06/11/2018

What's New in OpenIO SDS 18.10

Yes, it's here. Right on time for the fall, and full of new features and improvements. The new version of SDS is now available. Most of these features were teased or previewed at OpenIO Summit. If you attended our event, you won't be surprised, but the list of new features ...
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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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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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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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