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Storage at the Edge

Storage at the Edge

Edge computing is a hot topic and carries with it some confusion, particularly around storage. Handling data properly at the edge can ensure a scalable, cost-effective and secure infrastructure - but failing to set up the right architecture can lead to data loss, security vulnerabilities and sky-high costs related to the bandwidth needed to transfer data repeatedly to and from

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High Performance Object Storage, Kubernetes + Why You Can't Containerize a Storage Appliance

High Performance Object Storage, Kubernetes + Why You Can't Containerize a Storage Appliance

There are two forces that are fundamentally remaking the technology landscape today. One is Kubernetes and the other is high performance Object Storage. They are powering (or are shaped by, depending on your perspective) modern, data-rich applications that include AI/ML and application logs. Either way, modern applications need Kubernetes and Object Storage and Kubernetes and Object Storage owe their

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Why the Healthcare Industry is Adopting High Performance Object Storage

Why the Healthcare Industry is Adopting High Performance Object Storage

The healthcare industry is unique in so many ways. To begin with, it lacks a common objective function on which to optimize. This is because different healthcare organizations, both payers and providers, value different things. Profitability is not the universal goal - there are teaching hospitals, faith-based hospitals and not-for-profit insurance plans. Consider also that a large portion of the

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Four Takeaways from Splunk .Conf19

Four Takeaways from Splunk .Conf19

Splunk’s .Conf event is pretty remarkable. Not only is it the “geek prom” for Splunkers, it also an opportunity to take stock of where we are on the enterprise analytics journey. Here are our top four takeaways from the event and some thoughts on what the next few quarters hold. Splunk grasps the accelerating growth of data and has

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Five Strata Takeaways

Five Strata Takeaways

With another Strata in the rearview mirror, it is time to reflect on what we saw and heard during the week. Strata is clearly a data science show at this point but data science is broad topic. Our perspective, as a provider of high performance object storage, is framed accordingly and we focus on the data stack more than we

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Why VMware's Kubernetes Ambitions Depend on MinIO

Why VMware's Kubernetes Ambitions Depend on MinIO

Perhaps the biggest takeaway from VMworld was the “all in” bet that VMware is making on Kubernetes. VMware wasn’t shy about its ambition, with CEO Pat Gelsinger stating that “We will be the leading enabler of Kubernetes.” This reflects the reality of the market. Kubernetes has become the industry standard. Furthermore, Kubernetes has grown into more than just orchestration,

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Hadoop HDFS's Logical Successor

Hadoop HDFS's Logical Successor

The demise of Hadoop is probably overblown. It will not suddenly disappear from the enterprise landscape - there are simply too many clients, too much sunk investment for it to vanish into the night. What is not overblown is the fact that Hadoop, like countless technologies before it, is in secular, irreversible decline. There are a number of reasons but

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The Cloud Has Picked a Winner; Now They Are Enforcing It

The Cloud Has Picked a Winner; Now They Are Enforcing It

The power of scale is well-documented in the world of business. Cloud providers - Amazon in particular - have amassed extraordinary scale in a very short period of time. The cloud providers are now using this scale to rearchitect how enterprises interact with their data. They are remaking the enterprise data landscape with two primary levers: price and performance. Let’

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