Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Orchestrating your Disaster Recovery with QuorumLabs onQ

A complete disaster recovery appliance that can automate the protection of any any Windows 2003 or later server OSs. We tested v3.2 on a small test network of both physical and virtual machines in December 2011.

Price: Starts at $10k per appliance and includes three protected servers, additional servers and quickstart installation or upgraded hardware is extra.

QuorumLabs Inc.
510 257-5227

Friday, August 5, 2011

Speeding up your applications in the Cloud with Blue Coat MACH5

If you are looking to control and improve your cloud-based applications performance, consider Blue Coat's MACH5 WAN Optimization Appliance. It works any private, public and hybrid cloud deployment.

MACH5 WAN Optimization Appliance
Blue Coat Networks
starting at $2995 for the smallest appliance

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Making Online Video Enterprise Network Friendly

If you are looking to control and improve how your endusers consume video across your network, consider Blue Coat's MACH5 WAN Optimization Appliance. It works for live, streaming, and on-demand video, and is easy to setup and configure.

MACH5 WAN Optimization Appliance
Blue Coat Networks
starting at $2995 for the smallest appliance

Thursday, April 14, 2011

How to monitor services with Uptime Software

Looking for an easier and more affordable way to monitor your IT infrastructure? uptime software's "up.time 5" provides a deep, complete yet simple to use IT Systems Management suite designed for mid-enterprises that will monitor physical, virtual and cloud servers and applications, along with mechanisms for enforcing service level agreements and provide for capacity planning.

We tested the software running on a Windows Server 2003. If you want to monitor various Windows events, you should do the same, although the monitoring station will run on various Linux servers too.

Price: $695 per physical server with no additional fees
Monitoring Station runs on a variety of Linux and Windows OS. Admin console requires either IE or Firefox browsers.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Using DataCore SANsymphony-V to virtualize your storage

DataCore’s latest version of its storage virtualization software solves the biggest problem stalling server and desktop virtualization projects.
Pricing: DataCore-authorized solution providers offer packages starting under $10K for a two-node, high-availability environment.
Requirements: Windows Server 2008 R2
Management console runs on Windows desktop versions from XP SP3 to Windows 7.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Getting Started with Verizon CaaS SMB

Verizon is using a VMware-hosted service by Terremark which enables you to set up virtual Windows and Linux servers with just a web browser. Fees are charged per resource used such as disk storage, RAM and Internet ports, and can cost about $100 per server per month.

Get more information and sign up here:

McAfee Firewall Profiler v2 offers new analysis features

McAfee's Firewall Enterprise v8 offers some impressive new features that can make analyzing your network applications traffic easier for IT staffs. In this video, I show you how to troubleshoot some common problems and using the Profiler graphical interface, zero in on how to fix them. You can download a free trial here:

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David Strom has looked at hundreds of computer products over a more than 20 year career in IT and computer journalism. He was the founding editor-in-chief of Network Computing magazine, and now writes for Baseline, Information Security, Tom's Hardware, and the New York Times.