Jeff Hughes

Jeff Hughes


Recent posts by Jeff Hughes

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Rsync: Necessary but not Sufficient

By Jeff Hughes on June 27, 2019

What is rsync?

Topics: Data Protection Data Movement Data Management
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3 Questions Organizations Must Answer to Understand Their Unstructured Data

By Jeff Hughes on August 7, 2018

Today, businesses are more data-centric than ever, and it’s unstructured data that’s at the heart of business-critical data. For many organizations, understanding their unstructured data—knowing what’s there, what’s growing, where it lives and being able to make informed data management decisions—is of utmost importance.

Topics: Data Management
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How Igneous Solves the Problem of Data Movement for Large Datasets

By Jeff Hughes on December 5, 2017

Getting data from where it is to where it needs to be sounds simple in concept, but becomes a big issue when your datasets are very large. Though the aspect that most often comes to mind is moving across geographies, different formats and impact to primary systems play equally challenging roles. Yet moving data well is a key function required for backup, archive, and cloud tiering.

Topics: Igneous Solutions Igneous Technology Data Movement
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Three Benefits of Cloud-Native Architecture

By Jeff Hughes on November 28, 2017

When we started Igneous, we set out to solve the problems of legacy software architectures, which weren’t particularly scalable, resilient, or agile. That’s why Igneous is built with a cloud-native architecture, enabling enterprises to harness the power of cloud wherever their data lives.

Topics: Igneous Solutions Cloud Igneous Technology Cloud-Native Architecture
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Extensible Data Path Architecture — A Bright Future for Your Data

By Jeff Hughes on November 1, 2016

Previously, I presented the details of our underlying RatioPerfect™ architecture and how that allows us to deliver a platform for your data that is free of I/O bottlenecks and truly a fail-in-place model. Today, I’d like to talk about our software architecture, in particular how it allows for an extensible data path.

Topics: Jeff Hughes Igneous Technology
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A Fail-in-Place Platform—RatioPerfect™ Every Time

By Jeff Hughes on October 25, 2016

We have previously described our vision around Zero-Touch Infrastructure™, the first of two key architectural components that enable us to deliver on the promise of a True Cloud for Local Data.  In this article, I will expand on the second key architectural component which is on-premises appliances are truly able to be a fail-in-place platform.

Topics: Jeff Hughes Igneous Technology RatioPerfect architecture JBOND
4 min read

Failure is the New Normal

By Jeff Hughes on August 4, 2015

Have you noticed how the approach to failure in computing has changed radically over the past few years? Good thing it has!

Topics: Industry Trends Jeff Hughes Igneous Technology
3 min read

Moving a Petabyte of Data

By Jeff Hughes on June 30, 2015

Article update: Curious about moving a petabyte of data in 2019? Read Jeff's Medium article about moving the 5PB of data used to discover the first black hole image.

There is a saying that nothing beats the bandwidth of a FedEx truck. To this point, in 2007 Jonathan Schwartz (then CEO of Sun) claimed that moving a petabyte from San Francisco to Hong Kong would be faster via sailboat than via a network link.

Topics: Industry Trends Jeff Hughes Data Movement
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Patents!

By Jeff Hughes on June 15, 2015

You can’t be in tech today and not have mixed feelings about patents. In theory, patents allow the ‘little person’ to benefit from their ‘intellectual property’ and invention.

Topics: Inside

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