Posts Tagged ‘storage’

Public & Private Clouds

  It’s cheap and available abundantly. Starting from 1.0GB storage space, cloud-based storage services are available for signups for free. Today there are many ways to get access to cloud storage solutions, from big names like DropBox or iCloud. But putting them on the table, a cloud storage service is not different from your private [...]

Data that lives forever is possible: Hitachi

Source: AFP news agency (Agence France-Presse) As Bob Dylan and the Rolling Stones prove, good music lasts a long time; now Japanese hi-tech giant Hitachi says it can last even longer — a few hundred million years at least. The company on Monday unveiled a method of storing digital information on slivers of quartz glass [...]

Apache’s Hadoop

By LesterC Sometime ago, I recalled watching a National Geographic documentary about birds. There was this particular bird, lens-picked by the cameraman and it was being observed over several days. What the bird did was it docked next to a pond, used its beak and dropped bits of grass over the waters to attract fishes. [...]

Accessing home storage from the Internet (Part Two)

(Click here for Part One) By LesterC Network Area Storage (NAS) solutions sold commercially today are mostly web-enabled devices and uses LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL & PHP) at the source to deliver powerful storage solutions over networks. In their simplest form, a NAS box can be installed in a local network, assigned with a private [...]

Accessing home storage from the Internet (Part One)

(Image courtesy of Ubergizmo.com) Dynamic DNS services are like our identification documents, keeping track of domain names belonging to the rightful dynamically assigned IP addresses, as in how identification documents keep track of identity numbers belonging citizens and their names. By LesterC You have purchased a home network storage device and it is presently doing [...]

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