Musings on IT, data management, whitewater rafting, and backpacking

Monday, February 28, 2011

Oracle has ruined Sun

Paul Krill at InfoWorld recently wrote that Oracle has saved Sun.

From my perspective – Oracle has ruined Sun.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Offsite backup scenario TCOs

Calculated three year Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for several backup scenarios and our environment and requirements.

Short version:
  • Tape still rules
  • SOHO disks are competitive
  • Enterprise disks are at least 2 times more expensive
  • Amazon S3 cloud storage is 8-10 times more expensive
  • Cost isn't everything