Sunday, February 18, 2007

Lots of Drives



(Via Slashdot) Google's published results on disk drive failure trends in its server farms. Interesting read. Probably applicable to a company like ours, that sells storage systems larger than many household name datacenters.

Personally, since I have some responsibility for the Engineering product lifecycle processes we use, it reminds me that we can enjoy some 80/20 economics if we address activities such as resourcing new drives/technologies not just as another running change, but as a planned aspect of the cycle.

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