The time for virtual machine (VM)-only backup solutions is passing. Enterprise workloads and mission critical applications demand comprehensive tools to back up the mixed virtualized and non-virtualized infrastructures that have become the norm.
Apple's new ultraportable may not be for everyone, but if you want thin, sexy, easy mobility, and decent performance -- and can live without a swappable battery and built-in optical drive -- the Air is the answer... more
ESX Server 3.5 and VirtualCenter 2.5 upgrades boost scalability and add handy new features; integrated tools for capacity planning, VM patching, and storage management fill important gaps, but wrinkles and loose ends remain... more
The size of a paint can, the CS407 houses 4TB of RAID 5 storage, speaks almost any file sharing protocol you might think of using, and its embedded Linux OS is open to additions; on the downside, its breadth of capabilities will tempt you to overload its somewhat meager system resources... more
VI3 with ESX Server 3.5 and VirtualCenter 2.5 beefs up server virtualization management with automated patching, virtual disk migration, planning and migration wizardry, and distributed power management; embedded ESX shows purple in the late beta... more