Unlike what most storage vendors will try to make you believe, data loss in storage systems is unavoidable. It is right up there with death and taxes. However, by selecting the right solutions and applying the appropriate parameters, we can control to a large extent both the probability of data loss happening, as well as the size of […]
Abstract: When it comes to managing unstructured data the data center has problems. The legacy network attached storage (NAS) systems that it uses to store this data are no longer keeping pace with the demands of the modern data center. As a result, IT planners are considering object storage as a potential replacement for their […]
Abstract: Big unstructured data analytics has become a hot IT trend with good reasons. There is actionable knowledge and insight that can be obtained from that unstructured data. Historically unstructured data (files or objects) did not fit well in traditional relational SQL database columns and rows. And that made it quite difficult to mine data […]
Author: David Hill, Mesabi Group LLC | October 2015 | 3 pages Abstract: David Hill of the Mesabi Group provides insight into both the upside of using network attached storage (NAS) and the downside. With enterprise organizations suffering from “storage bloat” (that is, large number of files that unnecessarily reside on primary storage), high primary storage costs, […]
Author: Scott Sinclair, Enterprise Strategy Group | October 2015 | 2 pages Abstract: ESG Analyst Scott Sinclair discusses unstructured data and how the limited scale and proprietary nature of traditional file systems increases costs and adds management complexity. This white paper on Caringo FileFly for Swarm (software-defined object storage) explains how you can extend your NAS and […]
Author: Deni Connor, SSG-Now | August 2014 | 27 pages Abstract: With the advent of object storage systems, also come confusion. How is object storage different than scale-out NAS? How does it differ from content-addressable storage? Why do so many cloud storage systems such as Amazon Web Services rely on object storage? SSG-NOW takes a […]
Author: Ben Woo, Neuralytix | July 2014 | 2 pages Abstract: Infrastructure is a cost; but information is an asset. Understanding how to exploit this asset will require new ways to store and process data. Learn how one key data storage approach can help establish an agile and scalable data platform.
Author: Marc Staimer, Dragon Slayer | July 2014 | 7 pages Abstract: Storage silos are separate islands of storage. They have existed within data centers for years, even decades. Learn about what causes silo issues, the different solution approaches and how next generation storage unification is finally putting an end to storage silos.
Author: David Hill, Mesabi Group | June 2014 | 4 pages Abstract: Two of the biggest trends in storage today are software-defined storage and object storage. What are they and why are they important? Let’s consider that by examining software vendor Caringo, which deals with both areas.
Author: Enrico Signoretti, Juku.it | May 2014 | 9 pages Abstract: Traditional storage infrastructures are having a hard time keeping pace with data growth and next generation workloads. And the outlook is even worse! Everything is digital now, your next phone will take bigger pictures than current one, users create richer content for their documents; […]
Aug 2012 | 3 pages Abstract: This paper summarizes summarizes the results of a recent performance test of the Caringo Object Storage Platform powered by Swarm. The goal was to demonstrate throughput and resource utilization of standard x86 servers with 7,200 rpm SATA drives using off the shelf scripts and monitoring tools.
July 2011 | 18 pages Abstract: The explosive growth of fixed content combined along with hard disk drive capacity is exposing serious limitations in RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks) turning a once dependable data method into a problem waiting to happen. This paper presents why RAID increases risk of data loss, impacts I/O performance, […]