Seven Basic Questions to Screen Cloud Storage Offerings

Using cloud storage often represents the first way that most companies adopt the cloud. They leverage cloud storage to archive their data, as a backup target, share files, or for long term data retention. These approaches offer a low risk means for com…

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Thanksgiving 2018: Data Gobbles Up Storage

Data is quickly gobbling up storage resources. The 2017 IDC whitepaper Data Age 2025 referenced in almost every recent article on data growth presents many startling statistics and predicts that: …over 19ZB of storage capacity must ship across all media types from 2017 to 2025 to keep up with storage demands. David, Reinsel & John, […]

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Can Object Storage Replace Parallel File Systems?

Last April, I had the pleasure of speaking at the Salishan Conference on High Speed Computing where I presented two interesting use cases for object storage in an HPC ecosystem. The first, and more traditional, as an economical active archive for simulation data, makes perfect sense. Once the computational analysis is over, why use expensive […]

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SC18 in Big D: HPC, Cowboys and Object Storage

If you grow up in Texas, you know that “Big D” means Dallas—the legendary city where the series of the same name and the movie Urban Cowboy were filmed. Famous for oil barons, cowboys and honky-tonk bars, Dallas is so much more. It is one of the fastest growing cities in the country and part […]

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Data Storage: One Size Does Not Fit All

Returning from the NAB Show in New York City, I was thinking of how many times I’ve made the remark that “one size does not fit all.” While usually this is associated with fashion, it is also true of data storage. Massive scalability is one thing, but what if you need to start small? This is […]

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Swarm 10 Object Storage for the On-Demand, Distributed World

Today is a landmark day for Caringo, as we launch updates to our entire product suite. Our Swarm 10 Platform is the culmination of over a decade of market hardening and continuous innovation to satisfy customers who are driven by on-demand, distributed workflows. It leverages Swarm’s unique pure-object approach to deliver unrivaled performance at petabyte […]

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That’s a Wrap! Object Storage from IBC Amsterdam to NAB NYC

As I was flying back from Amsterdam after the IBC Show, I had a chance to reflect on what a great event it was. Having been at all types of trade shows every year with Caringo, I believe we have reached the tipping point where Object Storage is now a “go-to” solution for Media and […]

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Film Clips, Collages & Award Shows

The yearly Emmy award show never fails to entertain—with narratives and fashion that range from fabulous to faux pas; clips from each nominated show, actor and actress; heartfelt In Memoriam segments; to film collages showcasing the career of Lifetime Achievement honorees such as the incomparable Betty White; and this year’s actual wedding proposal. It might […]

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Object Storage Meets Tech Field Day, part 3

Over the past two weeks, I’ve shared a number of our Tech Field Day (#TFD10) videos with you. Fueled by coffee and cookies, the TFD10 delegates were a lively crowd (as demonstrated by our ride up the elevator at Caringo Headquarters) and consistently asked our presenters great questions. So, as I wind down this blog […]

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The Magic of Versioning in Swarm 8 Object Storage

Do you remember when you were a kid playing board games and you made a bad move? You could do a take back or a do-over and go on with your game without penalty. Life usually doesn’t work that way, but with the new object versioning feature of Swarm 8.0, you can take back a […]

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