Public “Infrastructure as a Service” has got commodity (revisited)

After revisiting one of my first post: “IaaS has got commodity“, I must to say that I was so damn RIGHT! – excuse my incredible lack of modesty -. Weeks ago my boss has told to the KIO’s board that I have two daemons – or maybe angels, I don’t see the difference… Ups! I will burn in hell – over my shoulders fighting about who will bring me the best advice: … Continue reading Public “Infrastructure as a Service” has got commodity (revisited)

Beyond a datacenter and hardware fault tolerant strategy (part 2/3)

Ok, I’ve brought in my previous note a short overview how Tier IV datacenter are designed to deliver the best in class technology to take care of your IT stuff against any electrical or physical failure into the facility. Later on, I’ve mentioned if you want to get instances from any of our clouds, you bet that any of our configurations has got the required redundancy to support any … Continue reading Beyond a datacenter and hardware fault tolerant strategy (part 2/3)

What RAID should you choose? To making a shift into more performance for less via KoolFit and KIO Networks. | CHANGE as a Service

Julio, thanks for referring me, I really like your posts…specially when you referring me… hahaha “Mauricio is our CTO and is leading our way into higher performing storage at lowered costs. So, while you are looking at RAID group types and cache and LUN distribution across paths and controllers why not just SHIFT! Make a big shift right into KIO Network cloud based on our … Continue reading What RAID should you choose? To making a shift into more performance for less via KoolFit and KIO Networks. | CHANGE as a Service

What do I have to choose to efficiently store, protect and manage my private cloud’s data?

The amount of available storage systems in the market have increased in my radar during the last months therefore the complexity to choose one of them – I am personally afraid of choosing one now and regret it later, aren´t you? –  The storage ecosystem is changing so fast that probably if you select something now, the criterion that you have just used won’t work few months later. This new trend of software defined something that has blessed the storage field and now … Continue reading What do I have to choose to efficiently store, protect and manage my private cloud’s data?

Other Ceph’s interesting features for Data Management and Storage Efficiency

Ceph is not just a JBODD (Just a Bunch of Dumb Disk) Technology with an amazing algorithm – see my previous posts for more information about CRUSH- to manage data location among nodes. You can get much interesting features to help you saving money or being more productive with your time. Let’s start from the file system used as the most basic component by the Object … Continue reading Other Ceph’s interesting features for Data Management and Storage Efficiency

Commodity Hardware it’s not the only option for the future

I met @sakacc last Thursday’s evening face-to-face enjoying a not so short chat that make me to re-think some given statements – doesn’t mean I’ve changed my thoughts about #Ceph and its assortment within type 4  , ok? – I know that I’ve committed to write in my previous note about other features on #Ceph, but I will use this current space to talk about something more important, my internal … Continue reading Commodity Hardware it’s not the only option for the future

#CRUSH: Distributing the low-level block allocation problem

I remember when I started to work with some Block Storage Arrays – or SAN storage systems – and how vendors those days were committed to bring savings through a disk consolidation project. A solution that caused some confusion when you realized that you had to pay three times more for no so too much performance and capacity – consolidation was the trend on those days – I remember when those storage … Continue reading #CRUSH: Distributing the low-level block allocation problem

#OpenStack speeds Loosely Coupled Scale-Out storage Type’s adoption

In my previous notes I’ve shown the definition of Loosely Coupled Scale-Out Storage Architecture and I’ve mentioned some products and vendors as reference. #Ceph, the open source project, and its block storage presentation, is an example of this type of solutions. I’ve exposed as well how #Ceph integrates itself to #Openstack as a block and object storage system, and I have to say that I personally prefer … Continue reading #OpenStack speeds Loosely Coupled Scale-Out storage Type’s adoption

#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