Red Hat Summit KeyNote: How to survive rapid change – Jim Whitehurst

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In Jim Whitehurst’s Red Hat Summit 2017 keynote, he opened by making a bold claim: planning is dead. He followed up his statement with predictions from the past that have turned out to be grossly inaccurate. He referred to a prominent example from 1899 when the US Patent office stated that “Everything that can be […]

DRBD 9 Now Supports Fencing In Pacemaker

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Fencing is the process of isolating a node from a computer cluster or protecting shared resources when a node appears to be malfunctioning. As the number of nodes in a cluster increases, so does the likelihood of failure.1

Testing SSD Drives with DRBD: SanDisk Optimus Ascend

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This week we continue our SSD testing series with the SanDisk Optimus Ascend 2.5 800GB SAS drives. Background: SanDisk Corporation designs, develops and manufactures flash memory storage solutions. LINBIT is known for developing DRBD (Distributed Replicated Block Device), the backbone of Linux High Availability software. LINBIT tested how quickly data can be synchronously replicated from […]

Testing SSD Drives with DRBD: Intel DC 3700 Series

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Over the next few weeks we’ll be posting results from tests that we’ve run against various manufactures SSD drives; including Intel, SanDisk, and Micron, to name a few. The first post in this series goes over our findings of the Intel DC S 3700 Series 800GB SATA SSD drives.