Yottabytes: Storage and Disaster Recovery:

September, 2013


September 30, 2013  2:19 PM

NASA’s Voyager Used 8-Track Tape to Go Into Space

Posted by: Sharon Fisher
data preservation, digital preservation, federal government, government, thumb drives

NASA recently announced that humanity had finally made it to space beyond our solar system -- using less memory than that of a low-end iPhone, an 8-track tape player for storage, and other

September 27, 2013  4:19 PM

Customers Who Used Nirvanix for Disaster Recovery Facing Their Own Disaster

Posted by: Sharon Fisher
disaster recovery, nirvanix

You may recall Nirvanix as the company that would send out a press release after each natural disaster, urging people to come use its service. Well,...

September 18, 2013  11:13 PM

xkcd Author Addresses NSA Data Size Issue; Hilarity Ensues

Posted by: Sharon Fisher
bandwidth, data storage, google, government, station wagons

Faithful readers of this blog are aware that we sometimes visit the issue of "what is the bandwidth of a station wagon full of magnetic tapes speeding down the...

September 7, 2013  2:26 PM

Prosecution Drops Attempt to Force Child Porn Suspect to Decrypt Hard Drives

Posted by: Sharon Fisher
eff, encryption, law enforcement

Prosecutors have dropped attempts to force a suspect to give up the encryption key for his hard drives. Unfortunately, they dropped the attempts not because it was the right thing to do, but because they succeeded in breaking into his hard drives another way and getting the information they...


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