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End-to-End Data Management

In previous posts I’ve discussed the need to “move up the stack” with reference to the way we manage data.  To recap, what we mean here is focusing less on the bits and bytes of how data is stored and moving more to the curation of content.  In this post, I’ll explore more how we could actually achieve more if we had a greater amount of end-to-end intelligence in our storage stack. Blame the LUN In many respects we can look at today’s hardware platforms and recognise that the industry has come a long way in making storage hardware reliable.  At the lowest commodity layer, hard drives have increased in reliability, with MTBF values of between 1.2 and 2 million hours, depending on the product family you choose (note that device choice is important if you are using drives in bulk, as this Backblaze blog post shows).  The myth of … [Read More...]

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End-to-End Data Management

In previous posts I’ve discussed the need to “move up the stack” with reference to the way we manage data.  To recap, what we mean here is focusing less on the bits and bytes of how data is stored and … [Read More...]

The many ‘modes’ of multimode

John Harrington of The Network Sherpa comments: Fiber types are differentiated as multimode or single mode. Single mode was always easy for me to understand but I could never quite understand what … [Read More...]

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How To Classify Data

We previously discussed that keeping endless amounts of data is impractical and expensive, the magical promises of Big Data Boosters notwithstanding. If we’re not going to keep everything, then what … [Read More...]

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