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TensorFlow 2.0 and Object Storage: Train Neural Networks with Large Datasets

This past summer, I shared a tutorial for how to load large datasets into TensorFlow 1.x from object storage using the S3 API. This new tutorial will show how TensorFlow 2.0 can leverage data from an object store. For those unfamiliar, object storage is the de-facto standard for storing unstructured data in environments requiring massive […]

SwiftStack Data Platform for AI

The SwiftStack Data Platform for AI is a transformational announcement for the Accelerated Computing market and builds upon our “World’s 1st Multi-cloud AI/ML Data Management Solution” announcement at NVIDIA’s GPU Technology Conference in March earlier this year.   Accelerated Computing Market Transitions Consider the transitions that have happened in this market even in the small […]

RAID Storage vs Distributed Storage – Does Drive Failure Matter Anymore?

For decades, the industry has been conditioned to believe that the loss of a drive or the loss of a server was the most tragic event that could happen in our data centers. As the industry started to use “servers” to provide Software-Defined Storage solutions, those concerns about system failure became even greater, since these […]

Seamless NAS Offload to Cloud Storage: SwiftStack and InfiniteIO Solution

There is much to like about cloud storage, but even as the pace of cloud storage growth continues to accelerate (especially hybrid cloud), one of the most common hurdles we see is the potential disruption of business workflows during the transition away from file-based applications and the migration off of NAS-based storage architectures.  Without a […]

Hybrid Cloud Storage Cost (A Breakdown of Pricing)

According to analysis from Forrester, 68% of business buyers prefer to research on their own, online. But what if you’re trying to determine what an enterprise product will cost? Even if you ask a technology provider about the cost of their offering, you’ll likely hear silence followed by “well…it really depends”. Technology pricing is mostly […]

Object Storage Adoption in Media Strong at IBC 2019!

Not long ago, people looked at us like we were speaking in alien tongues when we asked if their applications supported object storage.  They didn’t know what object storage was or only knew of it in the context of Dropbox or Google Drive. How things have changed! Flying home from IBC, what struck me most […]

Containerized S3-compatible Object Storage (the reason for pico swiftstack)

A few weeks ago, my colleague Jon Kelly posted a blog article titled “How I Used pico swiftstack to Test TensorFlow with S3 Storage”. Since pico swiftstack is a relatively new product, I would like to explain why having a containerized S3-compatible object storage option for testing and experimenting is helpful to anyone evaluating scale-out, […]