Author Archives: Industry Perspectives

Disaster Recovery in the Cloud Age

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Disaster recovery procedures are nothing new, but the evolution of cloud hosting allows organizations to leverage aspects of physical and virtual technologies to ensure their information systems and internal business practices remain operational in the event of any type of disaster, writes Robert Offley of CentriLogic. Read More

The Sticking Power of Tape Storage in the Age of Big Data

While there was a great deal of experimentation going on in the early days of the computer industry – and while there have been a great number of innovations since – it’s fair to say that the digital storage industry as we know it today would not have occurred without an innovation created by a team of IBM engineers 60 years ago. The innovation enabled the massive calculating machines of the day to save their results digitally on reels of magnetic tape instead of on punch cards, creating entirely new ways to view and gain insight from, digital information, writes Brian Truskowski of IBM. Read More

Retrofitting On-Site Power Systems

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Retrofitting, rather than replacing, an on-site power system provides benefits to executives feeling budget pressure, writes Shane Wolfram of SAI Advanced Power Solutions. Retrofitting can enhance reliability and be cost-effective. Read More