S01E02 – Hybrid Cloud and Object Storage

S01E02 – Hybrid Cloud and Object Storage

Chris Evans Hybrid Cloud Podcast

Object storage is a solution for managing large volumes of unstructured data. In the public cloud solutions such as AWS S3 and Azure Blob store provide massive scalability at predictable prices. However, is the public cloud the right place to store all of our data? When costs, lock-in, compliance and other factors are taken into consideration, does it make sense to rent the cloud for compute and use an on-premises object store for our data? If we use this model, what are the challenges? In this episode, Chris talks with Neil Stobart, VP Global Systems …

#68 – Intelligent Object Storage with Scott Baker

#68 – Intelligent Object Storage with Scott Baker

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This is the second in a series of podcasts recorded at Hitachi NEXT 2018.  In this episode, Chris talks to Scott Baker, Senior Director of Product Marketing for Content and Data Intelligence at Hitachi Vantara.  The topic of conversation is how intelligent processing can be applied to content stored in Hitachi’s object storage platform, HCP.  HCI, Hitachi Content Intelligence allows data to be pre-processed in memory before storing on the HCP archive. Why is pre-processing so important?  Customers, including Rabobank (mentioned in the podcast) are using the technology to ensure compliance around GDPR and other …

Cloud File Storage – A Conversation with Andy Hardy from Nasuni

Cloud File Storage – A Conversation with Andy Hardy from Nasuni

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In this podcast, recorded on 2nd September 2017, the guys chat to Andy Hardy, Regional Vice President at Nasuni.  Nasuni has developed a global file platform that uses cloud storage as the “backing store”.  In this podcast, the guys chat to Andy about the benefits of a global file system that requires very little on-premises storage and the components it replaces, including backup and DR.  The conversation also touches on where the market is headed, who is having success and the continual divergence between IOPS for block and capacity storage for file/object. Elapsed Time: 00:29:09 …

Soundbytes #010: Discussing OpenIO Nano Nodes with Enrico Signoretti

Soundbytes #010: Discussing OpenIO Nano Nodes with Enrico Signoretti

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In this podcast, recorded on 27th September in Lille, France at the OpenIO Summit, Chris catches a quick chat with Enrico Signoretti, Head of Product Strategy.  The conversation covers Nano Nodes, a small form-factor device that attaches to a hard drive, turning it into a fully-fledged server. So why turn each hard drive into an independent server?  The key is the ability to run code on each device that can be used for a variety of purposes.  During the discussion, Chris and Enrico discuss how the concept of Serverless compute can be applied to the …

Soundbytes: Talking Object Storage With Jeff Lundberg

Soundbytes: Talking Object Storage With Jeff Lundberg

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In this Soundbytes edition of the Storage Unpacked podcast, Chris Evans takes the opportunity to chat with Jeff Lundberg (https://twitter.com/jeffhds), Product Marketing Manager, within the content business area at Hitachi Data Systems.  Jeff covers the object storage part of the HDS business, in particular the HCP (Hitachi Content Platform). We discuss what object storage is, how it can be used and why object stores are good for certain types of data.  We discuss how SDS (software-defined storage) has been kick started by the deployment of object storage and how metadata is key to managing and analysing content. …