Category: Software Defined Storage | Caringo, Inc.

Swarm 10 Object Storage for the On-Demand, Distributed World

Today is a landmark day for Caringo, as we launch updates to our entire product suite. Our Swarm 10 Platform is the culmination of over a decade of market hardening and continuous innovation to satisfy customers who are driven by on-demand, distributed workflows. It leverages Swarm’s unique pure-object approach to deliver unrivaled performance at petabyte […]

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Object Storage Solves Data Retention and Access Issues

As the data deluge continues to escalate, retaining, protecting and accessing data for organizations and businesses becomes more and more of a time-consuming, budget-busting, headache-causing “albatross around the neck.” Unfortunately, this proverbial albatross is not limited to just certain endeavors. It tends to be a horizontal issue that resonates across all vertical market segments. Caringo […]

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Riding the Object Storage Wave

I often joke with co-workers that life is never boring at Caringo. This week has been particularly “not boring.” In fact, it has been downright exciting. Yesterday, we announced that our VP of Product Tony Barbagallo will be stepping into the role of President and Chief Executive Officer and that our Co-Founder Jonathan Ring will […]

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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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Bridging Old and New Storage with Object Storage

There are two quite different real-world applications of the Caringo Swarm Cloud & Object Storage Platform—one using a bridging solution from legacy file servers and another that takes advantage of new cloud interfaces like RESTful APIs (HTTP or S3). So how do you bridge the old and the new world of storage? We must first […]

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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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The Future of Data Storage Solutions

This article was originally published on Linux CloudExpo Journal. Bridging the divide between legacy storage and new data management platforms could constrain IT organizations and budgets and could prevent the utilization of cost-effective scalable storage infrastructures. But, businesses can avoid some of these constraints by evaluating their storage options objectively and asking themselves three important […]

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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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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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The Big Deal with Big Data Analytics

Unstructured data is growing dramatically. According to IDC, the world’s data will grow by 50X in the next decade. Historically, all organizations needed to do with this data is store and access it every now and then, but that is no longer the case. In 2014, Forbes predicted that data-driven insight would be a part […]

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The Magic of Versioning in Swarm 8 Object Storage

Do you remember when you were a kid playing board games and you made a bad move? You could do a take back or a do-over and go on with your game without penalty. Life usually doesn’t work that way, but with the new object versioning feature of Swarm 8.0, you can take back a […]

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