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Bio: Tom Henderson is principal researcher for ExtremeLabs, Inc., of Bloomington Indiana. Fifteen years in research (investigations, investor technical due diligence, product reviews) after sixteen years in corporate America, lastly as VP of Engineering for one of the largest publicly traded interconnects. Technical conference advisory board memberships in InterOp, Networld, COMDEX, SuperComm, and many others. Author/co-author of ten books on software and operating systems. Former vice chair of PBS affiliate WFYI of Indianapolis.
Areas of Interest:
- VMware's latest salvo in its virtualization war with Microsoft is vSphere 5.5, which features a host of improvements, the most interesting being high availability, support for Big Data/Hadoop and improved storage and backup.
1 week 3 days ago
- Long list of updates answer criticisms and throw punches at virtualization, cloud foes.
3 weeks 2 days ago
- Halo focuses on configuration and compliance; Anturis homes in on uptime.
9 weeks 3 days ago
- Eurocom rocked us with the most powerful per-pound choice in a notebook that we've seen to date. The Panther 5SE came with 4TB of storage, 64GB of DIMM3 memory and eight Xeon cores. You won't find the Panther at the big-box retailers – the version we tested runs $7,500. But we rate this device highly for its extreme flexibility and muscularity.
15 weeks 3 days ago
- The crafters of the LinuxMint distro are in a ticklish position. Mint is based on Ubuntu, which in turn, is based on Debian, which in turn, has the moveable feast of the Linux kernel as its underpinning. All three have changed underneath LinuxMint, but LinuxMint 15 pulls off a new cut without missing a step (save a missing KDE version).
18 weeks 3 days ago
- TwinStrata's CloudArray is a brokerage platform between enterprise networks and cloud storage services providers, and we found in testing that it's pretty clever.
20 weeks 2 days ago
- Google's Terms of Service and Privacy Statement motivated me to give up over 3,000 Google+ Friends, and to stop using the Google search engine and the rest of their products, attractive as they were. Finding alternatives is definitely do-able. Here's where I am, one year later.
36 weeks 3 days ago
- We tested the Lenovo ThinkServer RD630 in our network operations center cabinet at nFrame in Carmel, Ind., and found that it fits the bill if you're looking for a powerful, versatile 1/2U server.
47 weeks 3 days ago
- The race for virtualization dominance between Microsoft and VMware has become more interesting with VMware's recent release of vSphere 5.1. We obtained vSphere around the same moment as the final release of Windows Server 2012, whose newly included virtual switch and enhanced Hyper-V features were designed to clobber VMware.
47 weeks 3 days ago
1 year 4 weeks ago
- When we tested mobile device management (MDM) last year, the products were largely focused on asset management - provisioning, protecting and containing mobile devices.
1 year 5 weeks ago
- Much of the attention being paid to this week's Windows 8 launch focuses on the new Metro-style interface and the fact that Microsoft is extending its desktop OS to tablets and smartphones.
1 year 7 weeks ago
- The System Center 2012 modules that we previously tested -- Orchestrator and Configuration Manager -- require forklift upgrades.
1 year 11 weeks ago
- With Ubuntu 12.04 LTS as its underpinnings, Linux Mint 13 (Maya) was recently released in three versions, KDE (new), Xfce, and Gnome-Cinnamon.
1 year 14 weeks ago
- With the revamped System Center 2012 suite of management tools, Microsoft has launched a powerful new weapon in the battle to control the virtualized data center and the cloud, both private and public.
1 year 21 weeks ago
- We initially attempted to implement System Center 2012 modularly, which is almost impossible, so we used the Unified Installer after reading the salient documents for each module, then installed each module into its own VM, combining SQLServer resources where necessary.
1 year 21 weeks ago
1 year 25 weeks ago
- Desktop-as-a-Service is an interesting way for IT execs to provide cloud-based Windows desktop sessions, as well as shared resources such as storage. DaaS can help companies roll out new desktops and support Bring Your Own Device policies.
1 year 29 weeks ago
- Smartphones have become anarchy in a pocket. They have the power of a full desktop system of just a decade ago, and that power is increasing quickly. Here's what you need to know about mobile device management.
2 years 31 weeks ago
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