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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Super flash, hyper flash

Super flash, hyper flash

Samsung has announced a new SLC flash part with 5x the write/erase cycle spec over standard single-level cell (SLC) NAND flash. They call it server grade flash.

July 16, 2008 by in Hardware

FTP: untrustworthy file transfer

FTP: untrustworthy file transfer

FTP - file transfer protocol - is the most commonly used method for moving files around Web. Now Steve Frank, a founder and developer for Mac software company Panic, has come out and recommended that people stop using FTP.

July 14, 2008 by in Servers

July 4th, 2008: A trip down memory lane

July 4th, 2008: A trip down memory lane

A 1 question civics quizToday American's celebrate the Declaration of Independence, the legal foundation of the USA and, after the failure of the Articles of Confederation, the Constitution of the United States.I revere the Constitution as a magnificent piece of political engineering.

July 4, 2008 by in Storage

Why computers fail

Why computers fail

Good failure data for PCs is hard to find: who knows how many times PC users are told to reinstall Windows? But in a recent paper, Bianca Schroeder and Garth Gibson of CMU found some surprising results in 10 years of large scale cluster system failures at Los Alamos National Labs.

June 30, 2008 by in Processors

Apple announces ZFS on Snow Leopard

Apple announces ZFS on Snow Leopard

Finally, a modern file system on a consumer OS As if Grand Central weren't enough bad news for Microsoft, now they have ZFS to contend with. Building a reliable, high-performance file system takes years and Microsoft doesn't have years to respond.

June 19, 2008 by in Hardware

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