Yes, as in 500,000TB, or half an exabyte. And it is a small company - not the NSA or Amazon - building it. Big data is closer, smaller and cheaper than you imagine.
Robin Harris writes about storage and other tech with a focus on the SOHO/SMB market. And fun stuff, too, like PS3 supercomputers and Google's technology.
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.
Ricardo Bilton writes for ZDNet's The ToyBox.
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TweakTown's tacit defense of industry silence on drive reliability - and against the Backblaze report - fails on multiple levels. Here's why.
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At CES this week 4k video is everywhere, not unlike 3-D video two years ago. But 4K is different: supply creates its own demand. The implications for storage are enormous.
A hybrid audio-optical microphone at CES promises to revolutionize noise rejection. Here's the idea.
Apple has not allowed 3rd party keyboards on iOS - until now. The Fleksy keyboard takes error correction to a whole new level. Here's how.
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