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September 29, 2012  10:00 PM

SSD Storage – Finally some new technology



Posted by: Beth Cohen
cloud data center, Cloud Data Storage, cloud storage, Data Integrity, data protection, disk failure, emerging technology, hardware failure, high availability, IT consultant, OpenStack, Openstack swift

Until recently, the massive changes to IT infrastructure brought on by widespread cloud architecture adoption have barely touched the relatively mature multi-billion dollar storage industry.  The old adage that storage is cheap, but management of storage is expensive is as valid as it was 10 years...

January 15, 2012  3:00 PM

Cloud Redundancy – A different approach to component failure



Posted by: Beth Cohen
business continuity, Cloud business models, cloud computing, cloud computing models, Cloud Services, Disaster Recovery, enterprise cloud, enterprise cloud services, hardware failure, OpenStack

Question:  What is the best way to manage the thousands of components in a typical cloud?  How does managing "at scale" change my systems administration practices?

People have been managing data centers for 30-40 years now, so that should mean...


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