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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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

High-end disks dead in 2 years

High-end disks dead in 2 years

Dave Donatelli, a senior exec at EMC - the largest data storage vendor - predicted that high-end flash drives will replace high-end hard drives in 2 years. Is this the beginning of the end for disk drives?

May 20, 2008 by in Developer

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