AUSTIN, Texas, February 12, 2013 — Data loss in storage systems is unavoidable, in spite of what most storage vendors try to make users believe, says Paul Carpentier, CTO and Co-Founder of Caringo, the leading provider of object storage software.
By selecting the right solution and applying the appropriate parameters, however, users can control both the probability of data loss, as well as the size of the data loss based upon their business requirements. Carpentier, the ‘Car’ in Caringo, provides insight into the specifics of this process as it relates to Object Storage which is the de facto standard for enabling Cloud Storage, Big Data Storage and any rapidly scaling storage environment. The whitepaper is available at: www.caringo.com/wp-reps-and-ec.
The paper includes the following:
- The truth most storage vendors don’t tell you about data protection
- Why you need both replication and erasure coding
- An introduction to Caringo’s Elastic Content Protection
- Graphs comparing data loss resulting from replication and erasure coding
- Using Caringo’s Data Durability Calculator to calculate storage efficiency and data durability (as a factor of 9s)
The full paper can be downloaded from the Caringo website at: www.caringo.com/wp-reps-and-ec
Paul Carpentier brings 35 years of technical and thought leadership about content storage to Caringo. Carpentier, is known as the “father of content storage ” due to his work as CTO at FilePool where he invented the simple but elegant concept of scalable content storage. Caringo’s field proven CAStor® software is based on Carpentier’s patents for the next generation of meta-data driven, pure object storage.
Caringo software gives enterprises everything they need to deliver private cloud storage or cloud storage as a service. The solution combines efficient object storage technology with elastic content protection, intelligent and automatic distribution and centralized management under a global namespace on your choice of commodity hardware. The result is a secure and compliant unified pool of storage that can expand or contract capacity and object count to meet any operational or business requirements – all at cloud economics and secure in your datacenter.
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