An Introduction to Docker Technology

Containers are tools that run multiple applications on a single host. Docker is one such open source tool which runs on Linux. Docker technology is very similar to Virtualization, except the fact that containers are more efficient and cost effective while virtualizing the operating system because they run multiple workloads on a single host. Docker
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Software-Defined-Storage (SDS) – An Alternative to Traditional Storage

We all are aware of the amount of data being generated by an enterprise as well as an individual every minute across the globe. Mobility, social media and Internet of Things (IoT) are the major contributors for the same, and...
Software-Defined-Storage (SDS) – An Alternative to Traditional Storage
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Hyperconverged Market – Vendors and Evaluation Criteria

Storage industry is going through a major shift. Large to mid-sized companies are adopting Hyperconverged infrastructure to reduce data center costs and improve operational efficiency. According to research, 47% of the enterprises are either using, or evaluating Hyperconverged Solutions.
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Green Storage – Saving the World One Terabyte at a Time

How the carbon footprint is impacting the atmosphere rules most conversations today and is one of the most burning issues we are faced with. With organisations concentrating more on carbon management programmes, there is a need to revamp storage practices. CIO’s are looking....
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Looking Forward to Flash Memory Summit 2016!

Calsoft has been regularly attending Flash summit event. Given our interest in the Storage domain, this is the conference, we cannot miss. Flash Summit always live up to its expectation of providing a platform to network with companies and people that are creating next generation....
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Flocker Driver/Plugin for Storage Arrays

Data persistence and portability use cases such as moving database containers between hosts and reattaching existing data volumes from shared storage environments can be challenging. When a Docker container moves with a standard volume driver, its data volume stays....
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Data Reduction in Primary Storage – Boon or a Burden?

In recent times there are many storage players embarking into the market and the competition is fierce. Storage vendors would not like to be behind in offering rich features in their products to attract customers. In addition, there are FUDs around dealing storage in a traditional ways due to....
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File System Testing – A Sneak Peak

File system is one of the most essential components in any storage appliance especially in NAS storage appliances. It plays a significant role in data reduction technologies such as; compression, de-dupe, thin provisioning, data integrity, security, data protection, and many more. Because of this tremendous dependency on....
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NFV Landscape – An Overview

Before we move ahead let’s get an understanding about Network Function Virtualization (NFV). What is Network Function Virtualization (NFV)?A basic definition of Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) states that it is a type of network architecture that virtualizes different network node functions into building blocks which may
NFV Landscape – An Overview
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IOT World 2016

IOT World commenced 3 years ago on a street in Palo Alto. The event this year saw a footfall of 10000 people. In his welcome speech, ” Gavin Whitechurch, founder of IoT World said “It’s been an amazing journey over 3 years. We started three years ago. We set it up for 350 people, but actually got 700. Last year, in San Francisco, it was....
IOT World 2016
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