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IT Is A Quantum World

System administrators need to take a quantum mechanical view when weighing the probability of new failure modes that come with new technologies such as deduplication.
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Susan Fogarty
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Susan Fogarty,
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6/26/2014 | 9:22:39 AM
Re: Quantum Storage
Howard is the very model of a modern influencer-analyst, don't you know?
Drew Conry-Murray
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Drew Conry-Murray,
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6/25/2014 | 2:50:29 PM
Re: Quantum Storage
Physics, religion, and now poetry. What was this article about again? Oh yeah. Storage. Howard, you must be quite the inspiration.
BradJensen3
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BradJensen3,
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6/25/2014 | 1:24:00 PM
Re: Quantum Storage
Though Einstein balks

And still refuses

God does play dice

Juast never loses...

 

(from my poem The Free Will of Flowers)

 

-Brad Jensen
AbeG
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AbeG,
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5/31/2014 | 1:51:21 AM
Re: Quantum Storage
I like quantum physics as much as the next person, but I have to admit, some of this stuff is over my head. 

When it comes to systems administration as it relates to quantum storage, I only hope that those who are creating storage solutions have a better grasp of its implications.  Either that, or perhaps someone who knows what he/she is doing might develop a standardized test for us laypeople to use.
Gallifreyan
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Gallifreyan,
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5/6/2014 | 3:18:05 PM
Re: Quantum Storage
Drew:

 

I think at one point W Curtis Preston was being nominated for beatification on that role, but I haven't heard from the Vatican (or Redmond) lately about progress. 
Drew Conry-Murray
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Drew Conry-Murray,
User Rank: Strategist
5/6/2014 | 3:05:57 PM
Re: Quantum Storage
Thanks Robert. And now you've introduced faith into the discussion. Is there a patron saint of backups and restores?
Gallifreyan
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Gallifreyan,
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5/6/2014 | 2:01:14 PM
Re: Quantum Storage
Drew, it's the same as backups. They're all perfect until you try to restore them. Then, you end up with a cat with buttered toast on its back. 

 

But yes, it's important to remember that that you only know if a cell/block/file/tape is readable when you try to read it. You can test all you want, but until you need the restore, you're going on faith and probability. 
Drew Conry-Murray
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Drew Conry-Murray,
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5/5/2014 | 4:13:14 PM
Quantum Storage
Does this mean stored data is like Schrodinger's cat: it exists as both corrupted and uncorrupted until you read it again and collapse the probabilities?

Also, kudos for working Yoda and quantum mechanics into the same post.

 
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