Controlled Replication Under Scalable Hashing (#CRUSH), Ceph’s Hidden Power to face any storage’s challenge

What would you think if you can customize your storage solution to the way your company really needs? It doesn’t matter how much capacity or performance you think you might need. And we are talking here about from a few TeraBytes to thousands of PetaBytes. A storage system that is able to optimally manage data from a couple of servers to thousands of them spread among several datacenters. A … Continue reading Controlled Replication Under Scalable Hashing (#CRUSH), Ceph’s Hidden Power to face any storage’s challenge

#Ceph versus Distributed Share Nothing Storage Architectures

Last #EMCWorld we’ve got cool key notes showing beautiful trends on storage technologies. There were frequent recalls on these two types of Storage architectures: Distributed Share Nothing: This type of architectures works on independent controllers no sharing memory resources between nodes.  This sort of solution has beed made for Non-transactional data and brings distributed data protection features. Object Storage is a solution that fits with this … Continue reading #Ceph versus Distributed Share Nothing Storage Architectures

#OpenStack likes #Ceph: You will love the way it works

Ceph scales out, Ceph is highly redundant, Ceph is flexible, Ceph is full of cool features. Ceph and #OpenStack are close friends. Te queremos Ceph! Firefly is the last Ceph’s release and is a beauty starting point for us to develop what we named “the first storage solution fully supported by KIO”. As I’ve mentioned in my previous notes regarding to this “Software Defined Storage” current reality, commodity is helping out … Continue reading #OpenStack likes #Ceph: You will love the way it works

Getting backup jobs done are not a warranty you are fully protected

Would you go home to sleep confident without knowing that your data is backed up? Would you go home to sleep confident without knowing that your data is fully restorable? You wouldn’t, because you can’t know if your data will be fully restored until you have already tested it. You might have an evidence of your backup, but this is not warranty you can already restore it 100% to the most updated version. Evidence of … Continue reading Getting backup jobs done are not a warranty you are fully protected

Next Generation for Storage Architectures?

Last week I got a visit from a Nutanix (www.nutanix.com) Regional Rep, who used to work with me and I trust. It was the first time that hear about them and their products, And we were chatting about why they consider, as a company, SAN/NAS architectures will disappear eventually. Nutanix consider new ideas as distributed platforms and they called themselves the “evolution for convergence”. I … Continue reading Next Generation for Storage Architectures?