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Object Storage & Law Enforcement: Storing Large Video Files

As video surveillance by law enforcement agencies continues to rise, there are undoubtedly a number of benefits to society recognized both by the agencies and civil rights activists, including more accurate evidence (leading to more successful criminal prosecutions and better officer training). While the actual cost of the video recording devices is affordable ($300 to […]

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Object Storage: We’ve Got Your Back, Part 2

Earlier this week, I talked about how object storage gives you the benefits of automatic protection. Of course, the whole point of backing up is to prepare for the reality that hardware fails at the most inopportune times. IT shops vigilantly prepare for this, but once things go south, there is always the question of […]

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Object Storage: We’ve Got Your Back, Part 1

It’s an unpleasant reality of many an IT professional: That 3 a.m. phone call that a crucial system is down, its data irretrievable, and the last backup needs to be restored now. Not only can that mean scrambling to find keys amidst unsavory utterances, retrieving the latest backup media from an offsite location, and getting […]

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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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Object Storage Software, Beer, and Home Improvement

I caught the home improvement bug right in the middle of preparing for SC15…so while I’m down at the Austin Convention Center this week talking about Caringo’s Object Storage Software, my house will be getting new hardwood floors (tile was the past two weeks). So, why did I go with tile and hardwood? Simple…I never […]

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DIY or DFY? Caringo is Now HPE Helion Ready

There are two types of people in the world…DIY (Do It Yourself) and DFY (Done For You). I’m a DIY guy, and as such, am always fascinated by having various tools at my disposal. So, I’m excited that Caringo is now part of the Helion Ready Program for Solution Partners, allowing Caringo Swarm bulletproof object […]

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High-Performance Computing, Big Data, and Beer

The past five months have literally flown by as I’ve ramped on my new job at Caringo. Lately, I’ve been immersed in preparing for SC15, HPC Transforms which hits Austin (my home and the home of Caringo headquarters) November 15–20. In addition to planning for our expo booth and discussing what kind of beer we […]

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BT Compute Storage is Powered by Caringo Swarm!

One of my most memorable professional experiences was participating in a BT hothouse in 2005. For those of you not familiar with a hothouse, it’s a 2–3 day process where you get domain experts from various organizations (or departments) to solve a set of problems or challenges. The participants are split into teams and go […]

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