29/10/2018

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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25/10/2018

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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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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17/04/2018

How to Start Small and Grow Big with Object Storage and OpenIO SDS

When I recently wrote about dynamic data protection, I decided to avoid commenting about other characteristics of traditional object storage; I wanted to avoid what could be considered FUD. But I can't stop myself, and today I'd like just to point out one OpenIO SDS feature ...
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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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