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HP is giving away FREE* STORAGE to lucky server customers

HP is giving away a one terabyte software SAN licence to every Xeon E5 v3-based server buyer, whether they buy Dell, HP, IBM or Lenovo servers. The software is the StoreVirtual VSA (Virtual Storage Appliance), the old LeftHand iSCSI SAN software technology. It turns a server’s own direct-attached storage into a networked, block- …
Chris Mellor, 23 Sep 2014

Windows 8.1: Read this BEFORE updating - especially you, IT admins

Microsoft is rolling out Windows 8.1 as a free upgrade for all Windows 8 users. But installing the new OS may not be as simple as it sounds, particularly for those with multiple PCs to manage, or those who installed the earlier Windows 8.1 Preview. The basics are simple enough: Windows 8 users can apply the update by downloading …
Neil McAllister, 17 Oct 2013

Yes, there is now BITCOIN-MINING MALWARE for Android

Bitcoin mining on low-powered devices these days is a bad idea, to say the least. As cryptocurrency blockchains grow more complex, even high-powered dedicated mining rigs are having trouble effectively mining coins. Your smartphone, therefore, is going to be about as useful for mining Bitcoin as soup ladle is for mining actual …
Shaun Nichols, 25 Apr 2014
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Is HP pulling a fast one on deduplication?

Is HP pulling the deduplication wool over our eyes by claiming its dedupe box can run at 100TB/hour while EMC's best rate is 31TB/hour? Should a 4-pool dedupe system realistically be compared to single pool design? Yesterday at the HP Discover event in Las Vegas, the company announced its Store Once Catalyst software and B6200 …
Chris Mellor, 05 Jun 2012

My bleak tech reality: You can't trust anyone or anything, anymore

Virtually everything we work with on a day-to-day basis is built by someone else. Avoiding insanity requires trusting those who designed, developed and manufactured the instruments of our daily existence. All these other industries we rely on have evolved codes of conduct, regulations, and ultimately laws to ensure minimum …
Trevor Pott, 03 Jun 2013
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Sepaton: HP offers 'least capable' dedupe in the industry

HP's Store Once Catalyst and B6200 hardware offers the "least capable" deduplication in the industry. That's according to Sepaton, which should know as HP resells its deduplicating array. The Sepaton product in question is the ES2 S2100 8-node clustered globally deduplicating array – resold by HP – and we asked Sepaton for its …
Chris Mellor, 09 Jun 2012
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Amazon preps upmarket US Android app emporium

Amazon is inviting Android developers to upload their applications for listing in a better class of app store, at a price set by Amazon and only available within the USA. The application store will launch later this year, but developers who sign up now get a free year before they have to start stumping up the $99 annual fee. For …
Bill Ray, 05 Jan 2011

HP freezes out SAN fabric

HP is removing the need for a Fibre Channel fabric linking its 3PAR arrays and BladeSystem servers with a quasi direct-attach supplied though its Virtual Connect technology. The technology, announced today HP's Discover event in Las Vegas today, forms part of HP's Converged Infrastructure product set. Virtual Connect Direct- …
Chris Mellor, 04 Jun 2012
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VMware sneak-peeks future 'disruptive' cloudy tech

In a tech tease at the VMworld extravaganza in Las Vegas, VMware CTO Steve Herrod gave a sneak peek at two projects aimed at giving end users "universal cloud access". The first one is an enterprise-grade, centrally controlled file sharing dropbox called Project Octopus. IT departments want to control who has access to what data …
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HP doubles down with dedupe speed record

HP reckons it can claim the dedupe speed king crown, ingesting at 100TB/hour and spitting it our at 40TB/hour, faster by far than the dedupe dominator, Data Domain. The enhanced dedupe performance was announced at the HP Discover event in Las Vegas on Monday. HP gets to such giddy heights by combining its StoreOnce Catalyst …
Chris Mellor, 04 Jun 2012
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Google denies carriers fled Nexus One webstore

