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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Google still loves disks, should you?

Google still loves disks, should you?

Last month at the USENIX Conference on File and Storage Technologies (FAST), Google’s Eric Brewer gave a really interesting keynote talk (with an associated paper) on spinning disks and their role in Google’s datacenters.  Brewer’s presentation drove at two main…

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Boot storm results from High-Performance VDI power user desktops

Boot storm results from High-Performance VDI power user desktops

One of our customers recently shared the performance data for their Virtual Desktop environment with us and we are excited to share the results. We hope this will help give a better insight into how Coho storage handles a real-world VDI…

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The 80/20 rule...  for storage systems.

The 80/20 rule… for storage systems.

The 80/20 rule is often attributed to an Italian economist named Vilfredo Pareto. Born in 1848, Pareto was (inspirationally at least) one of the early members of the occupy movement: he observed that 80% of Italy’s wealth at that time…

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Architecting Large Virtualization Environments Using Web-Scale Storage

Architecting Large Virtualization Environments Using Web-Scale Storage

When virtualization first came on the scene earlier this millennium, projects were generally limited to non-strategic server consolidation efforts and ancillary services. Mission critical services remained firmly in the physical world. Over the next few years, though, as the hypervisor…

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The Five key Characteristics of Web-Scale Storage

The data center needs to change… and fast!  Legacy data center models are simply not able to keep pace with current and emerging business needs.  Moreover, even some modern data center architectures are more focused on technical outcomes rather than…

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