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Archive Calculator: How to Save Money with Archive to the Cloud | Igneous

By Andy Ferris on December 6, 2019

Efficiently utilize cloud tiers to mitigate storage costs

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The Economic Benefits of the Igneous Channel Program

By Jim Choumas on June 12, 2019

A Special Note from Igneous' new VP of Channel Sales

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PAIGE and Igneous Build Industry-Leading Compute Cluster for Healthcare AI

By Catherine Chiang on January 16, 2019

PAIGE’s mission to revolutionize the diagnosis and treatment of cancer through machine learning requires an extremely large dataset of high resolution slide images. To do so, they are building an industry-leading compute cluster for healthcare AI. The team needed to not only protect all of this unstructured data, but also programmatically move and process small subsets of the overall dataset on demand for high performance computations.

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Accelerating Image Analysis and Cancer Diagnosis with AIRI from Pure Storage and Igneous

By Adam Marko on November 28, 2018

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has various applications today, from self-driving vehicles to optimizing workflows in manufacturing operations to detecting malware on the internet. Deep learning is a form of AI where multi-layer neural networks are utilized to transform input data into progressively more defined and useful outputs. Deep learning differs from machine learning (ML) in that ML focuses on the development of task-specific algorithms that can be applied to specific problems, while deep learning focuses on extracting information at multiple levels.

Topics: Igneous Solutions Life Sciences
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Altius Institute Accelerates Medical Breakthroughs with Igneous Data Protection as-a-Service

By Chris Hoffman on November 12, 2018

Protecting and managing enormous datasets was an increasingly urgent problem for the Altius Institute for Biomedical Sciences, where their data is at the core of advancing discoveries that save lives. Legacy backup tools proved too expensive due to Altius’ large infrastructure and IT resource requirements, leading Altius to choose Igneous for its scalability, simplicity, and long-term data management and distribution solutions.

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Announcing the Only Unstructured Data Management as-a-Service Solution!

By Christian Smith on October 23, 2018

As organizations are realizing the increasingly urgent problem of growing unstructured data, Igneous is the first to deliver an unstructured data management (UDM) solution, as-a-Service and at scale, to meet the demands of the modern data-centric organization with ease and simplicity.

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Why Isilon Users Need Multi-Protocol Support in Their Data Protection Solution

By Asif Daud on August 21, 2018

As you may have heard, we’ve added support for multi-protocol on Dell EMC Isilon OneFS—making Igneous the only modern scale-out data protection solution for large enterprise customers with this capability.

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Igneous Announces Industry “Firsts” Integrations with Modern NAS Providers

By Christian Smith on August 21, 2018

We are excited to announce three new integration “firsts” with primary network-attached storage (NAS) systems: Dell EMC Isilon OneFS, Pure Storage FlashBlade, and Qumulo File Fabric (QF2)!

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Moving to Cloud? Here's How a Hybrid Approach Can Help

By Michael Le on May 8, 2018

Today, the growth of unstructured data is scaling beyond what traditional legacy storage and backup softwares were designed for. While advances in cloud architecture from AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud present solutions for managing enterprise data, many enterprises face obstacles to adopting cloud and stick with legacy storage and backup software as a result.

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Archive First, Backup Should Be Boring, and Other Insights: A Conversation with Life Sciences Technologist Chris Dwan

By Catherine Chiang on April 24, 2018

Chris Dwan is a leading consultant and technologist specializing in scientific computing and data architecture for the life sciences. Previously, he directed the research computing team at the Broad Institute, and was the first technologist at the New York Genome Center.

Chris joined us for a conversation on data management challenges and trends in the life sciences. Read on to discover Chris’ insights from over a decade of experience in life sciences IT!

 

Topics: Igneous Solutions Life Sciences
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Tape Backup: How Much is Tape Really Costing Your Business? | Igneous

By Andy Ferris on April 17, 2018

Tape remains a popular medium of data storage due to its advantages in cost and ease of use. Often as little as a penny per gig per month to cover just the hardware, tape seems to be a great, affordable option for backup. Unlike other backup solutions, scaling tape is simply a matter of adding physical inventory, and tape doesn’t require network bandwidth or expertise to move offsite, or power when storing long-term archives.

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Data Management Trends: Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, and High Performance Computing in the Life Sciences Industry

By Catherine Chiang on April 10, 2018

Explosive data growth in the life sciences industry is nothing new; what’s truly exciting is how this data can be used!

Topics: Igneous Solutions Machine Learning
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Archive 101: What is Data Archiving, Why is it So Important, and How Do You Archive Effectively?

By Christian Smith on April 3, 2018

As data grows, archiving data has become more important than ever for a robust data management strategy. Yet, effective archive remains elusive for many organizations. Even defining what “archive” means can be difficult because archive commonly refers to backup archives or e-mail archives, not unstructured data management.

