Reviews

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REVIEW: Observium open-source network monitoring won’t run on Windows but has a great user interface, price

Observium’s network monitoring software is mature platform with good documentation, but won’t export data from its Web interface.

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REVIEW: Network test tools from Fluke, NETSCOUT and SignalTEK

Network testers are ideal for IDing bad cabling, helping to troubleshoot network issues, estimating cable lengths and determining cable rates

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A new telepresence robot takes the stage

Ava from Ava Robotics, a startup with deep technical ties to iRobot, brings her charming personality to the telepresence marketplace.

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Customer reviews: Top Remote Access Tools

Actual users of LogMeIn, Bomgar Remote Support, XenApp, Microsoft Remote Desktop Services, TeamViewer and ConnectWise Control tell what they like about these tools and where they found shortcomings.

Wi-Fi tools

REVIEW: 5 top hardware-based Wi-Fi test tools

Software tools for testing Wi-Fi can run on a laptop, but dedicated hardware tools offer the convenience of a sometimes less cumbersome form-factor that are compact enough to fit in the pouch of a laptop bag. This article looks at...

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Aruba v Aerohive in customer reviews

Users of Aruba and Aerohive's wireless gear comment on what they like and what they don't based on their first-hand experiences.

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Review: VMware’s vSAN 6.6

VMware's vSAN 6.6 is an attractive, if expensive, choice for hyper-converged storage.

Cisco UCS B-Series vs. HPE BladeSystem: Which is better?

This IT Central Station report compares real users’ feedback on Cisco UCS B-Series and HPE BladeSystem

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REVIEW: FlexPod, Oracle Exalogic converged-infrastructure gear

Two top makers of converged infrastructure devices – FlexPod and Oracle Exalogic – rank well among their users, but they have important differences, according to customers who have used the products. In this review, real users who...

What do users really think of all-flash arrays?

Read real users’ feedback on all-flash arrays courtesy of IT Central Station

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REVIEW: How rack servers from HPE, Dell and IBM stack up

End users describe how rack servers from HPE, Dell and IBM stack up

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Beam me up and over — test-driving telepresence technology

Suitable Technologies' Beam telepresence systems elevate remote meetings and interaction with remote staff and customers.

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8 free Wi-Fi stumbling and surveying tools for Windows and Mac

A lok at 8 tools that provide important details on known and unknown aspects of your WiFi network.

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8 free Wi-Fi stumbling and surveying tools

Here are 8 free Wi-Fi stumbling and surveying tools to reveal important details about Wi-Fi networks.

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5 top Linux server distros: How to choose the right one

What you need to know to choose among Ubuntu LTS, Oracle Linux, Fedora Server, Red Hat Enterprise Linux and SUSE Enterprise Server

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REVIEW: Turbonomic, VMware virtualization management tools

IT pros share their experiences working with Turbonomic and VMware vRealize Operations

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REVIEW: Users assess network virtualization software from VMware and Micro Focus

Two of the leading network virtualization platforms are VMware NSX and Micro Focus Network Virtualization, according to IT pros in the IT Central Station community. Based on these users’ experiences, the most important selection...

Network monitoring tools: Which work best?

Discover what real users think of the current batch of network monitoring software options

disaster recovery

REVIEW: 4 top disaster-recovery platforms compared

Customers offer hands-on descriptions of what it’s like to work with disaster-recovery software from Acronis, Veeam, VMware and Zerto.

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REVIEW: Mojo wireless intrusion prevention system

Mojo's wireless access points can ID and mitigate threats and trigger alerts.

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