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Storage Isolation: Pros, Cons, & Money

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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?

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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


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Software Storage and the “Hardware Apocalypse”

By  Franklin Velasquez  on  

A very important lesson the year 2020 left us is that we need to be able to adapt. When the COVID-19 pandemic forced the entire world to shut down, everyone had to start doing things differently: work from home, study from home, entertainment at home, and many other things that were changing the world and […] 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


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5 Top Reasons for NAS Consolidation with Quobyte

By  Franklin Velasquez  on  

Network-attached storage (NAS) consolidation is the process of reducing the amount of NAS systems used in an environment to a unified system that behaves like a virtual system. NAS consolidation gives you the ability to provide a cloud-like experience to users while eliminating a lot of limitations that single NAS systems have. To learn more […] READ MORE


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Why NFS Sucks – 3 Network File System Drawbacks

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We recently wrote about Hadoop’s HDFS and how it was once mighty and instrumental in big data, but today the file system’s flaws leave it buckling under modern analytics and AI workloads. Anyone working in those spaces needs to be aware of these disadvantages. But what about the rest of the enterprise storage market? For […] READ MORE


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Is Apache Hadoop Dead? HDFS- Rest in Peace

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You would never send a kid to college with a toddler bed. They’ve outgrown it, right? The Lightning McQueen bed that fit 15 years ago obviously no longer suits present needs. Why, then, wouldn’t an enterprise reach the same conclusion about its data storage? What is HDFS? Apache’s Hadoop distributed file system (HDFS) and its […] READ MORE