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Reading Time: 7 minutes QNAP is one of the leaders in the Home/SMB NAS area, with a lot of products including also some Enteprise solutions. But the big advantage of this product is the flexibility to add “apps” and extend the functions of the NAS itself to not only store data, but also use them or provide vertical solutions (like for example video-surveillance).

Reading Time: < 1 minute This year is very active for NAKIVO: on January they announced the version of NAKIVO Backup & Replication v9.1, on February the NAKIVO Backup & Replication v9.2 and now it’s the turn of NAKIVO Backup & Replication v9.3. The newest version offers native protection of Oracle databases via RMAN.

Reading Time: 2 minutes Last month, NAKIVO has announced the version of NAKIVO Backup & Replication v9.1, and now it’s the turn of NAKIVO Backup & Replication v9.2. This is the 28th software release of their backup and data protection product. A really fast-growning product. The main news is the support of Office 365 backup! To be more precise is better say that support the backup of the Exchange Online part.

Reading Time: 2 minutes NAKIVO has just announced the new version of NAKIVO Backup & Replication v9.1, that is the 27th software release of their backup and data protection product.  Compare to NAKIVO Backup & Replication v9.0, there are several new features in this release: Native Backup to Tape, Physical Linux Server Backup, Physical Workstation Backup, and Instant Verification.

Reading Time: 2 minutes A usual way to backup the VMware vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) is to manage as a common VM and use a backup solution to backup (and restore) the entire VM. But it’s approach does not always work and cannot guarantee a restore in some cases, for example in the case of a database corruption.

Reading Time: 2 minutes Altaro Office 365 Backup enables you to back up and recover all your company’s Office 365 mailboxes and files stored within OneDrive and SharePoint, backing them up to Altaro’s Microsoft Azure infrastructure.

Reading Time: < 1 minute This is an article that I wrote as a contribuitor for the Aruba blog. Read the full article. A network switch works at Layer 2 (in the ISO/OSI model) and potentially does not need any configuration because it can learn about the network topology and how to forward properly the Ethernet frames using its internal MAC address or port table.

Reading Time: 18 minutes Intel® Optane™ Technology for Data Centers are a revolutionary solutions to bridge critical gaps in the storage and memory hierarchy delivering persistent memory, large memory pools, fast caching and fast storage. Basically there are two main Intel® Optane™ DC products: Intel® Optane™ DC persistent memory  Intel® Optane™ DC SSDs

Reading Time: < 1 minute This is an article that I wrote as a contribuitor for the Aruba blog. Read the full article. What is the edge when it comes to networking terminology? Unfortunately, there isn’t a simple and clear answer.

Reading Time: < 1 minute This is an article that I wrote as a contribuitor for the Aruba blog. Read the full article. Network topology is the arrangement of the different network elements of a communication network, usually represented with a graph.

Reading Time: < 1 minute This is an article that I wrote as a contribuitor for the Aruba blog. Read the full article. Network topology is the arrangement of the different network elements of a communication network, usually represented with a graph. Network topology is an application of graph theory in which different network devices are modeled as nodes and the connections between the devices are modeled as links or lines between the nodes.

Reading Time: 2 minutes DDN is a company that, in more  than 20 years (was founded in 1998), has designed, developed, deployed and optimized systems, software and solutions which enable enterprises, service providers, universities and government agencies to generate more value and accelerate time to insight from their data and information, on premise and in the cloud. It’s one the the leader in the HPC market (2/3 of the top 500 supercomputers run on DDN), the largest private storage company in world, with double digit growth, still profitable and self funded. During the last years DDN has enlarge its focus on […]

Reading Time: < 1 minute This is an article that I wrote as a contribuitor for the Aruba blog. Read the full article Why Small and Midsize Businesses Need Modern Switches with Strong Security. The network is an important ingredient in any IT security plan, because cyberattacks commonly arrive from the network and attacks also use the network to propagate the damage. Network security is a huge priority for large companies, but it’s equally important for small and midsize businesses (SMBs).

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