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On encryption and why it’s overrated

Data encryption may not be the right answer anymore. Does distributed data storage make for a more secure enterprise?

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On encryption and why it’s overrated

Data encryption may not be the right answer anymore. Does distributed data storage make for a more secure enterprise?

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On encryption and why it’s overrated

Data encryption may not be the right answer anymore. Does distributed data storage make for a more secure enterprise?

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EMC, NetApp compete to buy Data Domain

Data storage giant EMC is attempting to thwart rival NetApp’s bid to acquire Data Domain by making a bigger offer.

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Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009 Uncategorized Comments Off on EMC, NetApp compete to buy Data Domain

Confirmed Gmail / Google App Outage

mbone writes “Earlier today there was a confirmed Google outage which got a lot of attention from network operators. From a post to NANOG after everything calmed down: ‘Google ack’d a maintenance on their core network did not go as planned-Forced traffic to one peer link that was unable to handle all the traffic. Maintenance has been rolled back. Issue has been restored.’ This is exactly what makes me nervous about cloud computing and data storage. It’s bad enough when I screw up a config and it takes down my mail, but what about when it happens to the entire globe at once?” Several readers also point to CNET’s coverage of the outage. Update: 05/14 19:25 GMT by T : CWmike adds this: “Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols writes that what may be happening is a massive DDoS attack. Based on the size of the attack that would be needed to interfere with Google, I believe that it’s quite likely to be the result of an attack from the controllers of the Windows worm, Conficker. Another theory that has been put about — that the problem was due to AT&T NOC routing problems — does not appear to hold water, writes Steven.” Update: 05/14 21:01 GMT by T : Google’s put up a low-detail explanation on their blog that says “An error in one of our systems caused us to direct some of our web traffic through Asia, which created a traffic jam. As a result, about 14% of our users experienced slow services or even interruptions.”

Read more of this story at Slashdot.


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Thursday, May 14th, 2009 Uncategorized Comments Off on Confirmed Gmail / Google App Outage

Brits Back Away From ‘Big Brother’ Data Storage Plan


The British government said Monday it wants communications companies to keep records of every phone call, email and Web site visit made in the country, but it has decided not to set up a national database of the information — a proposal that had been condemned as a “Big Brother”-style invasion of privacy by civil liberties groups. The government said in October it was considering a central database of phone and Internet traffic as part of a high-tech strategy to fight terrorism and crime.

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Tuesday, April 28th, 2009 Uncategorized Comments Off on Brits Back Away From ‘Big Brother’ Data Storage Plan

EMC’s V-Max builds up to 3 petabytes of virtual storage

A new storage architecture lets V-Max arrays be linked together in a physical and virtual matrix to provide a pool of up to 3 petabytes of data storage.

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Visual History of PC Data Storage – Punch Cards to Blu-Ray

Our storage options weren’t always as fanciful, fast, and fat as they are today. Some of you may remember toting a 3.5-inch floppy to and from school, while others hearken all the way back to cassette tapes. And if you’ve lived long enough to remember the IBM Punch Card first hand, just ask and we’ll SPEAK LOUDER.

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Thursday, March 5th, 2009 Uncategorized Comments Off on Visual History of PC Data Storage – Punch Cards to Blu-Ray

HP’s Cloud Storage Vaporizes

Hewlett-Packard Co. quietly shuttered its online data storage service after less than a year of operation.

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Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009 Uncategorized Comments Off on HP’s Cloud Storage Vaporizes