Previously in this series, I explained the evolution of unstructured data and
how storage requirements have changed over the past decade due to changes
from above and below: the massive growth in unstructured data, mostly
immutable data, requires cost-efficient, easy-to-scale storage architectures
without the complexity of file systems. I noted that object storage was
designed for this purpose, and that in addition to scalability and efficiency
benefits, object storage also provides great benefits when it comes to
accessibility as REST and other protocols make it very easy for applications
to connect to the storage directly and give users access to their data
through all sorts of mobile and web applications.
I also explained how information-sensing devices are not exclusive to
scientific analytics environments: think of cameras and smart phones but also
cheap netw... (more)
The storage industry is going through a big paradigm shift caused by drastic
changes in how we generate and consume data. As a result, we also have to
drastically change how we store data: the market needs massive, online
storage pools that can be accessed from anywhere and anytime. Object Storage
has emerged as a solution to meet the changing needs of the market and it is
currently a hot topic as it creates opportunities for new revenue streams.
In this three-part blog series, I will explore how storage has changed –
creating a need for new methodologies – and why object storage ... (more)
They say good things come to those who wait – but sometimes good things
happen simultaneously and you don’t even have to wait to revel in them.
While I was enjoying a week of snowboarding in Val d’Aosta, right by the
legendary Matterhorn, DDN was announcing the new WOS 360 at the Next
Generation Object Storage Summit. As you can read in this article by Chris
Mellor for The Register, the newest version of the industry’s most
complete and versatile object storage platform was very well received.
The sportier reader may know that snowboarders and skiers spend half of their
time on ... (more)
In part one of this three-part series I summed up how the way we produce and
consume data has evolved over the last three decades, creating a need for new
storage methodologies that can help enterprises store and effectively manage
massive pools of data. I concluded that the immutable nature of unstructured
data storage holds the key to solving the scalability and availability
problems of traditional file storage.
Unstructured data has traditionally been stored in file-based systems, which
enable users to access files simultaneously and modify them. This is great
functionality f... (more)
Is iPaaS the next thing?
Gartner recently launched iPaaS, Integration Platform as a Service. iPaaS is
defined as “a platform for building and deploying applications within the
cloud and between the cloud and enterprise”. It enables developers to
create integration flows that connect applications that run in the cloud or
on-premise, and to deploy them without installing or managing any hardware or
iPaas delivers where PaaS came short: where most PaaS offerings are limiting
developers to one single cloud platform, iPaaS is designed to give access to
a choice of platfo... (more)