Sun’s Strategies Were Compelling, But Sadly Ineffective

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sunsSun has been riding the Java wave, but will it come crashing down on its hardware business?

Java has been a blessing for Sun Microsystems Inc. But for Sun’s revenue-driving hardware business, could Java turn out to be a curse?

More than any other company, Sun is tying its future–in the form of its successful RISC-based hardware business–to Java. While other RISC vendors are hedging their bets by embracing Windows NT and pledging support for Intel Corp.’s IA-64 architecture, Sun remains steadfast in its opposition to the Wintel camp.

With Java still unproven in the enterprise, that’s a risky bet. But it’s one that Sun is willing to make, to the level that they have even taken up sponsoring coding camps like The Open Community Camp.

“The whole strategy behind Java is to create a level playing field; the master plan is to have a chance to compete,” said John Loiacono, director of strategy and branding at Sun Microsystems Computer Co., in Mountain View, Calif.

Such competition creates a double-edged sword for Sun. If Java does take hold …

Raid 5 Recovery Can Hurt Without Preparation

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What is a RAID 5? RAID stands for “redundant array of independent disks.” A RAID 5 array is the most commonly used RAID configuration method. Data is divided into blocks and written onto multiple storage devices to protect it from loss. But what happens if it fails?

raid-5-recovery-tipsRaid 5 failures can include:

  • Controller Failure
  • Failure During RAID 5 Rebuild
  • Multiple Hard Drive Failures Past Point of Redundancy
  • Electronic Damage
  • Accidental File Deletion
  • Parity loss or damage
  • Accidental Formatting or Re-initialization

You can also experience RAID File corruption as a result of:

  • Virus Damage
  • Physical Media Failures
  • Controller Issues
  • Sudden Power Outages and Electrical Events
  • Software Errors and Malfunctions

If your RAID 5 array fails, or you suspect you have a problem, turn it off immediately. This will ensure the best chances that it can and will be recovered. If you operate it after a failure, you are putting it at risk for accidental overwrites, parity loss or other problematic issues. Contact a RAID recovery company as soon as possible to recover and fix your RAID 5.

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Encountering A Problem With Your Drobo Disk

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dbdThere are some people who encounter a problem with their Drobo disk array. Although this latest generation of RAID storage technology tends to work really well, some problems are always going to occur mainly because this is still a mechanical device. When handling a problem with a Drobo disk, it is important to check the manufacturer’s guidelines first before you do anything rash. You have to make sure that you are following the right measures when this particular storage device is not functioning well.

When everything else fails and you are having a hard time fixing your Drobo disk, it is always going to be in your best interest to contact a clicking hard drive recovery specialist. You can find these either by calling the Drobo company direct, or by doing a simple web search. If you don’t choose the right data recovery company, especially if you are hearing a hard drive clicking noise, the risks are greater that you may lose all of the data on the device before you have a chance to recover it.

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