When trying to understand a new technology, nothing beats a demo. In this month’s Tech Tuesday webinar, Sr. Consultant John Bell and UI Engineer Brian Guetzlaff gave a detailed demo of the Swarm Storage Management UI.
As shown in the image below, there are two high-level paths for Swarm Management UIs. The Content Management UI is used for managing the actual content stored, metadata, tenants, authorization and access. The Storage UI provides real-time status, historical metrics and the ability to customize a lot of the settings for the underlying storage infrastructure (hardware and software).
We selected this topic for November because of recent enhancements that moved from a hard-coded Swarm UI to one based on RESTful APIs and HTML5. These changes are significant as they provide access to all management features from the same API. This simplifies integration into various tool sets and also means that Storage Admins can manage the entire cluster from any laptop, tablet or mobile device. All interactions are performed through a series of contextual links. Therefore, everything you need to get a real time status of your cluster—whether it is a few hundred Terabytes or a few hundred Petabytes—can now be in the palm of your hand as you walk through your data center.
On December 11, join us for our next webinar Tech Tuesday: Using NFS with Object Storage. In this webinar, John Bell and Michael “Q” Brame, our Quality Engineering Lead, will discuss using NFS with object storage and explain how this has been handled by traditional file-to-object gateways. The webinar will also include a detailed demo of Caringo SwarmNFS, which was recently benchmarked at 1.6 GB/s sustained streaming from NFS to object storage without the use of expensive cache (that is 3 PB+ per month per instance).
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