Yottabytes: Storage and Disaster Recovery:

April, 2011

April 30, 2011  3:31 PM

Disaster Recovery Lessons from the Amazon Outage

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher

This week featured millions of people glued to computer screens, waiting for all to be revealed, sharing their predictions, and crying when they finally saw the reality. Oh, yeah, and there was a Royal Wedding. But ten minutes before that (not that they were trying to hide anything, of...

April 24, 2011  8:08 PM

If Dropbox Opens Encryption to Law Enforcement, Should Only the Guilty Worry?

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher

When you absolutely, positively have to keep people from being able to look at your data, what do you do? Last week a number of people were surprised to find out that the popular cloud storage site Dropbox, which had advertised itself as encrypting its data so thoroughly that even its employees...

April 18, 2011  8:28 PM

Another Big Storage Sale — Samsung to Seagate?

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher

A major Asian manufacturer is looking to get out of the storage business so it can invest in new areas. Didn't we just hear about this? In this case,...

April 12, 2011  9:26 PM

When *Shouldn’t* You Destroy Hard Drives? Ask Mike Huckabee

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher

Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, former governor of Arkansas, is being slammed in the press due to accusations that, when he left the governor's office in 2007, he ordered a number -- by some reports, up to 91 -- hard disks of information from computers in his office destroyed,...

April 6, 2011  6:35 PM

So What is CDMI, Anyway?

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher

CDMI stands for Cloud Data Management Interface and is an industry standard defined and controlled by the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA). "The SNIA CDMI architecture standard defines the functional...

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