Networking and Hardware Blog http://windowsitpro.com/blog/56978/feed en Network Automation Launches AutoMate 9 http://windowsitpro.com/blog/network-automation-launches-automate-9 <div class="node-body blog-body">Network Automation released its latest automation software solutions, AutoMate 9 and AutoMate BPA Server 9. The release marks the expansion of the no-code platform’s enhanced offerings.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/networking-and-hardware-blog">Networking and Hardware Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/network-automation-launches-automate-9" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/network-automation-launches-automate-9#comments Development Scripting Systems Management Desktop management Development Scripting Systems Management Task scheduling Networking and Hardware Blog Wed, 01 Feb 2012 19:20:31 +0000 57102 at http://windowsitpro.com 5 Reasons Why Object Storage Will Take Over the Cloud in 2012 http://windowsitpro.com/blog/5-reasons-why-object-storage-will-take-over-cloud-2012 <div class="node-body blog-body">In 2011, object storage started to gain major traction in the market especially since it has been validated by companies like Amazon, Google, and Facebook, which use this type of architecture to power their very large infrastructures.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/networking-and-hardware-blog">Networking and Hardware Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/5-reasons-why-object-storage-will-take-over-cloud-2012" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/5-reasons-why-object-storage-will-take-over-cloud-2012#comments Backup and Recovery Windows Server 2003 Storage Backup & Recovery Backup Procedures Online backup Storage Windows Server 2003 Networking and Hardware Blog Fri, 13 Jan 2012 20:44:26 +0000 57496 at http://windowsitpro.com Top 10 Reasons SMBs Fail to Back Up Their Data http://windowsitpro.com/blog/top-10-reasons-smbs-fail-back-their-data <div class="node-body blog-body">Loss of data ranks as a “worst nightmare” for businesses of any size, but for SMBs data loss can be especially catastrophic: FEMA even estimates that 40 to 60 percent of SMBs never re-open after a data disaster. So, considering the threat of natural disasters, hardware/software failures, and worker recklessness leading to catastrophic data loss, why do some SMBs still fail to back up their data? Matthew Dornquast, CEO of Code 42 Software shared with me this list of the top 10 reasons SMBs fail to back up their data.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/networking-and-hardware-blog">Networking and Hardware Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/top-10-reasons-smbs-fail-back-their-data" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/top-10-reasons-smbs-fail-back-their-data#comments Cloud Backup and Recovery Backup & Recovery Backup Procedures Cloud Computing Disaster Recovery File and folder backup Online backup Remote backup Tape backup Networking and Hardware Blog Thu, 13 Oct 2011 15:44:40 +0000 57427 at http://windowsitpro.com Two Studies Show that Tape Offers Significant TCO Benefits Over Disk http://windowsitpro.com/blog/two-studies-show-tape-offers-significant-tco-benefits-over-disk <div class="node-body blog-body"> Two recent studies have found that tape has significant total cost of ownership (TCO) benefits over disk, including lower cost per GB, lower operating expenses, and lower energy costs. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/networking-and-hardware-blog">Networking and Hardware Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/two-studies-show-tape-offers-significant-tco-benefits-over-disk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/two-studies-show-tape-offers-significant-tco-benefits-over-disk#comments Storage Storage Networking and Hardware Blog Thu, 25 Aug 2011 15:32:54 +0000 57493 at http://windowsitpro.com Vote for Your Favorite Products Now! http://windowsitpro.com/blog/vote-your-favorite-products-now <div class="node-body blog-body">The nomination phase is over, so now's the time to cast your final vote! </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/networking-and-hardware-blog">Networking and Hardware Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/vote-your-favorite-products-now" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/vote-your-favorite-products-now#comments New Products Networking and Hardware Blog Wed, 10 Aug 2011 19:51:56 +0000 57724 at http://windowsitpro.com Nominate Your Favorite Products Now! http://windowsitpro.com/blog/nominate-your-favorite-products-now <div class="node-body blog-body">The Community Choice Awards let YOU decide what products get chosen for acclaim and recognition. We want to hear from our readers about what they think are the best products and services are in a given category. Nominate your favorite products now, before time runs out! </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/networking-and-hardware-blog">Networking and