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The 3 Changing Characteristics of HPC Storage

Historically in the High-Performance Computing (HPC) space, storage was evaluated by cost vs performance. Most of the budget was spent on high-performance storage because it meant faster time to results. Once data sets were rendered, modeled or any other form of analysis was performed, the data either stayed on the high-performance layer or was painstakingly […]

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Active Archives: Object Storage for Data Sets in HPC

Supercomputing, or High Performance Computing (HPC), is now over 50 years old. Needless to say, HPC and supercomputers have come a long way since the 1960s, and a number of developments have contributed to that progress. Many players have come and gone in this space, and the advancements have been staggering. From GFLOPS to TFLOPS […]

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How to Store Video Surveillance More Effectively, Part 2

The Benefits of Switching to Object Storage Systems Object storage systems address specific concerns in law enforcement associated with data privacy, secure access, reliability, and economical scale. Some of the biggest worries in storing data are the possibilities that data could be lost, corrupted, stolen, or easily accessed (making privacy a concern), that existing storage […]

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How to Store Video Surveillance More Effectively, Part 1

As the amount of video data grows and video resolution improves, the requirement for storage space increases and it becomes more difficult and expensive for law enforcement agencies to store videos, even for a short time. However, securely storing large amounts of video data and being able to find the data easily is now a […]

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Object Storage to Meet the Demands of M&E

The resolution at which we view content has increased at a staggering rate in recent years. Whether it’s on the big or small screen, smartphone or tablet…the picture is clearer than ever. From cameras to playback devices, technology improvements across the board have made this possible. The storage capacity required to manage, manipulate and playback […]

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HPC, Beer, Object Storage and SC16

It’s my favorite time of year. Yes, I love the holidays and have a penchant for all things pumpkin spice. However, it is SC16 (the International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis) that I am looking forward to the most. This year, it will be held in Salt Lake City, Utah, and […]

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NAS vs. Object: Data Archive—Long-Term Data Efficiency

This article was originally published by Storage Switzerland. Most of the time when unstructured data is created there is never a need to access it again. But it is still necessary to store it just in case you need it. When the “just in case” scenario occurs, you need to retrieve it quickly and it […]

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The Power of Metadata

This article was originally published on Business 2 Community. In a digital world, metadata attached to files may contain a lot more than you think. While metadata isn’t the actual file data, it is the data about the data, which can include author and copyright information, revision history, and comments, along with geotracking information and […]

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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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Healthcare Data Protection with Active Archive

Why is everybody talking about active archives? Data protection begins with the concept of having a copy of the data that resides on a primary storage system safely stored offsite. Traditional backup and restore software can be used to perform this task, but there are several problems with this class of technology. For example, during […]

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