IT Creations offers Mission Critical Services

Imagine this…

It’s Friday at 8:00 pm and just beginning to cool down after mid ninety-degree temperatures all week—and next week is supposed to be even hotter. Two hours ago you got an alert that your server room air conditioning failed and a critical server is down. The technician you called promptly fixed the air conditioner but your server suffered heat stroke. You need to replace the whole system, and you need a direct replacement with the same configuration. The manufacturer is going to take two weeks to deliver, and unfortunately, your usual vendors are closed over the weekend. Continue reading IT Creations offers Mission Critical Services

SAS vs. SATA – Choose Wisely…

SAS and SATA are the two big names in data storage with most new servers and workstations supporting both. Both also come in a 3.5-inch and the ever more popular 2.5-inch form factor and hot-plugging is available on both. But what exactly are the differences between the two? For the purposes of this discussion we will only be looking at disk based drives not the solid state drives—that’s another story. Continue reading SAS vs. SATA – Choose Wisely…

The Star Trek Guide to Saving a Bundle by Buying Refurbished Hardware

Financially, staying up to date with the latest hardware is no easy task for an IT department. After all, technology is constantly evolving and new hardware like servers, storage, and workstations can be a costly investment.

The good news? Buying the hardware you need doesn’t have to wipe out your IT budget. Instead, you can purchase high-quality, refurbished equipment that has been through a rigorous refurbishment process to ensure that it works properly. Continue reading The Star Trek Guide to Saving a Bundle by Buying Refurbished Hardware

IBM – Security Update

Affected systems:
IBM, Nvidia Graphics Cards


Vulnerability rating:
5 out of 10 on the CVSS scale

The RC4 “Bar Mitzvah” attack for SSL/TLS affects system x IMM and includes the following systems:

System x3630 M3,  System x3500 M3,  System x iDataPlex dx360 M3 server,  System x3650 M2,  System x3690 X ,  Continue reading IBM – Security Update

HP’s Machine — the future of computing?

May 5, 2015

With diminishing returns on the horizon as current silicon-based, transistor technology reaches physical limitations, HP has set out to develop the next generation of computing technology. They have an ambitious plan with a project called “The Machine” which is the largest Continue reading HP’s Machine — the future of computing?

Still Using That old Thang…

If you are still using Microsoft Server 2003, support is set to end on July 14, 2015!

This is a big deal. If you are running this soon to be unsupported software the chances are your hardware probably needs an update as well. Not to mention, migrating your server environment is a time intensive process and will probably take longer than you think.

Hackers love outdated software and companies still using Microsoft Server 2003 are a tempting target for those less scrupulous individuals—and their numbers are multiplying if the news is any indication. According to the Microsoft website, data migration can take anywhere from

Continue reading Still Using That old Thang…