Here’s a fun read on the end of storage as we know it:
There's no drought in storage perfect storm
The technology solid state memory technology IBM is calling Racetrack Memory
uses ‘magnetic moments’ to represent 0/1’s. According to IBM research,
these magnetic moments are created by manipulating and detecting
spin-polarized electrical current on a nano-thin wire. Taking us full-circle
to wire spool audio recording, which dates back to 1878, when Oberlin Smith
first recorded telephone signals onto steel piano wire.
The difference of course is that spintronics offers the promise of allowing
all the data ever created to be stored on a fingernail…
Pretty much wipes out the storage industry.
Hopefully, I make it to the beach before then
Been thinking about justice lately.
Left sees injustice in the fact that some people are wealthy and others are
Right sees injustice in the government taking away their property and giving
it to others.
Healthcare Reformers see injustice in wealth determining access to medical
Kanye West sees injustice in Taylor Swift winning an award instead of
When we sense the order of things is out of whack, we get a visceral mental
reaction. We hate injustice! We are even willing to fight wars to right
injustices if they are menacing enough.
But what is injustice, exact... (more)
Storability 10 year Reunion
Years ago, a few buddies and I started one of the first cloud storage
providers. Of course, we didn’t call it cloud storage back then, but we
merry band of brithers (and sisters), we first generation Storage Service
Providers (1gSSPs) were cloud storage way before the cloud was cool.
All the 1gSSPs – StorageNetworks, ScaleEight, StorageWay, Sanrise, and
others – failed. The core problem was and still is that renting raw
capacity over the network is a lousy business model.
1gSSPs couldn’t sustainably buy their storage cheaper than their retail
customers ... (more)
Last fall, our marketing radar picked up signals of a powerful opportunity.
We began hearing from our field teams, product management/development,
partners, and even from our own internal IT team about an impending market
transition. The SSL keylength of the RSA public encryption key was doubling
from 1024-bits to 2048-bits.
According to the experts at F5, SSL is a cryptographic protocol used to
secure communications over the Internet. SSL ensures secure end-to-end
transmission and every web browser and web site worth its salt uses it.
This doubling of the keylength was imperative, t... (more)
Service Providers at Cloud Expo
Here's an important reminder for cloud service providers: character counts.
Ethics, Values, and Trust are table stakes – for anyone who wants to
succeed in business long term – but especially for cloud service providers.
As a cloud customer, I am not simply buying/renting your hardware and
software. I am grafting my company onto yours. We are intermingling our
corporate DNA. I am loading my databases on your disk drives. I am modifying
my internal processes to map to your services.
If you suddenly grow 3 heads, I cannot easily cut and run. Who you are... (more)