Here are the latest happenings in the storage world from the past week! EnterpriseTech examined OpenStack’s expansion, while InformationWeek made the case that big data needed big, secure storage. One cloud lobbyist laid out the pros and cons of object storage, and finally, The Register schooled us on avoiding poor deployment techniques. Object storage is the word(s) on the street!

Aaron Delp, EnterpriseTech

Now that OpenStack is seeing widespread enterprise adoption, Delp walks through the process of implementing and operating OpenStack over the lifetime of an application. His consensus: “I believe a holistic approach to a working OpenStack reference architecture gets us much closer to the idea of a scalable, dynamic, agile OpenStack infrastructure that will serve as the bridge to the next generation of datacenter architecture and solutions.”

Enrico Signoretti,

This is a GREAT article and really hones in on the perceptions and misperceptions of object storage, and follows on how enterprises can use object storage to lower costs, provide more control and make it much easier to manage … “software-defined storage”.

Govind Desikan, InformationWeek

With businesses collecting pools of big data, the need for accommodating storage gets more dire—“big data requires big storage.” Traditional systems will not hold the petabytes of data needed by huge IT companies. Two viable options are clustered storage or object storage systems.

Trevor Pott, The Register

Nine tips for what not to do when deploying your private cloud storage system. Crucial advice from one of the cloud’s vocal activists. Excellent article.

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Mario Blandini

Mario Blandini

Mario is a technology & marketing enthusiast, a Swift lover, and an overall fan of disruption. Taking great pleasure as VP of Marketing at SwiftStack, he is also a storage marketing veteran from HGST, Drobo, and Brocade. Mario also deployed infrastructure in technical roles at Rhapsody Networks (now Brocade), Sanrise (now EMC), Adaptec, and the United States Marine Corps.