StorPool Presents at Cloud Field Day 9

StorPool Presents at Cloud Field Day 9

Cloud Field Day 9 was held online at the beginning of November 2020. At the event leading companies presented their solutions, related to public or private clouds, to a panel of industry experts.

During our session at Cloud Field Day 9, we showed the impact of storage performance on the performance of the applications, running in the cloud. Boyan Krosnov, Chief Product Officer (CPO) at StorPool presented how StorPool’s powerful data storage platform allows cloud builders to easily outperform cloud titans like Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud.

Introduction to StorPool Storage

StorPool’s block storage software is a scale-out, shared-nothing solution, which transforms commodity hardware into a high-performance data storage platform for demanding workloads. StorPool’s data storage solution is one of the fastest software-defined block storage solutions on the market.

With its advanced capabilities, features and support for multiple IT/software stacks – a wide range of cloud management platforms (Kubernetes, OpenStack, CloudStack, OpenNebula and more), hypervisors (KVM, VMWare, Hyper-V and more), alongside with bare metal – StorPool is the ultimate data storage solution when building a public or private cloud at scale.

During the introduction of the presentation at Cloud Field Day, Boyan Krosnov presented a brief overview of the company – its history, team, market presence and high-level technology.

StorPool: Typical Customers and Why Companies Select StorPool

Boyan Krosnov presented the profile of the typical StorPool customer. StorPool’s data storage platform is used by leading public and private clouds – enterprises, MSPs, SaaS, cloud & hosting providers and more. It is the preferred choice for companies, which need to build a high-performance cloud for running demanding workloads and applications at scale. 

In this part of the presentation, Boyan showcases success stories with three companies:

1. Dustin – a publicly listed European MSP which uses StorPool as the foundation for it’s New Age IT stack to consolidate and upgrade its traditional IT stack

More information about Dustin’s case:

2. Amito – an infrastructure (IaaS) and managed service provider (MSP)

More information about Amito’s case:

  • Customer success story: Download the Success Story here
  • A webinar: Building a Large Scale IaaS with CloudStack and Software-Defined Storage – showcasing the challenges when building an IaaS анд the benefits of implementing a new-age SDS solution to increase operational efficiency, performance, scalability, and decrease TCO: Watch the Webinar here

3. Katapult – Virtual Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Platform running on StorPool by Krystal Hosting

More information about Katapult’s case:

Тesting Мethodology for Еvaluating the Storage Performance of Any Cloud

Most cloud architects already understand that raw storage performance is critical for their service quality and business success. Better application performance (time to load a page, time to rebuild or execute a specific query, fast sync, compile times, etc.) results in happier users, lower TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) and improved ROI 9return on Investment). Public cloud operators rely on performance as a competitive edge to attract and retain customers, which is even more important and harder to achieve in multi-tenant environments. 

All-in-all, cloud performance is a key point, which is often misunderstood. As performance is affected by multiple factors, to improve it you need to understand the modes in which a system operates. StorPool presents a testing methodology for evaluating the storage performance of any cloud, in the right way.

Performance Мeasurement and Comparison of Leading Public Clouds

Boyan Krosnov, CPO of StorPool presents what are the key tests you need to perform on your cloud environment to analyze its storage performance. Thanks to his experience in building storage solutions for some of the world’s most demanding clouds, his team at StorPool has created a robust, yet simple performance tests framework for benchmarking data storage system performance.

The framework uses a number of easy-to-run tools/tests, including FIO, rsync, pgbench, sysbench and more. It also covers how to read the results you get and reference values one expects to get. Results are weighted by price and price/performance, which allows one to take valuable data-driven decisions on improving application and cloud performance. 

During this part of the presentation, StorPool dissects the block storage offerings of four leading public clouds – Amazon AWS, Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure and Digital Ocean and compares them against two StorPool-based clouds. All systems in the tests are production ones – 5 public clouds and 1 private. And all but one of the systems (StorPool’s internal private cloud) are part of generally available public cloud offerings, so the results are easily reproducible.

Public Cloud Storage Performance Measurement Report: Amazon AWS, Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure and Digital Ocean

In this Public Cloud Performance Measurement Report, StorPool presents a testing methodology for evaluating the storage performance of any cloud, in the right way.

How StorPool-powered Clouds Compete with Leading Public Clouds

Storage performance determines application performance to a large degree. VMs with seemingly identical parameters like CPU and memory can have orders of magnitude difference in application performance. Both IOPS and latency are important for application performance. 

These are the reasons why companies choose to use StorPool when they need a high-performance storage platform for their clouds. As a result, their end-users applications perform measurably better – as per the measurements, up to 2.5 times better than the second-best public cloud offering and more than 10 times better than the other leading clouds in some tests.

Discover StorPool’s slides from Cloud Field Day 9 on SlideShare

StorPool delivers a unique combination of performance (<100 microseconds and millions of IOPS), reliability, scalability, ease of use and proactive mission-critical support. It is the must-have data planform for any demanding public or private clouds

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