21/02/2018

Comparing a 12 TB HDD to a 30 TB SSD (for Object Storage)

Yesterday, Samsung announced a 30TB 2.5" SSD. This is the highest capacity yet achieved for a single flash drive in production, and, even if the price is prohibitive for now, the TCO of a scale-out solution based on this device may surprise you.
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15/02/2018

Software Defined and Hardware Efficient!

OpenIO is a software company, and we sell a scale-out storage solution that can manage petabytes of data, and that can be installed almost anywhere: from a computer as small as a Raspberry Pi up to piles of fat 90+ disk servers. Regardless of the size of the installation, ...
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08/02/2018

Not All Object Storage Platforms Are Alike. How Do You Choose?

How do you choose the right object storage platform? It’s not that simple, but we’re here to help.
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07/02/2018

The Real Power of Computational Storage

Today’s CPUs are extremely fast, and one of the problems we have faced in recent years was feeding them properly to minimize wait time, get results faster, and keep overall system efficiency at an optimum level. If nothing else, the positive aspect of the Spectre and ...
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05/02/2018

5 Tips For Choosing the Right Object Storage Infrastructure

Selecting the right object store for your needs isn’t simple. Object stores present a very different set of characteristics when compared to more traditional solutions like file and block storage, and the concepts behind their design are not very common. Most end users ...
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15/01/2018

OpenIO Storage Talks

This week we published the first whiteboard session of a new educational series called OpenIO Storage Talk. In this series, we will talk about technology and its benefits, trying to be as informative as possible without mentioning our specific product implementation (BTW, ...
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13/12/2017

Data Storage (As You Know It) Is Dead

You already know this, right?   The market is changing quickly, and many analysts and journalists agree that data storage is getting commoditized. Many vendors are trying to change their approach and become cloud gateways rather than proper storage systems. I understand ...
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12/12/2017

Serverless Computing and Grid for Apps Explained

"Serverless computing is a new computing model for which server capacity and management decisions are completely hidden from the developer or the operator.” That’s what I found on Wikipedia. The word “serverless” is misleading; it doesn't mean that servers aren't required ...
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06/12/2017

Eating Our Own Dog Food

"Eat your own dog food" is an expression that describes when you use your own products to show their benefits and promote them. At OpenIO we are strong believers in this practice. This is why we have been filling our labs with the right technology to make sure that what we ...
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20/11/2017

A Quick Report from SC17: Machine Learning, ARM, and Object Storage

Last week I attended the SuperComputing Summit in Denver, CO, and it was one of the best shows around. Unfortunately, I didn't have the chance to attend the technical and educational sessions, but the show floor was full of great ideas and amazing technology. I spent some ...
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