Category: Erasure Coding | Caringo

Evaluating Object Storage & Tequila

Today is National Tequila Day. And, whether you are purchasing data storage for your organization or a bottle of tequila, how you evaluate the merits of products tends to be relative to your specific requirements. While purchases like a bottle of tequila require little forethought, the stakes are far higher when it comes to evaluating […]

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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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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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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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Protecting Healthcare Data: RAID vs Advanced Erasure Coding

Storage systems used for EHR applications and PACS images have to ensure that vital patient information does not disappear, as such an event would certainly worsen patient outcomes and increase legal exposure. Storage systems for the last 30 years have used redundant arrays of disks (RAID), but RAID no longer works in this post-HIPAA world. […]

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Object Storage: Hot or Not?

Call it what you may…software-defined object storage, object-based storage software, or object storage software…it is a hot topic with lots of industry buzz. For the past 13 years, TechTarget SearchStorage has “honored the best and brightest technologies of the upcoming year”—presenting technologies they believe will make a big impact while leaning towards practicality and focusing […]

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Crash Course on Object Storage at Virt-G Boston

This week I’m presenting at the Virtualization Meetup Group (Virt-G) in Boston at the Microsoft N.E.R.D Center. Yes, there is still time to register! I will be presenting “A Crash Course on Object Storage. How It’s Helping Businesses in Every Industry and How It Can Help You!” at 8:00 p.m. The main challenge with unstructured information is […]

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SwarmFS, a Highly Efficient Hadoop Archive.

As I head out to New York City for Strata + Hadoop World 2015, I can’t help but reflect on just how many customers we work with. From hospitals to research labs to global telecoms, we work on some of the largest repositories of data in the world. And, overall capacity and file counts are […]

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