Author Archives: Jame Ervin

Advice on how to cut storage costs

Here’s some great advice from the Enterprise Storage Forum on cutting storage costs. Try flash or solid state disk.  Amazingly enough, with the speedy performance on SSD, it is probably cheaper than adding more memory to your heavy duty database … Continue reading

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Virtualization webinar video available: iSCSI, virtual servers and consolidation

A couple of weeks ago we did a webinar on virtual servers, iSCSI, vSphere and storage consolidation. Quick refresher on the discussion: Setting up iSCSI storage for Virtual Servers Using advanced storage features for improved virtual server management Managing large … Continue reading

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Welkom aan boord, Consolidate IT!

“Welkom aan boord” = “Welcome aboard” in Dutch.  We just signed up a new distributor in the Netherlands: Consolidate IT. Here’s the news release:  StoneFly reaches further in Europe with a new sales channel. Are you a European VAR looking … Continue reading

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Do drives come with that RAID?

This post is brought to you by the worst pickup line ever. Prospective customers always ask… Can I purchase your system without drives? They are available on the open market at a much lower cost. And I agree.  It is … Continue reading

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Onssi on why IP surveillance makes sense

Remember when you purchased your first digital camera?  It was easy (sort of).  You could take as many pictures as you wanted.  And purge the crappy images later.  There was instant preview.  You could email the pics without a scanner … Continue reading

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VMware vSphere is on the way!

Next week, VMware is set to launch the next piece of their new “datacenter operating system.” We are excited about, and look here for more info here as we support these new virtualization solutions: Some highlights of what’s new: Fault … Continue reading

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Video tutorial on designing a video security system

Need some help designing a video security system?  Check out this video from GSP America. Here are 6 questions from the video on what to look for and what to ask: What type of cameras should I use? How should … Continue reading

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Webinar on Virtual Servers, IP Storage, VMware and Xen on 4/22/2009

We’ve got a webinar coming up next Wednesday, 4/22 all about going virtual.  Check it out if you are in the middle of designing your virtual infrastructure, planning your disaster recovery plan or trying to figure out how to get … Continue reading

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Planning Surveillance projects, a NetworkWorld Guide

Great Article in NetworkWorld on planning a surveillance project: from alarms to cameras to choosing an installer to storage for multiple sites.  The article is directed at end-users and explains the relationships between vendors, resellers and installers. A great overview for … Continue reading

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Disaster Recovery and Backup for SharePoint 2007

Are you using Microsoft’s SharePoint for document management?  We are, and so is the CIA (the government goes “Web 2.0″).  Follow the link below for tips, tricks, and instruction on using SharePoint’s built in tools for backup and recovery! Keep … Continue reading

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