Application virtualisation

Application virtualisation frees you from your operating system. This means improved mobility, increased reliability and possible cost reduction. If you are part of a larger organisation, you know the headache of tracking software licenses, rolling out new operating systems, making applications mobile and the constant bother of application conflicts. Application virtualisation simplifies your application management, making all of […]

What is Hosted Email?

We all rely on email. Almost every organization communicates critical information by email on a daily basis. Ease of access from almost anywhere in the world and off-site backing up of all emails are just two reasons to take advantage of CMS IT’s hosted email service. Knowing that CMS IT is supporting your email system […]

What is Hosted Desktop?

Have you noticed that your desktop hardware budget is ballooning every year? The constant fixing of operating system issues, upgrades, patches, virus issues and security incurs a significant expense in any organisation. Now, Imagine a hassle-free desktop environment and its upgrades done in one smooth transition, saving time, money and stress. Add to that the […]


iSCSI vs. Fibre Channel SANs

There has always been a big discussion on these two storage technologies, Fibre Channel and iSCSI. There is really no straight answer to which one suits you, but here are some quick facts that can help in deciding what to invest in. Whilst Fibre Channel does provide the low latency and perhaps the higher availability […]


Thin Apps Vs Thick – might just have become moot…

This was drafted as some disparate thoughts around the portability and the ‘comfort’ factor of having native features like formatting and notifications on mobile platforms Backstory: I had the illuminating experience the other day of unwrapping a new in box, HP Ipaq PDA, from (as best I could tell) 2007. We’re talking Windows Mobile v6 […]


A nice cloud summary in a whitepaper from Microsoft

Click here for a cost (among other things) comparison of the Microsoft Private Cloud proposal as compared to VMWare. One does imagine after reading a document like this, a consolidated environment where a heterogeneous collection of environments can act as surrogate hosts for an abstracted version of an application service, through a homogeneous interface layer… but […]


Android and Windows-based Lenovo tablets to arrive

Lenovo has finally entered the tablet market by unveiling a pair of devices running Android 3.1, with a Windows tablet to follow. Lenovo unveiled tablets at CES in Las Vegas at the beginning of the year – and released the LePad in China – but the ThinkPad and IdeaPad are the first to be given […]


Virtual Cloud Day – new version of VMware vSphere is here

vSphere 5.0 – the Best Platform for Cloud Infrastructure What’s New!VMware vSphere 5.0 delivers intelligent policy management so you can ‘set it and forget it.’ Create and run ‘super virtual machines’ even for the resource intensive workload. vSphere also delivers true application portability and flexible hybrid cloud management through a single pane. VMware vShield™ 5.0 […]


Xen Server 6.0 beta released

Xen Server 6.0 beta released! The newly released beta of Citrix XenServer 6.0 features cross-platform management tools compatible with VMware vSphere and Microsoft System Center, as well as the integration of the Open vSwitch, first introduced with XenServer 5.6, as the default network stack for the product.   Based on the Xen 4.1 hypervisor, XenServer […]

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WatchGuard XTM2050 – The Next-Generation Firewall

WatchGuard XTM2050 – The Next-Generation Firewall Large enterprises need to know that their valuable information is safe and secure. The Next-Generation Firewall XTM 2050 succeeds in doing this, while also factoring in affordability and ease of use. This is a top of the line, multi-gigabit Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) that secures corporate Internet traffic against hackers, […]

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