24/04/2018

Why We Developed Our Own Serverless Framework

Since OpenIO was founded, the company has been working on object storage. Two years ago, the team came up with the idea of developing a serverless computing framework that can be integrated with the object store. It is part of our core strategy now, and I'd like to explain ...
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09/04/2018

Data Augmentation explained, and its benefits at the edge

I've been writing about how to exploit the potential of object storage and serverless computing at the edge for a while now (here and here a couple of examples). It's a really exciting topic and the use cases are amazing! 
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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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07/03/2018

Thinking About an Operating System for Edge Computing

When Steve Jobs launched the iPhone in 2007, the device was cool, but it was just a nice piece of hardware with a fancy OS. What really changed the market happened later with the introduction of standard API sets enabling developers to build applications.
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07/02/2018

The Real Power of Computational Storage

Today’s CPUs are extremely fast, and one of the problems we have faced in recent years was feeding them properly to minimize wait time, get results faster, and keep overall system efficiency at an optimum level. If nothing else, the positive aspect of the Spectre and ...
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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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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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