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  • CONNECT: Networky gift ideas for the holidays

    Opening a new gadget for the holidays isn't any fun if you can't connect to the InterWeb or other devices. Sometimes you need to upgrade your network, and they often make great gifts, too!

  • For 2012, power-efficient servers could get a shot in the ARM

    In 2012 a fundamental change in <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/topics/server.html">server</a> architecture could be on tap as companies look to cut data center costs with the help of technologies like ARM processors and graphics chips, analysts said.

  • Cisco UCS pricing: It's complicated

    As with any <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/topics/server.html">server</a> product, there are lots of ways to configure UCS, including different levels of CPU, memory and storage. <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/subnets/cisco/">Cisco</a> has a 29-page document to help you get it right, and 29 pages are not overkill. To get an idea of what this might cost, we configured two separate systems: one with 40 dual-socket blades, and another with 80 of the same blades.

  • Cisco impresses with UCS

    If you're tempted to think of <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/subnets/cisco/">Cisco</a>'s Unified Computing System (UCS) as just another blade server — don't. In fact, if you just want a bunch of blades for your computer room, don't call Cisco — Dell, HP, and IBM all offer simpler and more cost-effective options.

  • School shuns popular Apple Mac for Windows

    For a self-described "Mac person" working as a technology manager in a college preparatory school that had been a "Mac school" for as long as he could remember, it was a hard thing to have to face but he said it out loud: "<a href="http://www.networkworld.com/slideshows/2009/060309-apple-quiz.html">Apple</a> never took enterprise computing seriously," says a somewhat disillusioned Adam Gerson, co-director of technology at Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School in New York City.

  • Is Cloud computing for you? Five points to consider

    If your business isn't leveraging Cloud technology as part of its daily operations yet, there's a good chance that it will be within the next few years. According to Cisco, the global Internet traffic generated by the use of cloud computing services will increase 12-fold by 2015.

  • 10 Steps to Get Started With Virtualization

    The benefits of server virtualization are so significant at this point that implementing it is a no-brainer. First and foremost, server virtualization makes much better use of computing resources than physical servers do, since you can run many different virtual servers on a single physical host. In fact, you may be surprised at just how many general-purpose server instances a single modern server can handle simultaneously.