The musings of an IT Consultant:

June, 2010

June 30, 2010  9:46 PM

Great practice storage for the lab!

Posted by: Raj Perumal
iSCSI, Starwind, Storage

Hi folks, so you have your newly minted certification as a VCP, MVP, MCP or MCT and you think to yourself, I want to apply my knowledge. What do you do now? Well for one you can get a great deal from Starwind. Starwind provides their iSCSI SAN software for free to people with the certifications...

June 30, 2010  9:41 PM

Are you LUN masking?

Posted by: Raj Perumal
Fiber Channel, iSCSI, LUN masking, SAN, Storage

Hi folks! Here is a common scenario in today's world. With the advent of virtualization and also with the need for storage of large amounts of data, we have more and more people taking advantage of centralized storage. In a lot of these cases, these are people that have no real storage...

June 30, 2010  9:36 PM

RIM projections not good…..

Posted by: Raj Perumal
Android, BlackBerry, iPhone

Hi everyone, so in the blogosphere there is a lot of talk about RIM. There was recent news that they aren't doing as good as they should be right now. RIM has started to make some moves, along the lines of the App Store and making a neutered version of BES free for use. But I think this is all...

June 30, 2010  9:31 PM

Licensing woes….

Posted by: Raj Perumal

Hi everyone, I just wanted to touch on one of my pet peeves of IT. You guessed it, that's licensing! Now what do I hate about it so much? Well licensing is one of those necessary evils that we obviously have to endure due to the pirates of the world. I understand that. However the majority of...

June 30, 2010  9:27 PM

Great service Seagate!

Posted by: Raj Perumal
replacement, Seagate external usb hard drive, service, warranty

Hi folks, I just wanted to complement Seagate on a job well done! I recently had to do a service call with them and had a great experience I wanted to share. I have this external 750 GB USB drive that I use regularly that eventually failed. I did a warranty claim on it and I got a new drive back...

June 30, 2010  9:24 PM

Cisco’s new routers

Posted by: Raj Perumal
2900 series, Cisco, routers

Hi folks, has anyone seen the new line of routers from Cisco? The 2900 series is out and they are sweet! The old series was lacking some muscle and I think Cisco has really stepped up to the plate with the new 2900 series. They are way more beefier and should enable us Cisco geeks to really use...

June 30, 2010  9:19 PM

YouTube’s position on Flash and HTML5

Posted by: Raj Perumal
Flash, HTML5, YouTube

Hi folks, so if you have been following the hoopla, YouTube is the latest to weigh in on the Flash vs HTML5 debate! They recently announced that even though they acknowledge that HTML5 is a step in the right direction, Flash is still continue to be there. Now here is the interesting thing,...

June 30, 2010  9:13 PM

Cisco Tablet?

Posted by: Raj Perumal
Cisco, Cius, iPad, tablet

Hi folks, this just in, Cisco is going to make a tablet like the iPad!!! What the heck is up with that? I expect they are using it to leverage some of their other offerings like webex for example. The word on the street is that it's going to run on Android. This is going to be an interesting...

June 30, 2010  9:10 PM

Cisco Live!

Posted by: Raj Perumal
Cisco Live!

Hi folks, are you at Cisco Live? Cisco Live is Cisco's once a year conference that they hold that covers all sorts of tracks both managerial and technical. I was supposed to be there this year but I had a lot on my plate so I decided to hold off until next year. However for those of you that...

June 30, 2010  9:06 PM

Simplifying your network

Posted by: Raj Perumal
simplify your network

Hi folks, a lot of the times, techs can get carried away and overcomplicate things by putting every technology under the sun in their network. It's easy for techs to get whisked away into the wonderful world of IT and want to implement all the latest technologies that they read about lately....

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