Tuesday, May 19, 2015

How much you really need to worry about SSD reliability

  Asus packs 64GB of storage in $299 ZenFone 2 | New products of the week 05.18.2015

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How much you really need to worry about SSD reliability
The word is out: Your SSD won't retain your data forever when you unplug it. How much do you really need to be concerned about this?To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

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Kaminario and SanDisk solve SanDisk eDiscovery Challenges
SanDisk Corp., a top-tier provider of flash storage technology, faced mounting eDiscovery challenges. To address these challenges, SanDisk deployed an end-to-end solution comprised of eDiscovery and global archiving software running on Kaminario's enterprise-class flash storage platform. Learn More

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Testing of VMware View VDI on Kaminario K2 storage
This technical report covers detailed performance and efficiency tests for the Kaminario K2 array supporting VMware Horizon View virtual desktops that quantify its ability to support a range of critical VDI workloads. Learn More

Asus packs 64GB of storage in $299 ZenFone 2
Asus isn't a household name in the U.S. when it comes to smartphones, but it is trying to make a strong statement with the Zenfone 2, which packs more storage than similarly-priced competitors.The Zenfone 2, which has a 5.5-inch display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, starts at $199. It will begin shipping on Tuesday with Google's Android 5.0 OS.A model with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage goes for $299, while the $199 model has 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage. The smartphone is shipping as an unlocked device, meaning it will work with multiple carriers.It has an Intel 64-bit Atom Z3580 processor code-named Moorefield and a PowerVR G6430 graphics processor, which is capable of handling 1080p video rendering.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

New products of the week 05.18.2015
New products of the weekOur roundup of intriguing new products. Read how to submit an entry to Network World's products of the week slideshow.Atlantis HyperScale CX12Key features: Atlantis HyperScale hyper-converged appliances are turnkey solutions that offer the freedom to choose server hardware and hypervisor, and deliver 12TB all-flash performance at 50%-90% lower cost than traditional storage or competitive hyper-converged appliances. More info.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

Making the Case for a Software-Defined Data Center
In this paper, we outline the need for "Software-Driven Control" - the intelligence or "control plane" that can take advantage of new software-defined capabilities. Learn More

Cloud document storage gets chat
New chat functionality on the Dropbox and Google Drive cloud platforms promises to focus collaboration on the files being discussed. Read More

For containers, security is problem #1
I get it. I really do. Containers let data-center and cloud administrators put two to three times more server instances on a given server than they can with virtual machines. That means fewer servers, which means less power usage, which equals -- Ka-ching! -- less spending on your IT budget. What's not to like?MORE ON NETWORK WORLD: 12 Free Cloud Storage options Well, ahem, you see there's this little, tiny problem. It's unclear just how secure containers are, and there is certainly not much agreement on how to secure them or who will take that on.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

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Six Fairy Tales of VMware and Hyper-V Backup
Cinderella. Snow White. Hansel and Gretal. These famous fairy tales have one thing in common - they are fiction. In this paper we explore six fairy tales of VMware and Hyper-V backup. View Now.

Leaving unpowered SSDs in a warm room can kill your data fast
If you've got an unused computer with solid state storage inside, you might want to back up its data before too long. A new research presentation shows that solid state drives can lose data over time if they aren't powered on, especially in warmer environments. A powered-off drive in 104 degrees Fahrenheit may start seeing data loss after a couple of weeks. The information comes from Seagate's Alvin Cox, who as part of a presentation to the Joint Electron Device Engineering Council (JEDEC). Though the presentation is a couple months old, it was recently picked up by ZDNet, Slashdot and other sites.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


CoxHealth finds relief in a network overhaul that pushes Layer 3 to the edge
Sprawling health care system has an unusual mix of Brocade for wireline, Cisco for wireless Read More




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