4 min read

AWS DataSync, AWS Storage Gateway and Igneous DataProtect

By Scott Stanton on June 30, 2020

“If your only tool is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail.”

Topics: Backup and Archive Data Protection Data Movement Backup to Cloud
2 min read

Results of Data Economy Survey at AWS re:Invent 2019 | Igneous

By Shaun Kehrberg on February 11, 2020

IBM invented the hard disk in 1956.  It stored the equivalent of 3.5MB, was 5’ high by 6’ wide, weighed a ton (literally, not figuratively) and cost $7,000/month (in 2020 dollars) to lease.  And while that may seem light-years away from today’s situation, with 8TB drives available for $150, there is one important similarity: companies ran out of space almost instantly.

Topics: Data Protection Data Movement AWS Re:Invent Data Management
5 min read

Rsync: Necessary but not Sufficient

By Jeff Hughes on June 27, 2019

What is rsync?

Topics: Data Protection Data Movement Data Management

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
3 min read

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
2 min read

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
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

Subscribe for Updates

Get the latest Igneous blog posts delivered to your inbox.