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

Software Defines Options for your Cloud’s Network Services

In spite of the long list of products or open-sourced SDN (Software Defined Networks) solutions to opt these days, the finally amount is limited due to stability and scalability reasons. Worst is if you think trying to bring network resources to some applications that will require direct support from vendors; limitations include components like Hyper-Visors. Despite you can run any of these apps over these technologies … Continue reading Software Defines Options for your Cloud’s Network Services

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

#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

#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: 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