29/11/2018

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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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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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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11/04/2018

Data Protection Granularity? Let Openio SDS Do It for You on the Fly

Last night I observed a small Twitter fight between Scality and Cloudian around an aggressive marketing campaign in which Cloudian wants to show its superiority against their competitor. I didn't get into the fight, but what struck me most was a tweet from Giorgi Regni (CTO ...
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