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Data Storage Reliability – What to Choose so You Don’t Regret it Later

It goes without saying that the amount of data we create is continually increasing. Methods of storing it are numerous and hard drive manufacturers are tempting us with greater capacity, speed, and – for a change – lower prices. So what storage medium should you choose? What are the Choices? Optical Storage Hard Disk and Solid State Drives Flash Memory Cloud Services Magnetic Tape Optical Storage Just a few years …Read More

Windows Server 2003 Extended Support Ends July 14

On July 14th Microsoft will end the extended support for Windows Server 2003.  From this point on,there will no longer be security updates or patches for the product.  This not only affects Windows Server 2003, but also Windows Server 2003 R2 and Small Business Server 2003/2003 R2.  Experts warn that new hacking tools may be able to take advantage of previously undiscovered vulnerabilities in the operating system, potentially acting as …Read More

The Pros and Cons of Database Virtualisation

Businesses have been steadily increasing the virtualisation of desktop applications, servers, and storage, so it should be no surprise that virtualising databases offers some undeniable advantages. In addition to less physical hardware, savings in energy, and simplifying the management of databases, virtualisation proves particularly well for very resource hungry applications, such as CRM or ERP systems. Benefits include: Live migration: Virtual databases can be migrated from one physical server to …Read More