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It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s Swarm Object Storage!

I travel a lot for work. July alone, I was on a plane every week. New York, Austin, DC and Chicago were a few of the stops I made to visit great customers and partners like CatDV, Masstech, Diversified, AWS and Cinesys. And with each negotiation through an airport, I witnessed the same struggle with […]

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Selecting the Right Data Storage Tools for the Job

“The best investment is in the tools of one’s own trade.” Benjamin Franklin In today’s fast-paced world, the data storage landscape changes at a blindingly fast pace. It seems that every day there is a new start-up claiming they have “invented a revolutionary new way to store and manage your data.” But, when it comes […]

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Resilience & Recovery with Swarm Object Storage, part 2

Data recovery in Swarm works hand-in-hand with its data resiliency features. In our last blog post, we discussed how Swarm distributes and protects data from the possibility of failure. When a failure actually happens, Swarm performs active recovery with the goal of again achieving full protection for its data. We regularly perform a kind of […]

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Resilience & Recovery with Swarm Object Storage, part 1

Data resiliency has been a feature of Swarm from the beginning. The architecture of Swarm object storage has never had a single point of failure. One or more Swarm nodes may be down for maintenance or due to hardware failures and the rest of the Swarm cluster keeps running, servicing requests. Since the data in […]

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Illuminate Your Dark Data with Object Storage

Dark data. Sounds a bit sinister, doesn’t it? Let’s unravel the mystery of dark data and talk about the complex issues that must be considered and the ramifications of storing or not storing that data for businesses and organizations. What is Dark Data and Should You Bother to Store It? Wikipedia defines dark data as […]

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Liberate Your Data with Object Storage

Independence Day (a.k.a, the Fourth of July) in the USA commemorates the Declaration of Independence (July 4, 1776), where the Continental Congress declared the American colonies as united, free, independent states. As we celebrate with fireworks, patriotic music and BBQ, the rest of the world goes on with business as usual. And, in today’s world, […]

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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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