Adrian Herrera | Authors | Caringo

Visualizing Swarm Object Storage Status with Prometheus & Grafana

At Caringo, we pride ourselves on making something complex—i.e., storing and accessing TB–PBs of data and billions of objects on heterogeneous hardware— easy to manage. The key to this is visibility into system status. We have had the option to use SNMP and Nagios for many years; however, we kept getting requests for an intuitive […]

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Enabling Object Storage Efficient File Movement

One of the most popular uses of Swarm is for storing, archiving and delivering digital video. In a recent blog, I detailed the market conditions that are driving customer requirements. The blog was about sports video; however, we are seeing the same trends in every market that relies on digital video (post production, film, surveillance, […]

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Object Storage: Enabling On-Demand Workflows for Sports Video

The challenges of enabling “on-demand” workflows are being felt across every industry driven by digital video. However, those who have large content archives or are struggling with supporting live events are facing particularly challenging issues. Sports video professionals need to deal with both. In this blog, I will give a high-level overview of how object […]

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What are the 5 Tiers of Storage for New Video Production Workflows?

  As your digital video workflows grow in scope, your underlying storage strategy must adapt. The days of buying one tier of storage for editing and one tier for archive are quickly coming to an end due to rapidly evolving asset reuse, globally distributed workflows and on-demand delivery requirements. Topic Overview: On-Going Challenges Storage Requirements […]

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Enabling “On-Demand” in Digital Video Workflows

30 years ago to the month, CERN computer scientist Tim Berners Lee published a proposal for what would become the Internet. It took another 2 years for the first web page to be published by CERN. After that, things took off. A new platform for mass communication using text and images over Hypertext Transfer Protocol […]

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Three Object Storage Predictions for 2019

Last week, we listed the 9 Reasons to Use Object Storage in 2019. In this blog, I discuss some macro-market trends we have noticed in 2018 and predict how that will influence object storage use in 2019. 1. On-demand will be in demand across many user-driven workflows The rise of streaming services, cloud services, mobile […]

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Evolving Storage Requirements for Video Workflows

I am sure everyone has heard the phrase “tools of the trade.” It refers to the tools needed to do a certain job. For those who work with video workflows, the tools of the trade are quickly evolving. This evolution is being driven by increasing file sizes (4k and 8K) and on-demand use cases (OTT, […]

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Object Storage Cluster Status in the Palm of Your Hand

When trying to understand a new technology, nothing beats a demo. In this month’s Tech Tuesday webinar, Sr. Consultant John Bell and UI Engineer Brian Guetzlaff gave a detailed demo of the Swarm Storage Management UI. As shown in the image below, there are two high-level paths for Swarm Management UIs. The Content Management UI […]

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How to Evaluate Object Storage in Your Workflows

I was on an analyst briefing call a few weeks ago and something the storage analyst said really stood out. I am paraphrasing a bit, but the comment was “…the conversation is always NAS OR Object Storage and it really should be NAS AND Object.” The analyst who said it has a solid handle on […]

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All Orgs are Media-Driven; IT Execs, Keep Up with M&E News

One of the things that surprised me most about the NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) Show when I first started attending is the number of organizations I wouldn’t classify as Media & Entertainment (M&E) stopping by our booth to learn about object storage (Federal, Medical, Defense, Manufacturers, etc.). After more reflection, it dawned on me—my […]

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Breaking with Tradition: Why Object Storage?

As organizations of every kind see their traditional storage solutions strain under the explosive growth of unstructured digital assets and rapidly changing access requirements, more and more are looking for alternatives. This has led many to object storage. There are various reasons organizations are making the shift; however, there are 3 concerns driving the need […]

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