Robin Harris

Robin Harris is Chief Analyst at TechnoQWAN LLC, a storage research and consulting firm he founded in 2005. Based in Sedona, Arizona, TechnoQWAN focuses on emerging technologies, products, companies and markets. Robin has over 35 years experience in the IT industry and earned degrees from Yale and the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School.

Ricardo Bilton

Ricardo Bilton writes for ZDNet's The ToyBox.

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Amazon vs Oracle: a database war

Amazon vs Oracle: a database war

At the Amazon Web Services (AWS) re:Invent conference in Las Vegas this week, AWS announced several important services. But most important is Amazon Aurora, a new high-performance database engine.

published November 13, 2014 by

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How smart is SMART now?

How smart is SMART now?

Your disks and SSDs have a self-monitoring function called SMART. But how good is it? The fine folks at Backblaze are back with data on how well SMART works for them.

published November 12, 2014 by

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Is the post-PC PC a Mac?

Is the post-PC PC a Mac?

PC sales are declining - despite the end-of-XP support bump - while Mac sales were up 18 percent in Q2 and 21 percent in Q3 of 2014. Why isn't the Mac declining along with Windows PCs?

published November 10, 2014 by

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Seagate's serverless storage

Seagate's serverless storage

Seagate formally announced their new Kinetic disk drive, Ethernet-connected object storage for the cloud. While the technology is great, the market implications are greater. Here's why.

published November 5, 2014 by

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A private geo-cloud for the rest of us

A private geo-cloud for the rest of us

Could you use a private, multi-location cloud with no recurring fees, automatic syncing, versioning, and access controls? Think a dead-simple Dropbox, without the security issues — and a sustainable business model.

published October 23, 2014 by

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Apple's write-only storage

Apple's write-only storage

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.

published October 7, 2014 by

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1¢ storage for the enterprise

1¢ storage for the enterprise

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?

published September 30, 2014 by

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