Datacenter-SSDs-vs-Consumer-SSDs

Choosing the right SSDs for your cloud: Datacenter SSDs vs. Consumer SSDs

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Datacenter SSDs are not just higher performance and more expensive versions of desktop-grade devices. They have unique features that are critical for storage systems.  There are a number of companies who use consumer-grade SSDs for powering their business. Usually, the story goes along the lines of “consumer SSDs are just as good as Datacenter SSDs, and they are cheaper” or …

VM performance optimization for OpenNebula and KVM

VM performance optimization for OpenNebula with KVM

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The default configuration values for KVM virtual machines in OpenNebula are conservative and are geared towards generality and ease of initial deployment. As StorPool provides a low-latency and high throughput storage system, to fully utilize its capabilities, some changes and tweaks to those settings are recommended. In addition to the storage-related optimizations we’ll also share some optimizations relating to networking …

European Cloud Infrastructure and CloudStack User Day

European Cloud Infrastructure and CloudStack User Day Recap

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On June 13th, StorPool had the honor and privilege to host and organize the European Cloud Infrastructure and CloudStack User Day together with its partner ShapeBlue. The event was a get together of the local IT infrastructure experts and CloudStack users. Main focus were talks presenting best practices and useful information on how to build an efficient public or private …

StorPool and Intel Storage Test

The IOPS challenge is over. StorPool holds the new world record – 13.8 mln IOPS

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Performance test report. NVMe-class storage performance in VMs. Introduction In this performance test we measured 13.8M IOPS on a 12-node cluster built on standard off-the-shelf Intel servers. This is the highest storage performance reached by an HCI (hyper-converged infrastructure) on the market. We also show that even a small StorPool storage system, with just 48 NVMe drives, can provide millions …

Public cloud measurement report

Public cloud performance measurement report

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Introduction In these public cloud performance tests, StorPool’s aim was to assess the block storage offerings of a number of public clouds, including Amazon AWS, Digital Ocean, DreamHost and OVH vs. a number of StorPool-based public cloud offerings. To the best of our ability we’ve selected VM instance types and everything else in the configurations to be identical because we …

NVMe-powered VDI cloud

7 Million IOPS and 0.15 ms Latency for an NVMe-powered VDI Cloud

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Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) is gaining more ground as the preferred way to build efficient IT infrastructure. In this architecture both the storage and the compute workloads (virtual machines, containers, apps, databases) run on the same physical servers. The promise of HCI is that you would be able to fully utilize your hardware without sacrificing performance. Most HCI deployments struggle to …

Enterprise Data Center Storage

StorPool Presents at Storage Field Day 18

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Storage field day 18 was held in Silicon Valley between 27-th of February and 1-st of March 2019.  Our session was on the first day and it made waves. Ray Lucchesi (@RayLucchesi) said: “Standard, enterprise-class, million dollars storage system is not able to do this. Standard software-defined versions of these sorts of systems with tiers of SSDs aren’t able to …

Storage-Latency-&-Congestion

Storage Latency and Congestion: The metrics you need to track for your cloud

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Earlier this week StorPool did a webinar on the topic “Latency: the #1 Metric for your Cloud”. Boyan Krosnov, StorPool’s CPO, shared some interesting insights regarding the crucial metrics of any cloud. And why latency is the most important one? And, of course, how to reach the lowest latency possible for your cloud. Keep reading, if you have missed our …