A storage system that uses a scaling methodology to create a dynamic storage environment that will support balanced data growth on an as-needed basis. Scale-out storage architecture uses a number of storage nodes — consisting of multiple low-cost computer servers and storage components — that are configured to create a storage pool or are configured to increase computing power to exceed a traditional storage array.
Using scale-out storage, the approach is to add storage nodes that work in tandem as you require additional storage resources. The scale-out architecture is designed to scale both capacity and performance.
- Open Source Storage
Open source storage is the phrase used to describe any storage system based on open source platforms or technologies. The phrase is commonly used to mean open source storage software that’s used to create the storage system. Much like proprietary storage products, open source storage software is available for a number of business needs, including […]
An amalgamation of the words “free” and “premium” that refers to services, software programs or mobile apps that are offered to users free of charge, but typically with limited functionality, advertiser support or additional features that are only available for a premium charge. The freemium software business model originated with shareware software, where users are […]
The name of a social networking site that lets people share images and videos from their own personal media collection or from websites they visit. Pinterest was launched in 2009 by Cold Brew Labs Inc., and was co-founded by Ben Silbermann, a former Google employee. Pinterest uses a system of “boards” which is a collection […]
- Ubuntu TV
A nascent Smart TV project from Canonical, the commercial team responsible for the Ubuntu Linux-based operating system. Ubuntu TV is designed to harness the power of Ubuntu in integrating broadcast TV, time shift / PVR capabilities, online box office movies, cloud storage of multimedia content, apps and streaming media without the need for wires, connectors […]
Short for electronic publication, EPUB is the most widely supported open, free e-book format, with popular e-book readers like Barnes and Noble’s Nook, Apple iOS-powered devices such as the iPad and iPhone, the Sony Reader and more supporting the standard. Of the major e-book readers on the market today, only Amazon’s Kindle lacks built-in support […]