“Toshiba’s new MBF drive comes in 300, 450 and 600GB capacity points. It spins at 10,025rpm and has a 16MB cache. The thing will spin slower when idle, a first we believe, to effect a 28 per cent power saving. It also comes with a self-encrypting drive option and the maximum transfer rate is 216MB/sec. The drive’s dimensions are 69.85mm x 100.45mm x 15.00mm. No other vendor in the enterprise 2.5-inch small form factor (SFF) product space has a drive like it.”
“Is a mature cloud support market necessary to grow a mature cloud computing market or vice versa? I believe the answer is yes. These two markets must evolve together to support each other rather than one happening first. Just look at adoption dynamics. Concerns over security, compliance, governance, availability, portability, and privacy are holding back cloud computing adoption. These are the exact issues this third-party ecosystem addresses. I’m calling this conglomeration of supporting players the Cloud Support Ecosystem (CSE).”
Tyson KopczynskI writes about Microsoft’s Windows Mobile 7 solution.
“With Windows Mobile 7, it appears that Microsoft may have gotten the OS itself up to par. There also some interesting takes with what they have done the GUI and implied emphasis with social networking integration. But, what is really interesting is that Microsoft seems to finally be focusing on the applications. As revealed in press releases this week. The Windows Mobile Marketplace is being rebooted with more focus on matching and beating what Apple has on the iPhone. So, if Microsoft does this right, and can succeed in putting forth a superior platform for delivering applications to end-users, the developers will come (and this is no corn field).”