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Esoptra has invented a thin content provisioned virtualized filer sitting in front of object storage.
The Esoptra software product and company have been created by co-founders CEO Paul Carpentier and CTO Jan Van Riel. The two originally defined and developed the principles of object storage at FilePool, EMC (Centera) and Caringo to overcome the scale, performance and cost limitations they saw in storing files in traditional systems.
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They founded Esoptra this year and the Esoptra product is a generic and programmable file server that can run on-premises or in the public cloud. It provides information access and integration capabilities as a service in either location.
It "stores" data in files and folders that are virtual and sources their data contents at the moment of opening – from any combination of backends, whether greenfield or legacy. Esoptra says it does for any information what thin provisioning does for data storage: instantiating the resource when and only when it's needed.
Content - Pluglets - Containers - Custom - Code
The content is fetched by so-called pluglets: containers which are custom, lightweight code plug-in connectors. They fetch, or generate, content from local or remote data sources...
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