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

Running Hadoop on a Raspberry Pi 2 cluster

Running Hadoop on a Raspberry Pi 2 cluster

Last week I wrote about a 300 node cluster using Raspberry Pi (RPi) microcomputers. But can you do useful work on such a low-cost, low-power cluster? Yes, you can. Hadoop runs on massive clusters, but you can also run it on your own, highly-scalable, RPi cluster.

October 6, 2017 by in Storage

What I learned running the Mac High Sierra beta

What I learned running the Mac High Sierra beta

I generally steer clear of beta software because even the "beta-tested" stuff usually has too many bugs. But I really wanted to check out APFS, so I installed the High Sierra public beta 2 and, later, beta 3 on my MacBook. Here's what I found.

July 31, 2017 by in Apple

How clouds fail

How clouds fail

The massive redundancy of cloud infrastructures make them seem virtually bulletproof. Not true. In fact, so-called "gray failures" are the real problem for cloud apps - and ones that often go undetected by today's management systems. Here's what you need to know.

July 24, 2017 by in Cloud

Why VR's success is years away

Why VR's success is years away

A couple of years ago we were all going to be wearing VR headsets and exploring groovy virtual worlds. Instead, crickets - like 3D TV. The good news: it will take off. The bad: not for at least five years. Here's why.

July 17, 2017 by in Innovation

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