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Storage Short Take #40

Changing The Way We Look At StorageWe start this Short Take with a discussion that occurred on Twitter about the rise and flatline of Intel’s Optane storage. It begins with a good article on Blocks and Files by Chris Mellor with respect to the ongoing losses that the product line has incurred. Then, Chris Evans (from ArchitectingIT) wrote a fantastic …

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Storage Short Take #39

A lot can happen in two weeks…Conference season hasn’t wound down completely, but we’re in the eye of the hurricane before the next round begins. It seems that during this time a lot of storage companies are making the news. Also, tape is definitely not dead.Image stolen from “Mining Weekly,” but how appropriate is this?!Storage Media and TechnologyI confess I’m not …

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Storage Short Take #38

So Much Content, So Little TimeWe’re into conference season, although the stress of burnout and fatigue is very real. Part of my job is to get involved in a lot of these (either as a planner, a presenter, or a moderator), and I am getting more and more concerned that people consume the presentations with a diminishing return. This is particularly …

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Storage Short Take #36

It’s astonishing how many human miseries can be resolved through forgiveness and radical acceptance. Never forgiving is taking poison to punish someone else—the more you punish the sicker you get.

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Storage Short Take #35

First, a bit of news. This is the first blog being published under the new site redesign. It may take me a while to get used to some of the fancy tools that it has, so bear with me as I try to get myself sorted. I’m a little behind, but a couple of weeks ago was Storage Field Day, …

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Storage Short Take #32

Western Digital’s very, very bad week, Synology releases a major update to its NAS software, NVMe-oF begins to show some moves, and a really fun bonus round (hint: blast from the past!)

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The Mysterious Hard Drive

It’s been a while since I’ve posted, but something happened over the weekend that is prompting me to write a blog that I believe is worth spreading far and wide. You see, over the weekend I found myself the unexpected caretaker of a complete stranger’s digital life. Through a strange set of circumstances, I found myself in possession of his …

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Storage Short Take #29

After a bit of a hiatus, we’re back with Storage Short Take #29. Some company updates, some misinformation about NVMe-oF, a whole lot of Synology security updates, and a mysterious visit from the FBI to a friend of mine.