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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 for Content Distribution & Social Discovery

My role as VP Engineering and Services at Caringo affords me a great perspective on how object storage is used by our customers. One of the most interesting scenarios (or use cases) is content distribution and social discovery. Just last week, I did a short video with George Crump of Storage Switzerland about how data […]

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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 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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Object Storage Meets Tech Field Day, part 3

Over the past two weeks, I’ve shared a number of our Tech Field Day (#TFD10) videos with you. Fueled by coffee and cookies, the TFD10 delegates were a lively crowd (as demonstrated by our ride up the elevator at Caringo Headquarters) and consistently asked our presenters great questions. So, as I wind down this blog […]

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Object Storage Meets Tech Field Day, part 2

Last week, I shared two of our Tech Field Day (#TFD10) videos with you, and this week, I wanted to take you a bit deeper into the technical content of our presentation and introduce you to two more of my favorite colleagues. Russell Turpin, our Chief Architect, has over two decades of experience in embedded and […]

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Object Storage Meets Tech Field Day

In just 8 short months at Caringo, I’ve knocked a lot of items off of my professional bucket list. My favorite to date absolutely is Tech Field Day! Tech Field Day is an event that brings together independent influencers (bloggers, analysts, podcasters, etc.) and tech companies. As a sponsor of Tech Field Day 10 (#TFD10), […]

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Object Storage: What’s in a name?

Caringo Swarm’s unit of content, unsurprisingly, is the object. It isn’t a file technically, as no traditional file systems are used inside of Swarm. File systems simply aren’t robust or fast enough to scale into the hundreds of billions of objects, but as with most technologies, there are tradeoffs. Typically, once an object is written […]

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Search, Organization and Data Management in the Cloud Age

When we founded Caringo over a decade ago, the largest hard drive was 750 GB, YouTube had just launched, the term ‘Cloud’ was used to describe weather and just storing and protecting millions of files was considered “next gen.” Fast forward 10 years to today, and 10 TB drives are here, a staggering 4 billion […]

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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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