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Astute Networks has announced findings from a North American survey on the dynamics influencing the adoption rate of Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI). The findings revealed a strong interest in solid state flash-based storage as a critical solution to overcome key VDI implementation challenges including cost, complexity, and performance. The survey, which was conducted in December 2012 and was anonymous to the respondents, found that as many as 86 percent of respondents that plan to implement VDI in the next year were considering storage systems that either fully or partially rely on solid state flash-based technology as a central part of their infrastructure to support their VDI deployments. This move is influenced strongly by the benefits flash technology can offer to overcome the barriers impacting the speed of VDI adoption. Findings of the survey for those ... (more)

Astute ViSX Performance Storage Appliances Certified with DataCore

Astute Networks, Inc., a provider of performance storage appliances, has announced that Astute ViSX has been certified by DataCore Software as a "DataCore Ready" solution which has been validated for optimum use with DataCore SANsymphony-V Storage Hypervisor-based infrastructures. Together, the companies deliver unparalleled storage performance and availability for virtualized environments. "Astute's ViSX solid state storage appliances offer incredible performance and are one of the most cost effective ways to dramatically increase application performance," said Carlos Carreras,... (more)

Belkin Tablet Stands - Adding Ergonomics to the Tablet Equation

Author:  Brian S. Friedlander, Ph.D, AssistiveTek While most schools are eager to purchase the latest iPads or tablets for the classroom sometimes they may over-look how and where students will be using them. When looking at how students will be utilizing the iPad it is important to take look at the positioning of the iPad so that it is at a comfortable viewing and typing height. Sometimes in our haste to get the latest technology into the classroom we may overlook the ergonomics which can have a big impact on just how functional the system is. With this as a backdrop, I had a b... (more)

Astute Networks and DataCore Software Host Seminar Series

Astute Networks Inc., a provider of performance storage appliances, today announced that it will be partnering with DataCore Software for an informative IT management seminar.  The joint seminar will be hosted by industry experts to address the common storage obstacles of delivering optimal application performance and business continuity for virtualized environments. The first seminar will take place on June 12 at 6:00 p.m. CDT at the Allerton Hotel in Chicago. This discussion entitled, "Going Triple Platinum: Using Virtualization to Deliver the Full Business Value" will be host... (more)

Secure Cloud Backup and Data Transfer: How It’s Done

Author:  Nick Mueller, Zetta.net The Internet is a dangerous place. There's a new story on Ars Technica about a corporate or government hack almost everyday. So for those interested in how an enterprise-grade secure cloud backup solution handles data encryption, here is some background on a few of the security protocols used to protect customer data here at Zetta: Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) / Transport Layer Security (TLS) SSL is an Internet security protocol developed by Netscape in the late '90s that is incorporated in browsers and web servers. The protocol uses the RSA public-... (more)