Category: NAS | Caringo

Macro-Economics, M&E Workflows and…Object Storage?

We are less than two weeks away from the JB&A Pre-NAB Technology Event and the NAB Show, where Caringo will be focusing on workflow integration and optimization, specifically with asset managers, storage managers and media-moving solutions from Pixit, CatDV, Levels Beyond, Marquis Broadcast, FileCatalyst and others. Some of our technology partners have storage as part […]

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The Genesis of Object Storage Tech Tuesday

Now in my 7th year at Caringo, I’ve observed a surge of interest in object storage. With Caringo as the leading pioneer in the field, I’ve had the opportunity to work with many established experts. Given my focus on the design, implementation and management of object storage solutions, I’d like to share what we’ve learned […]

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8 Reasons You Need Object Storage in 2018

2017 is in the books and 2018 is already upon us. Data storage challenges are escalating faster than ever for many organizations, especially those involved in storing, developing and delivering digital assets. Last year, I wrote about the 7 Reasons You Need Object Storage in 2017 from the perspective of how object storage technology functions. […]

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Countdown: 17 Object Storage Hits of 2017

2017 is winding down fast, and we have seen many changes in the object storage landscape over the past year. From conversations we have had with many of you at shows like NAB and SC17, we’ve learned that there is now a much broader understanding of object storage and the many benefits that it brings […]

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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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Efficient Storage as a Competitive Advantage in M&E

Every type of M&E organization is feeling the pressures of dealing with customers and viewers expecting “free storage” and “immediate access,” but these issues are particularly challenging in the post production space. We hear from post production houses time and again that to maintain their customers, they need to store content at no charge (or […]

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How Object Storage Meets Vertical Market Requirements

The Appeal of Object Storage to Vertical Markets Object storage is getting a lot attention recently as the optimal platform for storing large amounts of non-transactional files across a growing number of vertical markets. These markets include media and entertainment (video), research (images, raw datasets), asset management (unstructured files), government & law (records management, surveillance), […]

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Swarm Object Storage Protects from Ransomware Attacks

Recent ransomware attacks like WannaCry make it clear that the current data storage deployment strategy of many organizations is antiquated. While some types of companies are more likely to be targeted, for example, the services sector, no business or organization is immune. And, more often than not, it is a lack of resources to keep up […]

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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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Back to Basics: What is Object Storage?

Let’s get back to basics and talk about what object storage is, how it compares to traditional file and block storage, and when object storage is the right solution for your data center. There are 3 main network storage technologies: Block: Data is organized through block IDs (e.g., sector number) and can be organized as […]

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