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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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Cloud storage: Minimizing repair costs

Cloud storage: Minimizing repair costs

Advanced error correction codes (ECCs) at the heart of modern storage are way beyond the RAID codes of the late 1980s. But today's codes force tradeoffs between reliability and repair costs. Can we have both reliability and low-cost data repairs?

September 30, 2018 by in Storage

Can cloud storage replace your onsite storage?

Can cloud storage replace your onsite storage?

Cloud providers offer lots of different storage services, but none of them are ideal for most applications - which is keeping enterprise storage vendors in business. Will cloud vendors ever be able to replace on-site storage for critical apps?

September 24, 2018 by in Storage

Western Digital shakes up data storage

Western Digital shakes up data storage

Western Digital, perhaps better known as WD, announces a series of products and initiatives designed to reflect the company they've become - and not the disk drive they used to be. Marketing hype? Or do they really have the goods?

June 28, 2018 by in Storage

SSD prices: how low will they go?

SSD prices: how low will they go?

If you've been holding off on buying a new SSD or high-capacity thumb drive due to price, there's good news: prices are dropping fast. The capacity squeeze that sent NAND flash and DRAM prices soaring last year is ending -- but a new bottleneck is looming.

June 27, 2018 by in Storage

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