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.

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Everspin to show world's fastest SSD

Everspin to show world's fastest SSD

Non-volatile RAM -- NVRAM for short -- is the Next Big Thing in digital storage. Everspin has announced that the industry's first Perpendicular Magnetic Tunnel Junction chip is now shipping. The company will demo the worlds's fastest SSD using it next week.

August 4, 2016 by in Storage

Symbolic IO and the limits of compression

Symbolic IO and the limits of compression

A start-up offering a "computational defined storage solution" which they claim offers the "fastest, most dense, portable and secure, media and hardware agnostic" storage solution. has hit the market. Too good to be true? I look at their patents to divine the secret sauce.

July 28, 2016 by in Storage

When Big Data is Bad Data

When Big Data is Bad Data

Big Data promises to revolutionize many fields, but only if correctly analyzed. A recent study shows that some 40,000 health care papers used statistical software that gives invalid results. This points to a larger problem.

July 15, 2016 by in Big Data Analytics

Why Apple's APFS won't last 30 years

Why Apple's APFS won't last 30 years

When introduced at this year's WWDC, APFS - Apple's new file system - was positioned as a platform for the next 30 years. Despite its many improvements over HFS+, APFS lacks two important features to future-proof it for serious business use.

June 24, 2016 by in Storage

Kroll Ontrack on field SSD reliability

Kroll Ontrack on field SSD reliability

How likely are you to lose data from an SSD failure? According to Kroll Ontrack's survey of almost 2,000 people, pretty likely: 24 percent of respondents had lost data due to SSD failures. Here's what you need to know.

June 2, 2016 by in Storage

How smart storage will rescue big data

How smart storage will rescue big data

IBM researchers are demoing an intelligent storage system that works something like your brain: It's easier to remember something important, like a beautiful sunset over the Grand Canyon, than the last time you waited for a traffic light. Here's how it works.

May 11, 2016 by in Storage

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