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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P4P: faster, smarter P2P

P4P: faster, smarter P2P

The P4P working group demo'd higher P2P download speeds with 1/6th the inter-metro hops that soak up expensive, long-distance network bandwidth. P4P is designed to enable better ISP and P2P coexistence with a win/win solution: better performance for users and less network overhead for the ISP.

March 16, 2008 by in Networking

Thunderbolt momentum at NAB 2012

Thunderbolt momentum at NAB 2012

At least 28 Thunderbolt products were shown at NAB 2012. That doesn't sound like a lot, but it is because many connect Thunderbolt to existing standards. Expect a big jump in Thunderbolt momentum this year.

April 30, 2012 by in Networking

Cloud vs sand: Google vs Microsoft

Cloud vs sand: Google vs Microsoft

The numbers don't lieAn independent study found on-site Microsoft apps - Office and Exchange - cost 20x in capital dollars and 5x-6x more than Google Apps on a 3 year Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) basis. How can Microsoft compete?

May 5, 2009 by in Networking

SiOx memory: how it works

SiOx memory: how it works

The new memory is non-volatile, offers fast sub-100 ns switching times, can be written 10,000 times and is fully compatible with current CMOS manufacturing processes. A 1,000 bit proof-of-concept chip has been built by a private company. But those aren't the good parts.

September 6, 2010 by in Networking

Making MLC safe for the enterprise

Making MLC safe for the enterprise

Can 3bpc flash - with only 1,000 read/write cycles - ever be safe for serious enterprise apps? Of course it can. In fact, the enterprise already uses lower duty cycle media today. It's how you use it that matters.

October 7, 2010 by in Networking

Drive giants plan next gen tech

Drive giants plan next gen tech

Chip fabs aren't the only costly factories: next gen disks - which look to include self-assembling nanotech and frikkin' lasers - is going to be so expensive to develop that drive vendors have agreed to work together to bring it to market. Good for them - and good for us.

August 29, 2010 by in Networking