let the CEO wonder what you do all day
If there's no catastrophic system failure or major software deployment to work on, CEOs might wonder what IT does all day. Here's how to make sure your contributions aren't undervalued when things go smoothly. Read More

Geek-themed Meme of the Week: Vertical Video Edition
No. 22 in our Geek-Themed Meme of the Week series addresses a common issue that has plagued many a cell-phone videographer. Want more? Check out the "Geek-themed Meme of the Week Archive": And if you'd like me to consider one that you've found - or created - please feel free to send it to me at buzz@nww.com. Read More

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EMC Best Practices in Data Protection Monitoring
Whether you consider your domain to be a private cloud, a hybrid cloud, or a public cloud, you are providing data protection as a service. According to ESG's 2013 IT Spending Intentions Survey, improving data backup and recovery was the number two-most important IT priority selected by respondents (27%). Learn more.

Geek-Themed Meme of the Week Archive
They are inescapable on the Internet. Most are awful. A few are not, so we have started publishing a selection of memes that amuse me. One every week. Here's the archive. Read More

Holiday gift guide 2013 [2013 Cool Yule Tools]
The holidays are here, and it's time to rock! With more than 140 products to choose from, let us take you on a journey through our favorite personal technology products and gift ideas for the techie on your list. From phones to computers to the hottest video games, we've got a bunch of great gift ideas. Please peruse and share with friends and family! Read More

Gift Guide 2013: Extras and Accessories
Our annual holiday gift guide always ends up with devices and gadgets that we just can't fit into the other buckets. But rather than not consider them, we create a "miscellaneous" bucket. If you're an artist, creative type or are just looking for something to keep track of your keys, check out some of these gift ideas / suggestions: Read More

Gift Guide 2013: POWER Gadgets
In general giving someone the gift of a device that can recharge the battery on their smartphone or tablet might not be on the top of your list. After all, people are generally more excited opening the box on their new phone, tablet or music player than a small black box with power prongs attached to it. Read More

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The Data Center
To counteract data center server sprawl, organizations are consolidating servers through virtualization. Result: lower operating costs, enhanced business continuity and improved disaster recovery. View Now

Gift Guide 2013: Phones, tablets and computers
In the past, we used to separate out categories for cell phones, tablets and computers. In theory, we still could create separate guides just for those products - there are so many options to choose from and not a week goes by where another phone, tablet or computer hits the market. Read More

Gift Guide 2013: Outdoor gear or travel gear
While many of these gift ideas would make for a better fit in our summer gadget gift guide, these outdoor gadgets could still be used in parts of the country (or world) where the chilling cold of winter hasn't struck yet. In addition, cases and things that protect your devices never go out of style, whether indoors or outdoors. Here are our favorite devices that sort of fit this category of outdoor gear or on-the-road gadgets: Read More

Gift Guide 2013: Work gadgets
The merging world of personal technology and workplace technology is always a fascinating scene to observe, so a lot of devices here can be utilized at home, and vice versa (see our Digital Life article for home-related tech gift ideas). But for the most part, we're confident that your work life will improve with these gadgets - peruse the writeups for gift ideas for your favorite colleague! Read More

Gift Guide 2013: Games and gaming gear
Let's face it - this holiday season is going to be really good for the video gamer on your holiday list. Not only are there two new gaming consoles coming out (the Xbox One and Sony Playstation 4), but there are a bunch of games that will keep you entertained for months on end. Plus the accessories to enhance those games and experiences continue to be top-notch. Read More


20 hottest tech toys for the holidays

Cool Yule Tools 2013: Our Tester Elf-approved picks for awesome gadgety goodness.


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1. The 10 fastest supercomputers on Earth

2. iPhone 6 rumor rollup for the week ending Nov. 15

3. Businesses offer best practices for escaping CryptoLocker hell

4. IT: Don't let the CEO wonder what you do all day

5. Nexus 5 is designed to work on Verizon Wireless, and most other networks

6. Amazon bashes private clouds, launches virtual desktops

7. Security Threat Landscape: Bad BIOS malware concept and CryptoLocker update

8. Microsoft CEO search enters endgame

9. Holiday gift guide 2013

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