Posts Tagged ‘network’

Review: Seagate IronWolf Pro 14TB HDD with Synology DS918+ NAS

Wednesday, March 31st, 2021

With the growing demand for storage space at home, I’ve set up an NAS (Network Attached Storage) with three Seagate IronWolf Pro 14TB NAS HDD (Hard Disk Drive) in a Synology DS918+ DiskStation. Just in time for World Backup Day 2021 today.

 

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The three Seagate IronWolf Pro 14TB HDD freshly unwrapped (lower photo) and just prior to installation into the Synology DS918+ DiskStation NAS.

With the exponentially increasing demand for storage space, businesses and home users constantly find themselves exhausting whatever storage they have – be it to store text documents, databases, photos or huge video files.

 

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The NAS sitting pretty alongside the Linksys E9450 router, all set up with RAID5 in a Synology DS918+ DiskStation with three Seagate IronWolf Pro 14TB HDDs within.

And with the COVID-19 pandemic, employees are working from home and students are doing home-based learning – resulting in large increases in demand for storage needs at home eg. if you’re a creative pro who now have to do your video-editing at home instead of at the office.

 

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The three Seagate IronWolf Pro 14TB HDDs and Synology DS918+ DiskStation NAS just prior to unboxing.

Having gotten by with a desktop expansion HDD connected to my work laptop, I’ve decided to set up an NAS at home – to not only increase storage capacity but also to share that storage with all members of the family.

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Keysight World Singapore 2019 Showcases New Innovations

Friday, August 2nd, 2019

The new solutions accelerate 5G, automotive cybersecurity and network innovations, helping Singapore businesses speed up technological advancements through collaboration and innovation.

Ee Huei Sin, Vice President / General Manager, General Electronics Measurement Solutions, Keysight Technologies, briefing the company's solutions for IoT and 5G.

Ee Huei Sin, Vice President / General Manager, General Electronics Measurement Solutions, Keysight Technologies, briefing the company’s solutions for IoT and 5G.

In 2019 and beyond, 5G-enabled technologies have the potential to create major global technology shifts, leading to huge potential for industries worldwide.

However, before this potential can be harnessed, the technologies must first be thoroughly tested.

Keysight targets these critical testing needs by offering solutions and insights in electronic design, test, manufacturing, and optimisation.

More details below from the press release.

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Sophos Security Heartbeat marries Endpoint and Network security

Thursday, November 26th, 2015

Sophos introduces Synchronized Security to Endpoints and Networks in new Sophos XG Firewall with Security Heartbeat.

Available models range from a desktop appliance with integrated Wi-Fi to rack-mount appliances for the data center. Pricing is available from authorised Sophos partners worldwide.

Available models range from a desktop appliance with integrated Wi-Fi to rack-mount appliances for the data center. Pricing is available from authorised Sophos partners worldwide.

Sophos has introduced synchronised security protection against today’s sophisticated threats with the Sophos Security Heartbeat capability.

“Synchronised security from Sophos is a key innovation in next-generation security protection, and we are delivering that through Sophos Security Heartbeat,” said Stuart Fisher, Managing Director for Asia Pacific, Sophos.

The company’s Sophos XG series of next-generation firewalls and UTMs will be equipped with this new technology.

Sophos Security Heartbeat directly links next-generation firewalls and UTMs with next-generation endpoint security to share threat intelligence that enables faster detection of threats, automatic isolation of infected devices, and more immediate and targeted response and resolution.

With Security Heartbeat, organisations of any size can advance their defenses against increasingly coordinated and stealthy attacks and drive a dramatic reduction in the time and resources required to investigate and address security incidents.

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Review: Seagate NAS 4-bay 20TB Network Attached Storage for businesses

Monday, May 11th, 2015

If you’re a small growing business looking for an easy-to-use and affordable NAS storage solution that keeps your data secure and always available, this Seagate NAS 4-bay 20TB (S$1,899) could well be your answer.

Seagate NAS 4-Bay 20TB.

Seagate NAS 4-Bay 20TB.

The NAS 4-bay 20TB is one of many configurations (see sidebar below) that Seagate introduced as part of its Network Attached Storage (NAS) product line refresh that saw the replacement of its previous Business Storage series with the NAS and NAS Pro lines of product.

In the box: Seagate NAS, power supply cable, Ethernet cable, Quick Start Guide.

