Science

Innovation by Acquisition in High-Tech

As workload complexity increased, applications began to utilize three very different forms of storage interfaces: block, file, and object. This in turn led to the deployment of different storage architectures within the data center: SAN, NAS, and CAS. Each of these three architectures internally organized application metadata in different ways...

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Application Workloads and Object Innovation

The increased importance that new workloads placed on metadata drove the industry to treat metadata as a first-class citizen. The "interspersal" technique used by most NAS devices did not lend itself to the new workloads. As a result, the industry evolved (yet again) in response to these new applications and facilitated the rise of object-based storage systems.

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Are Stereotypes Keeping Women Away From Science?

Across the board in the STEM related fields, there is a distinct shortage of females in relation to males. Many have their theories as to why this is, but we can assume stereotypes are to blame. Developed at an early age, stereotypes about women are ingrained in boys and girls alike. Women make up 50% of the US population and 49% of the workforce, yet only 24% of females work in STEM related positions. Women are crucial to the future of science and their contributions thus far cannot be understated.

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