23/01/2019

Data repatriation: What, When, Why, and How

The public cloud adds a lot of flexibility to your IT, but it can be expensive, especially when it comes to data storage. This is why more and more customers are opting for hybrid infrastructures.
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19/12/2018

The Real-World Benefits of Dynamic Data Protection Policies

We recently wrote an article about how DDP (dynamic data protection) is implemented and how it works in OpenIO SDS. As a follow up to that article, I’d like you to tell about a real use case and show you the real-world benefits of dynamic data protection.
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13/12/2018

How Do You Choose the Right Object Storage Vendor?

There are several options for object storage, and it’s hard to choose the right one for you. You can compare them not only in terms of whether they use a private or public cloud, but also according to their features, performance, partners, ecosystem, and more.
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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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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 OpenIOSummit. 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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