04/10/2018

SNIA SDC18 - The key things to remember

I recently spent four days with the world’s leading vendors of storage technologies in Santa Clara, CA, at the SDC18 (Storage Developers Conference 2018) held by the SNIA (Storage Network Industry Association). I congratulate the SNIA for the organization of such a ...
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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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15/05/2018

OpenIO SDS Architecture Technical Deep-Dive

On May 31, at 11AM CEST, we will live-stream our first Technical Deep-Dive into OpenIO technology. This interactive whiteboarding session will feature Guilllaume Delaporte, Head of Presales and co-founder of OpenIO, who will illustrate SDS internal components and how they ...
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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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09/04/2018

Data Augmentation explained, and its benefits at the edge

I've been writing about how to exploit the potential of object storage and serverless computing at the edge for a while now (here and here a couple of examples). It's a really exciting topic and the use cases are amazing! 
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28/03/2018

Object Storage: Perfect for Primary Email Storage

Many people still think that object storage is only applicable to a limited number of use cases. This isn’t new; we’ve been seeing this since the launch of OpenIO SDS. Traditional object storage is usually associated with cold data workloads, and this is where OpenOI ...
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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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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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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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