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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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HPC: Caringo Object Storage at ISC High Performance

ISC High Performance, the event for high-performance networking, computing (HPC) and storage, is just around the corner. I’m looking forward to joining our EMEA team in Frankfurt at the expo and hope to meet you if you are attending. Tomorrow, I’ll be talking about real-life HPC use cases for object storage (register now to watch […]

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How Object Storage Meets Vertical Market Requirements

The Appeal of Object Storage to Vertical Markets Object storage is getting a lot attention recently as the optimal platform for storing large amounts of non-transactional files across a growing number of vertical markets. These markets include media and entertainment (video), research (images, raw datasets), asset management (unstructured files), government & law (records management, surveillance), […]

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Why Should You Optimize File Servers?

Despite the frustration it causes and the inefficiency, Windows File Servers remain one of the most popular ways for organizations to store and share data between employees. It’s relatively easy and inexpensive to just stand up another file server—that is, until the operational impact of yet another file server is factored in. Then, this cheap […]

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Swarm Object Storage Protects from Ransomware Attacks

Recent ransomware attacks like WannaCry make it clear that the current data storage deployment strategy of many organizations is antiquated. While some types of companies are more likely to be targeted, for example, the services sector, no business or organization is immune. And, more often than not, it is a lack of resources to keep up […]

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Making NFS & S3 Interoperable with Swarm Object Storage

In 1984, Sun Microsystems developed the Network File System (NFS) to enable collaboration on content. There have been 4 major versions of NFS, each adding enhancements that continued to establish it as one of the two primary standards for operating on files (the other being CIFS/SMB). The most recent point releases for NFSv4 have focused […]

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Storage Crossroads: iQ Media Turns to Object Storage

When I first tried to explain what Caringo Swarm Cloud & Object Storage Platform is to non-technical people, it was, to say the least, challenging. I would give them a quick “technology 101” only to be faced with blank, zombie-like stares. In vain, I attempted to explain Swarm Object Storage with analogies such as how […]

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The FileFly Diet for Bloated Windows File Servers

In today’s world, data is not deleted and enterprise data is growing exponentially. With sophisticated tracking, demographics information and analytics, any enterprise organization with a website—and that’s every enterprise—is gathering enormous amounts information on their customers, site visitors, usage, buying patterns…and, well, you name it. Depending on which analysts you believe, there will be 7 […]

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Storage Challenges: We Love Big Objects

Valentine’s Day is a good day to reflect on the people and things that you love. And, one of the things the Caringo Engineering team loves the most is a good challenge. One problematic aspect of big data is handling individual objects that are very large. Case in point: one of our customers stores memory […]

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Windows Server Bloat: Storage or Business Process Issue?

When we launched FileFly about 18 months ago, it was clear that we tapped into solving a problem most organizations face. Up to 90 percent of data on Windows File Server is inactive. Many classified this as a storage issue and said, “I am running out of storage on my primary file server.” But the […]

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3 Keys To Keeping Your Online Data Accessible

This article was originally published on CloudTweaks. Online Data Data storage is often a real headache for businesses. Additionally, the shift to the cloud in response to storage challenges has caused security teams to struggle to reorient, leaving 49 percent of organizations doubting their experts’ ability to adapt. Even so, decision makers should not put […]

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Protecting Data on NetApp Filers & Windows File Servers

Two weeks ago, I kicked off this blog series and talked about the benefits of using thin provisioning for protecting data, and just last week, I explained how FileFly from Caringo provides a solution to 5 issues with tape backup in the 21st century. This week, let’s take a look at just how FileFly primary […]

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