NetApp will lay off 12% of employees, nearly 1,500 people, by July 2016 | VentureBeat | Enterprise | by Jordan Novet

Donald Steiny Storage, Technology 0 Comments

This is sad, NetApp is a great company. They are in a tough spot that is reminiscent of DEC, Sun, and even IBM at on point. They have invested a huge amount into their cDOT systems, ultra-reliable, high-capacity storage systems. These are large, integrated systems that usually cost upwards of $100,000.00 for the cheap ones. Data centers can use large …

Eternal 5D data storage could record the history of humankind | University of Southampton

Donald Steiny Storage, Technology 0 Comments

I have occasionally used the expression, to describe something that will never change, by saying “it will be around ’till the Sun blows up.”  Now, people will hear me and say “huh? So what? So will my pictures of my cat.” At least, if this technology can be manufactured cheaply enough.  A final end to magnetic tapes, which lurk in …