Howard Marks is writing a series on hard drive evolution. This looks back to times when storage media was removable, 14-inch disks were a thing, and drive controllers existed off disk. While spinning media may be losing mind share to SSDs these days, Howard gives the historical context to show just how much engineering has gone into the modern hard drive.
In this snapshot of Gestalt Storage News:
– We talk to Howard Marks in our IT Origins series
– The On-Premise IT Roundtable discusses scale-out storage
– Rich Stroffolino and Tom Hollingsworth discuss if Samsung’s ballooning NAND CapEx can alleviate the flash shortage.
Howard Marks discusses his IT Origins story. Among other things, we talk about working with Albert Finney, using angst as a productivity strategy, and Aloha shirts.
In this iteration of Gestalt Cloud News:
– The Gestalt IT Rundown discusses AWS re:Invent announcements
– Chris Evans discusses the potential death of the private cloud
– We interview Eyvonne Sharp for our IT Origins series
On this episode, host Stephen Foskett talks with Mark May, Howard Marks, and Keith Townsend about what makes a failed startup. Are some concepts simply too early, or are there ideas whose time simply never arrives? They look at specific examples like Auspex Systems and Coho Data.
Intel’s been having a tough go of it lately with some of their silicon. First their Atom SoCs were causing some Cisco gear to brick back in February. Now comes this news of issues with HyperThreading on Skylake and Kaby Lake CPUs. This seems limited to a relatively specific workloads, but has a wide range of effected processors. Most desktop CPUs in the last couple years, and recent Xeon E3s are subject to the error.
Howard Marks of DeepStorage writes: A couple of years ago I pitched this idea to a vendor who’s CTO thought it was a great idea but they then hired a new VP of Marketing who wanted to maintain a more professional image and put the kibosh on the project. I pitched the idea to my […]
Howard Marks writes at Network Computing: Most technology buyers have a pretty binary view of their vendors. They see established market leaders such as EMC, HP and Cisco and a vast sea of startups. While it used to be true that no one ever got fired for buying IBM, it’s clear to me — at […]
Howard Marks writing for Network Computing comments: The idea that disk drives haven’t gotten faster than 15K RPM because it would mean disks would have to become supersonic isn’t true. What’s the real reason? Howard tackles the myth of hard disks hitting Mach 1. Because the last thing you want from your data is a […]
Howard Marks writing for Network Computing comments: Disk drive giant aims to move into the more profitable storage systems market with $374 million acquisition. January is acquisition season for companies. I don’t think this will be the last time we see a storage company being bought in the first quarter of 2014. Read more at: […]