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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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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23/05/2018

What Does it Mean to Be a Data-Driven Enterprise?

Most modern enterprises are trying to become data-driven, but what does this really mean? What are the benefits of being data-driven, and what steps are needed to make it happen?
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02/05/2018

The stackable efficiency of an ARM-based object storage building block

A couple of weeks ago, in a moment of excitement, somebody tweeted about a small project we are working on in our lab. This piqued some interest, and many people asked me about it.
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19/03/2018

What is Serverless Computing?

  Given how much interest there was in our first Storage Talk video, we have published a new recording on Youtube. This is a whiteboard session that explains what serverless computing is, how it works, and its benefits when associated with object storage.
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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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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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20/11/2017

A Quick Report from SC17: Machine Learning, ARM, and Object Storage

Last week I attended the SuperComputing Summit in Denver, and it was one of the best shows around. Unfortunately, I didn't have the chance to attend the technical and educational sessions, but the show floor was full of great ideas and amazing technology. I spent some time ...
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09/11/2017

OpenIO SDS on Raspberry Pi at SC17

Next week, we'll be attending SuperComputing 17. Our team will be present at the 2CRSI booth (#906), and we will have something really nice to share.   SuperComputing is one of my favorite industry events. It still feels like the IT shows of the 90s: there’s a lot of ...
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