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The Future of Storage: Software

In the previous story in this series, we looked at innovations occurring in storage hardware. Now it's time to turn our attention to what's going on in storage software, where innovation continues to push the boundaries Read more…

Scality Adds New Investor in Latest Funding Round

Scality, the software-defined object and cloud storage vendor, is extending its push into the multi-cloud data control sector with the closing of a $60 million funding round. The storage management and infrastructure Read more…

Cloudian Buys File Storage Pioneer

The vibrant enterprise storage sector that has spawned a batch of aggressive startups offering all-flash and other advanced storage approaches is also showing early signs of realignment as established players look to exp Read more…

Wrestling Data Chaos in Object Storage

It has become all so apparent that object storage is the cornerstone of the cloud and the resting place for just about any aspect of business, industry, and government data. While the simplicity of the object approach le Read more…

Gartner: Top Storage Vendors Taming Unstructured Data

Object storage and distributed file systems are being enlisted to handle the growing volumes of unstructured data in enterprise datacenters, market analyst Gartner Inc. notes in an annual survey of the evolving storage m Read more…

IBM Object Storage Targets Compliance Data

IBM rolled out on-premises storage options this week targeting the management of regulatory data along with an object storage scaling capability billed as reducing hardware requirements. The company said the object st Read more…

IBM Offers Cloud Storage Via UPS

The rise of streaming analytics, and with it ever-greater volumes of big data in motion, is prompting new ways to "transport" data that is increasing ending up in the cloud. With an eye on remote users with limited ne Read more…

Scality Targets Multi-Cloud Data Storage

As more enterprises adopt a multi-cloud strategy designed in part to avoid vendor lock-in, cloud storage vendors are responding with tools aimed at controlling and parsing data, especially the unstructured variety, while Read more…

Solving Storage Just the Beginning for Minio CEO Periasamy

Yesterday marked the first day of general availability for the free and open source object storage system from Mino. But as Minio co-founder and CEO AB Periasamy explains, delivering the deceptively simple, S3-compatible Read more…

Object Storage Ecosystem Grows While Standardizing and Consolidating, IDC Says

The object storage system landscape has changed dramatically in the past year thanks to consolidation of the players involved and technological standardization, IDC says in its latest report. Object-based storage syst Read more…

Hitachi Adds Enterprise Search to Object Store

Hitachi Data Systems today debuted Content Intelligence, a new offering that adds a slew of enterprise search and analytic capabilities to its object-based file system. The new Hitachi Content Intelligence (HCI) offer Read more…

Latest DDN Launch Fills out its WOS Object Storage Line

DataDirect Networks (DDN) today introduced a third member to its WOS object storage product line, the WOS 8460, aimed at active archive and collaboration use cases. Object storage, once mainly restricted to ‘cold’ ar Read more…

Huawei, Startup Collaborate on Big Data Object Storage

Chinese networking giant Huawei has collaborated with a University of California at Berkeley spinoff on a big data storage acceleration platform with the goals of boosting the performance of analytics and other applicati Read more…

Software-Defined Storage Takes Off As Big Data Gets Bigger

The ongoing explosion of data is forcing users to adapt their storage methodologies beyond traditional file- and block-level storage. Object stores and software-defined storage mechanisms, in particular, are quickly gain Read more…

How Joyent Uses OS Virtualization to Deliver its Manta Object Storage Platform

The infrastructure service cloud provider, Joyent, has plunged deeper into the big data game with Manta, their own cloud object store and data services platform that they claim will serve to spur a wave of big data innovation in the cloud. We caught up with Joyent Senior Vice President of Engineering, Bryan Cantrill, who oversees the development of Joyent’s core platform, to talk about their latest step into the big data arena and where they are going with Manta. Read more…

How Object Storage and Information Dispersal Address Big Data Challenges

As unstructured data volumes continue to grow, more and more companies will reach the petabyte milestone and confront the challenges associated with managing very large storage environments. Storage technologies that can deliver massive scalability while ensuring reliability and availability are already emerging to meet their needs. Object storage and information dispersal are being adopted by leading-edge organizations for whom the delivery and analysis of large amounts of unstructured data is mission-critical. Read more…

Object Storage and the Unstructured Data Boom

This week we caught up with object storage evangelist, Tom Leyden, to talk about how unstructured data is becoming the prevalent data type at many large and data-driven organizations and how storage needs to evolve to meet these challenges.... Read more…

The Application Angle to Unstructured Data

This week, Tom Leyden from Amplidata broke the interview-as-marketing vehicle mold when he thoughtfully addressed what big data needs he’s hearing about, the shifting nature of applications, and the role of cloud models... Read more…

Big Unstructured Data and the Case for Optimized Object Storage

The world of data storage is marked by ongoing innovation, but major paradigm shifts in technology are much less frequent. A really major transition in storage paradigm hasn’t occurred since the introduction of network storage including Storage Area Network (SAN) and Network Attached Storage (NAS) and technology, to augment Direct Attached Storage (DAS) technology in the 1990’s. Read more…

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