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ATTO Technology, Inc., a global leader of storage connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive computing environments, announced today that its 4Gb/s Celerity Fibre Channel Host Adapters have been qualified by EMC Corporation as E-Lab tested for use with the EMC® CLARiiON® and EMC Symmetrix® networked storage systems. ATTO's 4Gb/s Fibre Channel HBAs provide high performing SAN connectivity and robust multipathing and failover/failback functionality for EMC storage systems in Mac® OS X environments. With E-Lab qualification, Mac users can now use ATTO HBAs and EMC storage to deploy a scalable, high-availability enterprise storage solution for the Mac market. The ATTO Celerity Fibre Channel Mac OS X multipathing solution provides load balancing and path failover for uninterrupted access to storage media to deliver a solution that meets both high-avail... (more)

Can You Trust VDI Storage Benchmarks?

by George Crump, Storage Switzerland VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure) implementation projects are going to be priorities for many IT Managers in 2013 and a key concern will be end-user acceptance. If the users don't embrace their virtual desktops they won't use them and the project is doomed to failure. The key to acceptance is to provide users with an environment that feels the same, performs better and is more reliable than their current stand-alone system. The storage system bears most of the responsibility in delivering that experience. IT managers who want to capitalize ... (more)

Gridstore Receives Certification for Veeam

Gridstore, a provider software defined storage solutions, has announced that it has partnered with Veeam, an innovative provider of backup, replication and virtualization management solutions for VMware vSphere and Windows Server Hyper-V. Together, they will deliver an optimized storage solution that provides dynamic scalability, high performance and industry-superior data protection in virtualized environments. "Gridstore takes a unique building-block approach to storage that helps organizations break free of the limitations of monolithic storage systems," said Rick Hoffman, vi... (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)

Simplifying Server Backups: Reducing Operator Intervention

by Gary Sevounts, VP Marketing at Zetta 72% of IT directors we surveyed recently think the biggest server backup challenge is complexity. Maintaining an effective backup process for critical data is a priority for many organizations, but despite rapid changes in technology in the last 10 years, the backup process has evolved little. What makes backup such a challenge? Backup Operator Intervention Finding the Right RPO and RTO Keeping Up With Data Growth Inability to Validate Backups This article is the first in a series that will offer some perspective on overcoming backup challen... (more)