Hardware Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/nominate-your-favorite-products-now" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/nominate-your-favorite-products-now#comments Development SharePoint Administration Collaboration Development New Products Product News Products SharePoint Tools & Products Tools and Products Networking and Hardware Blog Tue, 02 Aug 2011 16:04:57 +0000 57443 at http://windowsitpro.com EventSentry Now Lets You Monitor Your Systems from Your iPhone http://windowsitpro.com/blog/eventsentry-now-lets-you-monitor-your-systems-your-iphone <div class="node-body blog-body">For a number of years, I’ve admired NETIKUS.NET’s network-management offerings—particularly the company’s EventSentry product, which provides monitoring capabilities for critical infrastructure systems. NETIKUS.NET has released a new version of EventSentry (2.92), and it’s got some cool changes worth pointing out to you network admins out there. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/networking-and-hardware-blog">Networking and Hardware Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/eventsentry-now-lets-you-monitor-your-systems-your-iphone" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/eventsentry-now-lets-you-monitor-your-systems-your-iphone#comments Networking Systems Management Networking Systems Management Networking and Hardware Blog Tue, 26 Jul 2011 20:37:00 +0000 57930 at http://windowsitpro.com Free Tool of the Week: ScriptLogic PacketTrap IT Community Edition http://windowsitpro.com/blog/free-tool-week-scriptlogic-packettrap-it-community-edition <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>For some time—since before it was a Quest Software product—I’ve had a soft spot for ScriptLogic’s network-monitoring and IT infrastructure solution, PacketTrap IT. So I made a point to visit with ScriptLogic’s PacketTrap team (namely, Jayson Gehri and Nick Cavalancia) recently at Microsoft TechEd. They brought me up to date on PacketTrap, including the revelation that ScriptLogic is introducing a free version of the product. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/networking-and-hardware-blog">Networking and Hardware Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/free-tool-week-scriptlogic-packettrap-it-community-edition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/free-tool-week-scriptlogic-packettrap-it-community-edition#comments Networking Networking Networking and Hardware Blog Mon, 13 Jun 2011 19:01:00 +0000 57573 at http://windowsitpro.com Simplify Your Physical/Virtual/Cloud Backup and Recovery with Acronis http://windowsitpro.com/blog/simplify-your-physicalvirtualcloud-backup-and-recovery-acronis <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>In a market in which disaster recovery and data protection are typically provided in separate solutions, you’ve probably found yourself wishing for a comprehensive, easy-to-use solution that would just do both for you. There are a few solutions on the market that promise that kind of functionality, but one of the easier-to-use, more innovative choices is arguably Acronis’s Backup &amp; Recovery, the latest version of which (version 11) brings its functionality into the virtualized and cloud environments. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/networking-and-hardware-blog">Networking and Hardware Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/simplify-your-physicalvirtualcloud-backup-and-recovery-acronis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/simplify-your-physicalvirtualcloud-backup-and-recovery-acronis#comments Networking Networking Networking and Hardware Blog Thu, 09 Jun 2011 17:04:00 +0000 57624 at http://windowsitpro.com Best of TechEd Finalist: CommVault Simpana 9 Leaps Forward http://windowsitpro.com/blog/best-teched-finalist-commvault-simpana-9-leaps-forward <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>I spoke with Randy De Meno (chief technologist) and David Ngo (director of engineering alliances) of CommVault at TechEd about the latest version of his company’s Simpana data protection software, which introduces a host of evolutionary features revolving around de-duplication, snapshot functionality, and virtualization. Simpana was a Best of TechEd finalist last year with version 8, but it was version 9's bevy of enhancements that brought CommVault to the winner's circle this year. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/networking-and-hardware-blog">Networking and Hardware Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/best-teched-finalist-commvault-simpana-9-leaps-forward" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/best-teched-finalist-commvault-simpana-9-leaps-forward#comments Networking Networking Networking and Hardware Blog Wed, 25 May 2011 13:03:00 +0000 57203 at http://windowsitpro.com Best of TechEd Finalist: EMC Isilon Provides Simplified Scale-Out NAS http://windowsitpro.com/blog/best-teched-finalist-emc-isilon-provides-simplified-scale-out-nas <div class="node-body blog-body">EMC Isilon is tackling Big Data in an innovative way. Data is growing at an alarming rate, and the challenge is to find a way to easily and intelligently control and analyze that data. Enterprises need an easy-to-use, easy-to-scale, highly flexible, and immensely powerful storage solution that can be managed quickly and non-disruptively. Isilon, EMC’s recent high-profile acquisition, more than fits the bill. