Tag: Report

My last work as independent analyst has been published

This week, my last work as an independent analyst was finally published. The title is: “Sector Roadmap: Object storage for enterprise capacity-driven workloads“. It was completed in December, before knowing I was going to join OpenIO. But It took some time to see the light because of Gigaom’s publishing schedule. It’s about Object Storage (of course, what else could it be about? 😉 ), but it’s not about webscale installations or S3. It covers traditional enterprises, how they use object stores, and the trends for use cases that are surfacing right now in these types of organisations. I put...

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How to handle petabyte-scale growth in enterprises

“How to handle petabyte-scale growth in enterprises” is the first of a series of reports I recently wrote for GigaOM Research. Here the Executive Summary: The unprecedented data growth many enterprises experience today is difficult to predict. Sprawling unstructured data is doubling every 18 to 24 months. Meanwhile, anticipating the number of objects for future storage varies by the application or the device producing the data. A mobile phone currently able to record HD at 1080p, for example, will soon be able to record at 4K (2160p) and 8K UHD (4320p). In addition to video data, sensors are expected...

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The promise of next-generation WAN optimization

Last month I wrote my first report for GigaOM Research and it is now online: “The promise of next-generation WAN optimization”. Here the beginning of the executive summary: Bandwidth, throughput, and latency aren’t issues when you are within the boundaries of a data center, but things drastically change when you have to move data over a distance. Applications are designed to process data and provide results as fast as possible, because users and business processes now require instant access to resources of all kinds. This is not easy to accomplish when data is physically far from where it is...

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New Paper: Syneto Storage OS, ZFS power and ease of use combined

After last month’s article on Syneto and its Storage OS I started a collaboration with the company and this is the report I prepared for them with the full review of the product and the features explained. You know, I’m a fan of anything coming from from Sun Solaris… and this one is not an exception! In fact, just in case you haven’t heard yet, Syneto Storage OS is OpenZFS based solution built on top of Illumos (a fork of Open Solaris). I invite you to read the paper and download the fully functional free VSA (a Virtual Storage...

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Report: Caringo Swarm 7. Beyond the limits of traditional storage.

You know, I’m a fervid supporter of Object Storage and when Caringo offered me the opportunity to write this paper I took it without hesitating. I have been writing about the need of an object storage backend in the enterprise for a long time now (There are references on my blog starting from 2010!) and I’m glad to note that object storage is finally going towards that direction. The report talks about the challenges facing modern organizations regarding storage and why Object Storage can be a key element to build a private cloud strategy. Caringo has recently announced a...

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