OpenIO was founded by Laurent Denel (CEO), Jean-François Smigielski (CTO) and four other co-founders, to offer an innovative software-defined object store that builds hyper-scalable, on-premises infrastructures. We envision a data-centric world where OpenIO is recognized as the universal storage solution for unstructured data.
Object storage has always been very focused on low $/GB and high scalability, but some of its characteristics can make it less flexible and performant. From the very beginning, the OpenIO team wanted to change this paradigm, and aimed to create a solution that blends efficiency, flexibility and hyper-scalability with consistent high performance. Our mission today is to deliver an open source, high performance object storage solution that meets the demanding needs of customers working on Big Data, AI and HPC.
OpenIO Object Storage is based on a unique grid of nodes design and ConsciousGrid™ technology that:
- has dynamic behaviors
- is hardware-agnostic and supports heterogenous hardware within the same cluster
- enables instant and unlimited scaling without mandatory data rebalancing;
- has consistent high performance even during scaling operations
- has been optimized for Big Data, HPC and AI
We aim to uphold all the promises of object storage, while including the additional benefits that can be found on other platforms.