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FLAPE (flash plus tape) is an approach to tiered storage that allows administrators to archive data as soon as it is written. More

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"In a conversation with an industry insider the other day, I was warned to stand by for a lot of noise about flape. It might just be 'the next big thing' in storage architecture, I was told." -- Jon Toigo

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    break/fix model

    Break/fix is type of customer support in which the service provider charges an hourly rate plus the cost of parts.

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Will the role of the chief data officer eclipse that of the CIO?

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