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Review: Software-based NAS options for the storage do-it-yourselfer

We test 6 products targeted at the SMB market, some with free versions.

Who's really in charge at Cisco?

Key innovators continue to report to Chambers, not new CEO Robbins.

The SDN network as a competitive advantage

While service providers such as AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon have long touted the capabilities of their networks, many of the large web scale providers are now openly disclosing their internally developed network designs.

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IBM extends Spectrum storage line into the cloud

IBM has expanded two products in its Spectrum line of software-based storage offerings to allow customers to build hybrid storage systems by combining in-house Spectrum deployments with IBM Cloud storage services.

NAS shoot-out: QNAP vs. Synology

The beefy QNAP TVS-EC880 delivers better performance under heavy workloads, while the elegant Synology DS2015xs shines with useful tools

Review: BitTorrent Delivers Cloud-Free 'Dropbox for Business'

New BitTorrent Sync 2.0 aims for business users with user-management and NAS-synchronization features, but its decentralized design complicates integration into larger organizations

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Review: A NAS to Survive the Apocalypse

The IoSafe 214 wraps a speedy, feature-rich Synology storage server in a fireproof, waterproof, and shock-resistant shell

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Seagate 4-Bay NAS: Competent Workgroup Storage Inside a Classy Chassis

With a tightly focused feature set, a good-looking design, and good performance, the NAS Pro hits the mark for workgroups. But a relatively sparse app store and pricey camera licenses limit its usefulness as an all-in-one SMB server...

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How to Deploy Synology NAS for Your Small Business

Businesses move many services to the cloud these days. Storage isn't always one of them, though, especially for large or sensitive files. Network attached storage appliances, such as those offered by Synology, can offer the...

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Is It Time to Move Your Databases to the Cloud?

Faster time to market increasingly drives firms of all sizes to move their databases to the cloud. Options range from managed services to more of a databases-as-a-service. Even companies used to rolling their own technology solutions...

A Guide to Disaster Recovery Done Right

This comprehensive guide walks you through every step you'll need to take to preserve your data before disaster strikes

Dell bundles backup software, eyes further development

Dell embarks on the path of becoming a full-fledged storage software vendor

Cloud computing services could be subject to extra data protection checks in Europe

More data protection controls loom for cloud providers in the EU

EMC acquires TwinStrata to push corporate data into the cloud

EMC will embed TwinStrata's CloudArray into its new VMAX3 enterprise data service platform

Seagate Business Storage Windows Server Review: No-Nonsense NAS for Business

Running Microsoft's Server Essentials 2012 Workgroup edition, Seagate's Business Storage Windows Server NAS box is a good fit.

How VMware Wants to Reinvent the SAN

VMware has released a virtual Storage Area Network (Virtual SAN), which the company says will usher in a new era of policy-driven and virtual machine-centric storage provisioning.

How to Build a Storage and Backup Strategy for Your Small Business

Today's businesses generate more data than ever before. Luckily, storage technology is correspondingly cheaper and more plentiful than ever before. This means your small business has work to do if you want to build an effective...

How to Prepare Your Small Business for Tech Success

Take some time in the early days of 2014 to improve the computer setup in your home office or small business. These security, networking, storage and productivity tips will help you work faster once you get back to business as usual.

4 Tech Innovations That Improve Data Center Scalability

In today's business environment, companies are expected to grow quickly. This means their data centers must grow quickly, too. These four technological advances will help firms scale up -- and down, when necessary -- so growth doesn't...

Software-based NAS Offers Free/Low-Cost Storage

Earlier this year we tested Network Attached Storage (NAS) appliances. Now we're reviewing software-based NAS that you can load onto your own equipment -- whether it's a PC, server, virtual machine, or in the cloud.

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