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June 29, 2010  2:59 AM

HP and VMware Unveil Integrated Storage, Desktop and Connectivity Solutions



Posted by: Nathan Simon
desktop, HP, HP Storageworks, Lefthand, P4000, SAN, VCP, virtual appliance, virtual storage appliance, vmware, VMware Certified, VSA

Hey folks, HP and VMware are introducing a few new solutions that are product of 8 years of working together. I am focusing on HP's Virtual SAN Appliance, it is the only appliance that is certified as VMware Ready.

To give organizations affordable, easy-to-deploy infrastructure...

January 13, 2010  4:02 AM

Dell goes Rugged



Posted by: Nathan Simon
dell, Dell Optiplex, desktop, harsh environments, Optiplex XE, small form factor, stability

Dell announced the OptiPlex XE, although it carries a slightly higher price tag for the processing power, they are built to withstand higher temperatures, dust, and 24/7 run times. Here is an insert from Dell.ca

With its long lifecycle, superior manageability and purpose-built design,...


June 11, 2009  12:08 AM

Meet OCZ’s “Colossus” SSD Drive



Posted by: Nathan Simon
desktop, OCZ, PCIe, SSD, Windows 7

Currently its a prototype. Here is a quote from TheRegister. "Unlike OCZ's Z-Drive, a PCIe-connected 1TB SSD shown at this year's CeBIT, Colossus comes in a standard 3.5-inch drive bay form factor. This format is generally used for hard drive storage arrays and server and desktop drive bays,...


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