Yottabytes: Storage and Disaster Recovery:

October, 2013

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October 31, 2013  7:29 PM

A Year After Hurricane Sandy, What Has IT Learned?



Posted by: Sharon Fisher
data center, disaster recovery

Where were you a year ago? If you were on the East Coast, chances are you were dealing with Hurricane Sandy, a storm that was unprecedented not so much for its size and damage but for the way it seemed to target New York data centers. As we come up on the anniversary, what have we learned?

October 29, 2013  11:09 PM

Sure, the Disk Lasts a Million Years. You Just Can’t Read It.



Posted by: Sharon Fisher
data preservation, digital preservation

Researchers say they have developed a data disk that could last a million years (as long as you don’t hit it too hard to get it too hot), enabling us to save our culture for future generations, even after we’re no longer here. Goody goody gumdrops. That’s not going to do...


October 22, 2013  9:19 PM

Facebook Demonstrates That It’s Outstanding In Its Cold Storage Field



Posted by: Sharon Fisher
data center, data storage, facebook, open compute

So the newest thing lately is to design a top-seekrit data center, and then invite the media to come take a look at it and take pictures. Google did it a while back, now it's Facebook's turn. You may recall that...


October 9, 2013  11:57 PM

Curses! NSA’s Utah Data Center Plagued by Power Problems



Posted by: Sharon Fisher
federal government, government

Update: I have recently been informed by David Eskelsen, a spokesman for Rocky Mountain Power and PacifiCorp Energy, that there are two errors in this story.

One is that the reported 65 MW used by the NSA data center is nearly as much as Salt Lake City. Salt Lake City...


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