Monthly Archives: February 2009

More bang for the buck — VMware or Microsoft?

Found this interesting TechTarget article comparing VMware’s ESX and Microsoft’s Hyper-V. So which server virtualization technology is cheaper? The comparison shows that while the initial acquisition cost is lower with Hyper-V, the cost of upgrades and management are relatively higher.    “The hypervisor is … Continue reading

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Bytes, Cameras, Action!

You just installed two dozen high resolution cameras in your surveillance system. You got your video management software, your video servers, and your storage. So what else do you need to consider? Bytes: Define your storage requirements upfront. You don’t want to exceed … Continue reading

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Create an iSCSI Volume in 90 seconds or less

Are you looking for some quick demos on how to set up your IT equipment?  Look for our YouTube channel, we’ll be posting short videos on demos of our products, common questions, tips and tricks and more.  Here is the first. … Continue reading

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iPhones are everywhere: even monitoring surveillance systems

This is pretty cool. LexTech has developed an iPhone app for video surveillance.  I wouldn’t be shocked if all of the mainstream video management software offers similar functionality in the coming months.  If you are a software vendor, chime in … Continue reading

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From Tech Target: Top 10 free VMware tools of 2008

TechTarget has published a list of the top 10 free tools for VMware: 1. VMware Infrastructure Management Assistant (VIMA) 2. Storage VMotion plug-in 3. Solarwinds VM Monitor 4. Trilead VM Explorer (VMX) 5. TripWire ConfigCheck and ConfigureSoft Compliance Checker 6. … Continue reading

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Tutorial: How do I set up my iSCSI SAN with VMWare for Optimal Performance?

NetApp, Dell, EMC and HP collaborated on a post about increasing iSCSI performance under VMWare.  There are some great tips and basics on iSCSI there, but for you StoneFly customers, here is a little advice from our Director of Product … Continue reading

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Virtual Infrastructure eBook

Need some pointers on how to maximize system utilization while keeping costs to a minimum? Our StoneFly Virtual Infrastructure Evaluation Book includes some helpful white papers and exemplifying case studies to show how reducing hardware and virtualizing not only lowers operational costs, but also helps … Continue reading

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A new reason for your company to subsidize your iPhone

You can now manage your virtual servers with a great open-source mobile application: Virtualization Mobile Manager.  Techtarget covered it in detail, so follow the link below. A few quick facts about VMM from the IT Knowledge Exchange Blog VMM is … Continue reading

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