City of Austin nabs a Caringo object storage system for business-critical architecture
Storage growth is a problem for many businesses, whether they are large or small and leads to a number of technical and business questions that keep system architects and administrators up at night. Among the many questions, some of the most pressing are: How long does it take to acquire and deploy? Is the system scalable enough to support additional growth? Is the cost of maintaining the existing system more expensive than acquiring a new system? In the age of the cloud, can the system support an OPEX rather than CAPEX purchase model?
Those questions were just a few that Tony Williams needed to answer. They were what drove him to go looking for a new storage system that would keep up with his data growth and that would save him money by being based on quickly available commodity x86-based server hardware.