SC16 BoothToday, I’m at SC16 (the International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis) in Salt Lake City, Utah with the Caringo team. If you are at the show this week, I hope you will come by and visit us at booth 3647 (and join us for a beer Tuesday or Wednesday afternoon around 2:30 p.m.). We are talking to attendees about NAS vs. Object Storage and pragmatic solutions that solve the age-old issue of storage silos as well as the ever-increasing performance demands for storage. In the HPC world, that often means more storage capacity, more capability for simulations, and faster and broader analysis.

Recently, we’ve been working with organizations that we met at prior SC events like Argonne, and that inspired us to look for new ways to enable IT professionals in corporate, government, research and academic organizations to move quickly to find solutions for their storage challenges. On that note, last week we announced our free Swarm Developer Edition (full-featured, S3-compliant, VM-based bundle of our Cloud & Object Storage Platform), which provides infrastructure for rapid experimentation and time to discovery for HPC use cases. This version can be run self-contained on a laptop or desktop computer and can be used for rapid application development and evaluation.

If you have not yet heard about the new features in Swarm 9, as well as SwarmNFS and FileFly, this is a great opportunity to get an up-close-and-personal look at it (live demos and chalk talks with our experts) and ask questions. In addition, we have new product developments that can help you fast track your object storage implementation.

The good news is that you don’t have to be at SC16 to take advantage of the Swarm Developer Edition offering or to learn more. Just contact us to get started. You can also view the recording of last week’s Caringo webcast: Active Archive for HPC with Cloud & Object Storage.