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Contemplating Google's drive failure rates

Contemplating Google's drive failure rates

Google has attracted a lot of attention with a new study that contradicts the accepted wisdom that hard drives are more likely to fail in cool conditions than warm ones. However, I don't think we ought to be switching off the datacentre air conditioners any time soon.

March 4, 2007 by in Google

Storage? No wuckas, mate

Storage? No wuckas, mate

New research suggests that IT managers aren't spending a lot of time stressing over their storage systems, but a little reflection suggests that they probably should be.

February 25, 2007 by in Storage

Welcome to the dump truck

Welcome to the dump truck

People who work in storage are used to being told that they're boring. I imagine that accountants feel a somewhat similar sensation: everyone knows that what they do is essential, but that doesn't seem to command a significant level of respect or offer increased opportunities for communing with the opposite sex.

February 25, 2007 by in Storage

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