In the box: Seagate NAS, power supply cable, Ethernet cable, Quick Start Guide.

With pre-installed hard disk drives (HDD) and pre-configured RAID disks, as well as its latest operating system – NAS 0S 4 – Seagate offers storage simplicity for SOHOs (Small Office Home Office) and small businesses with ease of use and private cloud access over the Internet.

The ease of use and set-up is particularly attractive to small companies without dedicated IT resources, while the cloud access is especially useful for organisations with mobile workers requiring secure remote access to vital documents, data and resources from the field.

Connection is easy: Simply connect the Ethernet cable to the NAS and the router. Then connect the power cable to the NAS and the outlet and you're ready to go. You can connect a second Ethernet cable for redundancy or performance.

Connection is easy: Simply connect the Ethernet cable to the NAS and the router. Then connect the power cable to the NAS and the outlet and you’re ready to go. You can connect a second Ethernet cable for redundancy or performance.

The easy-to-navigate HTML user-interface is driven by the new LINUX-based NAS OS 4, which now comes with a redesigned Device Manager, enabling users to manage preferences and configure settings from a single location.

It includes useful features such as App Manager and Seagate Sdrive for remote access – some of the most demanded features of NAS users in general.

I found the NAS device management effortless from a desktop, laptop, tablet, or even a smartphone.

I was also impressed by how silent the internal fan of the NAS was – you can just leave the NAS on and hardly notice any noise.

My take:

“Seagate’s NAS 4-bay 20TB offers an excellent affordable and reliable network attached storage solution for home and small business businesses with up to 25 employees – with easy set-up and usage, as well as cloud access from anywhere with an Internet connection, from mobile devices including tablets and smartphones.”

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New arrivals: Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router AC1900 EA6900

Monday, November 25th, 2013

Linksys announced its fastest Wireless-AC router today. It will debut in Singapore at SITEX 2013 at a promotional introductory price of S$319, with free gifts worth up to S$188.

After the show, this flagship model will retail at S$339 from 2 December onwards. All prices include GST.

The Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router AC1900 EA6900 is the company's flagship router with the fastest Wireless-AC speed.

The Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router AC1900 EA6900 is the company’s flagship router with the fastest Wireless-AC speed.

Equipped with a dual-core processor and external antennae to deliver higher speed and wider range, the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router AC1900 EA6900 promises high-performance connectivity in the home.

“Linksys understands that today’s consumers need reliable wireless coverage throughout their home. With our expertise in networking we have brought today’s best wireless technologies together in one sleek form factor,” said Tang Boon Ping, Director, Asia, Linksys and Belkin.

The new router offers speeds of up to 600Mbps to Wireless-N clients and up to 1300Mbps to Wireless-AC clients.

The Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router AC1900 EA6900 also sees the re-introduction of three external and removable dipole antennae, for better performance.

Aside from giving consumers maximum flexibility in steering the signal to enhance network range and stability, the inclusion of external antennae also allow discerning users to swap out the antennae with other types depending on personal preference.

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ASUS releases WL-330NUL – the world’s smallest router

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

The pocket-sized USB device enables users to stay connected wherever they go with Ethernet, Wi-Fi and access point modes plus multi-OS support.

Available on 20 May for S$59 (revised downwards from S$69).

ASUS WL-330NUL USB router will be available from next Monday for S$59.

ASUS WL-330NUL USB router will be available from next Monday for S$59.

Designed to enable convenient and quick internet access for travelers, the USB-based ASUS WL-330NUL provides quick secure network setup and connection sharing with other users.

It works with multiple operating systems, including Windows 8, Mac OS, and iOS.

Specifications for the ASUS WL-330NUL USB router
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CommScope brings 40Gbps Ethernet channel closer to reality

Monday, February 18th, 2013

CommScope announced today that it has successfully demonstrated the feasibility of Category 8 cabling for enterprise networks.

The proof of concept brings CommScope customers closer to achieving 40GBASE-T system for data center applications.

Extracted from report for the "Category 8 Structured Cabling Channel Demonstration by CommScope".

Extracted from report for the “Category 8 Structured Cabling Channel Demonstration by CommScope”.

CommScope is a global leader in infrastructure solutions for communications networks.  and data centers.