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Tomorrow’s Cars Need Modern Data Management Today

By Catherine Chiang on March 14, 2018

The Internet of Things is transforming industries across the board, and the automotive industry is no exception. From connected cars to autonomous vehicles, big changes in automotive technology are creating big data.

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Backup: One Size Does Not Fit All Anymore

By Catherine Chiang on February 27, 2018

In the good old days when data was much smaller, having a single backup solution was ideal. However, as data has exploded, it has also generated new requirements that necessitate multiple solutions. 50% of enterprises surveyed for the 2017 Gartner Backup Magic Quadrant today deploy multiple backup solutions.

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4 Requirements of Modern Backup and Archive

By Catherine Chiang on February 20, 2018

As enterprise datasets grow at unprecedented rates, with the majority of it being unstructured data, requirements for modern backup and archive have expanded beyond the capabilities of legacy secondary storage systems.

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Optimize Your Storage Tiers with Pure Storage FlashBlade and Igneous Hybrid Storage Cloud

By Christian Smith on February 13, 2018

As enterprise datasets explode to billions of files and petabytes of data, enterprises need modern data management solutions that offer high performance and large capacity.

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4 Key Features of Modern Data Management for Media and Entertainment

By Catherine Chiang on February 6, 2018

The world of media and entertainment is drastically different from a decade ago. New technologies such as 8K video, virtual reality, and digital special effects are changing the way we produce and enjoy media. However, these changes also present huge data management challenges for media companies.

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Data Growth Is Unpredictable — but Here's How You Can Plan for It

By Catherine Chiang on January 30, 2018

According to Gartner, 70% of organizations list managing data growth as their top concern. With data growing exponentially while legacy storage systems struggle to handle petabyte-scale data, it’s no easy feat for enterprise IT to balance modern data management needs with budgets that aren’t growing as quickly as their data.

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The Life Sciences Data Explosion: Further Reading

By Catherine Chiang on December 27, 2017

Thanks to recent advances in life sciences research technology, such as genome sequencing, electron microscopy, and flow cytometry, scientific research is generating unstructured data more quickly than IT can deal with the data growth.

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Watch our Megacast presentation! (Demo)

By Catherine Chiang on December 11, 2017

We showcased Igneous’ backup and archive solutions at the Enterprise Storage Megacast on December 6th!

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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.

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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.

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Leverage Cloud Benefits in a Hybrid World with Zero-Touch Infrastructure™

By Catherine Chiang on November 21, 2017

The Igneous team is heading for AWS re:Invent next week, where we’re excited to catch the latest innovations in the cloud computing community. AWS has revolutionized the computing infrastructure market, delivering ease of management, scalability, and economics as-a-Service to enterprise data in cloud.

But what about your data on-premises?

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New Feature: Protect Data with Write Once Read Many (WORM) for Backup and Archive

By Christian Smith on November 9, 2017

Businesses are required to keep data for regulatory, compliance, or legal reasons. Despite backup retention policies built into many legacy backup software packages, administrators often have the ability to inadvertently delete or modify data governed by higher-level business requirements, either by changing policy in the backup software or potentially bypassing the backup software and accessing the underlying storage directly.

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New Feature: Cut Costs By Archiving Snapshots to Igneous

By Andy Pernsteiner on October 31, 2017

NAS snapshots revolutionized the data protection industry. Long gone are the days of calling up the backup admin to ask for last night’s copy of the data. In addition, snapshots seemed like a virtually free way to protect data—enterprises could theoretically take as many as they wanted and keep them around for as long as they wanted.

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Growing Pains: Constraining Your Datacenter Footprint

By Catherine Chiang on October 2, 2017

As data continues to grow, enterprises struggle to find solutions for constraining their datacenter footprints and keeping costs down. While many enterprises are turning to colocation and cloud to offset their data storage demand, these options pose significant challenges.

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Beyond Storage: CEO Kiran Chats with theCUBE

By Catherine Chiang on September 25, 2017

On September 14, 2017, our CEO Kiran Bhageshpur sat down with theCUBE for a #CubeConvo in their Palo Alto studio. For the first time, Kiran discussed Igneous’ full suite of services and features.

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Colo or Cloud: Choosing the Right Backup and Archive Solution

By Catherine Chiang on September 19, 2017

It’s critical for enterprises to build in offsite redundancy as part of their disaster recovery plans, as data loss can cost businesses hundreds of thousandseven millionsof dollars. Enterprises have three main avenues for achieving offsite redundancy: using a datacenter in another location, public cloud, and colocation (colo). For enterprises looking to reduce their own offsite datacenter footprint, public cloud and colo both pose viable options.

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3 Questions to Ask to Decide What to Tier to Microsoft Azure

By Tammy Batey on September 12, 2017

Microsoft Ignite, which will offer more than 700 sessions and deep dives into Microsoft products, is designed to educate new customers about the Microsoft platform, including Azure, and provide technical content to existing customers.

