Friday, 26 April 2013

Dennis Technology Labs is six

Six years ago today I launched Dennis Technology Labs.

Today we have a great team working on testing dozens of products all year round, using advanced forensics techniques.

It was not always so.

The very first version of the lab was a small box containing two servers, a switch and four Shuttle PCs. It sat in the corner of the editorial office, next to a publisher's office. People would walk past and casually observe world-leading anti-virus products failing to block malware. They were always surprised.

You can marvel at this system's glory above right, or here for slightly more detail.

While the latest version features significantly more equipment and is vastly more scalable, sadly it lacks the exciting blue and green fluorescent lighting.

We still have the original biohazard sign, though.