Shingled Magnetic Recording (SMR)

SMR (Shingled Magnetic Recording) increases storage density

When you save data to a hard drive, it is written to tracks on magnetic platters. On conventional hard drives these tracks are completely separate, but with Shingled Magnetic Recording, they partly overlap one another. This means that SMR allows you to store more data per inch. Read on to find out more about this new hard drive technology and its implications.

What is on-premises?

On-premises: the license model for server-based software

Until 2010, the on-premises software model was standard for the Microsoft Office suite and other well-known software providers. Nowadays, on-premises continues to be important particularly for companies with high data protection requirements and where there is a great need for individual software adjustments. But what exactly is on-premises and what advantages, and disadvantages does the license...

What is machine-to-machine communication (M2M)?

Machine-to-machine communication (M2M) – definition, characteristics, and advantages

M2M communication refers to the automatic exchange of information between machines. Nowadays, it would be hard to imagine many areas of life without machine-to-machine communication. In this article, you’ll learn how machine-to-machine communication works, when it is used, and what advantages it offers. You’ll also find out how you can use M2M for your business.

How to check Debian version

How to check Debian version: the quick and easy way

Knowing which Debian version you have not only helps you to choose the right install package for a program – you also need it to get appropriate support in forums. There are several different methods to check your Debian version. In this step-by-step guide, we’ll explain how to check your version using Terminal and Hardinfo.

Check Ubuntu version

How to check your Ubuntu version: a guide

Knowing which Ubuntu version you’re running is helpful for different things. You can use this information to check whether programs are compatible with your system. Or you can include the version number in troubleshooting searches. It’s thus of crucial importance to know how to check your Ubuntu version. Keep reading to find out how to do so in a few simple clicks.

Clear Linux OS

Clear Linux OS: the performant Linux distribution for the cloud

From Ubuntu to Debian, there is a wide range of Linux distributions to choose from. In 2015, Intel introduced another alternative which is specially designed for Intel hardware: the cloud operating system Clear Linux. Since then, Clear Linux OS has become a popular choice as a desktop operating system and for use with hardware from other manufacturers. Here, we provide a more detailed introduction...

What is distributed computing?

Distributed computing for efficient digital infrastructures

Distributed computing is a basic digital technology. Many companies and cloud services rely on this method which provides a powerful yet cost-effective infrastructure. Even complex research projects and business applications can benefit from the flexible and practical solutions provided by distributed computing.

Setting up a Minecraft server with a dedicated server

Setting up your own Minecraft server

Many players of the popular game, Minecraft, need or want to use their own servers. Hosting your own Minecraft world is the only way users are able to adjust the general settings of the online multiplayer mode. Setting up a personal Minecraft server isn’t as daunting as it sounds, however. Find out just exactly how it works and what type of server is best suited for hosting Minecraft.

What is a plug-in?

What is a plug-in and what is it used for?

Plug-ins have many advantages. For example, these small add-ons are the simplest solution if you want to play Flash videos on your website, display PDF files in your browser or spice up your e-mail application with new features. Plug-ins allow you to add practical features to almost any software. However, these useful little add-ons also present some risks.


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