It was a week of HAM in the enterprise storage industry and angry arguments in the CloudCamp camp. But things looked up at the end with a productive discussion about backups. Google sent us a wave, but nobody was happy when GM threatened to collapse. Enterprise Storage HDS’ HAM-Fisted Announcement did not impress, with many wondering (So Long And Thanks For All The … [Read more...] about Back From The Pile: May 30, 2009
Dave Hitz over at NetApp poses a very interesting question: What is the ten-year trend in information technology that we are currently building to? He supplies these historical examples: 1982-1992: A computer on every (business) desk 1990s: Networking all those computers He then goes on to suggest three ten-year trends that we might currently be living … [Read more...] about Ten-Year Trend: Mobility
Although the dead-tree version of TechTarget's excellent Storage Magazine is no more, the company today released the premiere issue of its online counterpart! Available as both a web-based magazine and a PDF download, Storage Magazine Online continues with many of the same editors and writers, including Rich Castagna at the helm. You can still subscribe to the online edition … [Read more...] about Introducing Storage Magazine Online!
I just completed my webinar for AIIM on long-term archiving. Excellent attendance (kudos to AIM!) and some great questions that, sadly, we didn't get to during the session. I'll try to tackle them here in hopes that their authors find these answers! … [Read more...] about Thoughts on Long-Term Archiving
How will you retain records for the long haul? It depends on how you define "long". Nearly everyone (individual and business alike) has certain records to retain for years, and some may need retention for decades or centuries. How can you accomplish this? First, consider whether to store records as atoms or bits. You can convert paper to data or vice versa, and there are … [Read more...] about Long-Term Versus Longer-Term Archiving