Glen Olsen, Author at Caringo

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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