Do We Need World Backup Day?
March 31 is World Backup Day. Do we really need a day devoted to something that we should be doing every day? If we do, we should have a World Test Recovery Day, too.
Equinix Offers Private Cloud With A Twist
Highly secure, highly networked Equinix facilities in Secaucus, N.J. and Chicago let enterprise customers install their own server racks, then manage them as private infrastructure-as-a-service operations.
Why NoSQL Equals NoSecurity
If it seems security is an afterthought in the big data ecosystem, you’re right. Here’s what to do about it.
Avaya Gives Peek At Future Of Collaboration
Awareness beats presence, Avaya says, outlining its vision for next generation collaboration tools at Enterprise Connect. Think technology that understands who's most relevant, based on your current work, not just who's online.
Saving The SAN
You don't have to turn your storage area network upside down, with performance-sensitive data moved into the server on a flash-memory device. If you can fix its performance issues, the SAN has distinct advantages over server-side caching.
Write To NTFS Drives With OS X Lion
After upgrading my Mac from OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard to OS X 10.7.3 Lion, I discovered I could no longer write files to external NTFS-formatted drives. The problem is MacFUSE which, I found out, does not support the new 64-bit kernel. If this is happening to you, you must remove the old MacFUSE and install the newer version, which does support the 64-bit kernel. Here's how.
5 Tips: Maximize New iPad Battery Life
Apple's new iPad battery should last throughout a workday, but needs some tweaking to get the best results. Check out these five common-sense strategies.
Big Data Meets Disease-Resistant Plant Research
University of Missouri's Appistry-powered big-data analysis could help create disease-resistant plants to feed the world's hungry. Check out our video interview with the scientist leading the charge.
Angry Birds Space Mirrors Real Rocket Science
Did you know Rovio's Angry Birds Space was developed in collaboration with NASA through a Space Act Agreement? The game illustrates microgravity, a concept fundamental to current NASA experiments.
The Upside-Down SAN
Vendors are pushing local flash storage for your most active data, which may turn your storage area network to a digital dumping ground.
Amazon Makes Clever Private Cloud Play
Partnership with Eucalyptus, the open-source purveyor of Amazon APIs, guarantees ongoing compatibility between public EC2 and private cloud operations.
What's On: Our Next Valley View
The March 28 episode of our live Web TV show will feature hot cloud technologies, mobile chips, an update from Evernote, and much more.
Is Oracle Ignoring The Real Enemy?
Oracle announced third quarter gains Tuesday. But while it focuses on SAP, nimble rivals such as Salesforce.com and WorkDay loom large.
60 Years Ago: IBM Invents The Hard Drive
A short promotional movie by IBM back in the 50's recounts, in the finest propaganda styles of the day, the project that brought us random access mass storage.