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