Reviews


Product Review: Keeping Systems Patched with SolarWinds Patch Manager 2.0

Patch management suite allows agents to schedule updates and provides better real-time reporting.

Review: Create Active Directory and Exchange Accounts with Z-Hire

Automation tool Z-Hire populates AD and Exchange Server mailboxes, as well as provisions Lync and Salesforce.com identities.

Review: Latest GFI Cloud Version Strengthens Security Features

The new release of the company's systems management service gains improved policy control and eased administration.

Product Review: Double-Take Now Offers Virtual Server Protection

The new Vision Solutions Double-Take 7.0 backup and recovery software gains agent/agentless option for virtual servers, creates vSPhere virtual appliances and supports heterogeneous servers.

Manage Environments Remotely with NetSupport Manager 12

The new version sports a new interface to help IT troubleshoot from the field using iOS and Android devices.

Simplify Exchange Recovery with Dell Recovery Manager

A flexible search interface makes this software well-suited for e-discovery.

Manage Server Infrastructure with Netwrix Auditor 5.0

The new auditing suite offers extensive reporting tools covering critical system components and platforms.

Virtual LoadMaster with Hyper-V Review: Improve Server Uptime

The Kemp load balancer helps IT pros use the Microsoft hypervisor to distribute workloads across physical and virtual clusters.

V-locity 4 Review: Optimize Your Virtual Guest Machines

Best known for its Diskeeper software, Condusiv is also adding new capabilities to enable organizations to increase performance from virtual servers with V-locity 4.

Review: Lepide Tool Eases Recovery of Exchange Servers

Lepide Exchange Recovery Manager takes on corrupt files and provides granular restoration of mailbox data.

Review: Veeam Backup & Replication 6.5

Data protection tool now offers restoration capabilities, including file-level and instant-recovery options.

Product Review: ShadowProtect 5

ShadowProtect 5 wizards let IT pros easily stage backups and view multiple targets from a single management console.

Review: Veeam Backup & Replication 6.5

The Veeam application eases backups and excels with restorations, ensuring a reliable disaster recovery environment.

Review: Acronis Shortens Windows Backup and Recovery

The new Acronis Backup & Recovery 11.5 is optimized for hybrid cloud environments and provides flexible application support.

Review: Staying Patched with SolarWinds

Patch Manager 1.8 is a useful companion to Windows Server Update Services, and eases the distribution and reporting of patches and security fixes.

Review: GFI Cloud Takes Systems Management to the Cloud as a Service

IT pros can quickly deploy GFI Cloud, which includes such apps as Vipre and Network Server Monitor, as a subscription service.

Product Review: N-able N-central 9.0

Automate common processes for managing distributed client devices over multiple networks with this monitoring tool.

Product Review: LastPass

LastPass keeps your passwords secure and organized.

Review: Inside Windows Server 2012

With a new file system, Features on Demand, and major improvements to storage, networking and clustering, the forthcoming server OS is a substantial move forward for Microsoft.

SQL Server 2012: Raising the Bar on Database Availability

Among many new features, Microsoft's new database management system is well-suited for applications that require uptime and portability.

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