Object Storage vs. File Storage: What’s the Difference?

Object storage has only been around since the mid-90s. As the relatively new kid to the storage block, there can be some confusion as to how it differs from more traditional storage systems, such as block or file storage. This post is the first in a series looking at these key differences. A Primer onRead More »

AWS CLI with S3-Compatible Storage

There’ve been a lot of discussions about Amazon’s Simple Storage Service (S3) and Amazon Web Services (AWS). It seems to me that everyone is saying that they are Amazon S3-compatible or that they work with S3 storage. That makes me wonder, what is the best way to validate a solution or test it out toRead More »

Draw my Cloudian: What is Object Storage?

A few months ago, I was hesitant about applying to an internship at a technology company. Unlike many of my peers who view the Silicon Valley as the perfect gateway for fueling their careers and interests, I was never quite drawn to the tech scene I had grown up with. At the same time, aRead More »

IBM Spectrum Protect with Amazon S3 Cloud Storage

IBM Spectrum Protect (formerly IBM Tivoli Storage Manager) solution provides the following benefits: Supports software-defined storage environments Supports cloud data protection Easily integrates with VMware and Hyper-V Enables data protection by minimizing data loss with frequent snapshots, replication, and DR management Reduce the cost of data protection with built-in efficiencies such as source-side and target-sideRead More »