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Storage: How Does Flash Memory Avoid Data Loss?

A Quora reader wants to know how Flash memory protects its data. Here is the answer.


Storage Basics: When to use SAN v. NAS

This is my answer to a question that came in via Quora: When should a administrator use a storage area network technology and when should he use a network area storage technology? “Network Area Storage” is not a commonly used term. The correct expansion of the NAS acronym is “Network Attached Storage,” which might make the the comparing/constrasting make a…

Storage Forces

On June 13, I was a guest on The Hot Aisle Podcast, entitled “Fibre Channel is Dead, Right?” with Brian Carpenter and Brent Piatti. It’s by far one of the most in-depth technical conversations I’ve ever had on a podcast, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Brian had read an earlier blog I wrote about The Grand Unification Storage Theory, and…

SNIA Storage Developer’s Conference Observations, Part I

This past week I went to the SNIA Storage Developer’s Conference in Santa Clara. It was the first time that I came to a conference as an attendee in a very, very long time. Overall, the experience was positive and interesting, but there were some moments of disappointment as well, as some of the major limitations of storage perceptions came…

Redundant Array of Independent Duties

Diogenes discusses the notion that data protection schemes can be extended to a social commentary. Heavy centralization of businesses lead to economic instability and social unrest. Instead, Diogenes makes the case for a redundant array of independent duties, in that it is more resilient socially and economically to have many smaller to mid sized businesses in industries and cities than a few large ones.

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