Data repatriation: What, When, Why, and How

The public cloud adds a lot of flexibility to your IT, but it can be expensive, especially when it comes to data storage. This is why more and more customers are opting for hybrid infrastructures.
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The Real-World Benefits of Dynamic Data Protection Policies

We recently wrote an article about how DDP (dynamic data protection) is implemented and how it works in OpenIO SDS. As a follow up to that article, I’d like you to tell about a real use case and show you the real-world benefits of dynamic data protection.
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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.
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How Do You Choose the Right Object Storage Vendor?

There are several options for object storage, and it’s hard to choose the right one for you. You can compare them not only in terms of whether they use a private or public cloud, but also according to their features, performance, partners, ecosystem, and more.
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The Relationship Between Software-Defined, Hardware Agnostic, TCO, and ROI

Following up on our series of articles about the Zero-Waste OpenIO SDS Cluster, I'd like to give you more details about the benefits of being fully hardware agnostic, what this means for the TCO (total cost of ownership) of your infrastructure, and how it helps you get a ...
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How OpenIO SDS 18.10 Increased Rebuild Speed in Cases of Disk or Node Failure

Most object storage solutions, including OpenIO, handle data protection themselves, either by replicating data, or by splitting it and adding a parity overhead (erasure coding), and then geo-distributing different copies to secure it. In addition, a good storage system must ...
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Why and How We Use Ansible

In the last couple of years we have done a great deal of work to simplify and automate OpenIO SDS deployment and configuration management. To do this, we have leveraged Ansible, which has been a real boon to our work.
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What's New in OpenIO SDS 18.10

Yes, it's here. Right on time for the fall, and full of new features and improvements. The new version of SDS is now available. Most of these features were teased or previewed at OpenIOSummit. If you attended our event, you won't be surprised, but the list of new features ...
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The Zero-Waste OpenIO cluster - Part 2

Software and Test In the first part of this series, we explained how we put together a working three-node cluster using only old parts we had lying around. Working with limited resources and second-hand legacy hardware proved to be a bit of a challenge, and our ...
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Why Service Providers Should Embrace Object Storage

Amazon AWS launched its S3 web service in 2006, and its use has grown steadily since then. All major service providers now offer similar services, and ISPs of all sizes would like to do the same, but they worry about not being competitive enough. The investment required to ...
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