Before Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) there was legacy BIOS. You may hear us throwing around the term "legacy BIOS" all the time. Although sometimes we use BIOS and UEFI interchangeably (or sometimes at the same time), the actual term we should be using now is UEFI firmware. UEFI is the successor to legacy BIOS and there's a reason why it is preferred firmware initialization infrastructure.
My car performed an over the air (OTA) update of the infotainment system last week. It was really cool! It was performed when I got home and parked the car. I didn't have to waste time, sitting in traffic, going to the car dealer. There was nothing to plug in or wirelessly connect to. It just updated itself.
Cloud computing has been all the rage in the technology world, but a new way of computing has started to emerge. Could we be looking at at a new technological advancement? Some people certainly believe so. If you haven't heard about edge computing, we're here to give you a simple break down of what it is and why tech companies are working towards providing support for edge computing.
Hurricane? Tornado? Fire? Not a problem! If you have a Disaster Recovery site (DR site), that is. A DR site is a location that a business uses to recover and reconstruct its IT operations and infrastructure when its primary facility is not accessible. Inaccessibility can be caused by a number of factors, whether it be a natural disaster or by a network or hardware failure. A DR site is crucial because it keeps an organization running, and ensures that the company does not get brought down to its knees during an unforeseen mishap.
So when you press that power button, what exactly happens? In simple terms, the system is going to go through the boot process, a process that is overseen by the one and only BIOS. It doesn't seem like the system is going through an entire process because it all happens so fast, but within those few seconds, a lot happens. For those curious, we've outlined the basics of what happens in those few seconds between the moment you press the power button and when the operating system start menu welcomes you.
All-flash storage is a hot topic around data centers these days, but the debate is ongoing as to whether or not an all-flash SAN has a place in every data center. While all-flash is an extraordinary technology, there are only a handful of data storage situations that truly require the performance of all-flash. For most, this performance is overkill.
IoTbrix is a cloud-based firmware development environment for IoT from American Megatrends. The IoT hardware and its logical operations are represented as graphical user interface components. It allows you to represent hardware connections and logical operations by dragging and dropping components. IoTbrix can generate firmware based upon this graphical representation. It provides an easy way for the you to generate your IoT firmware without the need of going through hardware specifications. Instead, you can concentrate on logical functions.