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Making the right moves for security

Security is like chess: both require adaptation and the methodical use of multiple pieces. A good security program requires a similar, multi-layered strategy, requiring a continuous and methodical approach to risk assessment, mitigation, and re-evaluation. It evolves to address new risks and iterates to incorporate necessary changes. A few months ago, Zendesk took an “across the board” look at our security capabilities, including...

sniaonsolidstatestorage

How Many IOPS Is Enough?

SNIA’s SSSI channel webcast of “How Many IOPS Is Enough?” was a smash success!  Now you can listen to an on demand rebroadcast. Even though there are lots of SSDs on the market today offering IOPS (I/Os Per Second) performance in the thousands to hundreds of thousands (with indications that future models will offer speeds in the million-IOPS range), and HDDs that support from tens to hundreds of IOPS depending on spindle speed...

greeneconomics

Two Points About Cities

Over the last couple of weeks, I have been re-reading the roughly 2600 blog posts I have written since 2005.  I owe everyone an apology.  Only 15% of them are good.  Too many of the posts are self serving, and/or silly.    The reason I sat down to read through all of them is that I knew that I did post some good material related to environmental and urban economics and I've now extracted that material and I'm rewriting it into a...