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.

Latest Posts

Cloud vs sand: Google vs Microsoft

Cloud vs sand: Google vs Microsoft

The numbers don't lieAn independent study found on-site Microsoft apps - Office and Exchange - cost 20x in capital dollars and 5x-6x more than Google Apps on a 3 year Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) basis. How can Microsoft compete?

May 5, 2009 by in Networking

Can 3D save Blu-ray?

Can 3D save Blu-ray?

Blu-ray's problem is simple: Blu-ray's crisper picture isn't enough for recession-whacked consumers. Yet the demo I saw last week in Las Vegas was something else: beautifully detailed and very watchable high def 3D.

April 26, 2009 by in Hardware

Better than RAID: the new DroboPro

Better than RAID: the new DroboPro

RAID is a bad idea for home users since its management complexity and failure modes create more problems than it solves. But protection from 1 - or better yet 2 - drive failures is a very GOOD idea.

April 9, 2009 by in Storage

Inside a Microsoft data center

Inside a Microsoft data center

It takes mucho computes and terabytes to create the 3D models used in Microsoft's Virtual Earth online mapping service. So how do they cram 5,000 cores and 10,000 terabytes - 10 petabytes - of storage into 3 40 ft.

March 23, 2009 by in Hardware

Cisco's bong-sized "cloud"

Cisco's bong-sized "cloud"

Peeling the onion on the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) reveals a very small onion. The platform they're promoting is tiny by cloud infrastructure standards.

March 19, 2009 by in Storage

Can Apple survive Jobs?

Can Apple survive Jobs?

Let's hope it doesn't come to thatToday's Apple annual meeting was dominated by questions about the charismatic founder's health - and the board's refusal to say much more. At bottom is the fear that Apple can't survive without Jobs driving the company.

February 26, 2009 by in Apple

Newsletters

You have been successfully signed up. To sign up for more newsletters or to manage your account, visit the Newsletter Subscription Center.
See All
See All

Top Stories