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Tiering from Microsoft Storage Spaces to Object Storage

Back in 2012, Storage Spaces replaced Logical Disk Manager (technology licensed from Veritas) with a Microsoft implementation of virtual volume management into the core of the Windows ecosystem. This introduced advanced storage management technology into the heart of Microsoft Windows Servers. Storage Spaces has been enhanced with each major release of Windows and today includes […]

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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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Closing the Gap Between File & Object Storage

Recently, we announced performance and interoperability enhancements to Swarm Scale-Out Hybrid Storage and SwarmNFS, further narrowing the gap between existing block-based filesystems and object storage. At Caringo, we continue to bring to market exciting enhancements in response to customer demand and an ever-evolving data landscape that needs a cohesive, scalable and highly intelligent storage strategy. […]

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NAB Las Vegas: Don’t Gamble with Your Storage

Are you a gambler by nature? What risks are you willing to take? As we prepare for the NAB Show in Las Vegas` (April 9–12; booth SL11807), I cannot help but think about how high the stakes are when you select storage technology. No matter the industry, nature of your organization or type of data, […]

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Object Storage for EU GDPR Data Protection

Two weeks ago, I blogged about the challenges of implementing technology to enable General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance, and last week, I explained how object storage enables compliance. In today’s blog, we will take a look at what should be considered the most important aspect of GDPR, which is of course “data protection,” and […]

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Caringo Turns 13

When I co-founded Caringo with Paul Carpentier and Mark Goros 13 years ago, the IT landscape was different. In storage, you had large monolithic devices purpose built for very specific applications. Innovation was measured in cost and speed (IOPS) and the primary interface to these devices was based on standards (NFS and CIFS). Many systems […]

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How Object Storage Enables GDPR Compliance

In last week’s blog, I looked at the challenges GDPR presents. In this week’s blog, we will take a look at how Caringo Scale-Out Hybrid Storage provides a simple and cost-effective solution that can enable GDPR compliance. The first challenge: how do you find all the relevant data when you receive a “Right to access,” […]

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Silver Award for Solving Windows Server & NetApp Filer Problems

While Olympic athletes from around the world are battling it out for Gold, Silver and Bronze medals in PyeongChang, South Korea at the XXIII Olympic Winter Games, we’ve been waiting to see who wins in TechTarget’s Storage magazine and SearchStorage 2017 Storage Products of the Year Data Management category. For 16 years, Storage magazine and […]

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EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) & Object Storage

If you reside in Europe, you likely already know about the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), yet, those outside of Europe may only now be gaining awareness of GDPR. Moreover, many are now coming to the realisation that any organisation physically located outside of Europe who has any dealing with European residents will be […]

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Object Storage: 3 Predictions for 2018

2017 was a turning point for object storage. Ever since content addressable or key-value based storage was created, storage analysts and IT execs wondered if it was a technology in search of a problem to solve. Was it really just a “better mousetrap?” As we enter into 2018, there are a number of trends in […]

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