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Data Protection: One Size Does Not Fit All

Apr 10, 2013 |

In object storage applications, cluster sizes run the gamut from just a few nodes built into a medical imaging modality to thousands of nodes spanning multiple datacenters. Fulfilling the economic and manageability promises of a unified storage approach means using the best protection scheme for each particular use case. The proposed solution leverages both replication and erasure coding to ensure scalability, while optimizing footprint efficiency.

Distributed Data Grids and the Cloud: A Chat With ScaleOut’s Dr. William Bain

Oct 27, 2010 |

Distributed data grids have been receiving more attention lately due to the scalability provided by the cloud and the increasing need for users to do more with record amounts of data in near real-time. We talk with Dr. William Bain, founder and CEO of ScaleOut Software about scalability, the history of parallel computing and of course, distributed data grids–and how the cloud is changing all three.