Monthly Archives: July 2017

  • How to Store Backup Tapes: Tape Vaulting vs. In-house Storage

    by Ken Choi | July 19, 2017 | Records Storage If your business still uses backup tape vaulting to store information, chances are good that your data is quite valuable and you need to keep it protected and sustainable. While many organizations are choosing to store their data held in backup tapes to more modern mediums, the transition can be tricky and sometimes it just isn’t feasible to do so right away. Whether you plan to continue the storage of…

  • IBM Wants to Encrypt the World to Battle Hackers

    Photo Credit: Connie Zhou/IBM There are only two types of companies, it is commonly said: those that have been hacked, and those that just don’t know it yet. IBM, the computing giant, wants to get rid of both. The company said Monday that it has achieved a breakthrough in security technology that will allow every business from banks to retailers to travel-booking companies to encrypt their customer data on a massive scale – turning most if not all of their…

  • 6 things you should know about backing up your PC

    Google’s new Backup and Sync app is fine for data, but it’s not a total-system solution. Does that even matter? Screenshot by Matt Elliott/CNET Last week, Google announced the new desktop version of its Backup and Sync app, and it got me thinking: What does desktop backup even mean in 2017? Not so long ago, there was one and only way to protect the precious data riding around in your laptop: Connect an external drive (or, if you were really…

  • Blockchain Infrastructure Landscape: A First Principles Framing

    Trent McConaghy: Blockchain Infrastructure Landscape: A First Principles Framing   Manifesting Storage, Computation, and Communications     How are Ethereum, IPFS/Filecoin, and BigchainDB complementary? What about Golem, Polkadot, or Interledger? I often get questions like this. So, I decided to write about how I answer those questions, via a first-principles framing. The quick answer: …there’s no one magic system called “Blockchain” that magically does everything. Rather, there are really good building blocks of computing that can be used together to…

  • Cloud and Storage System Engineer/Architect Job

    Company Information PACCAR is a Fortune 500 company established in 1905. PACCAR Inc is recognized as a global leader in the commercial vehicle, financial, and customer service fields with internationally recognized brands such as Kenworth, Peterbilt, and DAF trucks. PACCAR is a global technology leader in the design, manufacture and customer support of high-quality light-, medium- and heavy-duty trucks under the Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF nameplates. PACCAR designs and manufactures advanced diesel engines and also provides customized financial services, information…

  • Moving Data To The Cloud

      Getting large amounts of content transported over a distance is a challenge. For a large data set, it is difficult or impossible to move the data over conventional Internet links, the bandwidth available just isn’t enough. It is an old truism that a FedEx truck full of storage devices (originally magnetic tape) has a faster bandwidth than any conventional network. In order to make it easier for organizations to move data to the cloud, cloud companies have created packaged…

  • How to Transfer Data from One iPhone to Another

    Using iCloud This method won’t apply to everyone, simple because not everyone will have enough storage space within their iCloud. If you do subscribe to Apple’s service, though, then this is by far the most efficient way of transferring your data from one device to another. Connect your old device to Wi-Fi. From the home screen, go to Settings. Go to iCloud. Go to Backup. Tap the slider next to iCloud Backup so that it turns green. Tap Back Up…

  • Charles Bachman, engineer who devised a better way to manage data, dies at 92 – Laredo Morning Times

    hearst/article/types/story_body_r2.tpl text Charles W. Bachman, a software engineer whose creation of the first database management system helped popularize computers in the corporate world and earned him the highest honor in computer science, died July 13 at his home in Lexington, Massachusetts. He was 92. text The cause was Parkinson’s disease, said a daughter, Chandini Bachman. text When Bachman joined General Electric in 1960, computers were bulky, costly, arcane and in many cases disappointing. The devices had promised to reshape businesses…

  • Shortage of solid state drives is starting to impact the hosting business

    The SSD shortage is predicted to end in 2018, because of the new factories which will open later this year. And by then one sure-proof way to tame high SSD prices is to use best-of-breed software-defined storage IDC SSD Forecast According to a study published by IDC in the beginning of the year, which was again updated in May – the solid state drive price over disk should decline by 2021 And the numbers are impressive – from 6.6x now to 2.2x…

  • Can Cloud Storage save you from Ransomware Attacks?

    Step by step, our personal and work lives are being transferred online and instantaneous connections, real-time cooperation, and free flowing information come at a price. Yes, cybercrime is hardly something new but the recent rise in global ransomware attacks are putting the question of online security into the spotlight and under scrutiny. The hackers are getting more and more inventive, and it’s becoming harder for the individual as well as companies to protect themselves. What can be done? Can cloud…

  • The Best File Management App for Android

    File managers may be a dime a dozen on Android, but Solid Explorer stands out from the pack. With advanced features for managing and browsing your files, both on your phone and remotely, it’s our new favorite file manager. Update: Recently, our previous pick ES File Explorer has started adding some shady adware to its free version. The paid version ($2.99) is reportedly still safe, but we’ve decided to update our top pick to reflect this new development. Solid Explorer…

  • DirecTV Now to Beta Test Cloud DVR Storage Later This Summer

    DirecTV Now to Beta Test Cloud DVR Storage Later This Summer Starting this fall, DirecTV Now and DirecTV app users will be the first to get live TV pausing and parental controls, as well as the cloud DVR. Page 1 AT&T’s skinny bundle service, DirecTV Now, will begin testing cloud DVR storage sometime this summer. The company announced that select DirecTV Now customers will be able to beta test cloud DVR storage and provide feedback. The company didn’t announce how…

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