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A blog for users, storage solution providers -- including value-added resellers (VARs), systems integrators, managed service providers (MSPs) and consultants -- about data storage hardware and software products and services, backup/archiving products and services, disaster recovery, storage area networks (SANs) and network-attached storage (NAS).


Pornography Conviction Gives ‘Flash Memory’ a Whole New Meaning

November 18, 2017 - LPT (Life Pro Tip): When you move from an apartment, take your child pornography with you. Carpet installers in an apartment in Beaumont, Texas, found three SD cards in an empty closet. “As they started carpeting a bedroom in the vacant apartment on June 5, 2013, workers found something odd tucked away at the top...... READ MORE


  • When Richard & Judy inspired Google

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    Did anyone else catch Richard & Judy on 1 April 2003? In case you missed it, they pranked the nation with a segment on a device they claimed could convert sampled speech into other languages in real time. This television event has never left us.
    What seemed so puzzling about this choice of Apri…READ MORE

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  • Airtame is a (wireless) streaming dream

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    Software runs the world, yes – but it typically needs hardware to run on and even the Computer Weekly Developer Network is occasionally tempted to focus on a piece of kit that ‘does what it says on the tin’ – and anyway, it’s usually something with a good dose of intelligent embedded software in it …READ MORE

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  • Asia is pace-setter in IoT

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    A Vodafone survey has put Asia on the forefront of internet of things (IoT) adoption, with 36% of the region’s businesses reportedly using connected devices in 2017, up 200% from 2013.

    The global survey of business sentiment relating to investment and innovation in IoT showed that 77% of Asia…READ MORE

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  • The impact of Java SE 9 on operations and development teams

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    Just prior to JavaOne, TheServerSide spoke with ZeroTurnaround’s Simon Maple about all of the things going on with Java SE 9 and the greater Java ecosystem. A couple of interesting articles eluted from the conversation, so we thought it might be worthwhile publishing the interview in its entirety.

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  • Uber data breach raises unsettling questions for infosec

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    Uber Technologies, Inc., is no stranger to self-inflicted wounds, but the latest visit to the infirmary goes far beyond the kinds of running-with-scissors episodes that have made the ride sharing company infamous.

    Bloomberg Technology reported Tuesday that Uber suffered a massive data breach in t…READ MORE

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  • Is Overtime OK?

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    Tomorrow is Thanksgiving in the US. Many people take off Thursday and Friday to have a day with family and then a day of vacation leading into the weekend. This got me thinking about the hours many technical workers put in throughout the year. It’s always more obvious to me in the winter. People get…READ MORE

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  • How can we accelerate the development of smart cities?

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    In theory, IoT enables the development of smart city applications that allow governments to make city living easier, more comfortable and more affordable. Energy and water waste can be curtailed, crowding on public transportation lessened, pollution reduced, traffic jams minimized, parking made easi…READ MORE

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  • Another Intel ME Security Flaw Discovered

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    Yesterday, ZDNet reported another security hole in the Intel Management Engine (ME). It also affects Intel’s Trusted Execution Engine (TXE) and Server Platform Services (SPS). ZDnet writer Liam Tung’s story is entitled “Intel: We’ve found severe bugs in secretive Management Engine, affecting million…READ MORE

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  • AWS using KVM and Xen, but users may not feel any impact

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    AWS has added a new hypervisor behind the scenes, but customers likely won’t see much of a direct impact on their cloud environment.

    Amazon this month began selling its C5 instance nearly a year after first announcing the compute-heavy VMs would be built with the latest Intel chips. Tucked into a…READ MORE

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  • Why it’s time to move past the multi-tenant cloud model

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    This is a guest blogpost by Allan Leinwand, CTO, ServiceNow     

    Cloud services first appeared in the late ‘90s when large companies needed a way to centralise computing, storage, and networking. Originally, cloud architecture was built on database systems designed for tracking customer s…READ MORE

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  • HSBC, like its competitors, is searching for the Holy Grail of digital banking, Google Bank

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    The search for the Holy Grail that is Google bank, has been going on ever since digital banking took hold.

    It makes sense: a company that processes millions of transactions on a daily basis whose bread and butter is making online services user friendly. And it seems consumers want it too. The Goo…READ MORE

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  • NetApp revenue rides flash gravy train

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    NetApp is showing a legacy storage array vendor can still increase revenue impressively during these days of scant storage growth.

    NetApp Wednesday night reported its fourth straight quarter of revenue growth, a year that followed a slump during the vendor’s transition period.

    NetApp revenue…READ MORE

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  • Government, business cybersecurity cooperation still faces roadblocks

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    Panelists speaking at a session titled Right Hand, Left Hand: Transparency, Communication and Conflict at the recent Cambridge Cyber Summit agreed that the government and private industry must cooperate to protect U.S. citizens’ data security and online privacy.

    Numerous obstacles remain to a tru…READ MORE

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  • Benefits of EHRs include tracking the spread of infection in hospitals

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    EHRs have been touted for their ability to make billing easier and more accurate, improve patient care, provide a foundation on which to conduct data analytics, and more.

    It may be time to add tracking the spread of infection throughout a hospital to the list of benefits of EHRs.

    When a potent…READ MORE

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  • IT spending expected to shift toward services, software in 2017

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    The following is a roundup of last week’s SearchCIO and SearchCompliance content.

    With digitization, unpredictability comes with the territory. This is epitomized by Gartner’s revised IT spending forecast for 2017, which shows a modest increase in worldwide spending, but less than originally pr…READ MORE

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  • Two innovators under 35 at the front lines of emerging tech

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    MIT Technology Review’s annual list of Innovators Under 35 recognizes individuals who are tackling hard problems and making notable advances in the areas of AI, virtual reality, robotics and security. This year’s list included Ian Goodfellow, the inventor of generative adversarial networks, and Fran…READ MORE

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  • Uber Pyro: an open source 'probabilistic' language

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    Online transportation company Uber has released its open sourced Pyro – a homegrown probabilistic programming language that has been developed internally.

    As many readers will know, a probabilistic programming language is a high-level language (one with a high level of abstraction upwards from …READ MORE

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  • Workplace by Facebook, Amazon Chime and Walmart -- too big to ignore

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    A little more than a year ago, Facebook crashed the unified communications party. The largest social network in the world launched Workplace by Facebook, a collaborative platform for business communications.

    Facebook said last month more than 30,000 organizations use Workplace by Facebook worldwi…READ MORE

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  • Extent vs. extant

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    Which is correct?

    The complexity of replacing some legacy systems with new desktops depends on the antiquity of the systems that are still _______.
    a. extant
    b. extent

    Answer: a.

    Extant means “still existing.” Extent refers to the degree of something. The wor…READ MORE

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  • Could Blockchain power private distributed cloud storage?

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    Data storage has many fundamentals, but a key one is the idea that what we store should be or form part of a single, reliable copy.

    This is what is being strived for in concepts such as the file system, with its locking mechanisms to ensure the integrity of a file as it is worked on, for example….READ MORE

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