Object stores? more, fast and small!

Good post by Enrico Signoretti (thank you)

A couple of weeks ago I published an article about high performance object storage. Reactions have been quite diverse. Some think that object stores can only be huge and slow and then others who think quite the opposite. In fact, they can also be fast and small.

In the last year I’ve had a lot of interesting conversations with end users and vendors concerning this topic. Having just covered the part about “fast object stores”, again I’d like to point out that by fast I mean faster and with better latency than traditional object stores, but not as fast as block storage. This time round I’d like to talk about smaller object stores.

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Storage system software: 2014 Products of the Year finalists

Post by Carol Sliwa (thank you)

Vendors that describe their products as ‘software-defined storage’ dominated the 2014 Products of the Year storage system software category.

Seven of the 11 finalists in the storage system software category of the Storage magazine/SearchStorage.com’s 2014 Products of the Year competition used the catch-all phrase software-defined storage in their entry forms.

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CARINGO resurrects ?

Post by Hans De Leenheer (thank you)

It’s been a while since we heard something from Caringo, let alone being it good news … Apparently they know! Which is a good sign to start with. Two weeks ago I got a call that they were launching their 7nd edition of CAStor but it would be seriously rebranded. From now on, CAStor will be SWARM. To reassure you that it’s not just something brand new, they did keep the iteration number.

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