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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).


Fresno State Hard Drive Theft Raises Questions

March 11, 2018 - Another day, another missing unencrypted portable hard disk drive. In this particular case, it was from the athletic department at California State University, Fresno (which athletic fans typically refer to as Fresno State University, despite the fact that Fresno is not a state). The school lost a portable hard drive containing data about 15,000 people,...... READ MORE


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    Global deduplication is a method of preventing redundant data when backing up data to multiple deduplication devices. Continued….

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    “Because global deduplication solutions are specifically designed to address the scalability shortcomings of more traditional deduplication solutio…READ MORE

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  • Check Current Win10 for In-place Upgrade Repair

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    Just yesterday, I had an article go live on ComputerWorld. Its title explains its focus: “How to fix Windows 10 with an in-place upgrade install.” I’ve already gotten a couple of emails from readers informing me they tried this, and get only a clean install as an option when they fire off setup.exe….READ MORE

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  • Creating value from joined-up IoT data

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    Look around an airport, a city or a factory and you will see many opportunities for IoT applications. Look deeper and you’ll see numerous clusters of data, some well used and many others underexploited.

    Taking the case of a city, one cluster corresponds to open data. These are published data sets…READ MORE

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  • Ctera Networks CEO recaps revenue-doubling year

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    Ctera Networks claimed subscription revenue for its enterprise file services platform more than doubled in fiscal 2017, pushing the company to record results for the year.

    As a private company, Ctera Networks does not publicly disclose revenue. But CEO and co-founder Liran Eshel said the company …READ MORE

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  • Managing Technical Debt

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    Every company I have worked with has some sort of technical debt. One organization years ago was so bad, we had to do something similar to debt consolidation. We had gone years without really dealing with various problems in the code and build system. The product I was working on was delicate enough…READ MORE

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  • Data pipelines need love too

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    Hitachi has aligned its data analytics divisions and and fused it with its Pentaho acquisition to call the new entity Hitachi Vantara. So… Vantara… kind of sounds like ‘advantage’ with a bit of Latin ‘avanti’ in there for added good measure right?

    Branding shenanigans aside, Hitachi V…READ MORE

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  • Data wants to be free

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    In a world where data is more readily available than ever, having analytical skills that will help you to make sense of data in day-to-day tasks is instrumental in career progression.

    But going by a recent survey conducted by Qlik, a data analytics software provider, only 20% of employees in the …READ MORE

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  • AI's exponential curve: More from my interview with ISACA's Rob Clyde

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    I recently talked about the use of AI in the enterprise with Rob Clyde, vice chairman of the board of directors at ISACA, an organization focused on IT governance. The conversation focused on a new report about the threats AI poses to society and floated possible recourses. Remedies ranged from buil…READ MORE

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  • XenMobile MAM covers all bases as Citrix joins AppConfig Community

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    It’s no longer Citrix and Microsoft vs. the world in the MAM market.

    Not too long ago, Citrix was the only third-party vendor that could manage Microsoft Office 365 mobile apps, and all the other major players promoted native OS-level mobile application management (MAM) through membership in the …READ MORE

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  • The universe is full of idiots

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    In a country that, according to Michael Gove, has “had enough of experts”, you might have expected the death of Stephen Hawking to trigger a bunting rush not seen on these shores since the street parties of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
    The mood has instead been one of regret over the loss of …READ MORE

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  • File locking and workload limitations in Cloudian hybrid cloud storage

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    Hybrid cloud has had a boost recently with the emergence of file/object environments that allow customers to operate a single namespace between on-premise and public cloud locations.

    One of the pioneers here is Cloudian, which offers its HyperStore object storage-based environment with file-level…READ MORE

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  • Set active hours

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    Last time time you saw how to get the current active hours. This is how you set the active hours.

    $sb = {
    Set-ItemProperty -Path HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsUpdate\UX\Settings -Name ActiveHoursStart -Value 10 -PassThru
    Set-ItemProperty -Path HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsUpdate\UX\Setting…READ MORE

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  • I want VMs in Azure to be members of my on-premises domain. How do I do this?

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    Having VMs in Azure which are members of your on-premises domain is a pretty important part of your Cloud implementation.  There’s a couple of ways to do this, but I’ll be covering what we at DCAC think is the best option.  In basic terms, you’ll set up a VPN from the Azure vNet to your on-premise…READ MORE

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  • Sneak Peek: Deal ScoreCard - Infrastructure as a Service


    The results are in.  The analysis is complete.  Now you can answer competitive market questions

    What tactics, discounts and feature differentiation did challengers like Rackspace or Virtustream use to win competitive deals against larger rivals like Amazon & Microsoft Azure?
    Which Infr…READ MORE

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  • Fourth Industrial Revolution rhetoric: mere cant?

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    Philip Hammond’s Spring statement, as UK chancellor, reached, predictably, for the rhetoric of the so-called fourth industrial revolution.

    Not for the first time. Whenever he gets the chance to say the UK is in the forefront of artificial intelligence, big data analytics, and so on, and so fort…READ MORE

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  • Is paying for a bus using cryptocurrency really that shocking?

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    Although it is not an area I specialise in I do from time to time write about cryptocurrency.

    Writing about the subject from a high level is doable for me, but when it gets into the detail of how it all works I quickly realise I have limited understanding. I basically know it’s a thing.

    So w…READ MORE

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  • Fresno State Hard Drive Theft Raises Questions

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    Another day, another missing unencrypted portable hard disk drive.

    In this particular case, it was from the athletic department at California State University, Fresno (which athletic fans typically refer to as Fresno State University, despite the fact that Fresno is not a state). The school lost …READ MORE

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  • Digital Healthcare Can Create Lean And Effective Medical Ecosystem

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    Digital Healthcare is not a dream now. It is happening and evolving across the globe. Though the speed of evolution may vary from country to country. But every country acknowledges its potential and hence speedy adoption. It can not only help in creating a lean ecosystem but also an effective one. T…READ MORE

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  • InfluxData: Fundamentally, all sensor data is time series data

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    An IoT developer is now ‘a thing’ – well, a person, a defined entity and a software engineering sub-discipline.

    In the rush and drive to provide this genre of programmer/developers with tools and mechanics, we find InfluxData.

    InfluxData describes itself as an open source firm specifically ded…READ MORE

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  • How AI will upset tech and job markets

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    We’ve all heard the scare stories about AI eliminating jobs, but we’ve also heard the Pollyanna voices saying everything will be fine on the jobs front.

    The reality may be somewhere in the middle, according to Goldman Sachs analyst Heath Terry. In a presentation at the AI World Conference & E…READ MORE

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