We have been expanding our coverage of wireless networking recently. In particular, there has been plenty of recent action in the enterprise Wi-Fi domain. One of the top requirements in this space is a robust and flexible management interface. In the traditional enterprise Wi-Fi network (be it in a small business or in a public coffee shop, say), a DIY configuration would involve multiple access points, WLAN controllers, policy and content engines, a RADIUS server etc. Today, Ruckus Wireless is introducing 'Smart Wi-Fi as a Service' through the Ruckus Smart Access Management Service (SAMS) program. The main target market is public Wi-Fi providers (stadiums, convention centers, airports, shopping malls etc.) who need carrier-grade hotspots. The intention of SAMS is to combine the scale, efficiency and...

Western Digital Sentinel Lineup Updated with Xeon-Based Ultra-Compact Servers

Western Digital's SMB / enterprise network storage lineup (the Sentinel series) has been based on the Microsoft Windows Storage Server platform. The most recent update to the Sentinel lineup...

10 by Ganesh T S on 10/10/2013

Synology Refreshes RackStation Lineup with RS2414+ and RS2414RP+

Synology launched two new 2U RackStations (the RS2414+ amd RS2414RP+) today. These are the first units with a full 12 bays available in the main unit itself (Their current...

5 by Ganesh T S on 10/8/2013

QNAP Launches SAS-Enabled Turbo NAS Units, Updates QTS 4.0 OS

QNAP is on a roll lately, with the launch of five new business-class Turbo NAS models supporting both SAS and SATA drives. These models are all rackmounts. While the...

0 by Ganesh T S on 10/3/2013

LenovoEMC Teams with Acronis for NAS Backup

LenovoEMC is on a roll lately with third-party partnerships. These have been done to enable extra capabilities and provide customers with features that other NAS vendors provide with in-house...

7 by Ganesh T S on 9/19/2013

Intel's Xeon E5-2600 V2: 12-core Ivy Bridge EP for Servers

The core architecture inside the latest Xeon is typically a step behind what you find inside the latest desktop and notebook chips. A longer and more thorough validation is...

72 by Johan De Gelas on 9/17/2013

Battle of the 4 TB NAS Drives: WD Red and Seagate NAS HDD Face-Off

The SMB / SOHO / consumer NAS market is expected to experience good growth over the next few years. With declining PC sales and increase in affordability of SSDs...

54 by Ganesh T S on 9/4/2013

Western Digital Updates Red NAS Drive Lineup with 4 TB and 2.5" Versions

In July 2012, we saw Western Digital tackle the burgeoning NAS market with the 3.5" Red hard drive lineup. They specifically catered to units having 1-5 bays. The firmware...

29 by Ganesh T S on 9/3/2013

QNAP Partners with ZyXEL for Affordable 10G NAS Solutions

Small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) and datacenter operators are minimizing the footprints of their computing equipment using virtualization. Heavily virtualized environments require a good network backend (efficient IP-SANs...

15 by Ganesh T S on 8/15/2013

The Impact of Disruptive Technologies on the Professional Storage Market

Over the past couple of decades, the server market has evolved from closed, proprietary, and most importantly extremely expensive mainframe and proprietary RISC servers into today's highly competitive x86...

60 by Johan De Gelas on 8/5/2013

Addonics Secure NAS R5 - A NAS / DAS Combo for the Security-Conscious

The number of readers requesting for encryption benchmarks after reading our NAS reviews has shown an uptick in the recent past. For consumers paranoid about security, Addonics is launching...

4 by Ganesh T S on 6/29/2013

AMD Evolving Fast to Survive in the Server Market Jungle

There are two important trends in the server market: it is growing and it is evolving fast. It is growing fast as the number of client devices is exploding...

80 by Johan De Gelas on 6/18/2013

Synology DS1812+ 8-bay SMB / SOHO NAS Review

Synology recently refreshed their 8-bay SMB / SOHO NAS lineup with the DS1813+. Based on the same platform as the DS1812+ (Atom D2700), it added two extra network ports...

93 by Ganesh T S on 6/13/2013

Intel SSD DC S3500 Review (480GB): Part 1

We always knew that Intel would build a standard MLC version of its flagship S3700 enterprise SSD, and today we have that drive: the Intel SSD DC S3500.

54 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/11/2013

Seagate Introduces NAS HDD: WD Red Gets a Competitor

Consumers looking to fill their SOHO / consumer NAS units with hard drives haven't had too many choices. Western Digital recognized early on that the dwindling HDD sales in...

46 by Ganesh T S on 6/11/2013

Computex 2013: 2.5 inch 1.6TB SSD from ADATA

Our trip to the ADATA booth at Computex this year revealed something rather special – this 1.6 TB SSD from ADATA called the SX2000. Details of the NAND...

11 by Ian Cutress on 6/7/2013

QNAP Launches TS-x70 Pro Series with Core i3-3220

QNAP had a number of interesting announcements at Computex, and one that grabbed my attention right away was the new TS-x70 Pro series. Available in 4-bay, 6-bay and 8-bay...

9 by Ganesh T S on 6/7/2013

Western Digital Launches RX4100 Rackmount SMB Storage Server

Western Digital's Windows Storage Server based DX4000 has been very well received by SMBs. However, its desktop form factor restricted the target market. After listening to feedback from customers...

3 by Ganesh T S on 5/30/2013

Synology Launches DS1813+ Quad-GbE 8-bay NAS

A few weeks back, we had the launch of the DS1513+ 5-bay NAS from Synology. Today, we have the follow-up product in the 8-bay DS1813+. Similar to the DS1513+...

16 by Ganesh T S on 5/28/2013

Western Digital Launches WD Se Hard Drive Lineup for Datacenters and High-end NAS Units

One of the most interesting launches from Western Digital last year was the WD Red line of hard drives from the client storage division. It was intended for low...

23 by Ganesh T S on 5/28/2013

Synology Launches DS1513+ Quad-GbE 5-bay NAS

In the desktop form factor NAS space, it is quite difficult to find units with more than two network ports and / or PCIe expansion slots. These features are...

6 by Ganesh T S on 5/14/2013

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