Tag: file system

Amazon S3 Dominance Spawns Storage Challengers

Sep 20, 2017 |

When it comes to storing data, Amazon’s Simple Storage Service (S3) is a runaway success. With trillions of files under management spanning many exabytes worth of data, S3 is the largest digital storage system in the known universe. Read more…

Quantum Adds Global Smarts to StorNext File System

Apr 20, 2017 |

Companies that use Quantum’s StorNext platform to store massive amounts of data this week got a glimpse of new storage capabilities that should make it easier to access their data horde from anywhere in the world. Read more…

Meet Alluxio, the Distributed File System Formerly Known as Tachyon

Feb 23, 2016 |

Today marks the availability of Alluxio 1.0, the first major release of the memory-centric, virtual distributed file system formerly known as Tachyon. The graduate of UC Berkeley’s AMPLab is already being used to manage petabytes of production storage at companies like Barclays, Alibaba, and Baidu, and now its creator, Haoyuan Li, says Alluxio is ready to spread its wings in the bigger big data world. Read more…

Quantcast Opens Exabyte-Ready File System

Oct 1, 2012 |When ingesting data volumes that tip the multi-exabyte per year scales, even the most notorious, robust systems for managing scale can start to crumble under their own weight. When the cost and complexity of this volume mount, what’s a growing company to do but look beyond the buzz for its own solutions?...We speak with Quantcast CEO and VP of R&D about the.... Read more…

SC11 Video Feature: Garth Gibson on RAID, Roots and Reliability

Nov 18, 2011 |In this video feature, we sit down with Garth Gibson, co-founder and CTO of high performance storage company, Panasas. During our chat we touch on the roots of his company, explore the way file systems have evolved to meet new demands, and wrap up with a section on big data and the storage demands behind it. Read more…