Archive for January, 2012
Mike Laverick – “Administering VMware Site Recovery Manager 5.0″ – thanks to Mike Laverick and the team at VMware Press.
A big thank you to Mike Laverick and the team at VMware Press for sending me this complimentary copy of his latest book titled “Administering VMware Site Recover 5.0″, I’m genuinely very pleased to have been sent it, I wish Mike and the team all the very best of luck with this latest publication. http://www.amazon.com/Administering-VMware-Recovery-Manager-Technology/dp/0321799925 [...]
IDC Western European Organizations Prepare Tougher IT Budgets for 2012, According to IDC Survey LONDON, January 23, 2012 — Western European organizations on average are drawing up cautious budgets for IT hardware, software, and services spend in 2012, with fewer organizations this year planning to raise their spend, according to a survey of IT decision [...]
http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/servers/solutions/datacentersolutions/pod/index.html The HP POD 20c and 40c offer can be deployed within weeks instead of months or even years. The HP POD can ship with fully integrated and tested IT from an HP factory in as little as six weeks. It comes to you as part of a complete data center solution, with services available [...]
I have been looking at another server for Bladewatch after HP kindly sent us a new style HP Proliant MicroServer to play with (the N40L G7 edition to be precise). During this research for a new server I was comparing features of the HP Proliant MicroServer and their entry level HP Proliant ML series server. [...]
http://www.tomshardware.com/news/refs-ntfs-file-system-windows-8-server,14501.html ReFS, short for Resilient File System, will initially debut with Windows 8 Server, but is expected to make its way through to Windows 8 client system to support the full feature set of Storage Spaces, which will allow users to create storage pools from multiple physical and virtual storage devices. According to Microsoft, ReFS [...]
http://www.zdnet.co.uk/reviews/sme-servers/2012/01/20/fujitsu-primergy-rx100-s7-40094873/ Check out this review of Fujitsu’s Primergy RX100 S7, one of their rack servers, it does look like an interesting review and offering from Fujitsu, I’m off to check out more on the Fujitsu site.
http://www.pcpro.co.uk/reviews/servers/372277/ibm-system-x3100-m4 Check out this review from PC Pro for the IBM System X3100-M4, it’s always great to see what other people think about the different vendors servers, an interesting read, I’m off to read up more about IBM’s server through their excellent Redbooks here.
http://www.techweekeurope.co.uk/news/fusion-io-punches-through-one-billion-iops-barrier-53263 Storage specialist Fusion-io continues to improve the latency of flash storage devices after it achieved one billion input and output operations per second (IOPS) in a demonstration. The company made the announcement just one month after a test involving its solid-state memory storage subsystems, showed how a single server test system reached 1.11 million [...]
The standard MicroServer comes with a hard drive, memory, network port and USB so that you can connect your USB DVD drive to load the operating system or run FreeNAS or ESXi, none of the options I have listed below are necessary to get started, though I did find having the DVD drive that bit [...]
HP very kindly shipped us (658553-421) for us to test and see what we thought of it. This is the G7 edition featuring the updated AMD N40L processor, it comes with 2GB The specs are here: So what’s in the box? HP Proliant MicroServer European power cable US power cable Documentation and DVD with documentation [...]