Posts from Date: 2012-2
by Jay Heiser | February 15, 2012
Other than some analysis and speculation about how the takedown changed traffic patterns without actually reducing global piracy, and regular reports about the legal status of Kim Dotcom, the Megaupload drama hasn’t provided much in the way of news for a couple of weeks. On the theory that putting the string ‘Megaupload’ into the title of […]
by Jay Heiser | February 3, 2012
The dozens of petabytes of Megaupload data belonging to millions of Internet users is manifesting itself as a giant hot potato, currently burning a cashflow and PR hole into the bottom lines of several global hosting firms.
by Jay Heiser | February 1, 2012
Last November, Gartner analyst Richard Hunter and I published research entitled ‘Black Swans’ Are Sure to Fly in the Public Cloud. Based on ideas popularized by Nassim Nicholas Taleb (The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable, Random House, 2007), we strongly urged the users of cloud-based services to plan for the possibility of “severe failure with […]