For many of us in the object storage market, 2012 felt like a tipping point. The value that true object storage brings over file system based storage is the only way that organizations can handle the volume, velocity, and variability in data sets. Some refer to this as Big Data but these characteristics are increasingly becoming commonplace throughout all unstructured enterprise data sets. We can get into storage growth curves and stats to show you why object is needed but nothing beats highlighting real world use cases and recent wins. To that point, I wanted to direct you to some wins and write-ups for the Dell DX, one of the most popular object storage solutions on the market (which just happens to be powered by Caringo).

 

The Army and Navy will use the DX as part of their next generation healthcare solution that will provide an on-premise, vendor neutral archiving system to improve the quality of care for military families  – read more here.

 

Memorial Hospital of Union County has been using the DX for their long-term picture archiving and communications system (PACs) for over a year with 100% availability! – download the use case here.

 

ViaLink, a digital signature company, is using the DX to automate storage infrastructure giving them greater data protection and agility – enabling to offer more value added services – download the use case here.

 

The University of Illinois was awarded a grant to integrate the Dell DX with Fedora Commons, a popular open source architecture used for storing , managing and accessing digital content used by many libraries, museums and cultural archives – read more here.