Why would you store data that you can't read? To keep it secret. The first rule of secrets: Don't tell anyone. Exactly what Apple does. Here's how and why.
Robin Harris writes about storage and other tech with a focus on the SOHO/SMB market. And fun stuff, too, like PS3 supercomputers and Google's technology.
Harris has been working with computers for over 35 years and selling and marketing data storage for over 30 in companies large and small. He introduced a couple of multi-billion dollar storage products (DLT, the first Fibre Channel array) to market, as well as a many smaller ones. Earlier he spent 10 years marketing servers and networks. After leaving corporate life he founded TechnoQWAN, a consulting and analyst firm. He also developed StorageMojo into one of the top storage industry blogs. Robin writes, consults, coaches and lives in Sedona, Arizona.
Ricardo Bilton writes for ZDNet's The ToyBox.
Google shocked the storage world by offering cloud storage for 1¢/GB/month 6 months ago. But if Google can make a profit at 1¢, why can't enterprises buy for the same price? One company says they can. How?
Disk drives and flash use nanotechnology to build higher density storage. But why not simply encode data directly into molecules? We could cram a billion gigabytes in a single rack. Here's how.
Shingled Magnetic Recording enables higher disk capacity and will be standard on future HGST enterprise drives including 10TB drives early next year. What is SMR and will it work?
Apple has been bolstering iPhone profits with overpriced flash storage for years. So why change that with the iPhone 6? Apple's thinking has changed.
In a recent survey 20 percent of companies had to use social media data in litigation or an investigation — a number bound to rise. The time to get ready is NOW! Here's quick intro to get you started.
Infinidat is focused squarely on the high-end enterprise storage market. Against the likes of EMC, NetApp and IBM how can they possibly succeed? Building a better product is a great start.
If the power savings and performance claims pan out, these DIMMs will be popular in large memory applications — VM servers, in-memory databases — where DRAM power is a significant cost and more performance is always welcome.
Seagate has announced a new 8TB disk it's shipping to selected customers today with general availability next quarter. Should you care?
A reader wrote in to ask about a 10Gb Ethernet network for home use. Sorry. Thunderbolt is the home network price and performance leader - not Ethernet. What happened?
You're having a coffee and surfing when an apologetic stranger asks if she can charge her Android phone on your USB port. But she's installing malware on your PC. Here's how to stop it.
They could be hack proof - or much less hackable - if security were built into them instead of bolted on. Here's an example of what that means.
It doesn't matter how many leading-edge sensors it has or how beautiful and stylish it is. If the iWatch doesn't get power right it will fail. Here's two Apple technologies that will set the iWatch apart from competitors.
They keep cramming more transistors on chips every year while performance gains have slowed to a crawl. Why not put DRAM on-chip to speed up CPUs?
Surveillance cameras are everywhere, backed by sophisticated facial recognition software. But you can defeat them, the NSA and whoever else is monitoring you. Here's how.