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/networking-and-hardware-blog">Networking and Hardware Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/best-teched-finalist-emc-isilon-provides-simplified-scale-out-nas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/best-teched-finalist-emc-isilon-provides-simplified-scale-out-nas#comments Networking Networking Networking and Hardware Blog Thu, 19 May 2011 10:54:00 +0000 57364 at http://windowsitpro.com Best of TechEd Finalist: Quest Litespeed for SQL Server 6.5 Continues a Smart Backup Evolution http://windowsitpro.com/blog/best-teched-finalist-quest-litespeed-sql-server-65-continues-smart-backup-evolution <div class="node-body blog-body">Earlier, I spoke with David Gugick (director of product management) and Jason Hall (SQL Server presales) of Quest Software about their product Quest Litespeed for SQL Server, which provides intelligent, configurable database backup and recovery. No question about it—Litespeed is a top-tier product for SQL Server environments, widely used for good reason. You probably know Litespeed for its peerless object-level and table-level recovery functionality, but the product continues to evolve in exciting ways. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/networking-and-hardware-blog">Networking and Hardware Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/best-teched-finalist-quest-litespeed-sql-server-65-continues-smart-backup-evolution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/best-teched-finalist-quest-litespeed-sql-server-65-continues-smart-backup-evolution#comments Networking Networking Networking and Hardware Blog Wed, 18 May 2011 13:43:00 +0000 57760 at http://windowsitpro.com Best of TechEd Finalist: AppAssure Replay 4 Changes the Backup/Restore Game http://windowsitpro.com/blog/best-teched-finalist-appassure-replay-4-changes-backuprestore-game <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Just finished interviewing Steven Toole (chief marketing officer) and Joseph Hand (senior solutions architect) of AppAssure about their Best of TechEd award finalist,AppAssure Replay 4. Promising “the world’s fastest and easiest backup and disaster recovery” capabilities on the market, AppAssure certainly offers a bevy of game-changer features.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/networking-and-hardware-blog">Networking and Hardware Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/best-teched-finalist-appassure-replay-4-changes-backuprestore-game" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/best-teched-finalist-appassure-replay-4-changes-backuprestore-game#comments Networking Networking Networking and Hardware Blog Mon, 16 May 2011 18:41:00 +0000 57277 at http://windowsitpro.com Best of TechEd Finalist: Xiotech Hybrid ISE Offers Stylish Power http://windowsitpro.com/blog/best-teched-finalist-xiotech-hybrid-ise-offers-stylish-power <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Just met with Keith Hageman (storage technology evangelist) and Blair Parkhill (technical marketing engineer) of Xiotech to talk about their Best of TechEd award finalist, the Hybrid ISE Storage Blade. This 3U blade combines hard disk drives and SSDs to provide more than 60,000 input/output operations per second (IOPS). The Hybrid ISE offers a stunning 14.4TB of usable capacity. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/networking-and-hardware-blog">Networking and Hardware Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/best-teched-finalist-xiotech-hybrid-ise-offers-stylish-power" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/best-teched-finalist-xiotech-hybrid-ise-offers-stylish-power#comments Networking Networking Networking and Hardware Blog Mon, 16 May 2011 16:59:00 +0000 57503 at http://windowsitpro.com Free Tool of the Week: Dexpot http://windowsitpro.com/blog/free-tool-week-dexpot <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>At work—in fact, on the system I'm typing on right now—I use two monitors. I find that the extra real estate drastically improves productivity when I'm, for example, entering text from a Microsoft Word document into a web tool or moving data from one spreadsheet to another. I just drag items from left to right. If a journalist finds that kind of capability helpful, I imagine it's exponentially so for IT administrators.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/networking-and-hardware-blog">Networking and Hardware Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/free-tool-week-dexpot" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/free-tool-week-dexpot#comments Networking Networking Networking and Hardware Blog Thu, 05 May 2011 16:49:00 +0000 57782 at http://windowsitpro.com