Lily Bowdler

Lily Bowdler

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Themes from the 2019 Geekwire Cloud Tech Summit

By Lily Bowdler on July 1, 2019


Topics: cloud computing Geekwire Cloud Tech Summit Data Protection Data Management
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What is Unstructured Data Management? | Igneous

By Lily Bowdler on October 23, 2018

What is Unstructured Data?

Unstructured data is any data that is not in block format. Often stored as files in network-attached storage (NAS) systems, unstructured data can also be stored as objects, as when it is stored in public cloud. It’s likely to be images, video, or log files.

Structured data, on the other hand, is often stored in relational databases or VMs. It’s more likely to consist of numbers and text.

How Igneous Optimizes Data Movement

By Lily Bowdler on August 22, 2018

Our co-founder and Architect, Byron Rakitzis, recently wrote an article over at DZone called "Parallelizing MD5 Checksum Computation to Speed Up S3-Compatible Data Movement."

Topics: Igneous News Igneous Technology Data Movement Demo Igneous Culture
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Is Your Infrastructure Scalable Enough to Tackle ML/AI Workflows?

By Lily Bowdler on June 26, 2018

As Allison mentioned in this blog post, scalability is an integral part of any infrastructure strategy that is going to deal with machine learning and artificial intelligence (ML/AI) workflows. Today, I’m going to delve a little bit further into why that is and how you can plan for it.

Topics: Machine Learning
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Is Switching Backup Vendors Really Such a Hassle?

By Lily Bowdler on May 1, 2018

We’re a vendor. We get it. Even if a modern enterprise customer is a little bit miserable, trying to keep up with their backup SLAs, comply with industry regulations, and keep data available to end users, all while watching their budget spiral out of control, it’s a total hassle to go out and evaluate a bunch of backup vendors. Then, once you decide to move forward with a “more modern” option, you expect to go through the motions of managing a major project.

Topics: Data Protection Data Movement Data Management Zero-Touch Infrastructure Storage Igneous Features
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Dogs, the Startup Vision, and Bending the Computer to your Will

By Lily Bowdler on March 7, 2018

In honor of International Women’s Day, we profile four women who work here. Hopefully it gives readers a glimpse into what life at Igneous is like, and why we love it so much!

Topics: Igneous Culture
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Video: Public Cloud Tiering through Igneous Hybrid Storage Cloud

By Lily Bowdler on September 6, 2017

In this demo video, I walk through how to use Igneous Hybrid Storage Cloud to manage backup and restore of data to and from your NAS, and how to search for files across Igneous on-premises storage and public cloud.

Topics: Watch Igneous Solutions Cloud Igneous Technology Video
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#LocalData: Six Months Later

By Lily Bowdler on June 27, 2017

Happy summer! It’s hard to believe that six months have passed since our first CrowdChat on #LocalData. Since we’re just as passionate about hybrid cloud as ever, we revisited old questions and asked new ones for last week’s CrowdChat.

Topics: Industry Trends Cloud CrowdChat
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Themes from GeekWire’s Cloud Tech Summit

By Lily Bowdler on June 10, 2017

GeekWire’s inaugural Cloud Tech Summit was June 7. With headliners including Scott Guthrie of Microsoft Azure and Joe Beda of Heptio, the summit drew more than 600 attendees to Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue, Washington.

The summit showcased cloud trends and ideas, including the latest developments in containers, serverless computing, machine learning, microservices and DevOps.  We encourage you to head on over to GeekWire for full coverage of the day, including transcripts.

Steve Pao and I were lucky enough to spend the day absorbing information. I spent the afternoon at the Business track.  Here are a few recurring themes from the day.

Topics: Industry Trends Geekwire Cloud Tech Summit Cloud

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