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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
iPad Mini Rumors Resurface
An unnamed Samsung source in a Korean report claims that Apple will be releasing an iPad with a smaller screen by the end of this year. There's clearly a market for such a tablet, but does Apple want to enter that market?
Internet Crime Focus Of Black Hat Europe
Security and cryptography experts at Amsterdam conference consider the enormity of securing a world where everything--from smartphones to power plants to cars--is connected to the Internet.
How To Make Backup And Recovery Foolproof
Nobody wants the nerve-wracking job of backup guy. But there's good news: Intelligent disk-based backup, virtualization, and lots of practice recoveries can make it safe to be in charge of the backup process.
The Future is Now: Scale-Out Storage
In today’s data centers, scale-out storage has a lot of momentum. Service providers jumped on the scale-out train years ago, and now enterprises are hopping aboard.