Building a Metadata-Based Website

The seperation of content from display is the holy grail of content management systems. Imagine a world where all content was stored free of markup and could be easily accessed based on controlled vocabularies. Imagine access to this content in a standardized way and delivered in a format that can be transformed simply into new permutations. The article Building a Metadata-Based Website provides some insights into this area.

IDE Raid for backups?

Hard Drives Instead of Tapes?
70 TB Backup RAID at the University of Tubingen

Sure, only a handful of our readers have ever come face to face with terabyte-scale backups. But you have to admit that the idea does hold a certain intrigue: just imagine a storage system comprising 70 TB in total, made entirely of standard IDE hard drives! Sound daring? Well, it is!