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

Managed Services: the real business behind cloud. What about LATAM?

Some days ago I was discussing with an important analyst about cloud trends in LATAM. Usually stats show an amazing growth rate for Cloud services between 30% and 60% – the rate depends on the region and the scoped services- Personally I feel these stats show trends that requires to be drilled down to understand how exactly it’s affecting you. Today, thanks to the quick adoption of cloud … Continue reading Managed Services: the real business behind cloud. What about LATAM?

KoolFit’s Backstage Interview

Before go further, I want to thanks DevOps Team for all the energy they put on this project and also the Product and Architect/Pre-Sales Guys. KoolFit is the start of something, it’s not just a product, it’s the result of our culture and talent. This interview was originally posted at CHANGEaaS in spanish. This interview was done by Tomás Carpio to my person. I want … Continue reading KoolFit’s Backstage Interview

OpenStack. Data protection (Racksha) | CHANGE as a Service

“However, it does not cover Ceph in this case and we all know that Ceph is the performance leader in Openstack. Racksha team! This is a request. Lets add Ceph into this project” Julio, thanks for sharing this note, Are you share Racksha is not independent on what storage you have below Cinder? via OpenStack. Data protection (Racksha) | CHANGE as a Service. Continue reading OpenStack. Data protection (Racksha) | 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

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

#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