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38 Terabytes of cloud storage capacity created every second?

” Right now, in 2013, 80 “things” per second are connecting to the internet.  Next year that number will reach almost 100 per second, and by 2020, more than 250 things will connect each second.” According to Cisco, these “things” include: Mobile devices Parking meters…

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431 Petabytes – all in the name of safety and security

Deploying video as a means to provide public and private safety and security is nothing new. What is new is the incredible capabilities of cameras, software, and yes, storage that is bringing video security to the next level. StorageNewsletter.com covers the latest IHS research report indicating the…

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Are large enterprise companies adopting cloud from the inside out?

Do you see the trend in this slide by TheInfoPro, a service of 451 Research? For one, internal private cloud remains the top priority for many enterprise customers from a cloud investment perspective. BUT, it is losing ground to the 2nd most important need:  assessing Cloud Providers.  Is this an…

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Over 2.4 Billion Served and counting…any guesses?

Not McDonalds…the Internet.  Given Seagate just shipped its 2 Billionth hard drive this year, this begs the question: is there a direct correlation between the number of internet users and the number of hard disk drives shipped?  If you remember, Seagate became the first hard drive company…

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Your data is your data, BUT…is it really?

“Our policy is simple: your data is your data. Period. We will not access, transfer or deliver data stored on servers by our customers except in response to a properly issued, lawful order … from a court with appropriate jurisdiction over Rackspace and the data sought.” - Perry Robinson,…

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FOBS is fabs for the hard disk drive market

“The worldwide file- and object-based storage (FOBS) market continues to gain momentum with revenues exceeding $23 billion in 2013 and forecast to reach $38 billion in 2017. ”  This according to new research from International Data Corporation,Worldwide File- and Object-Based Storage…

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5 Reasons why the hard drive RPM spec is irrelevant

. I don’t know about you, but I think it’s about time to give up on marketing and positioning hard drives by rotations per minute (RPM).  Here are 5 reasons why the days of marketing the RPM spec in the enterprise/data center space should be over: 1. Customers pay for IOPS, not RPMs.…

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The hidden but healthy TCO of tablets

Total Cost of Ownership once again raises its head. This time it’s not about cloud, but instead – Tablets courtesy of Dell. What’s interesting is that this focuses on the concerns of healthcare IT given the security regulations and compliance issues, but when it comes to IT in…

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Should you buy or rent (software) in this market?

The age old question of buying or renting applies to housing as well as enterprise IT.  We can thank the cloud for that. When considering purchasing a home, purchasing on-premise IT solutions (hardware and software), or purchasing anything for that matter, one must take into consideration the Total…

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A 13-year-old concept for wearable tech at MIT Media Lab

The high fashion that is technology

. Here is a quote that may drive technology marketing to the pages of Vogue or GQ in the next few years, “wearable computing device market will grow to 485 million annual device shipments by 2018.” – ABI Research According to ABI, sports and activity watches will make up a majority…

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