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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...


September 27, 2012  11:11 AM

3 Things the New York Times Data Center Story Left Out



Posted by: Sharon Fisher
amazon, cloud computing, cloud storage, data center, data storage, disaster recovery, facebook, flash drives, google, open compute, solid-state, ssd, vmware

Certainly this won't be the only blog post calling New York Times writer James Glanz to task for his features on


August 25, 2012  11:04 PM

Amazon Also Announces ‘Cold Storage,’ Called Glacier



Posted by: Sharon Fisher
amazon, backup, backups, cloud storage, data preservation, digital dark ages, digital preservation, facebook

Delayed-retrieval low-cost storage is suddenly cool. Last week it was Facebook's Sub-Zero. This week it's


April 30, 2012  5:23 PM

I Need a Synchronizer for My Cloud Storage Synchronizers



Posted by: Sharon Fisher
box, cloud storage, cloud sync, digital vault, dropbox, google drive, icloud, skydrive

Back in the day, any person who was a reasonable risk used to get a fistful of credit card offers in the mail every month -- 0% interest for six months, no fee for the first year, $25 credit if you charged one thing, etc. And while I know people into leverage and arbitrage who found ways to make...


January 31, 2012  4:38 PM

MegaUpload Seizure Mega Bummer for Legitimate Users



Posted by: Sharon Fisher
cloud storage, copyright, megaupload

In case you needed proof of what the Stop Online Privacy Act (SOPA) bill could have done, the U.S. government went on a few days after SOPA was withdrawn and shut down a website, claiming it was used to disseminate copyrighted content such as movies and television programs. "The domain name...


December 19, 2011  1:08 AM

Heck With Nasuni’s Top 6; Let’s Hear the Bottom 10



Posted by: Sharon Fisher
cloud computing, cloud storage, nasuni

Maybe people like to hear about losers? That's the conclusion after Nasuni Corp. released its State of Cloud Storage Providers Industry Benchmark Report. Over a period of 26 months, the company stress-tested a total of 16 cloud storage vendors to...


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