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Can Object Storage Really Replace Parallel File Systems?

Last April, I had the pleasure of speaking at the Salishan Conference on High Speed Computing where I presented two interesting use cases for object storage in an HPC ecosystem. The first, and more traditional, as an economical active archive for simulation data, makes perfect sense. Once the computational analysis is over, why use expensive […]

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Object Storage Solves Data Retention and Access Issues

As the data deluge continues to escalate, retaining, protecting and accessing data for organizations and businesses becomes more and more of a time-consuming, budget-busting, headache-causing “albatross around the neck.” Unfortunately, this proverbial albatross is not limited to just certain endeavors. It tends to be a horizontal issue that resonates across all vertical market segments. Caringo […]

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The World Cup of Supercomputing: ISC2018 & Object Storage

Next week, I have an exciting “first” in my career: I’ll be in Frankfurt representing Caringo at the prestigious International Supercomputing event (ISC). ISC is focused on addressing High-Performance Computing (HPC) technological development and its application in scientific and advanced commercial environments. And of course, all of this is made more exciting for me because […]

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Can Object Storage Compete with Parallel File Systems?

For the past few years, the value of object storage in the HPC space has been to provide economical storage that can be metered with multi-protocol support and interfaces to traditional and new RESTful applications. At the heart of the value proposition is being able to offload primary storage. In most cases, we are talking […]

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Caringo Object Storage and CatDV at NAB Show 2018

Today, we announced a technology partnership with Square Box Systems, who recently certified Caringo Swarm with their CatDV media asset management (MAM) suite. I wanted to share a few of my thoughts from the NAB Show floor, where we we’ve been meeting many talented and smart IT and Creative Professionals from media and entertainment (M&E) […]

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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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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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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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Object Storage Basics for 2018

As object storage continues to evolve, 2017 saw S3 emerge as the de facto standard object-based access protocol with NFS access to object storage still in high demand. While a standardized HTTP-based protocol to object storage is easy to understand given its cloud-based roots, traditional file-based access methods to object storage are not taking a […]

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Caringo Drive: An Easy Button for Swarm

At Caringo, our content-aware strategy for scale-out storage continues to be a key driver for us. Offering a storage environment that is content aware means going beyond the typical administrative tools that manage hardware resources and monitor the performance of the underlying system. Our tools allow data scientists to visualize the relationships across objects, search […]

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