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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).


‘Lunar Library’ is the Ultimate Backup

March 17, 2019 - No doubt you’ve heard the advice to keep at least one of your backups off-site. One company is taking that advice really seriously: It’s planning to store one on the moon. The Israeli spacecraft Beresheet took off recently, and its cargo includes a 30-million page archive of human knowledge, etched onto a nickel disc the...... READ MORE


  • Reinvention in the age of AI

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    Change is inevitable. Heraclitus, a Greek philosopher born in 544 B.C., said, “You never step in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and you’re not the same person.” Humanity has been striving to reshape the world for the better since the beginning of time. The earliest tools mankind i…READ MORE

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  • I thought my days of Linux were over

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    Oh, how wrong I was. Back in the day, all I worked on was Microsoft SQL Server. These days I’m doing some Microsoft SQL Server and a decent amount of Microsoft Azure and Amazon AWS cloud work. With all three of those, there’s a lot of Linux in play. Microsoft SQL Server has supported Linux since…READ MORE

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  • How Instacart works around buggy Elasticsearch queries

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    Enterprises that use Elasticsearch to find dynamic information in other apps are struggling to identify errant code that stalls enterprise apps. In theory, application performance monitoring tools should help. But, it wasn’t enough for Instacart to identify the queries that consistently created prob…READ MORE

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  • Big Switch builds open source network operating system

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    Big Switch Networks describes itself as the cloud-first networking company.

    The firm focuses on what public cloud-style networking matched with hybrid cloud consistency.

    News this month sees the firm launch an open source network operating system.

    Big Switch says that key points to zone in …READ MORE

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  • 'Lunar Library' is the Ultimate Backup

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    No doubt you’ve heard the advice to keep at least one of your backups off-site. One company is taking that advice really seriously: It’s planning to store one on the moon.

    The Israeli spacecraft Beresheet took off recently, and its cargo includes a 30-million page archive of human knowledge, …READ MORE

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  • A New Source for Kubernetes Knowledge

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    It’s been a few months since I posted anything on this blog, and especially anything having to do with Kubernetes. Part of that had to do with work projects and other technology projects, but it also had to do with moving (and updating) all of the content for the weekly Kubernetes-centric podcast th…READ MORE

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  • Praising Voidtools Everything

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    According to its online description voidtools Everything “is a desktop search utility for Windows that can rapidly find files and folders by name.” I’ve been a user and fan of this tool for years. But yesterday, I got a real glimpse of what it can do in the Windows environment. I’m helping a friend …READ MORE

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  • Progress offers low-code-for-pros with Kinvey

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    Progress puts forward another (arguably weighty) hand in the low-code game this week.

    The Boston, MA-based application development firm has upped the spec on its Progress Kinvey platform with extra features.

    The Progress Kinvey platform includes  Kinvey Studio: a low-code visual development t…READ MORE

    Adrian Bridgwater16,605 pointsBadges:
  • Predicting Senturion’s magnificent seven

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    Luxury wrist-worn supercar key manufacturer Senturion has revealed it will release seven limited edition £211,550 pieces, fashioned from some asteroid, later this year. But who’ll get them?
    They remind us a bit of a Power Rangers watch – not aesthetically dissimilar – we pestered our parents…READ MORE

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  • With Rubrik Go, backup vendor adopts evergreen pricing

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    Converged secondary data vendor Rubrik is the latest storage vendor to jump on the cloud-like pricing bandwagon.

    Rubrik today said it is adding a subscription pricing model, called Rubrik Go. Go is a three-year subscription that covers software, support and hardware – including refreshes – fo…READ MORE

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  • Synechron demos asset tokenization on blockchain

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    Synechron, a consulting firm focusing on financial services, is applying emerging digital strategies such as asset tokenization in the rapidly growing wealth management industry.

    The New York-based company earlier this month launched its Wealth Tech Accelerator program, which aims to marshal tech…READ MORE

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  • Hear from some of the women shaping UK fintech

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    Innovate Finance released its Women in FinTech Powerlist last month with a list of 150 women who, its says “have made a real impact over and above their day-to-day role in fintech.” There were 1200 entries.

    Charlotte Crosswell, CEO at Innovate Finance, said these women are making a major impa…READ MORE

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  • Engineer Mindset, Entrepreneur Mindset

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    It’s been eights years now since I took Excelon Development full-time. In that time I’ve had the pleasure of deal with slow-paying customers, not-enough customers, an employee or two, and a whole lot of of contractors. I’ve also had the ironical pleasure of reading about the “Entrepreneur mindset” a…READ MORE

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  • MWC 2019: Robots, robots and robots, oh my!

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    All the world loves robots, and when they are robots holding something a human might hold, doing an activity a human might do, and preferably doing it while looking a bit like a human (two legs, arms, a smiley cartoon face, etc) the world loves them even more.

    And at Mobile World Congress in Barc…READ MORE

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  • March 2019 Activity Contest

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    Well, ITKE users, we have a first this month. In true March Madness fashion, two of our top users have TIED in points for the month of February! ToddN2000 and Subhendu Sen have been pillars in our community for years, and their accomplishments here are remarkable. Looks like we’ll have…READ MORE

    Tom Curtin445 pointsBadges:
  • Do we need an ‘app’ for mindfulness?

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    Software application developers will always be looking to create the next big thing (Twitter etc.) and come up with a killer app to forge their name in history.

    So what’s trending next?

    A recent BBC television documentary by Dr Chris and Dr Xand Van Tulleken investigated mental health and st…READ MORE

    Adrian Bridgwater16,605 pointsBadges:
  • Web @ 30: Thank you for global connectivity

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    For the last three decades since its introduction, the web has informed, educated and entertained society. It has given musicians, artists and businesses of any size connectivity to a global audience. Anyone with something to say, can express themselves and publish on the web.

    Sir Tim Berners-Lee…READ MORE

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  • SIOS DataKeeper By @SIOSTech For Enterprise-Class Protection

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    This is an interview with Jerry Melnick, president and CEO, SIOS Technology on SIOS DataKeeper. Jerry Melnick, president and CEO, is responsible for directing the overall corporate strategy for SIOS Technology Corp. and leading the company’s ongoing growth and expansion. He has more than 25 years …READ MORE

    Jaideep Khanduja18,650 pointsBadges:
  • PSTempDrive

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    The release of PowerShell v6.2 release candidate 1 brings more experimental features including PSTempDrive.

    You can view the currently available experimental features using get-ExperimentalFeature.  You’ll find a total of four:


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  • Getting farmers up to speed with farm tech

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    Improving crop yield using artificial intelligence (AI) has been a hot topic as researchers and tech suppliers cast their sights on an industry that isn’t exactly the forerunners in applying technology.

    Earlier this year, Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisatio…READ MORE

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