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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


  • Infor tunes into (and visualises) high-fidelity self-orchestrated data

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    Infor builds business cloud software, this much we know.

    But this is software that is ‘specialised by industry’… a term used to convey its custom-aligned tuning to specific industry use cases with a specific application towards the digital supply chain networks.

    The firm this month reb…READ MORE

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  • Is open source lock-in possible?

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    Earlier this week, open source software company SuSE announced that it is strengthening its presence in the Asia-Pacific region following its acquisition by growth investor EQT from Micro Focus.

    Well-known for its SuSE Linux distro that got me into Linux during my student years, SuSE is now Europ…READ MORE

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  • Evolution of consumer IoT: 2019 forecast from WEF's annual meeting

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    I had the opportunity to take an active role in this year’s discussions at the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) annual meeting at Davos. Selected as a WEF Technology Pioneer, it is both exciting and validating to see the themes we evangelize come into focus with live debates and energetic conversations …READ MORE

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  • Install-Module in PowerShell v6.2 RC 1

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    Further to my last post it appears that Install-Module in PowerShell v6.2 RC1 DOESN’T follow the rules. In an elevated session if the scope parameter ISN’T used it will install to $home\Documents\PowerShell\Modules

    The default appears to be CurrentUser regardless.

    You have to use -Scope Al…READ MORE

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  • Aparavi Enhances Multi-Cloud Data Management @aparavisoftware

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    Active Archive Platform From Aparavi gets a major thrust with some phenomenal enhancements a few days back. The platform is already quite popular among multi-cloud data management customers. Aparavi is a market leader in this technology segment. The new features give a triple benefit to its customer…READ MORE

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  • Tips for Tech Business Travelers

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    No matter how much the tech industry ebbs and flows between encouraging working in the office or allowing work from home policies, the one constant in the industry is that people ultimately make buying and usage decisions, and the majority of those people still like to interact with other people in …READ MORE

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  • Remainers accidentally DDoS the British government

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    With eight days until the UK’s scheduled exit from the European Union, a prime minister who has lost control, a paralysed political system, and Britain reduced to a laughing stock on the world stage as it limps into an entirely avoidable humiliation, the country feels like it’s on the edge of total …READ MORE

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  • What to expect from SUSECON 19

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    The Computer Weekly Developer Network and Open Source Insider team enjoy hardcore programming discussion, truly vibrant open communities where code commits fly around in a swarm, well-cooked American barbeque ribs and Taylor Swift in her country music years.

    Bizarrely then, the stars have aligned…READ MORE

    Adrian Bridgwater16,625 pointsBadges:
  • Getting Git

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    Last month I wrote about that hiring for technology is sort of like hiring a juggler. Sure, you can ask where they went to clown college and if they can crunch an apply while juggling. Or you could just ask them to juggle. Today I’ll talk about how to show you can juggle. Specifically, prove that yo…READ MORE

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  • Vote Leave’s early bath

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    Vote Leave’s band of zip-wiring cowboy builders has been handed another fine: this time for sending out nearly 200,000 unsolicited texts to the poor sods who entered their contest to win £50m if they could correctly guess every single result of Euro 2016.

    At this point, the Vote Leav…READ MORE

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  • Another turn of the screw on the CIO job? All hail the CIO-plus

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    What is it about the CIO job that makes it so ripe for over-analysis? As long as I’ve been covering CIOs, there’s been hand-wringing over how to fill the job successfully. CIOs need to have a seat at the table to do well. They need to partner with the CFO, work hand-in-glove with the CMO, generate r…READ MORE

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  • What the Myspace data loss debacle tells us about how the internet values creative content

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    The news that Myspace lost 12 years of user-generated content during a botched server migration has prompted a lot of debate this week, which Caroline Donnelly picks over here. 

    When details of Myspace’s server migration snafu broke free from Reddit, where the incident has been discussed and k…READ MORE

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  • Using business intelligence tools to prevent team burnout

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    This is a guest blogpost by Andrew Filev, founder and CEO, Wrike.

    Since no business wants to leave money on the table, it’s tempting to try to squeeze as much productivity as possible out of your workforce to execute every campaign, programme, and project available.

    The problem with this app…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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  • '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

    Sharon Fisher9,525 pointsBadges:
  • 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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  • 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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