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What it Really Means to be Software Defined

What it Really Means to be Software Defined

This post first appeared in the Container Journal. The term “software-defined storage” is widely misunderstood by the vendor community. While analysts, both industry and financial, know that software-defined is both the present and future of the storage industry, customers who are unable to make the distinction may find themselves with a hardware- or appliance-based solution that doesn’t quite meet

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The Scalability Myth

The Scalability Myth

Lots of object storage companies like to talk about scalability while tossing around terms like exabytes and “infinite.” Unfortunately, many of the terms used to describe scalability make grandiose and misleading promises that don’t help enterprises build an effective storage platform. Claims made around the simplest use case,  static archival data, aren’t translatable to the entirety of use

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Three Things You Need at Scale

Three Things You Need at Scale

MinIO was designed in the same fashion that the hyper-scalers were – with simple building blocks that limit failure domains but can grow infinitely. Still there are some features that you really need to have in order to go galactic in size. They are: Server Side Replication: With MinIO’s server side replication capabilities, organizations can create active-active replication across data

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