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Review: Office 365 administration made easy

Going beyond Office 365's native admin GUI, 365 Command provides powerful Exchange admin capabilities without the need to run PowerShell

Written by Martin Heller21 Oct. 13 10:09

Tale of two cloud-based management tools

Anturis and CloudPassage Halo are complementary products that attack infrastructure monitoring from different directions. Anturis is a cloud-based portal that monitors systems connectivity, systems, MySQL databases and websites. CloudPassage Halo monitors operating systems instances and the comparatively sticky compliance of instance state machines.

Written by Tom Henderson07 Oct. 13 10:51

Benchmarking Amazon EC2: The wacky world of Cloud performance

Before turning to the world of Cloud computing, let's pause to remember the crazy days of the 1970s when the science of the assembly line wasn't well-understood and consumers discovered that each purchase was something of a gamble.

Written by Peter Wayner31 July 13 21:01

TwinStrata delivers data to the cloud

TwinStrata's CloudArray is a brokerage platform between enterprise networks and cloud storage services providers, and we found in testing that it's pretty clever.

Written by Tom Henderson23 July 13 13:56

Windows To Go: The Forgotten Version of Windows 8

The ability to carry a Windows 8 image on a USB stick, plug it into any Windows 8 PC and separate corporate and personal data should appeal to anyone who frequently travels or simply hates lugging a laptop around. But Windows to Go isn't catching on. Will Windows 8.1 change that?

Written by Rob Enderle19 July 13 14:32

Review: Puppet Enterprise 3.0 pulls more strings

Version 3.0 of Puppet Labs' configuration automation tool shines with speed boosts, orchestration improvements, and deeper support for Windows servers

Written by Paul Venezia16 July 13 10:14

Office 365 Mixes New Features, Familiar Feel and Bridge to the Cloud

The new Office 365 and its enterprise-grade cloud services are a good option for a business of any size. We look at the Windows 8 experience, the desktop-cloud connection and which of the new features will most appeal to both end-users and IT admins.

Written by Vangie Beal27 March 13 13:45

Netgear ReadyNAS Ultra 2 Small, Simple and Affordable

Small businesses looking for network attached storage would be wise to look at the Netgear ReadyNAS Ultra 2. Administrators will find this appliance easy to manage and will appreciate its support for third-party add-ons.

Written by Paul Mah12 March 13 17:08

Ruckus Wi-Fi Access Points for Your Small Business

How does the latest Wi-Fi hardware from Ruckus Wireless stack up? This review rates two access points and one controller appliance on configuration, security, authentication and performance--all key considerations for a small business that wants a new or upgraded Wi-Fi network.

Written by Paul Mah31 Jan. 13 14:39

Five enterprise alternatives to Dropbox

The recent Dropbox data breach has many IT executives telling employees not to use it. These five products offer the administrative and security features that may restore their faith in cloud data storage.

Written by John Brandon19 Sept. 12 12:40

Review: Desktop virtualization made easy

Ever since VMware coined the term, virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) has conjured images of large data centers, beefy servers, centralized storage, and complex software stacks. It's a given that each VDI installation requires numerous servers, software packages, and storage systems in order to provide desktop virtualization for more than a small handful of users, so VDI just has to be both expensive and complicated to deploy. Right?

Written by Keith Schultz05 Jan. 11 22:14
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