Don Baker | Authors | Caringo

Resilience & Recovery with Swarm Object Storage, part 2

Data recovery in Swarm works hand-in-hand with its data resiliency features. In our last blog post, we discussed how Swarm distributes and protects data from the possibility of failure. When a failure actually happens, Swarm performs active recovery with the goal of again achieving full protection for its data. We regularly perform a kind of […]

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Resilience & Recovery with Swarm Object Storage, part 1

Data resiliency has been a feature of Swarm from the beginning. The architecture of Swarm object storage has never had a single point of failure. One or more Swarm nodes may be down for maintenance or due to hardware failures and the rest of the Swarm cluster keeps running, servicing requests. Since the data in […]

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Storage Challenges: We Love Big Objects

Valentine’s Day is a good day to reflect on the people and things that you love. And, one of the things the Caringo Engineering team loves the most is a good challenge. One problematic aspect of big data is handling individual objects that are very large. Case in point: one of our customers stores memory […]

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The Magic of Versioning in Swarm 8 Object Storage

Do you remember when you were a kid playing board games and you made a bad move? You could do a take back or a do-over and go on with your game without penalty. Life usually doesn’t work that way, but with the new object versioning feature of Swarm 8.0, you can take back a […]

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Protecting Data in the Cloud Age with Object Storage, part 3

In part 2 of this series on data protection, I discussed how Swarm protects individual objects during their lifetimes. In this part, I describe how Swarm protects customer data through various catastrophic failures. What about more catastrophic failures? If a chassis is lost, it’s most likely due to a power supply or motherboard failure. Swarm […]

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Protecting Data in the Cloud Age with Object Storage, part 2

In part 1 of this series on data protection, I discussed some general mechanisms Swarm has for protecting data. In part 2 of this series, I describe how Swarm automates the protection of individual objects during their lifetimes. Swarm can protect your data in transit over the network using integrity seals (hashes) that prevent tampering or […]

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Protecting Data in the Cloud Age with Object Storage

With the onslaught of data that organizations are experiencing in the cloud age, protecting all that data has never been more important. Storing and providing access to your stored data may be the most visible thing that Swarm does, but as lead developer for Caringo’s object storage, data protection is of primary importance to me […]

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