May, 2011


May 29, 2011  11:59 PM

StarWind is VMware Certified

Posted by: Joshua Wood
iSCSI, starwind, VMware

Hi all, as you know from my last post I am big fan of the Windows based iSCSI server from StarWind. Recently they have upped their game and become a VMware certified partner. This is really nice since we should start seeing some additional features that integrate directly with the VMware feature...

May 28, 2011  11:56 PM

StarWind iSCSI – Free Version

Posted by: Joshua Wood
iSCSI, starwind, Windows

Hi all, StarWind iSCSI is a great product. It runs smoothly, rock-solid, great performance and now the price is unbeatable. I have used StarWind for a good while now and it is easily one of the best iSCSI products out there. Recently they came out a with a free version that has some awesome...

May 27, 2011  11:55 PM

Fiber Optics Reaches 100 Terabits

Posted by: Joshua Wood

Hi all, a pair of fiber optic cables can now run at 100 terabits per second. Yes, that is right fiber optics can now run so fast that no one knows what to do with it. Now why can i get a 100 Mbps to my house over cable? Until next time, TechStop (JW) Source:...

May 26, 2011  11:44 PM

CyberSecurity Threat Index

Posted by: Joshua Wood

Hi all, the Internet has come up with a way to gauge the overall threat online. The basic jist is that a bunch of security guys have come up with a complex way of rating their opinions of how bad or good the security is on the Internet. Then they trend that over time. It is actually pretty cool...

May 25, 2011  1:44 AM

Office 365 – Right for You?

Posted by: Joshua Wood
365, Microsoft, Office

Hello all, well Microsoft has thought up a way to offer you Office as a subscription. It is called Office 365. The features are unrivaled because you are getting most of the popular features of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and more for about $7.00/user/mth. You don’t need to pay for a volume license...

May 8, 2011  9:35 PM

Your Next Phone … Paper

Posted by: Joshua Wood

Hi all, It is still in the research phase but a university in Ontario has developed a set of computer components that look and act like thick paper. At 9.5 centimeters they call their prototype the Paperphone. I don’t know the specs are on the device but iPhone 7 may be paper thin. Until...

May 6, 2011  9:28 PM

Windows 7 Adoption Slow

Posted by: Joshua Wood
Microsoft, Windows 7

Hi all, A poll run by Unisys says that Windows 7 adoption has been slow. Not terrible but slower than people would have liked or expected. Windows 7 is a great OS from my perspective. It adds tons of features for admins and users alike. That said, I can see why a small business person would be...

May 4, 2011  11:00 PM

VMware Causes Their Own Outage

Posted by: Joshua Wood
cloud, VMware

Hi all, It seems that the cloud is dissipating in the heat of the small amount of usage that it is getting. Recently VMware was dealing with outage and while trying to fix that one caused anther one. I can give VMware a break on this front since their service is still in Beta unlike...


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