OpenIO has been founded in 2015 by Laurent Denel () and six co-founders, to offer an integrated and solution for building hyper scalable for a wide range of applications. OpenIO leverages , developed since 2006, which is based on a that enables dynamic behaviors and supports heterogenous hardware. In October, 2017, OpenIO completed a $5 million funding round to expand the company’s reach in new territories.


OpenIO SDS () is the company core product. It is a flexible scale-out object storage software platform, designed for ease of use and cost-efficiency at any scale. OpenIO SDS stores objects in a flat structure within a massively distributed directory, this allows the data query path not to be dependent on the number of nodes and the performance not to be affected by the growth of the capacity. Servers are organized as a grid of nodes massively distributed, where each node takes part in directory and storage services, which ensures that there is no and that new nodes are automatically discovered and immediately available without the need to rebalance data. The software is built on top of “Conscience”, a technology that ensures optimal data placement based on real-time metrics and allows the addition or removal of storage devices with automatic performance and load impact optimization. For data protection OpenIO SDS has synchronous and asynchronous replication with multiple copies, and an implementation based on Reed-Solomon that can be deployed in one data center or geo-distributed or stretched clusters.

Grid for Apps is an that enables to run applications directly into OpenIO SDS, without additional virtualization software like hypervisors, orchestrators or any other management layer. Grid for Apps offloads many tasks to the storage infrastructure increasing the overall system efficiency (taking advantage of unused resources rather than moving data to compute hosts) while reducing complexity and maintaince. Thanks to the integration with the “Conscience” technology each new operation is assigned to the most available node in the cluster, selected from group of nodes that are allowed to run the application. Grid for Apps use cases include enrichment, in-place indexing & search, data analytics, data filtering, , real-time monitoring, as well as and support for .

OpenIO software has native object and for , Python, and , it integrates a and has strong compatibility with the API and the API.<ref name=”:0″ /> The company also offers a proprietary File Services solution to connect to storage entities with , , , or through local mountpoints with ; Video Tools to sustain content services around adaptive streaming and event-based transcoding; Email Connectors to support the email, contact, and calendar services of , , and .

OpenIO software is compatible with any or server running Linux and has low hardware requirements, it can be run also on and on storage drives with embedded server.

The open source code is available on Github and it is licensed under for server code and for client code.

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