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The past 3 blogs have covered the economics behind reclamation (of disk) compared to buying new disk. My material has focus on reclamation due to storage virtualization, over provisioning (thin provisioning) and zero page reclaim. The same methods can be used for other capacity efficiency techniques to be sure. The other blogs covering the setup, [...]

I was working on my taxes two weeks ago, and as usual ended up humming the Taxman song from the Beatles. Part of the lyrics penned by George Harrison goes as follows: “Let me tell you how it will be; There’s one for you, nineteen for me. ‘Cause I’m the taxman, Yeah, I’m the taxman”. [...]

We have seen a shift in the automotive world to hybrid vehicles with part electric and part gas-powered motors. There are points of efficiency to operate with batteries, and then again when horsepower is needed. The intelligence of the engine control determines when the car should operate on battery or pistons, thus removing the decision-making [...]

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