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

What would a memory-centric system look like?

What would a memory-centric system look like?

Data growth is increasing much faster than network bandwidth, while storage is getting cheaper and networks aren't. Which means, someday, moving to memory-centric systems. What would they look like? Here's a vision from the former director of HP Labs and the new CTO of Western Digital.

March 24, 2017 by in Storage

How VR will drive storage -- or the reverse

How VR will drive storage -- or the reverse

While most people focus on the compute and graphics requirements for virtual reality, storage is the bigger problem going forward. Today's storage works with 1080p (2160 combined) -- barely -- but 4k VR requires much more. Here's what you need to know.

March 17, 2017 by in Storage

Hidden Figures and the IBM 7090 computer

Hidden Figures and the IBM 7090 computer

Hidden Figures isn't just the story of three brilliant and determined women, but also of the transition from human to electronic computing. The latter stars the IBM 7090, and, as the movie shows, the transition was far from smooth.

January 20, 2017 by in Storage

Are Geek Squad techs working for the FBI?

Are Geek Squad techs working for the FBI?

You send your laptop to the Geek Squad for repairs, not a search. But the FBI has paid Geek Squad techs to inform on customers - a search with no warrant. Can the government ignore the Constitution by getting private firms to do its bidding?

January 10, 2017 by in Storage

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