07/03/2018

Thinking About an Operating System for Edge Computing

When Steve Jobs launched the iPhone in 2007, the device was cool, but it was just a nice piece of hardware with a fancy OS. What really changed the market happened later with the introduction of standard API sets enabling developers to build applications.
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26/02/2018

Data and Computing at the Edge

This week I came across three interesting IoT projects, and, even though they are totally different from each other, they present the same challenges: data storage. This isn’t news, but things are a bit more complicated than they appear.
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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.
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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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