Honeycomb in Stanford

SearchStorage has an interesting article about the Stanford University as the first beta customer for the Honeycomb system:

"Everybody does disk scrubbing," he said. "What we need to do, though, is be able to look at objects at a higher level, according to format --what version of a file format are they stored in? Are they still readable? We need to verify that over a long period of time and look at the data as higher level structures and objects instead of bits."