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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03/07/2018

Configure OpenIO SDS as a Backup Target

After explaining the many ways that you can install OpenIO SDS, showing you how to add a load balancer, and how to play with the software to understand its basic commands, it is time to show how to install third-party software to take advantage of it.
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25/06/2018

How to Create a Single-Node OpenIO SDS Object Store

The other day one of our partners asked if he could have a single Linux virtual machine running OpenIO SDS for functionality tests, so I wanted to be sure to have this option available to everybody.
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18/06/2018

How to Add a Load Balancer in Front of OpenIO SDS

Last week I wrote an article about installing OpenIO SDS, and now I'd like to go a step further by showing you how to add a load balancer in front of it. For the experiments in my home lab I use Odroid SBCs, but you can do the same with Raspberry Pis or x86 machines.
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