11/04/2018

Data Protection Granularity? Let Openio SDS Do It for You on the Fly

Last night I observed a small Twitter fight between Scality and Cloudian around an aggressive marketing campaign in which Cloudian wants to show its superiority against their competitor. I didn't get into the fight, but what struck me most was a tweet from Giorgi Regni (CTO ...
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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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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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16/10/2017

Switch from Public Cloud and Save 400K € per Year

Teezily - one of our customers - presented at the OpenIO Summit '17  a very nice story explaining the reasons for their switch from public cloud to hosted bare metal. This story isn’t unique: Dropbox made a similar choice in the recent past. But it’s great to hear that ...
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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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18/07/2017

SDS: A Storage System with a Conscience

We usually refer to our product, OpenIO SDS, as a Next-Generation Object Store because it is flexible and lightweight. The reason for this comes from decisions taken a long time ago. OpenIO is a young startup, founded in 2015, but SDS’s design was conceived in 2006, and is ...
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06/06/2017

S3 compatibility? It's just a feature

This month we closed 3 major multi-petabyte deals, for very large clusters, in three different market segments. Size apart, the only thing they have in common is the requirement for S3 compatibility. And this is also true for the smallest installations we are working on.
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22/05/2017

The Importance of Performance in Object Storage

I recently read an internal report regarding a benchmark related to a PoC we are conducting with a potential customer. I can't share anything about it, but it reminded me of some old articles I wrote on Juku.it and how important overall system performance is, even for ...
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04/05/2017

A technical introduction to Grid for Apps

Understanding Event-Driven Storage This is the first in of a series of articles about the event-driven framework that is part of our SDS object storage solution. This framework allows users to process data at scale; we call it Grid for Apps.
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