The musings of an IT Consultant:

November, 2013


November 30, 2013  2:02 PM

Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hi folks! So for those of you that liked the original Yoga but wanted something just a bit more, this laptop is for you!

The great folks at Lenovo have launched the Thinkpad Yoga! This brings the Yoga to the business world!

Starting at $1299, you can get the Yoga with all the...

November 26, 2013  9:36 PM

Microsoft Moving Towards Encryption

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hi folks! So with all the news about the NSA spying on everyone, companies and private citizens alike are starting to get squeamish. So it shouldn't be a surprise that the giant Microsoft has taken notice and has decided to do something about it. Microsoft is concerned that they may have already...


November 26, 2013  9:31 PM

Backup Exec.cloud

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hi folks! So for those of you that are considering using Backup in the cloud, this news may be relevant for you. Symantec has decided to stop offering Backup Exec.cloud. This is Symantec's cloud service for backup. It is not clear what Symantec will offer in place of this, but word on the street...


November 23, 2013  9:54 PM

Cisco UCS wins award!

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hi folks! So big news for Cisco! Cisco has won an award for their UCS platform. Cisco won the product of the year award at SVC 2013 for their Cisco UCS Director which allows you to manage compute, network and storage.  Congratulations to Cisco on a job well done! You can read more about the...


November 21, 2013  9:42 PM

Encryption for Microsoft Office 365

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hi folks! So for those of you that have embraced the cloud, and for those of you that are sitting on the fence - I have great news for you! Microsoft has decided to bring no charge encryption to office 365 email! This is a huge deal, because as i mentioned before, with all the security breaches...


November 20, 2013  1:34 PM

Brocade Announces ICX 7750

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hi folks! So Brocade has come to the table again with yet another high powered switch! Brocade has launched the first purpose built switch for scale out campus aggregation. Specs from the Brocade web site below:

Highlights of the Brocade ICX 7750:


November 14, 2013  1:53 PM

Cisco Share Scare

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hi folks! So Cisco's shares have dropped around 13 percent after news surfaced regarding their current quarter. Due to Cisco's warnings of a revenue decrease due to emerging markets. Much of this has to do with lower sales to telecoms and other providers. Hopefully Cisco can turn this around...


November 14, 2013  1:50 PM

Pfizer is moving away from BlackBerry

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hi folks! So in the latest bad news for BlackBerry, another huge company has decided to jump ship. Pfizer the drug company has decided to move away from BlackBerry as their mobile platform. They have mentioned BlackBerry's volatile state as the reason. I can't say I blame them, but it is...


November 5, 2013  9:59 PM

Cisco and OpenStack

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hi folks! So for those of you that don't know, Cisco UCS has come far in the past few years and is one of the best selling platforms out there on the market today. Cisco has decided to take it even further by using OpenStack. Cisco has announced that they will have accelerator packs that work...


November 5, 2013  9:47 PM

The need for regular Security reviews

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hi folks! So with all the news about security, I wanted to make a quick mention on some of the things we all should be doing on a regular basis. It's quite easy to fall into a false sense of security and assume your network is secure. Administrators can patch and backup regularly, and even put...


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