I'm a hardcore Dropbox user, but I don't love their limited sharing features or having my personal data in the cloud. I was intrigued by the waves of personal shared storage devices that have appeared, but none are appropriate and complete replacements for Dropbox. But a new product just launched on Kickstarter really has a chance of success! Introducing Transporter A few … [Read more...] about Geoff Barrall is Back with Transporter, a Personal Shared Storage Solution
Posts about the line of Drobo storage devices
I've been organizing Tech Field Day events for three years, and I've been in enterprise storage for far longer. So it's kind of surprising to realize that I've never hosted a Field Day focused on enterprise storage! That changes this month, with Storage Field Day on April 26 and 27. The delegates and presenters are all in order, and it's really an amazing event. Don't get me … [Read more...] about Storage Field Day 1 – Silicon Valley
Data Robotics spent the last year transforming itself from a maker of expensive consumer storage devices to a player in the nascent small enterprise storage array market. That process took another step this week, as Data Robotics officially renamed itself Drobo. It is ironic that the company would shed a longer, corporate sounding name for the familiar consumer product … [Read more...] about The Transformation from Data Robotics to Drobo
Last week, at WWDC, Apple introduced many of the features found in their next operating system, OS X “Lion”. At that time, I posted an article about the storage features found in this new release, including integrated revision control, a major update to the FileVault encryption package, and additional enterprise storage protocol support. But, like Snow Leopard, Lion still lacks … [Read more...] about Three Key Storage Features Missing in Mac OS X “Lion”
Upgrades are an inevitability in our modern technological world. A new phone comes out every year or two, and the migration process begins. So why don't devices have a special mode, priming them for upgrade and migration? This really hit home recently, as I upgraded the hard disks in my Drobo, but it applies equally to laptops, phones, and services like e-mail. So It … [Read more...] about Why Can’t We Prime Our Devices For Upgrades?