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Deploying Solidfire is simple, its storage fast & highly efficient

  Deploying a Solidfire cluster may be one so the easiest deployments I’ve ever been a part of.  With a bit of pre-planning for the network, setting up a Solidfire cluster is straight-forward and quick. Walk Through The nodes arrive like any other server, boxed, with a rack mounting kit and some basic instructions. Racking […]

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Fave Products: Anker’s PowerCore Fusion 5000 2-in-1 is the best of both worlds

Anker makes a lot of my favorite accessories. I recently picked up a Anker PowerCore Fusion 5000 2-in-1 charger.  It is both a dual-port USB wall charger and a portable battery. Ever since I lost the power cable to my first Anker was a dual-port charger (making it a useless paperweight), I have found myself […]

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Upgrading to Ubiquiti’s EdgeRouter X SFP

New house.  New city.  New ISP.  New router.  This time I opted for the big brother of the EdgeRouter Lite, the EdgeRouter X SFP model.  While it includes all of the goodness that I previously reviewed with the EdgeRouter, including the Vyatta based OS, the X SFP model includes some additional hardware capabilities. Why a […]

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HP offers a portfolio of products to solve enterprise print security problems

In the enterprise space, many of the free vendor tools simply don’t scale and address the wide range of security issues around printing.   Enterprises have to deal with compliance and regulations, the potential for audits, and most nagging is finding the time to address printing security.  While the security of the PC, servers, networking, and […]

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Reset ECC error counters and reset memory faults on UCS C-Series via CIMC

While troubleshooting DIMM errors/issues on a UCS C-Series, I ran into an issue where the ECC error counters would not reset after changing a DIMM and after multiple reboots.  During the course of troubleshooting, I caused a bunch of other ECC errors causing a number of faults across the motherboard.  All of these displayed an error […]

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Playstation Vue is the best streaming TV service available

A couple days into a trial of Playstation Vue, I’m convinced it is the best IPTV service available today.  The interface is sleek and available on multiple platforms, the performance of video is incredibly good, but best of all, its has a cloud based DVR features and the “catchup” ability to watch previously aired shows […]

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5 Tips to Secure your Printer fleet for free

So, you’re sufficiently concerned about security for your printing environment.  What can you do to immediately improve your situation?  And secondly, how much is it going to cost you?  Let’s take a look at some general tips that you can accomplish with no additional expense. Tip 1: Check for patches to your firmware and BIOS […]

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Are printers putting your network at risk?

Only a small percentage of companies think of printers when it comes to securing their network, leaving them vulnerable and susceptible to attacks.  Print security?  Is that really such a thing?  Last week, I spent the day today with HP in Palo Alto, CA, learning about secure printing solutions within their portfolio.  Why HP?  To […]

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Aruba Networks talks intelligent workspaces during HPE Discover

Aruba Networks co-founder Keerti Melkote thinks the future of workspaces is all about augmenting technologies and the Internet of Things to assist workers to get their jobs done.  During the Day 2 keynote at HPE Discover, Melkote shared a model of the intelligent workspace while sharing the stage with Özer Dondurmacioglu, general manager of Meridian apps for […]

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Partnership announcements at HPE Discover may signal strategy change

While HPE typically uses Discover to announce its latest and greatest, news from HPE Discover in London this year included the names of several other vendors.  It was a year of partnerships for the company.  But that comes after the company has a lot of explaining to do.  The blogger sessions that I took part […]

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