Why is Object Storage Growing in Popularity?

Object Storage is the buzz of the storage industry and for good reason.  Object storage encompasses file, block and object access portals into the same pool of raw object storage.  As compared to traditional file and block storage, object storage offers massive petabyte scalability and built-in availability.  Object storage is a distributed design model; thereby, removing the potential of a single drive failure and object storage nodes are combined to enable unlimited capacity and consistent access performance.

At Data Dynamics, we are very excited about the potential for object storage.  In the recent release of StorageX 8.0, we unveiled new file-to-object conversion to support S3-compliance object storage.  Based on feedback from our customers, file-to-object conversion was the number one requested new feature.

StorageX is the file management solution of choice for 6 of the 12 largest banks in the world.  Large banks that actively manage petabytes of data rely on object storage for its massive scalability, availability and economies of scale.  One of our customers, whose name we cannot reveal, was kind enough to share how they recently completed a 10 PB filesystem refresh using StorageX.

When measured across all our customers, the benefits delivered by StorageX are truly incredible:

  • Reduce storage-related operational costs 50%
  • Deploy new storage technology 66% faster
  • Modernize applications for 10X productivity improvement

Data Dynamics is proud to work with all its technology partners who share our passion for object storage.  We are witnessing a MAJOR shift in the storage industry and we are excited about the future potential of object storage.

If you are in the New Your City metropolitan area next week, I recommend you attend this event being held on Dec 06 by our friends at Scality.  Go learn more about object storage and speak with the experts.

 

 

How DevOps Adoption is Changing

To gather insights on the state of DevOps, we spoke with 22 executives at 19 companies implementing DevOps for themselves and helping clients to implement a DevOps methodology. We asked, “How has DevOps changed since you began using the methodology?” Here’s what they told us:

Adoption

  • As I talk to customers and prospects there’s greater awareness of DevOps and what it can do. It’s being taken more seriously. There is sufficient proof of organizations doing well with DevOps. This is a business process change.
  • A survey we just conducted reflected the insurgency within companies to the way things are done. One year ago, it was, “what is DevOps?” Today there’s a common understanding with a desire to know how to scale.
  • CD has become mainstream. Microservices are more commonplace and are a good way to be successful with DevOps. Being in the cloud gives you more flexibility. Containers are becoming more mainstream. Function as a service is a helpful way to solve scaling issues.
  • People are beginning to understand the benefits of DevOps. Best practices have been solidified. Allows you to get code from developers to customers in a fast and secure way.

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