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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).


Schneider USB Malware Scare

September 17, 2018 - We’ve talked before about security issues involved with USB drives, but here’s a new one: A vendor alerting us to malware on a USB drive that it’s shipping with its product. Schneider Electric recently notified users of its Conext Combox and Conext Battery Monitor that USB removable media shipped with the products may have been...... READ MORE


  • Is your city as smart as a 10 year old? To get smart, cities must focus on friction

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    What exactly is a smart city? According to Wikipedia, “a smart city is an urban area that uses different types of electronic data collection sensors to supply information which is used to manage assets and resources efficiently.” This basic definition paints a picture of an urban setting that is “sm…READ MORE

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  • Getting KB4458469 Installed When Windows Update Offer Absent

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    Yesterday, September 20, MS issued yet another Cumulative Update for Windows 10. Why do I call it that, listed only as “Update” in Update History? The Win10 Build number changes from 17134.286 to 17135.319 post-install. By definition, any update that ups the Build designation counts as a cumulative …READ MORE

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  • It’s time to tackle your dirty data

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    This is a guest blogpost by Francois Ajenstat, Chief Product Officer, Tableau

    Data analysis is only as good as the quality of your data. Anyone who has ever analysed data knows that the information is rarely clean. You may find that your data is poorly structured, full of inaccuracies, or just pl…READ MORE

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  • What if a small fintech could replace global giant Allianz in corporate deal?

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    One of the disadvantages cited in the past about fintech was that the companies in the sector were too small to offer the same services as some of the big traditional players.

    What if something goes wrong? Is the supplier capable of compensating the financial services customer if disaster strikes…READ MORE

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  • Splitting paths

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    PowerShell has the Split-Path cmdlet that provides the leaf and parent of a path. But what if you’re splitting paths and need one or paths at a higher level.

    Consider the path
    PS> $path = ‘C:\Scripts\HyperV\Admin\Optimize-VMDisks.ps1’

    Its just an arbitrary path from my test m…READ MORE

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  • CloudBees pours honey on Jenkins support

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    CloudBees are (is) a bunch of busy social bees (presumably why the firm called themselves that).

    The enterprise DevOps company used the DevOps World | Jenkins World event to announce CloudBees Jenkins Support, a subscription service for commercial Jenkins support.

    Jenkins is an open source au…READ MORE

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  • DCMS plan aims to open up digital identity market - and might kill off Gov.uk Verify

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    The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has been conducting a review of digital identity since taking over policy responsibility from the Government Digital Service (GDS) in June.

    Computer Weekly has learned that at the core of the DCMS proposals to boost the UK’s digital id…READ MORE

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  • Time is up for vSphere 5.5 users: Upgrade or pay to stay

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    LAS VEGAS – A large portion of VMware customers face a decision as the end of support for vSphere 5.5 draws near: Risk foregoing commercial support and security updates or pay up for a 12-month support extension.

    With just a couple weeks left until the Sept. 19, 2018 deadline, organizations are…READ MORE

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  • Surprising Secrets of Social Media

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    About ten years ago, a new job category emerged: The Social Media Manager. This is a person that “does” social media for a brand, such as Ivory Soap, HBO, or Old Spice. Twitter, for example, was one of the first Social Media platforms used to “Social Media Marketing.” I have a few thousand f…READ MORE

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  • Cloud storage startup Wasabi Technologies raises $68 million

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    Newcomer Wasabi Technologies will try to build up its brand recognition and take on the Big Three public cloud providers after raising $68 million in Series B funding.

    “You don’t go up against Microsoft, Google and Amazon with pocket change,” said David Friend, Wasabi CEO and founder.


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  • The importance of binning idols

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    The art of 3D printing has suffered a setback in Kuwait, after pressure from hysterical clergymen forced the closure of its local Doob 3D store with accusations of idolatry.
    The company offers a service that creates toy models of its customers using 3D-scanning technology, and having looked at the …READ MORE

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  • Fighting dengue fever with AI

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    Singapore’s National Environmental Agency (NEA) is roping in Alphabet life sciences research outfit Verily’s technology to separate male mosquitoes from female ones in an ongoing project to tackle dengue fever.

    Dubbed Project Wolbachia, the multi-year project aims to curb the female mosquito …READ MORE

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  • Developer blockchain tools are on-chain & off-chain

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    Document exchange and transaction management company Amalto has come forward with early adopter options for its Platform 6 enterprise application framework.

    This developer toolset is designed to allow programmers to create blockchain-based transactional applications.

    It is blockchain-agnostic …READ MORE

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  • buffer overflow


    Buffer overflow is what happens when a program or process attempts to write too much data to the buffer, a segment of computer memory reserved for temporary data storage. Continued…

    Quote of the Day
    “We are still seeing a lot of the same techniques to hack applications as we have previously se…READ MORE

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  • PASS Summit 2018 Speaker Idol Contestants

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    Today is the day that I have the privilege of announcing the PASS Summit 2018 Speaker Idol contestants.  The contestants have been grouped into three groups, with each of groups presenting on either Wednesday, Thursday or Friday.

    The groups that we have for the PASS Summit 2018 this year are:


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  • The boom of automation and where it's heading


    Business automation is booming as organisations shift to a digital-first model with the aim of improving customer experience and increasing productivity at an unprecedented scale, all while driving down costs.

    Automation is already helping to improve customer interactions in data-rich industry se…READ MORE

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  • What the GAO Report missed about the Equifax data breach

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    The Government Accountability Office did its part to deliver some closure regarding the Equifax data breach by way of a newly published report on the now-infamous security incident.

    The GAO report offers a comprehensive look at the numerous missteps made by Equifax, which allowed attackers to mai…READ MORE

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  • Cisco to acquire Viptela

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    Cisco said it would acquire SD-WAN vendor Viptela Inc. in a deal valued at $610 million. The transaction, expected to close later this year, will fortify Cisco’s existing SD-WAN portfolio with additional cloud-based services, the company said in a blog post.

    “Viptela’s technology is cloud-first, wi…READ MORE

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  • Warning: Password policy reaction may offend (Humor)

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    A friend of mine recently had to inform his staff of a new password policy requiring all of the following: Upper and lower case letters, a number, a special character, at least 12 characters in length and had not been used in the last six months. Someone sent him this meme in reply:

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  • HA Applications Ensure Business Operations - An Interview

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    We are in conversation with Jerry Melnick, President & CEO, SIOS Technology Corp. Jerry 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 of experience in the enterprise and high…READ MORE

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