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Wednesday, 06 January 2010 08:04

Iomega puts a virtual machine in your pocket

The free v.Clone software from Iomega lets you put a copy of your system on one of the company's hard drives and then run it as a virtual machine on another PC.

The software, developed by information infrastructure experts EMC and based on VMware technology, either comes on an Iomega USB hard drive or can be downloaded and installed on a supported drive.

It clones a PC's C: drive, including the OS and its settings, applications, and files. When the drive is attached to another PC, the clone can be run as a virtual machine, using the custom VMware Player that's installed with it.

V.Clone also syncs changed data in both directions: from the cloned PC onto the Iomega drive, and from any secondary PC the clone is run on back to the "home" PC.

Iomega carefully explains that v.Clone is not a backup solution, because it doesn't keep the OS or applications up-to-date. It only makes a complete copy of those during the initial cloning process.

It's also not meant to be a complete disaster recovery solution, because it can't be used to restore the primary computer. It does provide a way to keep working in the event of disaster, however, and can be used to restore data to a new PC.

What it is for is providing complete access to the primary computer, both data and environment, on another PC.

The software works with Windows XP, Vista, and 7 PCs capable of running the VMware Player, and requires administrator access to the secondary machine.

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Now’s the Time for 400G Migration

The optical fibre community is anxiously awaiting the benefits that 400G capacity per wavelength will bring to existing and future fibre optic networks.

Nearly every business wants to leverage the latest in digital offerings to remain competitive in their respective markets and to provide support for fast and ever-increasing demands for data capacity. 400G is the answer.

Initial challenges are associated with supporting such project and upgrades to fulfil the promise of higher-capacity transport.

The foundation of optical networking infrastructure includes coherent optical transceivers and digital signal processing (DSP), mux/demux, ROADM, and optical amplifiers, all of which must be able to support 400G capacity.

With today’s proprietary power-hungry and high cost transceivers and DSP, how is migration to 400G networks going to be a viable option?

PacketLight's next-generation standardised solutions may be the answer. Click below to read the full article.


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