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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.

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Operational and Tactical Benefits of Igneous Hybrid Storage Cloud

By Christian Smith on August 29, 2017

When evaluating technology, it’s important to consider both the operational and tactical benefits of a product or service. On the Igneous website and in our datasheet, we talk a lot about the operational benefits of Igneous Hybrid Storage Cloud.

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The Data Challenge of Body Cameras

By Tammy Batey on August 2, 2017

More body cameras for law enforcement officers? Or data storage for previously collected cam footage? Body cameras and dash cameras increasingly play a vital role in law enforcement but agencies face tough choices as a result.

Topics: Industry Trends Igneous Solutions
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Evolution of Data Backup

By Tammy Batey on July 26, 2017

“Technology has come a long way.” That’s what I wrote in an Igneous blog post celebrating World Backup Day on March 31. But how’s that apply to data backup in particular?

Topics: Backup and Archive Igneous Solutions Cloud
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3 Questions to Ask to Decide What to Tier to Cloud

By Tammy Batey on July 18, 2017

Amazon Web Services (AWS) launched in 2006, and the outlook has been “cloudy” and profitable ever since, with numerous household names realizing the financial and agility benefits of moving data to cloud.

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High-frequency Trading Firm Yields High-flying Results with Igneous Solutions

By Tammy Batey on July 11, 2017

One less thing to worry about. That’s one of the most satisfying gifts you can give a busy IT manager, says Igneous Systems Field Product Engineer Andy Pernsteiner.

It’s a gift he’s been excited to offer one of our most longstanding customers – a New York City-based high-frequency trading company. While most of our customers make the Fortune 500, some smaller companies face similar infrastructure challenges and can benefit from an Igneous secondary storage solution.

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The Backup Window is an Outdated Concept

By Steve Pao on July 5, 2017


Backup windows for unstructured file data will go the way of the rotary phone. Why? Backup windows were designed when tape was the primary backup target, before the proliferation of unstructured data. Let’s explore how legacy backup software backed into the concept of backup windows and how a modern approach eliminates them.
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5 Reasons to Visit Igneous at Bio-IT World

By Tammy Batey on May 19, 2017

Genomics research. Cardiovascular simulations. Antibody discovery. At Bio-IT World Conference and Expo, researchers and clinical practitioners meet at the intersection of medicine and computer science.

This year’s Bio-IT World, which is May 23-25 in Boston, will draw more than 3,000 attendees eager to discuss exciting and eclectic research. One consistent struggle? All of the data produced by that research, according to Allison Proffitt, Editorial Director of Bio-IT World & Clinical Informatics News.

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Protect Your Data from Ransomware Attacks

By Andy Pernsteiner on May 16, 2017

Even before the events of this past week, ransomware attacks worried many IT professionals. It’s been a hot topic since 2013, when CryptoLocker spread, encrypted files on infected users’ hard drives and network shares, and the attacker demanded that ransoms be paid via BitCoin to decrypt the files.

Topics: Industry Trends Data Protection Ransomware Igneous Solutions Igneous Technology
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Igneous Recognized as Gartner Cool Vendor

By Steve Pao on May 16, 2017

We're excited to be included in the "Gartner Cool Vendors in Storage Technologies, 2017" report this year! In this report, Gartner reviewed the underlying Igneous Storage architecture that forms the basis of our secondary storage platform, which is designed to backup and archive massive file systems.

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Where are You on Your Journey to Cloud?

By Steve Pao on May 8, 2017


Today, the most prevalent IT journey is to cloud and Infrastructure as-a-Service (IaaS). And within IaaS, data protection accounts for the most common use case, according to Enterprise Strategy Group.  

In this blog post, I'll share how to chart your progress on your cloud journey with respect to data protection and how to overcome potential roadblocks.

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From Cave Walls to Billions of Files: The History of Data

By Tammy Batey on March 30, 2017

Remember that old philosophical question: If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? A modern version of that question might be: If data exists but no one is able to find it again or make sense of it, does it have value?

Topics: Industry Trends Backup and Archive Igneous Solutions Machine Learning AI
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Cloud-Managed, On-Premises Data With Zero-Touch Infrastructure™

By Christian Smith on October 10, 2016

We coined the term Zero-Touch Infrastructure™ in the earliest days of the company. Looking back at my notes, the earliest mention of this term was in an internal blog I wrote on December 4, 2013, less than 40 days from when we got started.

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True Cloud for Local Data—Yes, You Can Have It All

By Kiran Bhageshpur on October 10, 2016

Over the past couple of years, customer after customer told us what they really liked about the public cloud infrastructure and how much they desire its characteristics within their datacenters

Topics: Industry Trends Kiran Bhageshpur Igneous Solutions Cloud

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