Yottabytes: Storage and Disaster Recovery:

October, 2012


October 25, 2012  3:26 PM

Musical Chairs in the Storage Market

Posted by: Sharon Fisher
carbonite, cloud storage, microsoft, rush limbaugh

It's been a busy week in the storage market. The biggest player is that Microsoft acquiring cloud storage vendor StorSimple, but in addition, 

October 18, 2012  10:00 AM

New Looks at Backing Up Oracle

Posted by: Sharon Fisher
backup, backups, big data, cloud storage

All of a sudden, backing up Oracle databases is big news, with Wikibon and Amazon Web Services each releasing new insights about how to do it. What makes this a big deal? As Wikibon mentions, nearly 30% of...

October 11, 2012  10:00 AM

How BackBlaze Dealt With the Thai Storage Crisis — and Got Thrown Out of Costco

Posted by: Sharon Fisher
backblaze, cloud storage, data storage, shortage, station wagons, thailand flooding

It was just a year ago that the Thailand flooding -- only a few months after the Japan earthquake -- devastated the storage industry, causing a temporary shortage of disk drives...

October 4, 2012  4:53 PM

Data Under Glass, Forever

Posted by: Sharon Fisher
data preservation, digital dark ages

First it was HGST with helium. Now it's Hitachi itself with glass. The company has announced a technology that enables it to store data for what it says is...


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