DSSD: Don’t try to attach a horse hitch to a Tesla

@sakacc shared a glance at what DSSD is doing during the last EMC World: DSSD Tech Preview (EMC World Day 3). This post is named based on the post’s lines”.. and if you REALLY need it to dress up as a storage target (a LUN/filesystem) that’s possible too… but frankly that’s like attaching a horse hitch to a Tesla.” DSSD is optimized to get the best performance through a direct … Continue reading DSSD: Don’t try to attach a horse hitch to a Tesla

#KloudCamp has arrived to Guatemala

#KloudCamp is an event to meet people with a common interest to learn or teach about cloud. We firmly think that cloud not just can change the way that you works and make business, we think cloud can even change the way of living. Look at the following opening video to our event in Mexico 2013 – BTW, we’ve used it again in Guatemala to open … Continue reading #KloudCamp has arrived to Guatemala

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?

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

#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

#EMCWorld14: Totally Simple HyperVisor-Converged Cloud Experience with VMWare Virtual SAN

EMC is changing the way to eat storage through ScaleIO as It has been exposed in my last note.  There are also companies like Nutanix that has been shaken the market with this new trend of Full Cloud Converged Stack for a while. However,  VMWare has started to show out its Virtual SAN since the last VMWorld as its response to this so mentioned Software Define Storage (SDS) … Continue reading #EMCWorld14: Totally Simple HyperVisor-Converged Cloud Experience with VMWare Virtual SAN

#EMCWorld14: ScaleIO or ViPR Block – A brutal paradigm change to innovation

I am very excited to see how ScaleIO or also known as ViPR Block will be developing from now on. I had the opportunity to touch and test it at EMC vLabs and get closer to its architecture and the way how to manage storage resources. I was nicely impressed by its capabilities. I’ve posted a note 6 months ago stating that we could be facing … Continue reading #EMCWorld14: ScaleIO or ViPR Block – A brutal paradigm change to innovation