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August, 2011

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August 31, 2011  2:46 PM

IBM’s 120-Petabyte Hard Drive Causes Flurry of Analogies



Posted by: Sharon Fisher
big data, ibm

The best part about IBM's experimental 120-petabyte hard drive is reading all the ways that writers try to explain how big it is.

  • 2.4 million Blu-ray disks
  • 24 million HD movies
  • 24 billion MP3s
  • 1 trillion files
  • Eight times as largest as the...

August 24, 2011  11:16 PM

A Thermostat for Your Hard Drives?



Posted by: Sharon Fisher
copan, facebook, maid, nexsan, sgi

In the winter, I keep my thermostat set to a particular temperature. When I leave the house, or go to bed, I turn the thermostat down, and when I get home or wake up, I turn it back up. This ensures that the house is comfortable when I'm using it, and more energy-efficient when I'm not. Now,...


August 18, 2011  9:20 PM

Another One Bites the Dust: HP Buys Autonomy



Posted by: Sharon Fisher
autonomy, ediscovery, gartner, hp

Another e-Discovery vendor has been purchased: Hewlett-Packard has announced its intent to purchase UK vendor Autonomy -- which,


August 13, 2011  7:47 PM

Rule of ‘Thumb’: You’re Going to Lose Them



Posted by: Sharon Fisher
memory stick, ponemon institute, privacy, thumb, usb

To anybody who's run a USB memory stick through the laundry or left one sitting in a remote machine, there's no surprise in the results from the recent Ponemon Institute study, The State of USB Drive...

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August 6, 2011  11:05 PM

Flash Storage Gets Big Boost With EBay Win



Posted by: Sharon Fisher
flash, nimbus, ssd

The conventional wisdom has always been that solid state "flash" storage offered higher performance but cost more, making it too expensive to replace spinning disk technology other than in certain high-performance applications. However, eBay is putting that notion to bed by


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