Yottabytes: Storage and Disaster Recovery:

September, 2014

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September 30, 2014  10:57 PM

Will Only Outlaws Be Able to Have Smartphone Encryption?

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
Apple, Encryption, Google

Now that Apple and Google have announced that they will incorporate encryption in smartphones by default, the question is how long law-abiding Americans will be allowed to continue to have encryption at all. In case you missed it, Apple announced on September 17 that future editions of the...

September 29, 2014  12:03 AM

Nobody Puts EMC In the Corner

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
Cisco, Dell, EMC, HP, Oracle, VMware

You may recall that an activist investor called Elliot Management Corp. bought a $1 billion chunk of EMC earlier this summer -- about two percent, big enough that it...


September 21, 2014  10:32 PM

Will Cloud Storage be the Pork Bellies of the Future?

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
Storage

It’s said that one of the major advantages of cloud storage is that you can add storage on the fly as you need it. But what if it went further? What if cloud storage was even more disintermediated than it is today? An electric utility, for example, typically offers power generated several...


September 16, 2014  1:22 PM

‘Size Matters,’ Storage Vendors Say

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
Hitachi, SanDisk, Storage, western digital

Okay, it's official: Storage vendors are all a big bunch of size queens.

Just a couple of weeks after Seagate announced an 8TB drive, Western Digital has...


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