"Convergence" is a hot topic today but, like so many buzzwords, the term takes on many different meanings. But let's consider converged infrastructure for a moment - systems that seamlessly combine server and storage. A variety of offerings can be called "converged", from "stacks" of equipment curated by major vendors and resellers to integrated boxes with everything inside. … [Read more...] about Scale Computing HC3 – Converged Infrastructure For Everybody!
I've been watching enterprise IT for over 20 years now, and I've seen some radical changes. In the server space, one of the biggest shifts was the form factor of the servers: From tower to rack-mount to blades. But what makes a blade server anyway? Let's consider this for a moment, as we watch another shift in progress. Blade servers are easily recognized in the data … [Read more...] about What Is a Blade Server?
I didn't intend to buy a new iMac. I was happy with my Mac Mini desktop system and my MacBook Pro was a fine portable (now that the video has been repaired). I simply wanted more display real estate so I could do some video editing. But my shopping trip took a detour at the Apple store: The 27" iMac is simply the best computer monitor you can buy, and it happens to have a great … [Read more...] about Turn Your 27″ iMac Into An Awesome Monitor
After a very, very long wait, Apple has finally updated the Mac Mini, their entry-level "bridge" Mac. It's amazing that, after 19 months without an update, Apple's new Mini looks exactly the same as the old Mini. But what's under the hood matters, and Apple delivered a mixed bag there. The new Mini is an excellent home server, which is how mine will be used, but some poor … [Read more...] about New Mac Mini Is A Diamond In The Rough
Just a quick tip tonight about something that's been nagging me. I love my IOGear MiniView Micro GCS632U KVM, but I've had a weird problem since hooking it up to my new MacBook Pro. See, the IOGear uses a double press on the Scroll Lock key to switch views. But every time I type this while connected to the Mac, the screen dims two notches. Pretty quick, it's completely … [Read more...] about How to Keep an IOGear KVM from Dimming Your Mac’s Screen