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 …

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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 …

Arm Server

Is it the right time for Arm in your Software-Defined Data Center?

Boyan Krosnov Blog 1 Comment

The obvious choice for software-defined IT infrastructure is to use high-end x86 processors. Millions of IT environments depend on the x86. When it comes to alternatives the choices have been pretty limited so far. Arm may be on the way to transform your software-defined datacenter. The Arm server market share is small, not at all comparable to the industry-standard x86 …

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The Story of Building our CloudStack Storage Integration – Accelerating CloudStack For Service Providers and Enterprises

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The capable CloudStack storage solutions are few. Cloud providers, MSPs, and Enterprises benefit from StorPool together with CloudStack in order to accelerate their applications while increasing the ROI (Return on Investment) of their IT. Combined with its efficiency, scalability, and reliability, StorPool can boost the performance of your CloudStack infrastructure and help you to achieve superb end-user experience. The History …

Tactical advice on building software-defined clouds

Tactical advice on building software-defined clouds

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In his recent talk Boyan Ivanov, CEO of StorPool Storage gave the audience useful tactical pieces of advice on how to build a software-defined cloud. The software is “eating” the world The truth is the world is rapidly adopting all sorts of software-defined solutions. The software is for sure the new norm.  Everything is becoming simpler, smaller, and more friendly …

Silent data corruption Linux Kernel

Beware: Silent data corruption discovered in Linux kernels 4.10-4.17

Vasil Kolev Blog Leave a Comment

While debugging an issue in a new StorPool deployment we re-discovered a kernel bug that exists in some of the latest Linux kernels and causes silent data corruption. The setup is a virtualized environment where the kernel containing the bug was running on the host. The guests were KVM virtual machines with io=threads (the default in standard libvirt/qemu packages) and …