Robin Harris

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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.

Robin Harris is a president of TechnoQWAN, a consulting and analyst firm in Sedona, Arizona. He also writes StorageMojo.com, a blog which accepts advertising from companies in the storage industry, and has a 30 year history with IT vendors. He has many industry contacts, many of whom are friends and all of whom he has opinions about. Robin has relationships with many companies in the technology industry. Every company he writes about may have sought to influence his opinion through carefully-crafted marketing messages and self-serving white papers, gifts ranging from desk calendars, t-shirts, lunches and trips as well as analyst or consulting assignments. He also invests in some technology companies. Robin discloses financial investments in or client relationships with companies named in Storage Bits. To help readers sort out the gold from the dross in his writings, Robin tries to communicate his reasons as clearly as he can. If you agree, you are intelligent and discerning. If you disagree, well, you disagree. In all cases, Robin encourages readers to subject everything they read, see or hear on the internet or from politicians to some simple questions: * What assumptions are implicit in the world view and judgments of the author? * What, if any, is the factual basis for the opinions the author expresses? * Is it reasonable, logical and clear? Your critical faculties: use ‘em or lose ‘em!

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NVRAM pace quickens with Nantero investment

NVRAM pace quickens with Nantero investment

Despite all the noise that Intel's costly 3D XPoint non-volatile RAM (NVRAM) has generated, they aren't alone. Nantero, whose Carbon NanoTube (CNT) NVRAM promises DRAM-like speed, nonvolatility and low cost, has closed another investment round with some very big names - and exciting product plans.

April 5, 2018 by

Cloud empire: Meet the Rebel Alliance

Cloud empire: Meet the Rebel Alliance

With Everything-as-a-Service (EaaS) the big cloud vendors are using their breadth and pricing strategies to lock in customers. But there's a rebel alliance forming that intends to offer customers even better choices. Can you afford not to look?

April 3, 2018 by

Machine learning as a service: Can privacy be taught?

Machine learning as a service: Can privacy be taught?

Machine learning requires massive amounts of data to teach the model. But we're often uploading that data to machine learning cloud services run by folks like Amazon and Google, where it might be exposed to malicious actors. Can we use machine-learning-as-service and protect privacy?

April 1, 2018 by

ReFlex: remote storage with local performance in a flash

ReFlex: remote storage with local performance in a flash

Flash storage is fast and expensive, an issue for system designers: load individual servers with SSDs whose performance far exceeds server needs; or put flash in costly shared arrays? What's needed is a performant way to share individual SSDs across servers - and here's a solution.

March 23, 2018 by

Eliminating storage failures in the cloud

Eliminating storage failures in the cloud

Cloud vendors make much of storage redundancy, but it takes more than multiple copies to protect data. Storage needs a reliable way to recover from corruption or loss - and current methods aren't reliable. Here's how to harden cloud storage.

February 28, 2018 by

Fail-slow at scale: When the cloud stops working

Fail-slow at scale: When the cloud stops working

Computer systems fail. Most failures are well-behaved: the system stops working. But there are bad failures too, where the systems works, but really s-l-o-w-l-y. What components are most likely to fail-slow? The answers may surprise you.

February 26, 2018 by

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