A recent glitch in its main computer required the Curiosity Rover team at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory to switch to another computer in the rover while they worked to resolve the problems with its main computer. As @MarsCuriosity tweeted from the surface of the red planet, “Redundant systems: don’t leave Earth without them.”
When our data center site manager realized that a few strategic changes in a key component could dramatically improve efficiency in our Phoenix data center, he worked with our IT vendor to make it happen.
In a post that’s suitable for story telling around a campfire at the lake, Zach Sutton of Lensrentals.com spins scary tales of the challenges encountered by their photo and video rental gear while out in the world, including dust, salt water, forgotten data, and solar eclipses. Don’t read it alone.
All businesses need a solid backup plan to prevent interruptions in operations or loss of valuable data. Here’s our guide for SMBs on how to develop an effective and economical backup plan.
The traditional spinning hard drive has been a standard for many generations of personal computers, but the SSD is now replacing the HDD in many applications. We take a look at the differences and advantages of these two types of drives.
This is the second in our post exchange series with Lensrentals.com. Zach Sutton and Ryan Hill discuss best practices for securely managing the digital media you use in your cameras.
New versions of Apple’s operating systems are coming to your iOS devices and Mac in the next week. iOS 12 was released today and macOS 10.14 “Mojave” will be available a week from today on September 24. If you’re planning to upgrade your Mac or iOS devices with Apple’s newest software, you should make it a point to back up before you install anything new.
At Backblaze, we like to take a slightly different direction on the day of Apple’s fall announcements and hoopla. This year we’re presenting a tale about backing up in the style of American hardboiled detective fiction entitled, “The Maltese MacBook.”