Google Android project lead Andy Rubin has said that wireless carriers departed the company's online Nexus One store only after it had decided to change how the phone was sold. "I don't think our partners were backing away from selling the Nexus One," Rubin told reporters today at Google's annual developer conference in San …
Cade Metz, 20 May 2010
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Apple apologizes for iPhone 4 gaffe

On Wednesday morning, Apple released a straightforward apology for Tuesday's series of iPhone 4 pre-order cock-ups. As The Reg reported Tuesday, prospective buyers in both the US and the UK — at minimum — found themselves unable to order the next must-have Jobsian device due to server overload, either in Cupertino, at the …
Rik Myslewski, 16 Jun 2010
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Permabit looks to Linux dedupers

OEM deduplication software supplier Permabit has built an Albireo version for Linux vendors to use, as the mainstream storage OEM market for its technology is saturated. Albireo is a software deduplication technology that storage OEMs can use for primary as well as secondary deduplication since its use does not add delay to data …
Chris Mellor, 30 Mar 2011
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Sepaton plans to crush mid-range boxes

Sepaton, the large enterprise deduping storage vendor, reckons its big boxes can replace lots of those pesky, seemingly continuously accumulating Data Domain mid-range boxes with a single system that does the job properly. There are a few stand-alone survivors from the deduplicating array start boom of 10 to 15 years ago. …
Chris Mellor, 14 Feb 2012
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Apple Mac OS X 10.7 Lion Part One

There was a time when I’d be excited about the launch of a new version of Apple’s Mac operating system. I’d count the days leading up to the launch with the same fervour as opening the windows on a yuletide advent calendar. Apple Mac OS X 10.7 Lion Installing the big cat The day of arrival was never a disappointment. The …
Alistair Dabbs, 22 Jul 2011
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Palm opens up, and goes back in time

Palm has launched its developer program for the as-yet-unreleased Pre device as a free download, but developers will have to justify their existence if they want a fast track to WebOS. The Mojo SDK - the development platform for Palm's WebOS - is to be dribbled out to developers who can justify their case, allowing them to …
Bill Ray, 02 Apr 2009
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Apple TV: Third time unlucky, Mr Jobs

This is the day that Apple lost the war for Over The Top content, not only in America, but globally. The winner can’t yet be announced, but this was the shot that Apple had to get it right, and to us it’s bungled it. We got the same story from Apple, Amazon and Sony all at the same time and a similar one from Google. And while …
Faultline, 03 Sep 2010
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OpenSolaris ready to power up on IBM's PowerPC

A long-hyped version of the Solaris operating system for IBM's Power processor appears close at hand. A posting on the Blastware.org site describes something called "Polaris." It's a version of the OpenSolaris kernel for the PowerPC architecture. Such an operating system could help push Sun Microsystems' OS into new markets …
Ashlee Vance, 10 Jan 2006

Apple orders '12m iPhones', paper claims

Apple has awarded an 12m-unit manufacturing contract for its much-rumoured iPhone product to Taiwan's Hon Hai Precision - aka Foxconn - if unnamed industry sources cited by Chinese-language newspaper the Commercial Times are to be believed. The paper's report, relayed by the AFX newswire, claims the iPhone will launch in the …
Tony Smith, 15 Nov 2006
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Gamers shut out in Asheron's Call 2 billing mess

Today's launch of Microsoft's new multiplayer game - Asheron's Call 2 Fallen Kings - in the US and Canada has been mired in controversy after the giant software company admitted that the game is only available to subscribers in nine countries. Thousands of people around the world currently play Asheron's Call 1, an online role- …
Tim Richardson, 22 Nov 2002
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Column: The Big Fat Pipe

Suppose I was to tell you that you could get something really wonderful that could change the way that you use your PC forever. Furthermore, you could get this wonderful thing for about £150 and pick it up from your local PC store. Once home you could get it up and running in 10 minutes. Interested? I was – and still am. A …
Roy Taylor, 18 Aug 1998