“We believe this demonstrated solution shows the real market potential for customers to eventually take advantage of 40G transmission rates over copper twisted-pair based media with cable and connector types they are familiar with today,” said Richard Mei, director of transmission solutions, CommScope.

As a leading provider of next generation data center infrastructure, CommScope verified a proof-of-concept solution for a viable 40 Gigabit per second (Gbps) Ethernet channel by utilizing prototype Category 8 RJ-45 connectors and copper twisted pair cables.

All components of the groundbreaking concept were designed by engineers in CommScope labs. This demonstration took place at the recent International Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) 802.3 NGBASE-T study group meeting in Phoenix, Ariz.

A technical contribution to the study group titled, “Category 8 Structured Cabling Channel Demonstration by CommScope,” described the feasibility of the concept.

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Smartphones hungrier than tablets for data utilisation – Arieso says

Monday, January 14th, 2013

Arieso has just released the results of a study into recent trends in extreme data, revealing new challengers for Telcos and network operators.

The latest Hungry Handsets report by Arieso

The latest Hungry Handsets report by Arieso

This year’s Hungry Handsets study finds that:

  • Smartphones trump tablets in terms of data consumption and generation
  • Apple’s iPhone 5 and Samsung’s GALAXY SIII goes head to head against each other at the top of the data utilisation list
  • Data upload has grown, as users generate more data.

This latest analysis by Arieso into mobile data use also reveals that 40% of all data is consumed by only 1% of users, although LTE is starting to take the strain.

Interview with study author

Dr. Michael Flanagan, study author & CTO, Arieso

Dr. Michael Flanagan, study author & CTO, Arieso

I spoke with Dr. Michael Flanagan, the study author and Arieso CTO about the report.

He observed that the data crunch in the wireless industry started by the launch of the iPhone was not abating; and the study revealed that increasingly sophisticated devices are unleashing unprecedented levels of user demand.

He cautioned that the particular results in this study corresponded to the specific market that was studied, and that these results could vary depending on a number of circumstances (including morphologies, available devices, regional customer behaviors, and socio-economic user factors).

“Yet again we found that novel usage patterns, new technologies and regional idiosyncrasies are conspiring to make life increasingly difficult for mobile operators trying to meet evolving customer expectations,” said study author and Arieso CTO, Dr. Michael Flanagan.

As such, these results are intended to be illustrative rather than definitive.

Dr. Flanagan urged network operators to embark upon similar subscriber and network evaluation programs in order to determine the clear and present data demands being placed on their networks as well as the most appropriate response strategies to best satisfy this demand.

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OpenNet completes initial rollout of Singapore Nationwide Fibre Network

Monday, October 15th, 2012

With the completion of the initial rollout, OpenNet has achieved 95 percent coverage of Singapore’s residential and non-residential premises (as at 30 June 2012) in three and a half years.

95% of Singapore's residential and non-residential have met their friendly neighbourhood. Photo from OpenNet.

95% of Singapore’s residential and non-residential have met their friendly neighbourhood. Photo from OpenNet.

OpenNet’s focus for Singapore’s Next Generation Nationwide Broadband Network (Next Gen NBN) is now on the remaining 5% and new premises.

While roll-out to 95% of Singaporean premises was on schedule, there have been some delays in reaching the remaining premises.

OpenNet has, however, recently reached an agreement with its Key Sub-contractor to roll-out fibre to the balance 5% premises by mid-2013.

“As users enjoy a richer and smoother broadband experience, OpenNet is proud to be a contributor to the transformation of Singapore into an intelligent nation and global city,” said Mark Blake, CEO, OpenNet.

The coverage information is being updated and from 1st November 2012 premise owners may check OpenNet’s portal at www.opennet.com.sg for specific coverage details.

A letter will also be sent to homeowners when fibre roll-out to their building has been completed.

Homeowners may then approach their preferred Internet Service Provider to subscribe to fibre broadband services, including a free first pass installation of the fibre termination point.

New company byte: OpenNet

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

Here’s a new Company Byte – for OpenNet, the Singapore company responsible for the building, managing and operating of the fibre-optic platform for Singapore’s Next Generation Nationwide Broadband Network (Next Gen NBN).

OpenNet is responsible for the building, managing and operating of Singapore’s Next Generation Nationwide Broadband Network (Next Gen NBN).

Read a byte-sized profile and background information of OpenNetfor quick reference here.

You can also read articles related to OpenNet on tech4tea.com here.