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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).


BackBlaze Tests 6TB Drives in Storage Pods

August 29, 2014 - As you may recall, there are a number of vendors using a monstrous lot of hardware by buying a lot of commodity hardware, stripping off everything extraneous, and then stuffing boxes full of them. In addition, many of these vendors are also being nice and sharing information with us about their experiences. Along with companies...... READ MORE


  • It's time to join the wearables race

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    Have you joined the wearables race yet? If you’re a CIO and you haven’t yet, you might want to get on it. Apple, Nike, Ralph Lauren, Under Armour, LG, and Samsung certainly have.

    CIOs should be jumping on board too. And Gartner’s prediction that wearable devices will be a $10 billion dollar marke…READ MORE

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  • Grains of rice on a chess board

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    There is a story about the inventor of chess being rewarded by putting 1 grain of rice on the first square of the board; 2 on the second and so on.  How much rice does that come to?


    The total number of grains is 1.84467440737096E+19


    At 25mg per grain thats 461168601842739 …READ MORE

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  • PernixData wants to cache your mission critical apps

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    Caching software startup PernixData’s recent funding round was heavy in cash and even heavier in cachet.

    The $35 million funding round was far from the richest of the year – Nutanix last week scored three times more – but attracted individual investments from industry heavyweights. Salesfo…READ MORE

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  • BackBlaze Tests 6TB Drives in Storage Pods

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    As you may recall, there are a number of vendors using a monstrous lot of hardware by buying a lot of commodity hardware, stripping off everything extraneous, and then stuffing boxes full of them. In addition, many of these vendors are also being nice and sharing information with us about their expe…READ MORE

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  • Wearable tech and IT consumerization rattle the enterprise

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    Facebook’s $19 billion purchase of mobile messaging app WhatsApp turned heads not just for the price tag, but also for its signal to CIOs of the reality of IT consumerization. In this week’s Data Mill, SearchCIO Senior News Writer Nicole Laskowski outlines takeaways from the Gartner Catalyst confere…READ MORE

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  • MS Pushes New OOB Update to Replace Withdrawn KB2982791

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    On August 18, I blogged about the withdrawal of a series of updates originally released on August 12 — most notably, KB2982791. At that time, MS recommended that IT admins at least consider uninstalling any or all of KB2982791, KB297028, KB2975719, and KB2975331, especially those who might experien…READ MORE

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  • Software Developers: A Dime a Dozen?

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    A few months ago I was talking to an executive from a consulting company I respect. We were talking about doing business together. The executive pointed out that his company was known for across-the-board development, from concept to production, but they also wants to start more specialized practice…READ MORE

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  • Thoughts from VMworld 2014

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    What a strange, weird and often times confusing week in San Francisco. As always, it’s great to be able to reconnect to such a broad community. But it definitely highlighted that our industry as at a crossroads in many dimensions.

    Before the show there was a massive earthquake outside of San Fran…READ MORE

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  • Summer Security Wrap-up

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    Fantasy Football drafts are about to take place, students are moving back to school, vacation travel is being wrapped up, and lots of financial, life, leisure and family information is being shared. That’s an environment that reeks of security risks and is probably making lots of hackers lick their …READ MORE

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  • 5 Languages for the Next Years

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    As someone who is looking to start really breaking into the software engineering/programming field, this is a must read article.  Which, most don’t surprise me (web 2.0 movement and everything around me needing …READ MORE

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  • Don't blame the victim

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    Bruce Schneier said, “Blaming the victim is common in IT: users are to blame because they don’t patch their systems, choose lousy passwords, fall for phishing attacks, and so on.”

    So true, and something that I have come to (reluctantly) refrain from doing. Face it, people do things they shouldn’t…READ MORE

    Ken Harthun1,210 pointsBadges:
  • ITKE Twitter security chat (September 18th)

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    What do you make of all these recent data breaches? What can companies do to prevent them? These are just some of the questions our security experts will answer in our first #ITKESecurity Twitter chat on September 18th at 1 PM (EST). Our A-list expert team includes:…READ MORE

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  • PASS Summit 2014 Speaker Idol Competition

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    If you watched my SQL PASS 1st Timers webcast last week (which you can see the recording of here) you saw that I announced that this year the PASS Summit will be hosting it’s first ever speaker idol competition.  The goal behind the Speaker Idol competition is to give speakers who are known in the…READ MORE

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  • What is the Best Linux Certification Value?

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    A lot of people think getting certified in the use of a given piece of software is the key to an easier job hunt and higher earnings. Years ago, I knew a guy who went through a rigorous certification procedure for SAP ERP and almost immediately bumped his income from about $40,000/year into six-figu…READ MORE

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  • TechTarget's weekly roundup (8/18 - 8/25)

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    How will Google be able to combine IaaS and Paas? Tune into this week’s roundup to find out.

    1. Google fills the gap between Iaas and PaaS – Trevor Jones (SearchCloudComputing)

    Google wants to merge the worlds of IaaS and PaaS to create a single continuum of se…READ MORE

    Michael Tidmarsh29,885 pointsBadges:
  • Recovery from the brink of ignominy

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    It was the first day at work for the CIO in his new company and he was excited about the prospects; the enterprise was one of the early adopters of technology and the business was growing faster than the market. The CIO having gone through multiple rounds of interviews and battery of psychological t…READ MORE

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  • why Netapp for SAP HANA for dummies!


    SAP HANA has been taunting me for some time now. it’s like this mythical creature that i could never put my finger on, and whenever i used to attend a seminar, all information they used to through at us was mind boggling to me (you could guess that am not a SW guy).

    i work in a Tier 1 Internatio…READ MORE

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  • Xerox gets it: The power of good content marketing


    I’ve been writing a fair amount about content marketing and related concepts, like native advertising, lately. Content marketing is the publication of material designed to promote a brand, usually through a more oblique and subtle approach than that of traditional push advertising. The esse…READ MORE

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  • VMware finally patches ESXi 5.5 Update 1 NFS bug

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    VMware has issued a patch to fix a problem where ESXi 5.5 Update 1 randomly disconnects from NFS storage.

    The VMware NFS bug popped up in April, causing VMs to appear frozen and affecting connections to datastores from multiple storage vendors. With no official fix available, VMware pros warned …READ MORE

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