The Storj Labs Blog

Kubernetes and container technologies have ignited a shift from machine-driven architecture and operations to unified application-driven architecture. This shift has increased application scalability and reduced platform friction. It has also created problems for enterprises dependent on traditional backup tools for data protection. Traditional backup solutions don’t work with agile Kubernetes concepts like container-granularity, namespaces, Kubernetes configurations, backing up distributed databases, and multi-cloud operations. So, to make life easier for DevOps teams, we set out to build a modern Kubernetes backup tool using the Tardigrade toolset.
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A team of researchers in the Computer Science Department from Carnegie Mellon University School of Computer Science currently hosts a large research dataset that is quickly growing beyond the multiple TB range, and generating over 80TB of bandwidth utilization monthly. For Carnegie Mellon, this large dataset’s release will facilitate future research in the related areas and needs to be both preserved for long periods of time and highly available in a public, read-only format which global researchers can access.
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The Simulation Theory and Engineering of Advanced Materials (STEAM) Lab in the University of Maryland Baltimore County Physics Department runs a series of theoretical materials science simulations that has produced 50TB of output data (and quickly growing). The data associated with this research has the need to be both preserved for long periods of time, and highly available in a public, read-only access format so global researchers can verify, review, and replicate their published results.
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We recently sat down with James Wo, Founder and Chairman at Ethereum Classic Labs, to discuss how ETC Labs is building technology to create communities of value. James discusses compliance and regulation, regional differences in decentralization, proof-of-work vs. proof-of-stake, and many other interesting topics about the blockchain industry. Watch the Tardigrade Thursday video below to learn more about ETC Labs.
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Hello Everyone! As we head into the holiday season, our team is working hard to finish building some special features for you. The product team also wants to thank everyone who signed up for usertesting.com to help us test and validate features we’re building into the product and network. The number of people who signed up on both the Node Operators and Tardigrade user sides exceeded our wildest dreams. We’ll be sending out invitations to gather feedback via usertesting.
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Docker Registry is a stateless, highly scalable server-side application that stores and lets you distribute Docker images. The Registry is open-source, under the permissive Apache license. Docker containers are a foundational building block of many companies’ software infrastructure. A registry is a storage and content delivery system holding named Docker images, available in different tagged versions. Users interact with a registry by using Docker push and pull commands. Storage itself is delegated to drivers.
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