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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 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...


August 9, 2013  6:45 PM

What’s the Storage Capacity of an NSA Data Center?



Posted by: Sharon Fisher
backblaze, big data, data center, federal government, government, malware, netapp, seagate, station wagons

You know how people periodically like to figure out the bandwidth of a station wagon loaded with storage media? Now we have a new one: How much storage will the


July 31, 2013  10:47 PM

Storage Upgrade Takes State of Oregon Offline for a Day



Posted by: Sharon Fisher
data center, digital government, disaster recovery, hitachi

A large number of Oregonians looking for state services -- including 63,000 unemployed people expecting checks for a total of $18 million in benefits -- were left high and dry for a day recently due to problems with a Hitachi storage upgrade. Hitachi contractors were doing what was supposed to...


June 7, 2013  5:06 PM

A Look at the NSA Recordings as a Big Data Storage Problem



Posted by: Sharon Fisher
big data, data center, data storage, federal government, flash, flash drives

Legality and ethics aside -- which is something for the law and politics blogs to talk about -- the interesting part about the alleged NSA tracking issue are the logistical issues involved. How much data is there? How did the NSA manage it? Where did they put it? ā€œThe NSA is storing all those...


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


December 30, 2011  10:29 AM

Don’t Take This Disaster Recovery Facility for Granite



Posted by: Sharon Fisher
data center, disaster recovery

Fall River, Massachusetts: Textile mills. Lizzie Borden. Disaster recovery. Disaster recovery? Yep. A new data center, Granite Block Global Data Center Inc., which is intended to provideĀ application hosting, colocation and disaster...


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