Global voice cloud provider to offer first-ever self-service telephony within Salesforce
Eliminate Media Web Servers, Media Access Applications, Relational Databases and File Systems by Integrating a Single Tier of Scalable Storage AUSTIN, Texas – Content distribution sites derive value from how quickly and easily they are able to deliver digital assets to their audiences. To ensure the best end-user experience, many content providers have implemented a secondary set of media access infrastructures to support their rapidly scaling sites, including additional media web servers, media access applications, relational databases and distributed file systems to deliver, access and store content. A better solution to adding multiple tiers of infrastructure to purchase, deploy, scale and manage is to consolidate on a single, scalable tier of web-accessible storage, say experts at Caringo. As content libraries grow, traditional technologies like relational databases and file systems become difficult to manage and protect. The cost of hardware and staff required to manage these disparate systems ultimately limits operational flexibility while the addition of each layer of infrastructure results in compounding latency—resulting in increased buffering, slow content delivery and, ultimately, lost viewers. The solution is consolidating the media web server, media access application and relational database tier with searchable storage for the cloud age enabled by Caringo Swarm. “Content distributors looking to reduce latency by 40%, reduce storage costs by 75% and radically simplify content delivery, access from applications and content management should look no further than Caringo Swarm,” said Adrian Herrera, Caringo Vice President of Marketing. “This is the reason Caringo is used as the back end for major media properties owned by NEP, IAC and various cultural media archives worldwide.” Offered as a complete software appliance, Swarm provides a storage platform for data protection, management, organization and search at massive scale. Users no longer need to migrate data into disparate solutions for long-term preservation, delivery and analysis. Organizations can easily consolidate all files on Swarm, find the data they are looking for quickly, and reduce total cost of ownership by continuously evolving hardware and optimizing use of their resources. For more information on how Caringo Swarm simplifies and streamlines content delivery visit https://caringo.wistia.com/medias/nryrwg3p10. Follow Caringo LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/caringo-inc- Twitter: https://twitter.com/CaringoStorage About Caringo Caringo was founded in 2005 to change the economics of storage by designing software from the ground up to solve the issues associated with data protection, management, organization and search at massive scale. Caringo’s flagship product, Swarm, eliminates the need to migrate data into disparate solutions for long-term preservation, delivery and analysis—radically reducing total cost of ownership. Today, Caringo software is the foundation for simple, bulletproof, limitless storage solutions for the Department of Defense, the Brazilian Federal Court System, City of Austin, Telefónica, British Telecom, Ask.com, Johns Hopkins University and hundreds more worldwide. Visit www.caringo.com to learn more.
We’re used to hearing that security is the biggest bugaboo holding back greater migration to the cloud. Internet security concerns are said to be so acute that it’s widely accepted as an axiomatic truth.
But it’s time to revise that argument.
Digital security still rates as an important issue in any discussion about whether to migrate an enterprise’s data to the cloud. But enterprises have warmed up to cloud computing to the point where their biggest challenge now is actually finding enough people who have the necessary technical backgrounds to keep their cloud systems up and running.
Though building codes for schools and a range of other structures provide for protection of winds up to 115 mph, that’s not nearly enough to protect against a strong tornado like an EF4, an EF5 or even an EF3. In fact, building codes don’t even mention tornadoes unless discussing a safe room or shelter.
That has to change, and building codes and standards need to acknowledge tornadoes and the difference between straight speeds and the variables of wind presented by tornadoes. That is one of the 16 recommendations that resulted from a National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) study of the May 2011 tornado that killed 161 and damaged more than 7,500 structures in Joplin, Mo.
The tornado was the deadliest since the first records were kept in 1951, hence the study to determine what factors contributed most to the death and destruction. The NIST team, led by Marc Levitan, looked at four key factors that contributed: storm characteristics; building performance; human behavior; and emergency communication.
Eric Bassier is Senior Director of Datacenter Solutions at Quantum.
It already reached 90 degrees in Seattle this year. In April. I’m not complaining – yet – but I’m definitely a believer that global warming is happening and that we need to make some changes to address it. But this article isn’t about climate change – it’s about data. Specifically, it’s about the growth of unstructured data and the gloomy fate ahead if we continue to deny the problem and ignore the warning signs. Sound familiar?
It’s hard to argue with the evidence of unstructured data growth. Estimates and studies vary, but the general consensus is that there will be 40-50 zettabytes of data by the year 2020, and 80-90 percent of that will be unstructured.