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An Astronomer’s Take on the August 21 Solar Eclipse


Hello from your friendly Cisco resident astronomer! On 2017 Aug 21, those in North American will experience a wonderful event called a Total Solar Eclipse: For most of the US, such as those in San Jose, they will experience a partial eclipse: However for the few who venture into the center-line, where totality will exist for about 2 minutes, they…

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…

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