The weird interactions of cgroups and linux page cache in hypervisor environments

The weird interactions of cgroups and linux page cache in hypervisor environments

Here’s one case we’ve spent some time debugging, related to StorPool, VMs, cgroups, OOM (out-of-memory) killer and caching. Some of it should be useful to a lot of sysadmins out there. The issue started with a customer complaining: > It’s happening again, on this hypervisor VMs are being killed > by the OOM killer. This doesn’t happen on hypervisors where …

CloudStack European User Group Meetup 2018

On September 13th as always CloudStack put together its annual user group meetup in London. And StorPool didn’t miss the chance to take part in all the fun with a lecture “Tactical advice on building software-defined clouds”. Tactical advice on building software-defined clouds Boyan Ivanov, CEO at StorPool was one of the selected speakers at the event. He took the stage …

Apachecon-2018

StorPool at ApacheCon: “The story of building our CloudStack storage integration”

ApacheCon is the annual conference about the Apache open source software and CloudStack community. It’s organized by the Apache Software Foundation. ApacheCon will be held in Montreal, Canada and this year is going to take place from September 24th-27th. Come and don’t miss StorPool’s session on the topic “The story of building our CloudStack storage integration”. StorPool at ApacheCon Along with the …

hyper-converged-infrastructure

Is Hyper-converged infrastructure what you need?

Are convergence and hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) just a hype or are they something really useful, which will give you numerous benefits? As the discussions on this topic are evolving day by day, in this article we sum-up our latest expertise: when is HCI right for you? What is the difference between hyper-converged and converged systems? As most buzzwords, converged and …

Gamescom 2018

StorPool attending GamesCom – the second largest gaming event of the year

GamesCom – the heart of the gaming industry in the western hemisphere,  is the second largest trade fair for games and gaming industry, held annually in Cologne, Germany. The event is taking place on 21t-25th August, celebrating its 10th year anniversary and it’s only getting bigger and better. This year companies from more than 50 countries are going to exhibit and participate …

Analytics and monitoring

StorPool Storage Monitoring and Analytics – Full control and better efficiency

StorPool is happy to present an enhanced version of its storage Monitoring and Analytics Tool. If you are using StorPool storage and taking the benefits of high throughput, low latency, and great reliability, this tool will be useful to provide your system administrators with statistics and valuable information. Now, it is even better, more detailed and provides better UX. StorPool …

All-flash array SAN to SDS

5 reasons why companies switch from an all-flash SAN array to Software-Defined Storage

For the last 2 years more and more companies are switching to Software Defined Storage (SDS). This process is driven by the fundamental changes in the IT market and business needs of the modern enterprise. As IDC reports “For IT organizations undergoing digital transformation, SDS provides a good match for the capabilities needed – flexible IT agility; easier, more intuitive …

3xNVMe-storage-servers

StorPool Storage Performance Test: 3x NVMe storage servers – 0.06 ms latency!

One of the main capabilities, for which StorPool is recognized globally is the ability to deliver unmatched storage performance. Even at a small scale it delivers astonishing performance, while scaling linearly as the storage system grows. The blazing fast storage speed, at affordable price makes StorPool a preferred choice for companies, aiming to achieve great performance and high availability at …