Don Baker, Author at Caringo

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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