Glen Olsen | Authors | Caringo, Inc.

Tiering from Microsoft Storage Spaces to Object Storage

Back in 2012, Storage Spaces replaced Logical Disk Manager (technology licensed from Veritas) with a Microsoft implementation of virtual volume management into the core of the Windows ecosystem. This introduced advanced storage management technology into the heart of Microsoft Windows Servers. Storage Spaces has been enhanced with each major release of Windows and today includes […]

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Closing the Gap Between File & Object Storage

Recently, we announced performance and interoperability enhancements to Swarm Scale-Out Hybrid Storage and SwarmNFS, further narrowing the gap between existing block-based filesystems and object storage. At Caringo, we continue to bring to market exciting enhancements in response to customer demand and an ever-evolving data landscape that needs a cohesive, scalable and highly intelligent storage strategy. […]

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Object Storage for EU GDPR Data Protection

Two weeks ago, I blogged about the challenges of implementing technology to enable General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance, and last week, I explained how object storage enables compliance. In today’s blog, we will take a look at what should be considered the most important aspect of GDPR, which is of course “data protection,” and […]

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How Object Storage Enables GDPR Compliance

In last week’s blog, I looked at the challenges GDPR presents. In this week’s blog, we will take a look at how Caringo Scale-Out Hybrid Storage provides a simple and cost-effective solution that can enable GDPR compliance. The first challenge: how do you find all the relevant data when you receive a “Right to access,” […]

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EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) & Object Storage

If you reside in Europe, you likely already know about the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), yet, those outside of Europe may only now be gaining awareness of GDPR. Moreover, many are now coming to the realisation that any organisation physically located outside of Europe who has any dealing with European residents will be […]

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Benefiting from SDS without Change

As the relentless growth of data stored continues to grow, so does the expectation on IT and procurement to reduce the cost of acquiring, maintaining and running storage. Yet, it’s no secret that most of us will not allow our old data, photos, media, etc. to just be discarded. More to the point, we expect […]

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Making NFS & S3 Interoperable with Swarm Object Storage

In 1984, Sun Microsystems developed the Network File System (NFS) to enable collaboration on content. There have been 4 major versions of NFS, each adding enhancements that continued to establish it as one of the two primary standards for operating on files (the other being CIFS/SMB). The most recent point releases for NFSv4 have focused […]

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The Evolution of File and SwarmNFS

I’ve spent the past two decades of my life architecting data and storage solutions, so, it is no surprise that I find the history of file interesting. At Caringo, I focus on bridging the gap between traditional storage (for example, SAN, Block & NAS) and our modern-day scale-out object storage (Caringo Swarm). Earlier this summer, […]

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Thin Provisioning: The Power of Policies

As we close out this series of blogs on thin provisioning and protecting your primary storage, I wanted to explain more about the importance and power of flexible policies while also taking a quick look at the cost savings possible by thin provisioning and protecting your primary storage with Caringo. The Power of Policies in […]

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Protecting Data on NetApp Filers & Windows File Servers

Two weeks ago, I kicked off this blog series and talked about the benefits of using thin provisioning for protecting data, and just last week, I explained how FileFly from Caringo provides a solution to 5 issues with tape backup in the 21st century. This week, let’s take a look at just how FileFly primary […]

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5 Issues with Tape Backup in the 21st Century

Last week, I wrote about the benefits of using thin provisioning to protect your primary storage and invited you to join me for our upcoming Thin Provisioning & Protecting Primary Storage webinar on June 28. This week, I’m focusing on why tape backup is no longer adequate for backing up the data you have stored […]

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Thin Provisioning & Protecting Primary Storage

I’ve been speaking recently about the evolution of file and how to transparently bridge the divide between legacy storage and new data management platforms. NAS and file servers were designed to handle frequently changing files across organizations. This type of data is now a small percentage of overall capacity; however, NAS and file server growth […]

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