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June 7, 2011  8:18 AM

HP introduces pre-configured enterprise IT products/services

Cliff Saran Profile: Cliff Saran
Data warehouse, data-centre, HP, Services, Storage

HP is packaging up its servers, storage, network equipment, management tools and consultancy services in a bid to help businesses implement and rollout pre-configured...

April 11, 2011  5:40 PM

A quick look inside the Teradata Active EDW 6680

imurphy Profile: imurphy
Automation, DBA, hybridisation, MAID, optimisation, SAN, SAS, SATA, SSD, Teradata

With the launch of the Teradata Active EDW 6680 data warehouse, we sat down with Jim Dietz, Enterprise Product Marketing Manager, Teradata, to talk about how the Active EDW 6680 works.

CW: How does the Active EDW 6680 decide on what belongs in the different zones?

April 11, 2011  4:52 PM

Teradata launches Active EDW 6680 hybrid storage solution

imurphy Profile: imurphy
Data warehouse, DBA, HDD, IN MEMORY, optimisation, SSD, Teradata

At the Teradata Universe in Barcelona, Scott Gnau, Chief Development Officer unveiled Teradata's latest flagship product the Active EDW 6680. With support for SSD and SAS drives along with just under 1TB of RAM, the Active EDW 6680 is described by Gnau as being Teradata's answer to the need for...

January 17, 2011  10:11 AM

Review: Iomega delivers Linux NAS to home users

Cliff Saran Profile: Cliff Saran
DNLA, Linux, NAS, UPnP, Windows 7

Once you have more than one computer at home, you end up with the challenge of sharing data and printing. At work this task is handled via a dedicated file server and a networked printer.

These days, a cheap Linux-based box can now offer file and printer sharing at home. Some even...

August 27, 2010  10:47 AM

3Par eBay auction

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3PAR, Dell, HP


3Par's acqusition is almost becoming an eBay style bidding war with HP now outbidding Dell again. Storage has never been so exciting. Why is thin provisioning so hot?


August 4, 2010  12:16 PM

EMC picks Greenplum

imurphy Profile: imurphy
Business Intelligence, cloud, DB2, EMC, Greenplum, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, Sybase, Teradata, VMware

At the beginning of July, EMC announced its intention to acquire data warehouse vendor Greenplum. On the 29th July that deal was completed and EMC announced that Greenplum is the foundation of the new EMC Data Computing Product Division.

This  is another step down EMC's...

August 27, 2009  2:37 PM

Thanks so much for your atttachment

Cliff Saran Profile: Cliff Saran
Bandwidth, Email, Internet, Storage

Why do people send large unsolicited attachments? I have just deleted 7 Mbytes in two attachments from Sony's PR agency - Borkowski. People really need to go on a training course on email dos and don'ts. Storage costs money and sending large email attachments means that someone will have to...

April 23, 2009  12:50 PM

IT procurment needs a rethink – industry consolidation changes the game

Cliff Saran Profile: Cliff Saran
EMC, HP, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, Sun, Symantec, ukoug

Oracle's acquisition of Sun shows that everything is up for grabs Oracle has spent $35 billion since 2005 on major software acquisitions including Peoplesoft, Hyperion and Siebel. In 2008 HP bought EDS for $13.9 billion....

January 5, 2009  9:58 AM

Office 2007 Deployment: Free Delivery (preparing for a silent deployment with cacheing)

phughes2 Profile: phughes2
Cache, Deployment, Office 2007, XML

So after deciding whether those files we found with potential Office 2007 compatibility issues required intervention on the part of the users, aided or not by relevant support personnel,...

September 12, 2007  10:39 PM

If only I had backed-up

Cliff Saran Profile: Cliff Saran
Backup, smartphone

So I finally got the new phone. The only thing is that it has taken me two days to get it back to how the original one was before it got lost when I attempted to send it back to O2. It is easy to use Active Sync to backup contacts, calendar entries and email. But how about application software and...

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