Reliant Reading List - 5 Data Storage Links We Loved This WeekWe have scoured the web for our favorite posts and articles about all things data storage from industry news highlights to interesting insights, and now we’re bringing them right to you. So, what are we reading this week?

This week’s top articles come from a variety of sources: EMC’s Big Data Blog, InfoStor, Enterprise Storage Forum and more.

1. What Are The Real Effects Of Climate Change? EMC Utilizes Data Science To Find Out

Contributing to social good is now literally at everyone’s fingertips. That is why EMC and Earthwatch Institute have teamed up to encourage citizens to become data collectors, or citizen scientists. Through the collection of more data sources, data scientists can...

2. How CIOs Can Create the Voice of IT


EMC recently experienced a minor internal data center outage that could have been a major problem. The episode, a result of a lightning strike, would typically send users pointing fingers at IT, which while quick to solve problems, was not always…”

3. Take A Tour Through Facebook's Gorgeous Data Centers

From Business Insider

“Facebook broke ground today at a new data center in Fort Worth, Texas. The company says it will invest at least $500 million in the project. It's an unusual choice given the hot climate of Texas and the intense cooling needs…”

4. Flash Storage Prices Have a Long Way to Fall. Here's Why.

From InfoStor

“High-performance flash-based storage is increasingly insinuating itself into enterprise infrastructure. It's showing up in everything from server caches and directly attached storage to hybrid arrays and fully solid state storage appliances. But corporate storage requirements are exploding, meaning…”

5. Storage Users Speak: Data Lakes, DR, Big Data, Virtualization, the Cloud

From Enterprise Storage Forum

“To learn about data storage, it’s best to talk to the actual users. It’s not every day you get the chance to interact intensively with storage users. Increasingly, they are either prevented from…”