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Yottabytes: Storage and Disaster Recovery by Sharon Fisher

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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).


‘Twas the Night Before World Backup Day

March 30, 2015 - Chances are, you’ll be celebrating World Backup Day Eve tonight by assembling a NAS drive for your kids, who are snug in their beds after having left out chocolate-chip cookies and milk. Tomorrow morning they’ll come pounding down the stairs before dawn, to see what sort of backup hardware and software they find in their...... READ MORE


  • Top community blog posts from March 2015

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    USB drive image via Shutterstock
    Be careful with those USB drives, they can set your computer on fire! How do I know that? Well it’s included in our top community posts for the month of March. Check out the different stories and share your thoughts with the group.

    Now USB drives can set your …READ MORE

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  • MVP renewal

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    April 1st comes round again and its time for the MVP renewals. I received my renewal email this afternoon – I feel highly honoured that Microsoft have bestowed an MVP award for 8 straight years.

    Thank you…READ MORE

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  • Site Hackers - Not a Friendly Bunch, Perhaps

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    My Website is down. I mean crushed and down. Nothing shows up except for a few Greek characters and there’s no way I can recover it. I know because I’ve tried, my hosting service has tried, and I’m not as technically adept as I’d like to be.

    Instead of wallowing in my despair – as I did enough of…READ MORE

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  • XP Holding Steady While Win8.* Versions Close In

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    Gadzooks! Has it really been 32 months since Windows 8 was unleashed on the world? Indeed it has, and supplanted even, with Windows 8.1 in February of 2014. But only now are Windows 8 versions coming up to approach the fading majesty of Windows XP, as shown in this morning’s pie chart from NetMarket…READ MORE

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  • My CFO thinks he knows technology

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    After a weeklong discussion on the new business opportunity that clearly defined the process and the strategy, the CMO thanked the IT team and the CIO for their active participation. Then he said something that resulted in pin drop silence and uneasy calm: I think the solution should be ready within…READ MORE

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  • 4K Ultra HDTV and cellphone battery price drops

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    There isn’t a lot of programming out there yet for TVs that have screens 4,000 pixels wide instead of the HDTV standard of 1920 pixels. And ultra HD TVs have been $1000 or more until recently. But I just spotted a 49″ (‘class’) UHDTV for $419. That’s tempting!

    Specifically this is a Changhong 49″…READ MORE

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  • IoT security tips from an IoT startup

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    The benefits of IoT are just as well known as the risks that come with it. And, as happens with most new tech trends, CIOs are wary of jumping in at first, Tom Pincince, CEO of Digital Lumens, an intelligent LED lighting startup in Boston, said.

    But Pincince hopes CIOs won’t be too wary because a…READ MORE

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  • Analytics And Data Exploration

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    To continue with previous articles on analytics, let us assume that we have a problem statement in place and relevant data for churning is available. Remember that the data for analytics is always voluminous as with a small chunk of data appropriate results can’t be arrived upon. So once you have …READ MORE

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  • 'Do not be afraid' of going mobile

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    There are plenty of enterprise mobility management (EMM) services out there to enable mobile users in the workplace, but a management tool alone won’t cut it. There are many other factors IT administrators should consider to ensure corporate data security and a quality end-user experience.

    Comp…READ MORE

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  • Polyglot Persistence and Future Integration Costs

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    Polyglot persistence must be the ugliest term we have ever come up with in the IT industry. It means that different persistency technologies (read data storage technologies) are used to store data. For example, when an organization has distributed data over Oracle databases, Hadoop, MongoDB, DB2, an…READ MORE

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  • 'Twas the Night Before World Backup Day

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    Chances are, you’ll be celebrating World Backup Day Eve tonight by assembling a NAS drive for your kids, who are snug in their beds after having left out chocolate-chip cookies and milk. Tomorrow morning they’ll come pounding down the stairs before dawn, to see what sort of backup hardware and s…READ MORE

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  • Recommended reading from mrdenny for March 27, 2015

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    This week I’ve found some great things for you to read. These are a few of my favorites that I’ve found this week.
    •SQL Automated Backup and Patching Support in Existing SQL Server Virtual Machines
    •Rebuild Partitioned Clustered Columnstore Indexes
    •Handling NULL Character \x00 wh…READ MORE

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  • Train and transform: New classes from CompTIA

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    Training courses geared to keep IT channel partners skilled and current have been a staple offering from CompTIA since 2011, and the recently released IT Channel Training Guide for Spring 2015 continues that tradition with the addition of three new courses that focus on business transformation.


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  • The Time Thief

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    Travel for work is a real pleasure for me, and also a profit center for our little business.
    It just never turns out to be quite the profit center I’d hoped.
    In theory I should make so many euros per trip, plus travel. With an exchange rate of 1.08 euros per dollar right now, that means I should…READ MORE

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  • The Many Angles of Open Source in the Enterprise

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    Every year, the landscape of open source in the Enterprise seems to make subtle changes as IT organizations struggle to find a balance between becoming more agile and having the skills to engage with open source software and communities. Even the traditional vendors are getting into the game (EMC, C…READ MORE

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  • TechTarget's weekly roundup (3/23 - 3/30)

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    Need help with OpenStack? Find out how HP’s Helion Rack is giving it a helping hand in this week’s roundup.

    1. HP Helion Rack gives users helping hand with OpenStack – Ed Scannell (SearchCloudComputing)

    HP’s new private-cloud-in-a-box, Helion Rack, should speed dep…READ MORE

    Michael Tidmarsh35,670 pointsBadges:
  • Integrating digital, physical touchpoints makes for better customer experience

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    If businesses want a fresh and competitive mobile strategy, they’ll need to break mobile out of the bubble it’s been living in. “We’re in a post-mobile world,” said Kelly Manthey, vice president of strategy and innovation at Solstice Mobile, a mobile consulting firm in Chicago.

    Manthey wasn’t try…READ MORE

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  • CCDE lab dates for year 2016 are announced

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    After CCIE if any other Cisco Certification do have a value and hard to achieve is Cisco Certified Design Expert, Cisco does offer CCDE exam only once is three months and one can take maximum of four attempts per year. There are really very few CCDEs in world. Like any Cisco expert exam CCDE does co…READ MORE

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  • Scality's Ring 5 shows up with remodeled interface and SMB support

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    Scality this week made version 5 of its Ring object storage software generally available, with support for the Server Message Block (SMB) protocol to access Microsoft Windows clients and servers, a new user interface and a simpler installation.

    Scality originally previewed Ring 5.0 last September…READ MORE

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  • What Samsung's Smart TV is really saying about you

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    The recent publicity about Samsung’s Smart TV listening in on private conversations has received a lot of public attention, but this latest privacy issue is nothing new to the technology community.

    The Internet of Things (IoT)–and the implications resulting from millions of Internet-enabled devi…READ MORE

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