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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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 in Cloud

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

How Google will beat Amazon's cloud

How Google will beat Amazon's cloud

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has a seemingly insurmountable lead with an 80+ percent market share. But the cloud game has barely begun, and Google has their own nearly insurmountable lead in technologies key to the evolution of the cloud. Here's how it will play out.

February 29, 2016 by in Cloud

Without the cloud, IT is a paperweight

Without the cloud, IT is a paperweight

The multiple rapid changes in computing is confusing pundits. It's natural for longtime observers to see the world through enterprise-scale hardware and OS goggles, but that world is gone. Here are the key trends.

September 14, 2015 by in Cloud

Clearing the fog from cloud

Clearing the fog from cloud

People are making the cloud computing and storage much more complicated than it has to be. There are 2 key elements in cloud infrastructure: scalability and manageability. Those are the hard problems. If you don't have those you CAN'T have a cloud. The rest is pool.

March 3, 2010 by in Cloud