OpenStack Block Storage: Workload Distribution Does Matter

OpenStack Block Storage: Workload Distribution Does Matter

Earlier this month OpenStack Foundation launched Mitaka, the thirteenth release of its open source enterprise cloud platform focusing around greater manageability and scalability, as well as enhanced user experience. For me, the exciting part about the release is that the…

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Why your old SAN doesn't scale

Why your old SAN doesn’t scale

This post also appeared as an article in InfoWorld. The speed of flash storage devices has changed how applications should access data and heralded the end of old storage Thanks to virtualization, the efficiency and flexibility of the server side…

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Software Defined Distraction

Software Defined Distraction

Over the past few months, analysts, reporters, and customers have called us (accused us of being might be a clearer characterization) a “software defined storage” system. I don’t know what this means.  Moreover, I’m not sure that any two of…

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Data, Storage, and SDN: An Application Example

Data, Storage, and SDN: An Application Example

A lot of the usual discussion that we all read surrounding SDN is about how the introduction of more flexible networks is going to solve a bunch of very real problems from a network operations perspective.  The rise of server…

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