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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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High Performance Computing: Stop Scaling the Hard Way

By  Aimee Davis  on  

“When high-performance computing (HPC) began in the 1990s, hardware platforms were proprietary and limited in their reliability, which wasn’t much of a problem, because workloads were relatively small. Nearly thirty years later, workloads have grown potentially to hundreds of petabytes, and early HPC cluster architecture has failed to scale effectively, especially on reliability. Google solved […] READ MORE


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Superior Software Storage for Entertainment Distribution

By  Aimee Davis  on  

Entertainment studios supply their customers with some of the most valuable data in the world. It falls to those customers to protect that data because, all too often, they only get one copy when they license it.  From archiving to remastering, source files can cost millions of dollars to maintain. Keeping a top-fidelity, ultra-high-resolution licensed […] READ MORE


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Autonomous Car Data: Going Driverless? Get Excited About Petabytes

By  Aimee Davis  on  

If you search YouTube for “fully autonomous vehicles,” you’d swear the long-promised future of self-driving cars, a la Total Recall or Batman, was already here. Tesla proclaims we are seeing “the beginning of the end for human-driven cars.” Google-owned Waymo released a video showing that “fully autonomous driving technology is here.”  Surely, after so many […] READ MORE