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In Part 3a of the Cloud Optimized Storage Solution series, I covered the concept of data tiering within the COSS solution.  In this particular post, I’m going to start the conversation on how SLAs may tie into the overall concept of data tiering as well as infrastructure access SLAs. This particular post is more of a “working edition” than anything else, so, comments are certainly welcome and warranted. 

Service Level Agreements provide additional frameworks for data storage and access along with particular sensitivities to the methodology of access as driven by compliance.  Understandably this subject is very broad in scope so, for the purpose of clarity, focus will be given to two basic SLA metrics: data storage and data access.  These SLAs serve two purposes: to structure the type of relationship between a customer and their data within the cloud and provide a legal framework whereby customer and provider realize risks/benefits and provide remediation.

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Managing the Information Flood…

by dave on January 7, 2009


As my brother posted yesterday, part of optimizing workflow is understanding how you relate to the information that you receive.  Depending on your method of information ingestion (the use of eating analogies is on purpose), you’re going to optimize your environment in a specific way. Stu Miniman also kicked off a strong examination on optimizing your computer layout for information processing.  

A few of the things that are especially critical to understand related to your process of learning and cognition.  Rather than lapse into an entire article devoted solely to learning systems, I’ll use my personal story to help you understand learning and cognition.  Let’s kick this off, then…

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