Hoping to drive small and medium business sales, NAS-makers have been pushing to deliver enterprise features such as cloud storage, virtualization support, automated backup software and iSCSI support. There's also been an effort to include technologies such as Link Aggregation, which can increase network bandwidth when dealing with multiple users and also provides redundancy in case one of the links fails.
First seen over a decade ago, 10GbE is ten times faster than Gigabit Ethernet, but it's been largely reserved for pricey devices. With that in mind, we're checking out two new high-end SMB NAS devices: the QNAP TS-879 Pro and the Synology DS3612xs.
Besides its uptight security and early software incompatibilities, the confusion surrounding Windows Vista's marketing fragmentation stood as one of critics' main complaints. There were six editions (Starter, Home Basic, Home Premium, Business, Enterprise and Ultimate)...
Mobile computing has changed the way companies do business by freeing employees from the office while allowing them to stay productive wherever the job requires it.
Server virtualization has become an increasingly important strategy for businesses of all sizes. It allows companies to gain more from what they already have, making one server act as multiple servers, or move from 20+ physical servers down to a few.