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  • VMUG Boston leader talks up user conferences, downplays Dell-EMC deal

    Despite many IT professionals preferring to interact over the Internet, Boston VMUG leader Steve Athanas believes user groups still provide unique educational opportunities.Continue Reading

  • Comparing the best data loss prevention products

    Expert Bill Hayes examines the strengths and weaknesses of top-rated data loss prevention (DLP) products to help enterprises make the right purchasing decision.Continue Reading

  • EMC Corporation

    EMC Corporation is a multinational provider of products and services related to cloud computing, storage, big data, data analytics, information security, content management and converged infrastructure.Continue Reading

  • Are there differences between VMware’s EVO:RAIL partners?

    VMware has partnered with several companies to offer EVO:RAIL, and while the underlying technology is the same, there are subtle differences.Continue Reading

  • Cloud-based disaster recovery: Just add data for instant recovery

    Cloud-based disaster recovery (DR) is shaping up as a killer app for the cloud. It’s cheaper than other DR arrangements, can be implemented quickly and recoveries can be lightning fast. It’s a pretty direct route to solid data protection, but there are key decisions to make and some gotchas to watch out for.

    Many companies want the convenience of a storage cloud service, but don’t want to ship their data off-site. OpenStack, an open source collection comprising a cloud operating system, an orchestration layer and service apps, can use existing storage resources to create an internal cloud storage service.

    NetApp, EMC and Dell all earned high marks from users in the ninth annual Quality Awards service and reliability survey for NAS systems. EMC and Dell finished in a virtual dead heat in the enterprise division, while NetApp outdistanced EMC by a slightly wider margin in the midrange group.

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  • How will EMC, Dell position EVO: RAIL appliances?

    EMC and Dell have signed on to sell VMware EVO: RAIL hyper-converged appliances, but both have other products that can be seen as competitive.Continue Reading

  • Tools to manage virtual server storage

    Virtual server storage threw a monkey wrench into the works of supervising storage, but a well-assembled toolkit can restore comprehensive management.Continue Reading