Storage Field Day 25 took place on March 22–23, 2023, and gathered industry leaders and storage analysts in an exciting 2-day meet up with technical presentations. StorPool Storage participated in the event, and our team showcased our storage platform, its capabilities, and improvements. Watch now the recordings of the presentation.
Solving difficult storage problems one PB at a time
Introduction to StorPool Storage
StorPool Storage is a primary data storage platform designed for modern, large-scale cloud infrastructure. The platform delivers the speed, agility, scalability, and price/performance required by modern applications and business demands.
The StorPool Storage platform is a Storage as a Service (STaaS) offering with a bring-your-own servers model. It combines software plus a fully managed data storage service that transforms standard hardware into fast, highly available, and scalable storage systems.
During the introduction of the presentation at Storage Field Day 25, Boyan Ivanov, CEO at StorPool Storage, presented a brief history of how data storage technology has developed over time, the driving force of StorPool Storage, and our approach to solving the difficult storage problems for Modern IT teams.
Boyan presented some of the most important benefits of our solution that are helping different companies deliver exceptional services – dynamic provisioning, self-service, parallel service for 1000s of workloads, always-on with no downtimes even during maintenance, consistent low latency, linear scalability with no data silos, no single point of failure, etc.
StorPool is not just a superior storage software. The StorPool Storage platform consists of storage software with many added software suites that augment the storage platform – Metrics and Analytics, Alerts and Reporting, VolumeCare (backup and disaster recovery), and numerous CMP(Cloud Management Platform) integrations, like VMware, OpenStack, CloudStack, etc.
StorPool Storage – Technical Excellence
In the second part of StorPool’s talk at Storage Field Day 25, Boyan Krosnov, CTO at StorPool Storage, presented a deep dive into the StorPool Storage technology, contrasting our approach to more traditional approaches to storage. In this part, Boyan identified the storage issues companies experience and presented our vision of how the ideal primary storage platform should look like. He also showcased the StorPool architecture and how it works.
Namecheap Success Story
An important part of StorPool’s presentation was our success story with Namecheap, the world’s second-largest domain retailer, and global hosting provider. Wanting to build a next-generation hosting service with improved availability and reliability, Namecheap chose to go with an HCI deployment with StorPool’s software running together with compute workloads on Supermicro servers with 64-core AMD EPYC 7742 processors and NVMe SSDs. By adopting StorPool, Namecheap could achieve 60% more applications per rack and 60% less electricity consumption. With their current infrastructure, they also need fewer compute servers for applications. Read more in Namecheap Success Story with StorPool.
Helping IT Teams Do Storage Right with StorPool Storage
In the last part of StorPool’s talk at SFD25, Alex Ivanov, Product Lead at StorPool Storage, focused on the impact of StorPool’s speed, agility, and fully-managed service on the TCO and ROI of our customers.
Zooming into the storage game – Alex deep-dived into the complexity of building a reliable storage infrastructure and the hard and expensive system lifecycle management. He talked about slower block storage performance and how it can lead to slower application response times, reduced user productivity, delayed time-to-market, and reduced revenues and margins. Alex noted that storage should be aligned with everything else the business is doing. He then showcased StorPool’s solution and how we strive to end the storage game and provide companies with an exceptional storage platform and easy and non-disruptive system lifecycle management.
Atos success story
Next, Alex focused on our success story with Atos, a global leader in digital transformation. He presented the story of how Atos implemented StorPool and how the adoption of our storage platform helped their team exit the storage game and provide reliable services to their customers even during maintenance.
To maintain the service quality, optimize prices, remove maintenance windows, and optimize the platform life cycle, Atos’ team implemented StorPool’s platform. As a result, Atos reported a notable decrease in costs per TB for storage licenses and maintenance, leading to an overall TCO reduction. They also recorded a significant performance increase in their private cloud platform, which is well-received by their customers. Read more in Atos Success Story with StorPool.
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StorPool’s speakers at Storage Field Day 25
Boyan Ivanov, CEO at StorPool Storage
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer at StorPool Storage. Boyan has versatile experience in the enterprise and SMB worlds and has also been part of several startups. He believes that data is the new “oil”, which moves the world economy. Now his focus is on accelerating any human activity by storing and processing data more productively. Boyan is also a member of the Forbes Technology Council.
Boyan Krosnov, CTO at StorPool Storage
Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer of StorPool Storage, a company specializing in high-performance, high-reliability storage systems for public and private clouds. He is in charge of cloud infrastructure in the KVM ecosystem, helping small and large cloud operators build and maintain all aspects of their public and private clouds.
Alex Ivanov, Product Lead at StorPool Storage
Product Lead at StorPool Storage and responsible for the product vision, strategy, and tactics at the company. At StorPool, Alex works closely with the team to evolve the StorPool primary block storage platform and expand its capabilities and usefulness for various use cases. His focus is to ensure StorPool cost-effectively delivers above and beyond what is possible with other storage products to help customers achieve their goals.