StorSimple Virtual Appliance

I have been interested in StorSimple for some time, but haven’t actually used it before.  Recently, Microsoft announced a virtual appliance preview.  It looks pretty interesting and I have a test scenario where I want to use it.  If my testing goes well, I may expand my use of it.  The documentation on it is… Continue reading StorSimple Virtual Appliance

An online pack already exists…

Situation:  I have a 32bit file server running Windows Server 2003.  I have a new 2008 R2 (x64) file server running on Hyper-V.  Did I mention that the R2 server is on Clustered hosts? This is all simple.  Just drop the LUNs from the file server, give them to the cluster and assign them as… Continue reading An online pack already exists…

How to build cheap storage

 Patrick sent me this and I thought it was interesting: At Backblaze, we provide unlimited storage to our customers for only $5 per month, so we had to figure out how to store hundreds of petabytes of customer data in a reliable, scalable way—and keep our costs low. After looking at several overpriced commercial solutions,… Continue reading How to build cheap storage

What is the memory capacity of the human brain?

This came up in conversation with a friend of mine, and so I searched and found this answer.  Maybe instead of purchasing physical disks, we just need to get everyone to practice using their brain to remember things…  on second thought, we can’t get them to practice using their brains for much of anything so…… Continue reading What is the memory capacity of the human brain?