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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...

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


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...


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 14, 2011  12:25 PM

Pigeons, Station Wagons, Blu-ray, and Data Transfer



Posted by: Sharon Fisher
pigeons, station wagons

XKCD on<br /> File Transfers Sound familiar? The thing is, it's true. Even though Internet speeds continue to increase, the amount of data we want to transmit continues to increase, too. Which is why the various...


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