Three Applications To Start Your Disaggregation Journey

The aggregation/disaggregation wheel is technology dependent. We are, however, in a heavy wave of disaggregation as it relates to compute and storage. Given currently available technologies the economics are pretty straightforward – companies big and small can save 60% plus on a TCO basis simply by separating the compute/analytics layer from the storage layer. Sometimes we need a little

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When Companies Should Go to the Public Cloud + When they Should Come Back

When Companies Should Go to the Public Cloud + When they Should Come Back

Aaron Tilley of the Wall Street Journal has an interesting piece (paywalled) today that speaks to one of the challenges that businesses are facing on the pandemic related technology front. The net of it is that companies are spending more and more on cloud costs, sometimes independent of their business outcomes. It doesn't compute long term. More importantly, we think

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Finally, a Ransomware Solution that offers Performance at Scale

There are dozens of use cases for object locking, but one that is getting a tremendous amount of attention these days is ransomware. Ransomware works by encrypting your files and holding you hostage for the encryption key. Until recently, backups were the forgotten part of the Ransomware workflow. Because they were “just backups” they were not well protected and as

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Object Locking, Versioning, Holds and Modes in MinIO

Object Locking, Versioning, Holds and Modes in MinIO

MinIO supports a complete object locking framework offering both Legal Hold and Retention (with Governance and Compliance modes). Object Locking functionality is a requirement for many regulated industries from financial services to healthcare. Lifecycle management is an increasingly critical element in the data ecosystem. Data is the primary asset in most organizations at this point - more so than the

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Kasten and MinIO: Secure, Cloud-Native Backups at Scale

Kasten and MinIO: Secure, Cloud-Native Backups at Scale

Gaurav Rishi, Kasten; Kris Inapurapu, MinIO Kubernetes has fundamentally changed the way applications are architected, built and managed. The implications are widespread, but one area that requires a significant overhaul is backup and disaster recovery. In the Kubernetes world, applications are composed of microservices and short-lived containers, requiring a modern, application-centric approach that can scale affordably and securely. MinIO and

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Impact of Intel vs. ARM CPU Performance for Object Storage

Impact of Intel vs. ARM CPU Performance for Object Storage

The recent announcement from AWS about the general availability of their new ARM-powered Graviton2 servers caused us to take another look at the performance of these ARM servers. In this blog post we describe the results which you may find surprising. Introduction MinIO is an Apache licensed, open source S3-compatible object storage server with a particular focus on high performance.

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