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Yottabytes: Storage and Disaster Recovery by Sharon Fisher

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A blog for users, storage solution providers -- including value-added resellers (VARs), systems integrators, managed service providers (MSPs) and consultants -- about data storage hardware and software products and services, backup/archiving products and services, disaster recovery, storage area networks (SANs) and network-attached storage (NAS).


It Slices! It Dices! It Julienne-Fries Your Hard Disk Drive!

May 26, 2018 - There is such a thing as a device specifically intended to destroy a hard disk drive. TIL. In fact, there’s actually a number of such devices. This isn’t just degaussers and so on that are intended to wipe the data from the hard disk drive itself through magnetism (or de-magnetism, as the case may be)....... READ MORE


  • Aricent on re-architecting towards ‘application elasticity’

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    The Computer Weekly Developer Network talks to Aricent’s AVP of technology and innovation Shamik Mishra in line with a mini-series of posts related to the rise of what we have called the ‘holistic’ application.

    Not perhaps a formally defined technology industry term, the holistic applicatio…READ MORE

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  • It Slices! It Dices! It Julienne-Fries Your Hard Disk Drive!

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    There is such a thing as a device specifically intended to destroy a hard disk drive.


    In fact, there’s actually a number of such devices. This isn’t just degaussers and so on that are intended to wipe the data from the hard disk drive itself through magnetism (or de-magnetism, as the …READ MORE

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  • After us the drought of democracy?

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    The BBC cover of a report from the Environment Agency warning of serious water shortages by 2050 while sufficient to supply 20 million consumers is being wasted prompted an attack of déjà vu. Similar statements were made in the 1970s and led to the formation of the Regional Water Authorities. So I…READ MORE

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  • WMI and CIM accelerators

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    In PowerShell an accelerator is a shortcut to a .NET type. The WMI accelerators have been around since PowerShell v1. The WMI accelerators were heavily used in v1 fill some of the gaps in cmdlet coverage. The CIM accelerators appeared in PowerShell v3 (I think – only discovered them recently!). Th…READ MORE

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  • Does Microsoft's message to DevOps pros oversimplify?

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    Let’s be clear: Microsoft is dead serious about DevOps and wants to help DevOps pros. With its Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) and Azure DevOps Project offerings, the company has delivered some of the most comprehensive DevOps tooling that you can get from one vendor.

    Competitors such as IBM, …READ MORE

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  • Why Machine Learning Is Important For Enterprise To Adopt Faster

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    Any enterprise if not working in any of these three technologies now will certainly be in trouble tomorrow. These three technologies include Artificial intelligence (AI), Machine Learning, and Deep Learning. In fact, all three have a deep connection with each other. These three are right now the mos…READ MORE

    Jaideep Khanduja17,680 pointsBadges:
  • ZertoCON 2018: IT resilience takes center stage

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    BOSTON – At the first ZertoCON in 2016, analyst John Morency said that “IT resilience” is becoming the new “disaster recovery.” The concept at the time stressed continuous availability and proactively avoiding all recovery situations, versus just being able to recover from huge disasters.

    Two y…READ MORE

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  • How IoT is reshaping the cybersecurity landscape

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    The rise of connected devices has led to new challenges in today’s cybersecurity landscape. With an increase in device threats and the population of cybercriminals, IoT security has quickly become a top concern and big issue for businesses worldwide. If organizations want to continue to innovate, th…READ MORE

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  • API deployments on serverless frameworks catching on

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    In a stealthy way, serverless APIs have moved out of the “shiny new thing” phase to being enterprise software developers’ favorite way to bypass development overhead when delivering applications, APIs and microservice functions

    Rich Sharples, Red Hat senior product management director, said…READ MORE

    Jan Stafford4,265 pointsBadges:
  • HID Woes Cause Overkill Win10 Repair

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    How’s this for irony? Two days ago, I wrote a story for SearchEnterpriseDesktop explaining what to do if a mouse and/or keyboard go missing in Windows. Yesterday morning, when I sat down at my primary PC, my user interface was totally bollixed. Ultimately, I determined the cause was a failing wirele…READ MORE

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  • Reducing Stress from Work

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    Imagine for a moment that you step into a therapists office, complaining of stress. You ask what to do and the therapist asks you for your ideas. You suggest running, watching a ball game, taking a nap, having a few beverage with friends, talking a walk, or watching TV. The therapist replies “It so…READ MORE

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  • Commercialising Innovation - scaling tech start-ups

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    Innovation and innovative people are spread evenly around the globe. But there is more of an uneven challenge to bring products and services successfully to market. Many times this is due to a lack of resources or funding and sometimes a lack of a supportive ‘community’. Hence all the ‘Silicon…READ MORE

    Rob Bamforth530 pointsBadges:
  • Integrated communications extends UC capabilities

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    Organizations that want to drive greater value from their unified communications deployment should look to integrate communications into other parts of their business.

    Integrated communications extends the value of UC capabilities, such as messaging and video conferencing, by bringing them to oth…READ MORE

    Katherine Finnell2,050 pointsBadges:
  • Apple Authorized Service Provider program: ComputerCare's story

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    What’s life like in the Apple Authorized Service Provider program?

    The example of ComputerCare, a computer repair and IT consulting firm with offices in Santa Clara, Calif. and Seattle, sheds some light on that topic. ComputerCare has been an Apple Authorized Service Provider, or AASP, since 2008…READ MORE

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  • Kubecon 2018: The rise and rise of Kubernetes

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    In this guest post, Jon Topper, CTO of DevOps and cloud infrastructure consultancy The Scale Factory, on how the growing maturity of Kubernetes dominated this year’s Kubecon.

    KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe, a three day, multi-track conference run by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF)…READ MORE

    Caroline Donnelly5,470 pointsBadges:
  • Now that’s what I call compliance II

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    Nobody’s been able to get in contact with Downtime’s marketing manager since our discovery of a GDPR-themed Spotify playlist back in March, but his driving licence was found by the Royal Thai Police in the aftermath of a Full Moon Party in Ko Pha-ngan late last month, which is bizarre because he…READ MORE

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  • Data protection as a competitive advantage

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    By now, many consumers in Asia and elsewhere would have received at least a couple of e-mails from merchants asking for consent to continue receiving marketing messages under Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that kicked in today.

    As a law that transcends Europe’s borders, th…READ MORE

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  • serverless computing


    Serverless computing is an event-driven application design and deployment paradigm in which computing resources are provided as scalable cloud services. Continued…

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    “If executed correctly, a serverless architecture can save development teams time when pushing out new features a…READ MORE

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  • Why one expert doesn’t think AI will take over the world

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    Every time a robot does something that humans deem to be suspicious, a debate is sparked about when artificially intelligent beings will take over the world.

    There have been more than enough films about it, ranging from Terminator and iRobot to more recent films such as ExMachina, to name just a…READ MORE

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  • It’s time to stop stalling on women in STEM

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    In this guest post, Sheila Flavell, COO of FDM Group discusses the problems faced by women in the Stem industries.

    The gender pay gap reporting process has left many companies facing difficult questions about how women are treated within the workforce. Although the results have caused embarrassme…READ MORE

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