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BeeGFS Alternative and Comparison

By  Björn Kolbeck  on  

Scale-out workloads used to be the domain of high-performance computing (HPC). However, over the past couple of years scale-out workloads have arrived in the enterprise with applications like machine learning or big data/analytics. Enterprise environments, and increasingly HPC users, require 24/7 availability of the storage system. What is BeeGFS? BeeGFS is an open source, parallel […] READ MORE


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Secure Kubernetes Workloads with the Right Storage Solution

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New holes emerge as enterprises embrace containers   Increasingly, corporations are in the data business, they collect more of it, they rely on it to make key decisions, and it essentially drives the business. However, they are not good at protecting it. Why? Most data analytic applications are built on modern architectures, like containers and […] READ MORE


Kubernetes Product Tech

Keep Pace with Kubernetes Storage Demands

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Kubernetes, the popular container management system, offers enterprises many benefits: agility, scalability, faster development, and management. Consequently, the open source orchestration software has quickly been gaining traction. One ripple effect is that many enterprise storage systems are struggling to keep pace with its growth. As a result, enterprises need to look at their storage solutions […] READ MORE


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5 Reasons Quobyte Storage Enables Stronger Cryo-EM Solutions

By  Björn Kolbeck  on  

In a recent post, we discussed the technological advances happening around protein folding, crystallography, atomic-resolution visualization, and modeling. Success in this space carries the promise of life sciences labs being able to study existing, unmapped proteins with unprecedented speed, which in turn assists new predictive modeling techniques. Collectively, these advances may lead to cures to […] READ MORE


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How Storage Underpins Tomorrow’s Protein Folding Breakthroughs

By  Björn Kolbeck  on  

Some readers may recall the rise and spread of “mad cow disease” in the early 1990s, more accurately known as bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE). With symptoms that resembled dementia and wasting, the fatal disease proved transmissible to humans via ingestion of contaminated tissue and resulted in millions of cows being slaughtered to protect international food […] READ MORE


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Scaling Up vs. Out: Building Storage Ready for Tomorrow

By  Aimee Davis  on  

To understand the basic difference between “scale-up” and “scale-out” technologies, think of residential housing. You’ve got a lot of people who need shelter and minimal space constraints. A scale-up approach would be to make one building as tall as possible. However, the higher you build, the more physics and cost come into play. Soon, the […] READ MORE


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Quobyte Storage Helps Tiny Plankton Yield Massive Insights

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Summary: Detailed, data-driven analysis of plankton can yield remarkable insights into the state of oceanic health and the world’s food chain. Collecting and crunching that data relies on efforts by Oregon State University’s Hatfield Marine Science Center and the OSU Center for Quantitative Life Sciences. Executing this ongoing big data project requires very powerful IT […] READ MORE


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Storage Isolation: Pros, Cons, & Money

Posted by  Quobyte  on  

When designing storage solutions for your users, you may come across one challenge: Storage isolation. How do you ensure user A is not seeing or deleting data from user B? There are two strategies: First, you can build physically separated customer environments, including storage targets. And second, you can rely on a logical layer of […] READ MORE


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Fast and Easy-to-Use Storage for CryoEM Workflows

By  Björn Kolbeck  on  

When I wrote my Master’s thesis on 3D protein structure alignment 15 years ago, predicting the folding of a protein was a very difficult problem. Fast forward 15 years and it still is a difficult problem… and far from solved. What changed is that with CryoEM, discovering the 3D structure of a molecule, like a […] READ MORE


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Storage Security: Is Your Data Protected With These Essential Features?

Posted by  Quobyte  on  

Storage security is the cast-off stepchild of enterprise IT, often neglected and told to make do with hand-me-downs. And why not? The clothes still fit, right? They might have holes in the knees and fraying hems. They’re so threadbare that a light breeze blows right through them. But they fit. Like ancient clothes, the NFS […] READ MORE