15/10/2018

Why Performance Matters (in Object Storage)

A few weeks ago at our annual OpenIo Summit, we presented our new slogan: "Next-Gen Object Storage. Flexible. Smart. Fast.” In the last couple of years we have talked many times about flexibility, mostly made possible by Conscience technology, and smartness, provided by ...
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10/10/2018

The Zero-Waste OpenIO cluster

Part 1 - Hardware “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” This idea motivated us to launch one of our side projects this year at OpenIO. We took on the challenge of building a small object storage cluster out of legacy hardware, using OpenIO SDS, to create a zero-waste ...
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04/10/2018

SNIA SDC18 - The key things to remember

I recently spent four days with the world’s leading vendors of storage technologies in Santa Clara, CA, at the SDC18 (Storage Developers Conference 2018) held by the SNIA (Storage Network Industry Association). I congratulate the SNIA for the organization of such a ...
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24/09/2018

Why OpenIO SDS Is a Perfect Backup Target

The most important thing about backups is being able to recover data. You regularly perform backups hoping you won't need them, but when you do, you want to get your data back as soon as possible. OpenIO SDS is the perfect backup repository for several reasons, and in this ...
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18/09/2018

3 examples of OpenIO SDS Configurations

OpenIO SDS is a highly flexible, software-defined storage solution that can be installed on all types of hardware. Its Conscience technology enables the software to mix nodes of different types, sizes, or generations without affecting the efficiency of the cluster. SDS ...
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28/08/2018

Introducing OpenIO SDS 18.04 (GA)

OpenIO SDS has a 6-month release cycle. In April, we released version 18.04 to a select group of customers, and it is now available to all users, including to the community through the free downloadable version.
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12/08/2018

How Does Distributed Erasure Coding Work in OpenIO SDS?

OpenIO SDS supports several data protection schemes, and it has a feature called dynamic data protection, which selects the best type of data protection for each object according to its characteristics and policies decided by the user. One of these protection mechanisms is ...
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25/07/2018

Software-Defined Resiliency and Performance Make it Possible to Take Advantage of Heterogeneous Hardware

We often mention that you can run OpenIO SDS on heterogeneous hardware, but what does this really mean?
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19/07/2018

More on OpenIO SDS installation (and its ease of use)

A couple of weeks ago we hosted a webinar around our joint solution with Ambedded, an ARM-based object storage appliance manufacturer. 
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10/07/2018

COSBench-ing OpenIO SDS (or Any Other Object Store)

I'm here again writing one more pseudo-technical tutorial. I'm having a lot of fun working with my home lab and rediscovering my rusty sysadmin skills (from the nineties).
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