Minimize Downtime During System Maintenance

System maintenance, whether planned or in response to failure, is a necessary part of managing infrastructure. Everyone hopes for the former, rather than the latter. We do our system maintenance quarterly here at LINBIT in hopes that the latter is avoided. These maintenance windows are where we install hardware and software updates, test failovers, and […]

LINBIT and ShapeBlue Presenting Storage Days

On September 28th and 29th, LINBIT and ShapeBlue are teaming up to bring you a  two day webinar event exploring the benefits of using a combination of open-source software-defined storage and open-source cloud orchestration for building IaaS.During the event, you will get the chance to learn more about integrating LINSTOR (configuration management system for storage on Linux […]

IOPS World Record Broken – LINBIT Tops 14.8 million IOPS

In a performance test LINBIT measured 14.8 million IOPS on a 12 node cluster built from standard off-the-shelf Intel servers. This is the highest storage performance reached by a hyper-converged system on the market, for this hardware basis. Even a small LINBIT storage system can provide millions of IOPS at latencies of a fraction of […]

LINSTOR LDAP Authentication

LINSTOR LDAP Authentication

New Features of LINSTOR Release – July 2019 The Newest LINSTOR release (July 2019) came with a bunch of new features, and one that is really worth highlighting: The developers of LINSTOR, the storage management tool for all things Linux, announced that the latest release comes with authentication for LDAP. Software-defined storage consumers were demanding […]

LINBIT Announces DRBD Support for Amazon Linux

The Digital Transformation The concept of “Digital Transformation” for executive teams at Fortune-sized companies is no longer a new and flashy phrase. An important part of this Digital Transformation is how companies think about cloud computing. When once, organizations seemed to have only 2 decisions: enter the cloud, or keep everything on premise; now the […]

What’s the Difference Between Off-Site Data Backup and Disaster Recovery (DR)?

What’s the Difference Between Off-Site Data Backup and Disaster Recovery (DR)?

Many businesses make the mistake of confusing “Disaster Recovery” with “off-site data backup.” Confusing the two may lead to paying a high price in the form of data loss and downtime when a disaster hits. Off-site backups are a necessary component of business continuity in the face of disaster for nearly any organization, but DR […]

LINBIT SDS Adds Disaster Recovery and Support for Kubernetes

LINBIT SDS (Linux SDS) will showcase cloud-native enterprise storage management at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon in Seattle Beaverton, OR, Dec. 3, 2018 – LINBIT enhances open source software-defined storage (SDS) by providing disaster recovery (DR) replication for critical data. LINBIT SDS is an enterprise-class storage management solution designed for cloud and container storage workloads. To simplify […]

Demo of Extending LINSTOR-Managed DRBD Volume to a DR Node

In this video Matt Kereczman from LINBIT combines components of LINBIT SDS and LINBIT to demonstrate extending an existing LINSTOR managed DRBD volume to a disaster recovery node, located in a geographically-separated datacenter via LINSTOR and DRBD proxy. Watch the video: He’s already created a LINSTOR cluster on four nodes: linstor-a, linstor-b, linstor-c and linstor-dr. […]

OS driven Software-Defined Storage (SDS) with Linux

In the tech world, a “layered cake” approach allows IT shops to enable new software capabilities while minimizing disruption. Need a new feature? Add a new layer. But like “too much of a good thing,” this approach has caused the IT stack to grow over the years. Software layer bloat and complexity can lead to […]

Replicating storage volumes on Scaleway ARM with LINSTOR

I’ve been using Scaleway for a while as a platform to spin-up both personal and work machines, mainly because they’re good value and easy to use. Scaleway offers a wide selection of Aarch64 and x86 machines at various price points, however none of these VMs are replicated – not even with RAID at the hardware […]