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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How the cloud is changing TV

How the cloud is changing TV

20 years ago it was possible, barely, to binge watch a TV series, with a VCR and an armful of tapes. Today, the cloud makes it easy - and popular. But that's not the cloud's most important effect.

November 29, 2015 by in Storage

Baidu chooses dumb SSDs. Should you?

Baidu chooses dumb SSDs. Should you?

SSDs have powerful processors and hundreds of thousands of lines of code to make them smart. But after installing over 300,000 smart SSDs, Chinese giant Baidu has opted for a different model: software defined flash. Here's how it works.

October 23, 2015 by in Storage

How can SD cards be faster than SSDs?

How can SD cards be faster than SSDs?

SD cards - postage stamp sized flash cards in your camera - have no internal cache, little internal bandwidth, tiny CPUs, and slow I/O busses. But recent tests found that SD cards could be 200 times faster than an SSD. How???

October 21, 2015 by in Storage

Without the cloud, IT is a paperweight

Without the cloud, IT is a paperweight

The multiple rapid changes in computing is confusing pundits. It's natural for longtime observers to see the world through enterprise-scale hardware and OS goggles, but that world is gone. Here are the key trends.

September 14, 2015 by in Cloud

Samsung announces 16TB SSD

Samsung announces 16TB SSD

Not just the world's highest capacity SSD, but the world's highest capacity drive of any type. The PM1633 uses Samsung's new 48 layer V-NAND, itself a technical tour-de-force, and represents a new thrust in flash storage beyond performance: capacity.

August 12, 2015 by in Storage

Diablo's flash DIMMs attack DRAM

Diablo's flash DIMMs attack DRAM

Diablo Technologies, innovator in flash memory, announces a new flash device that replaces DRAM. At up to 256GB capacity, at 1/10th the cost, and using 1/3rd the power, it looks like a winner. Here's what you need to know.

August 5, 2015 by in Storage

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