A Few Observations From OpenStorage Summit About SDS
OSS EMEA 2013 was one of the more inspiring few days I’ve experienced recently at Nexenta. It was not a marketing event. It was war stories about the shift to OpenStorage and Software Defined Storage shared in sessions, over demos, and, yes, over beers.
A few things I learned included:
- SDS is already real and leverages commodity hardware. I had the opportunity to facilitate a cloud panel where I learned that the top hosting and cloud companies in Northern Europe are using NexentaStor as software defined storage – right now. SDS is not done – we are furiously adding capabilities as is the broader community. More below on that subject. But – Schuberg Phils presented on how they manage NexentaStor via Chef and use it as the basis of their cloud infrastructure TODAY. And how the use of commodity hardware means cost savings now and in the future and also – greater flexibility and supportability. Schuberg Phils is rapidly moving towards an infrastructure comprised almost entirely of commodity hardware and software, including their use of CloudStack, KVM, Arista, Nicira, and open approaches to security and load balancing as well.
Read the entire article here, A Few Observations From OpenStorage Summit About SDS
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