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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12/12/2017

Serverless Computing and Grid for Apps Explained

"Serverless computing is a new computing model for which server capacity and management decisions are completely hidden from the developer or the operator.” That’s what I found on Wikipedia. The word “serverless” is misleading; it doesn't mean that servers aren't required ...
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06/12/2017

Eating Our Own Dog Food

"Eat your own dog food" is an expression that describes when you use your own products to show their benefits and promote them. At OpenIO we are strong believers in this practice. This is why we have been filling our labs with the right technology to make sure that what we ...
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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, CO, 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 ...
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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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17/10/2017

$/GB Is No Longer Enough; Let's Talk About $/Data

Before joining OpenIO, I was an independent blogger and analyst, and I worked with most of the object storage vendors on the market. I was fascinated by the potential of this technology, but, after many years, only a few of them have been able to deliver on their promises: ...
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16/10/2017

Use a Private Cloud Storage and Save €400K per Year

Last week, at the OpenIO Summit, one of our customers presented a very nice story. They wouldn’t allow me to share the video or the presentation, because they discussed some strategic choices related to their infrastructure that saved a lot of money and made their websites ...
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19/09/2017

Big Data, In-Memory, and Object Storage

The exponential data growth that we have been seeing in recent years has posed many challenges to those who require information to make decisions. Raw data has to be crunched, compared, aggregated, and transformed to become valuable information, and traditional tools have ...
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11/09/2017

Cloud, Edge, and IoT: the Future of Object Storage and Serverless

Last week I took a trip to the US, attending VMworld first, and some meetings in Silicon Valley later. I spent most of my time meeting with partners, influencers, and end users.  One of the topics I frequently discussed was IoT, followed by edge computing, with cloud ...
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06/09/2017

Large Capacities and Failure Domains

A few weeks ago, Samsung launched a new 128TB SSD (!), and last week Sandisk did something similar, announcing a 400GB SD card. These products are totally different, but it is clear that flash vendors are now able to achieve a remarkable die density, and it is highly likely ...
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