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April 9, 2014  3:55 PM

So What’s the Deal With the OpenText-Box Lawsuit, Anyway?



Posted by: Sharon Fisher
box, cloud storage, google

In case you missed it, OpenText is known as the largest software company in Canada, and its CEO is Mark Barrenechea, which I mention only because I'm always delighted to see a good Basque name. Anyway, OpenText 

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March 14, 2014  1:08 PM

Google Finally Follows Yahoo!’s Lead, Drops Storage Prices



Posted by: Sharon Fisher
backblaze, box, cloud, cloud storage, google, google drive, icloud, skydrive

It took almost a year, but the other shoe finally dropped. And so did the price of Google online storage. In May 2013, Yahoo! announced that all users of its Flickr online photo storage service would get a


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...


June 21, 2013  4:39 PM

Following Amazon, Google Unveils a Bigger Station Wagon



Posted by: Sharon Fisher
amazon, backblaze, bandwidth, cloud storage, encryption, google, pigeons, station wagons

“The point is this: No matter how fat a pipe you have to the Internet, at some given amount of data, it’s going to be faster, cheaper, or both to use some manual method to ship data on some storage medium.” I wrote that in September, 2011, in what remains (if I do say so myself) a...


May 27, 2013  10:55 AM

Flickr Starts Online Storage Arms Race



Posted by: Sharon Fisher
box, cloud storage, google

There's a new arms race, which all started a week ago when Yahoo! announced that users of its Flickr online photo-sharing service would get 1 terabyte of storage each, free. The mind reels. "To


May 19, 2013  10:05 PM

Judge Derides Google for Saying Search is Hard



Posted by: Sharon Fisher
apple, computer assisted review, e-discovery, ediscovery, google, samsung

It isn't the first time that the Apple-Samsung case has come up in an electronic discovery context, but in the bravo-for-life's-little-ironies department, Google was...


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


June 6, 2012  11:56 PM

Netflix Moving to ‘Containerized Shipping’ for Its Streaming Service



Posted by: Sharon Fisher
backblaze, facebook, google, netflix, pod, youtube

When you have a whole lot of stuff, you have two choices. You can get one really, really big box. Or, you can get a whole lot of little boxes, and find ways to use them efficiently -- like having them all be the same size so they're interchangeable, and finding a good way at indexing the stuff in...


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