My blogging has been a little light here at the Syncsort blog lately because I recently started a blog at Computerworld called Data Protection Insights, which has given me a little less time to blog here. It’s been an interesting experience. It’s not a corporate blog, so I don’t discuss Syncsort related issues. Instead, I get to write about pretty much anything concerned with data protection or software in general.
My first blog was about solar flares and how a large solar event could create a massive disaster. Interestingly enough, only seven days after that blog appeared, an M Class solar flare erupted. M Class is a moderate flare, but larger than normal. You can see the flare here. The music is a bit overdone, but the images are cool. This was only one of a number of M Class fares this August and September. You can read about recent flare activity here. For up-to-the-moment activity, this is the place to go. M Class flares can cause some trouble if they make direct hits on earth, but it’s the X Class flares we have to worry about.
The next blog was about challenges faced by startup companies when it comes to scaling their software to support large environments. I used a metaphor of gorillas and spider monkeys which was a little weird, but I think it got the point across!
The next blog will again cover startup companies and the impact on them of their pricing decisions. Please join the conversation at Data Protection Insights if you can, and I’ll be continuing to post blogs here as well.