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Thin Provisioning: The Power of Policies

As we close out this series of blogs on thin provisioning and protecting your primary storage, I wanted to explain more about the importance and power of flexible policies while also taking a quick look at the cost savings possible by thin provisioning and protecting your primary storage with Caringo. The Power of Policies in […]

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Follow the Leader: Amazon S3 Compatibility

We’ve talked before about Caringo’s history with Amazon Web Services (AWS), most recently when we brought Amazon S3 Compatibility to Microsoft Azure early this year. However, our history with Amazon goes much further back than that, as we announced an S3 Application Verification Program early in 2014. Eric Dey, Caringo Product Manager for Cloud, spoke […]

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5 Issues with Tape Backup in the 21st Century

Last week, I wrote about the benefits of using thin provisioning to protect your primary storage and invited you to join me for our upcoming Thin Provisioning & Protecting Primary Storage webinar on June 28. This week, I’m focusing on why tape backup is no longer adequate for backing up the data you have stored […]

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Thin Provisioning & Protecting Primary Storage

I’ve been speaking recently about the evolution of file and how to transparently bridge the divide between legacy storage and new data management platforms. NAS and file servers were designed to handle frequently changing files across organizations. This type of data is now a small percentage of overall capacity; however, NAS and file server growth […]

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Healthcare Data Protection with Active Archive

Why is everybody talking about active archives? Data protection begins with the concept of having a copy of the data that resides on a primary storage system safely stored offsite. Traditional backup and restore software can be used to perform this task, but there are several problems with this class of technology. For example, during […]

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Data Protection & Active Data Recovery

Your company’s data is in danger. Every day, those hidden little IT gremlins are on the hunt, waiting to poach your ability to access your files when you need them most. Routine headaches like drive and chassis failures seem to happen at the most inopportune times, and any downtime can prove severely disruptive to business […]

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Metadata Storage Solutions

A couple of weeks ago, I discussed RAID vs. advanced erasure coding in the context of protecting vital healthcare data. This week, I want to talk about some issues around the storage of object metadata. One of the great advantages of object storage is that each object can have a collection of metadata that describes […]

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Object Storage, WORM & Integrity Seals for Healthcare Data

As unpleasant of a subject as it is, there are times when Health IT is asked to produce data due to a legal matter. To mitigate the risk of not being able to produce said data in a timely fashion, which has very ugly consequences, let’s quickly define your options for storing and protecting healthcare data: […]

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Protecting Healthcare Data: RAID vs Advanced Erasure Coding

Storage systems used for EHR applications and PACS images have to ensure that vital patient information does not disappear, as such an event would certainly worsen patient outcomes and increase legal exposure. Storage systems for the last 30 years have used redundant arrays of disks (RAID), but RAID no longer works in this post-HIPAA world. […]

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Object Storage for Content Distribution & Social Discovery

My role as VP Engineering and Services at Caringo affords me a great perspective on how object storage is used by our customers. One of the most interesting scenarios (or use cases) is content distribution and social discovery. Just last week, I did a short video with George Crump of Storage Switzerland about how data […]

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Object Storage & Law Enforcement: Storing Large Video Files

As video surveillance by law enforcement agencies continues to rise, there are undoubtedly a number of benefits to society recognized both by the agencies and civil rights activists, including more accurate evidence (leading to more successful criminal prosecutions and better officer training). While the actual cost of the video recording devices is affordable ($300 to […]

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Object Storage: We’ve Got Your Back, Part 1

It’s an unpleasant reality of many an IT professional: That 3 a.m. phone call that a crucial system is down, its data irretrievable, and the last backup needs to be restored now. Not only can that mean scrambling to find keys amidst unsavory utterances, retrieving the latest backup media from an offsite location, and getting […]

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