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May 30, 2011  3:59 AM

Cisco AP541N Access Points



Posted by: Raj Perumal
802.11n, access point, AP541N, Cisco, small business, SMB, wireless

Hi folks! So for those of you that want to use cheap wireless and 802.11n, there aren't many options unless you want to go with really low end product. Well Cisco is now offering small business access points that do just that. The new AP541N access points support 802.11n and are a perfect fit...

February 28, 2011  7:08 AM

3 TB Drives



Posted by: Raj Perumal
3 TB, NAS, QNAP, SAN, SMB

Hi folks! Now that 3 TB drives are available, it's great news for the SMB! Why you ask? Because with 3 TB sata drives you can greatly increase your capacity in an SMB NAS or SAN device. For example, the latest QNAP devices support 3 TB sata drives. In an 8 drive...


June 30, 2010  9:02 PM

The “size” of business…..



Posted by: Raj Perumal
enterprise, medium, small, SMB, The size of business

Hi folks, one of the things I tend to talk to clients about on a regular basis is about the "size" of their business. Some people classify themselves as small, some medium, and some enterprise. This is all good and well, but more often than not, people base this soley on number of employees. Now...


February 28, 2010  8:18 PM

VM redundancy in a SMB environment



Posted by: Raj Perumal
DL380, HP, iSCSI, ML350, QNAP, SMB, Veeam Backup and Replication, virtual SMB solution, VMWare

Hi folks, so you've decided to pull the trigger on virtualization in your SMB business and want go virtual. Now what do you do about backups? Well you know I've mentioned Veeam before and SANs, but exactly how can you implement this in your environment in a cost effective manner? Well, there are...


February 28, 2010  6:58 PM

Blades, storage and VMware



Posted by: Raj Perumal
blades, c-class blade system, C3000, enterprise, Hewlett Packard, HP, iSCSI, shorty, SMB, Storage, VMWare, vSphere

Hi folks, so one of the common questions I get is, should I go blades or rack servers? I love getting this question because it allows me to talk about some topics I'm really passionate about, blades, storage and VMware. Now when I talk to enterprise customers, this answer is pretty cut and dry....


October 31, 2009  8:26 PM

Great small business firewall from Cisco



Posted by: Raj Perumal
Cisco, Cisco SA 500, firewall, small business, Small Business Pro, SMB, wireless

So as a result of Cisco getting more and more into the small business world, they have finally decided to position a small business firewall in the market for the smallest of small businesses. The Cisco SA 500 series of security appliances. This is from the Cisco Small Business Pro line. The


July 31, 2009  8:52 PM

More Cisco gear for the SMB world!



Posted by: Raj Perumal
cheap, Cisco ESW 500, gigabit, POE, SMB, switch, switches, VoIP

Hello again folks! Cisco is once again bringing great product to the market place. This time hitting the SMB market with a new series of switches called the Cisco ESW 500 series. These switches are all manageable from GUI utilities without the need for CLI. They are also priced at a great price...


June 30, 2009  1:41 PM

New offerings in the switch world from Cisco



Posted by: Raj Perumal
2960, Catalyst, Cisco, LAN Lite, POE, SMB

Hi folks! I have some great news from the Cisco front. Our friends at Cisco have decided to release a new version of their 2960 switches called "LAN Lite"! This is a new version of the Catalyst switch with slightly less features to bring the price point down for people who don't need everything...


August 10, 2008  4:08 PM

Unified Messaging



Posted by: Raj Perumal
Active Directory Integration, Asterisk, IM, instant messaging, Jabber, Open Protocol, Open Source, Openfire, PBX, single sign on, SMB, Spark, SSO, Unified Messaging, VoIP, XMPP

Unified messaging means a lot of things to a lot of different people. To me it means the ability to communicate with people using one centralized system but with any device or means with relative ease. In this day and age, with the...


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