The fruits of Seagate's LaCie acquisition started to appear earlier this year with the Seagate Business Storage Rackmount Series. The NAS OS that was part of the unit was an evolved version of the software that we had expressed approval of in the LaCie 5big NAS Pro. In general, NAS OS has just the right amount of features to create a fully functional SMB NAS without overwhelming the user. On the hardware side, there hasn't been anything new in the desktop form factor from Seagate since LaCie's OS got adopted as the platform of choice for their SMB NAS units. That is changing today. Seagate is introducing two new network storage lineups today, the Marvell ARMADA-based NAS and the Intel Rangeley-based NAS Pro. The NAS...

Affordable storage for the SME, part one

This is the first article of series of articles in which we explore the world of Storage Area Networks (SANs) in search of affordable storage solutions for SMEs. We...

21 by Johan De Gelas on 11/7/2007

Intel "Harpertown" Xeon vs. AMD "Barcelona" Opteron

Intel and AMD release new-and-improved quads: AMD ships Barcelona and Intel tweaks the current Xeon. We see how the two stack up against each other in the IT world.

77 by Jason Clark & Ross Whitehead on 9/18/2007

Low Power Server CPU Redux: Quad-Core Comes to Play

We take a look at the latest low voltage G-stepping quad-core Xeon and compare it to AMD's current low voltage offering.

36 by Jason Clark & Ross Whitehead on 9/13/2007

AMD's Quad-Core Barcelona: Defending New Territory

Today AMD's third generation Opterons launches - only at 2GHz, but packed with many clever tricks to improve the IPC and with a surprise update coming in the near...

46 by Johan De Gelas on 9/10/2007

AMD's Opteron hits 3.2GHz

AMD launches four new Opterons, two at 3GHz and two at 3.2GHz. How do they perform compared to the Intel alternatives? What about performance per watt? Well find out...

30 by Johan De Gelas on 8/6/2007

Killing the Business Desktop PC Softly

It's 2007, and a serious attempt on the life of the PC is in the works. Shockingly, the murder is planned by nobody less than the "parents" of the...

39 by Johan De Gelas on 7/19/2007

Low Power Server CPU Shoot-out

We take a look at two nearly identical systems and compare the low power server processor offerings from AMD and Intel.

27 by Jason Clark & Ross Whitehead on 7/17/2007

Supermicro's Twin: Two nodes and 16 cores in 1U

Low electricity bills, very high processing power, and all at an attractive price - the newest Supermicro server promises a lot. Find out if the promises also materialize as...

28 by Johan De Gelas on 5/28/2007

Intel Clovertown: Quad Core for the Masses

Intel shows what a non-native quad core product can deliver, beating rival AMD's quad core solution to market.

56 by Jason Clark & Ross Whitehead on 3/30/2007

Promise VTrak J300s

We take a look at a 12 drive SAS chassis from Promise and compare SAS, SATA and SCSI while taking a stroll down memory lane.

31 by Jason Clark & Dave Muysson on 2/2/2007

Quad Core Intel Xeon 53xx Clovertown

With four cores in one package, the new Xeon 53xx might be able to offer the performance of a quad socket server in a much cheaper dual socket machine...

15 by Johan De Gelas on 12/27/2006

AMD Socket-F Opteron vs. Intel Woodcrest

We take a look at two nearly identical systems, with the chief difference being the CPUs used: one uses AMD Socket-F Opteron and the other Intel Woodcrest.

38 by Jason Clark & Ross Whitehead on 12/18/2006

SMB NAS Roundup

We take a look at a handful of the popular SMB NAS devices on the market.

23 by Ross Whitehead Jason Clark Dave Muysson on 12/5/2006

Intel's newest Quad Xeon MP versus HP's DL585 Quad Opteron

We confront Intel newest server based on the Xeon MP 7130M with the HP DL585, the popular and well-regarded ProLiant Quad Opteron server that gave HP a major edge...

33 by Johan De Gelas on 11/10/2006

Server Guide part 2: Affordable and Manageable Storage

Our server guides' goal is to give a you a comprehensive overview of server technology. In this second part we introduce you to server storage technology and what you...

21 by Johan De Gelas on 10/18/2006

Server Guide Part 1: Introduction to the Server World

The Server Guides' goal is to give a you a comprehensive overview of server technology. In this first part we introduce you to TCO and the different server chassis...

31 by Johan De Gelas on 8/17/2006

Intel Woodcrest: the Birth of a New King

Intel is back, and they seem to be here to stay. Woodcrest is shipping and Clovertown is on the horizon.

59 by Jason Clark & Ross Whitehead on 7/13/2006

Intel Woodcrest, AMD's Opteron and Sun's UltraSparc T1: Server CPU Shoot-out

Intel's newest Woodcrest arrived a few weeks ago in our server lab. We compare Intel's newest Xeon 5160 with AMD's Opteron and Sun's UltraSparc T1. SSL, PHP, Apache and...

91 by Johan De Gelas on 6/7/2006

Eight Core Servers: Opteron 880 (Egypt) vs. Xeon MP 3.0 GHz (Paxville)

We take a look at the Quad Dual-Core Enterprise platforms, comparing Intel's Paxville (Xeon MP) 3.0GHz with AMD's Opteron 880 in a series of 64-bit database tests.

35 by Jason Clark on 4/24/2006

NVIDIA Business Platform: A competitive desktop alternative to Intel?

NVIDIA is launching a comprehensive stable image platform solution for the IT sector designed around the AMD Athlon 64 processor series.

14 by Gary Key on 3/30/2006

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