The musings of an IT Consultant:

November, 2012


November 30, 2012  2:54 PM

Application Delivery with Brocade



Posted by: Raj Perumal
IT consultant

Hi folks! In this day and age we live in an app-centric world. The business relies on multiple applications to keep on working. Two of these applications such as Microsoft Lync and Microsfot Exchange are common in todays business world for unified communication and collaboration. In order to...

November 29, 2012  10:18 PM

OCZ Z-Drive R4



Posted by: Raj Perumal
IT consultant

Hi folks! So as I mentioned in the last post, Fusion-IO's SSD PCI and Mezzanine cards provide extreme performance for VDI solutions. But who is the competition? Are there any other options? Well thankfully yes. Consumers do have a choice by looking at OCZ's lineup. OCZ offers what they call the...


November 20, 2012  10:06 PM

Fusion-io Accelerators



Posted by: Raj Perumal
IT consultant

Hi folks! So as you may have heard SSD is the way to go these days when you want high I/O capability. Well Fusion-io makes accelerators that allow just that but by placing SSD on a PCI Express card and takes advantage of that full speed. They also offer a version that goes on a mezzanine card...


November 18, 2012  2:36 PM

Cisco buys Meraki



Posted by: Raj Perumal
IT consultant

Hi folks! So if you haven't heard already, Cisco has bought Meraki for $1.2 billion in cash. Why the buy when Cisco already has a great wireless portfolio? They probably bought Meraki for their cloud wireless solutions according to the buzz on the street. It will be interesting to see how...


November 17, 2012  10:01 PM

New Wireless Access Points from Meru Networks



Posted by: Raj Perumal
IT consultant

Hi folks! So does your access point support 3X3 mimo? How about 3 spatial streams? In my mind some of the best wireless vendors out there are vendors like Meru Networks and Cisco with some of the great access points they have. Now Meru is building on the success of their 3x3 mimo AP which was...


November 16, 2012  9:53 PM

New Wireless Controllers from Meru Networks



Posted by: Raj Perumal
IT consultant

Hi folks! So as you know  Meru Networks is a vendor of single channel wireless networks. Meru has made great strides in the field and consistently deploy great products in high density wireless environments. Well they have now introduced a new line of controllers with beefier specs that can...


November 14, 2012  9:49 PM

HP IMC



Posted by: Raj Perumal
IT consultant

Hi folks! As you know, I've always been a big proponent of network management & monitoring solutions. I truly believe you can't manage a large network effectively without having some sort of software that pulls all that information together for you in a meaningful way. Historically I've...


November 12, 2012  9:46 PM

Cloud Backup



Posted by: Raj Perumal
IT consultant

Hi folks! So now with the cloud, there are a lot of discussions not just on how you back up your data, but where is it going to? Most cloud providers only offer US datacenters as a drop point, and there are no Canadian options. However Asigra offers many options for cloud backup and partners...


November 9, 2012  2:56 PM

SonicWALL SSL VPN



Posted by: Raj Perumal
IT consultant

Hi folks! So SSL VPN isn't really a new thing. Many people use SSL VPN so their remote workers can easily access their network from wherever they are. The problem is that the SSL VPN that people use, usually is integrated with their firewall and only supports a limited feature set and a limited...


November 5, 2012  2:49 PM

Wireless Audit for Density and BYOD



Posted by: Raj Perumal
IT consultant

Hi folks! So in this day and age BYOD (bring your own device) is becoming a serious concern. Gone are the days when people were happy with just a wired connection. With the plethora of devices out there such as tablets, smartphones, and laptops it's a given that people are going to clamor for...


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