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Object Storage: Refining and Protecting Data

“Data is the new oil.” —Clive Humby, Mathematician Businesses lose billions of dollars a year to IT downtime, and the actual loss of digital files and data can be even more disastrous. Today’s business models—across all types of verticals and use cases—are all in some way powered by data. Take the breadth of data that […]

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Visualizing Swarm Object Storage Status with Prometheus & Grafana

At Caringo, we pride ourselves on making something complex—i.e., storing and accessing TB–PBs of data and billions of objects on heterogeneous hardware— easy to manage. The key to this is visibility into system status. We have had the option to use SNMP and Nagios for many years; however, we kept getting requests for an intuitive […]

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Enabling Object Storage Efficient File Movement

One of the most popular uses of Swarm is for storing, archiving and delivering digital video. In a recent blog, I detailed the market conditions that are driving customer requirements. The blog was about sports video; however, we are seeing the same trends in every market that relies on digital video (post production, film, surveillance, […]

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NAB Show 2019: With Object Storage, You Don’t Have to Gamble

As we enter count-down mode for the 2019 National Association of Broadcasters Show (NAB Show) in Las Vegas, I’d like to share a little secret with you. I’m not a gambler. If you read my blog last year, you probably already guessed this. Protecting Your Assets: The Stakes Are High Just how high are the […]

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World Backup Day & Data Protection, part 1

Over the last several years, it’s been encouraging to watch the popularity of World Backup Day grow over time. While the day is designed to encourage individuals to back up their personal data, it is also a concept critical to employ in the business world. I recently read a StorageNewsletter post that stunned me with […]

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Dodgeball, Teamwork and the 5 S’s of Storage

As I start to create my “to do” list for my annual trip to Las Vegas for the JB&A Pre-NAB Technical Event and the NAB Show, I quickly jotted down, “download movies to ipad.” And, the first movie that I associate with with Vegas is Dodgeball. Sure there are some more well-known titles (Oceans 11, […]

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Simplify Data Management with the Swarm Content Portal

By now, you’ve likely heard about Caringo Swarm Hassle-Free, Limitless Object Storage: what it is, how it performs, its built-in continuous data protection, and how it’s helped all kinds of folks in a variety of industries. The concept of object storage is quite powerful, both from a user perspective and from an administrative one. We’ve […]

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Three Object Storage Predictions for 2019

Last week, we listed the 9 Reasons to Use Object Storage in 2019. In this blog, I discuss some macro-market trends we have noticed in 2018 and predict how that will influence object storage use in 2019. 1. On-demand will be in demand across many user-driven workflows The rise of streaming services, cloud services, mobile […]

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9 Reasons You Need Object Storage in 2019

Two years ago, we outlined 7 Reasons You Need Object Storage in 2017 from the perspective of how object storage technology functions. In 2018, we examined eight market trends that support the case for using object storage. The functionality and market trends that we discussed in prior years are still relevant. However, in this past […]

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The 12 Months of Tech Tuesday Object Storage Webinars

This year, we initiated a series of educational webinars for a highly technical audience—by engineers for engineers. The resulting Tech Tuesday series quickly became a cornerstone of the content on our BrightTALK channel, and something we look forward to every month. Take a look at the topics we’ve covered this year: How Does Object Storage […]

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Object Storage Cluster Status in the Palm of Your Hand

When trying to understand a new technology, nothing beats a demo. In this month’s Tech Tuesday webinar, Sr. Consultant John Bell and UI Engineer Brian Guetzlaff gave a detailed demo of the Swarm Storage Management UI. As shown in the image below, there are two high-level paths for Swarm Management UIs. The Content Management UI […]

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Thanksgiving 2018: Data Gobbles Up Storage

Data is quickly gobbling up storage resources. The 2017 IDC whitepaper Data Age 2025 referenced in almost every recent article on data growth presents many startling statistics and predicts that: …over 19ZB of storage capacity must ship across all media types from 2017 to 2025 to keep up with storage demands. David, Reinsel & John, […]

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